2023 Player Outlook
Another year, another productive campaign for Arenado, and by productive, I mean that he posted a career-best 7.3 WAR. Over 148 games, he hit 30 home runs, drove in 103 runners, and stole a career-high five bases, and his .293 average was his highest mark since his penultimate season in Colorado (2019). He outperformed his xBA pretty significantly, but Arenado isn’t a guy to raise an eyebrow out when you hear that statement. He struck out just 11.6 percent of the time last year, the second-lowest mark of his career, and he posted his third straight season with a contact rate greater than 80 percent, and a swinging strike rate below nine percent. Arenado has proven to be as durable as they come, and other than the shortened 2020 season, Arenado has seven straight seasons with 148 or more games played, 30 or more home runs, and 100+ RBI. In five of those seasons, he’s also hit above .285. He’s a tried and true fantasy option that impacts the majority of categories.