Even When Nolan Arenado Screws Up, He Makes the Play

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Even When Nolan Arenado Screws Up, He Makes the Play

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Nolan Arenado broke into the league six years ago at age-22, and since then he’s earned himself six consecutive Gold Glove awards for his work at third base (he’s also got four consecutive Silver Sluggers Awards, but one thing at a time).

So as you can imagine, he’s basically the benchmark for stellar defensive play at the hot corner. But being a great defensive infielder doesn’t just mean making most of the expected plays and sprinkling in a few highlights here and there. It also means – apparently – turning even your mistakes into a thing of beauty.

Check it out:

That’s just … wow.

The focus, the recovery, the throw … it’s just unbelievable. Arenado will earn his brand new 8-year/$260 million dollar extension with his work at the plate, but he’ll make it look like a sweet-heart deal if he keeps this work up with his glove, too.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami