2022 Player Outlook
Batting average aside, Arenado put up numbers last year. He hit 34 home runs with 105 RBI and 81 runs scored, but his .255 batting average and .312 OBP were unfortunately on par with his numbers from the pandemic shortened season. The plus side here is that his barrel rate pushed closer to where it had been in recent years, while his average exit velocity and max exit velocity jumped to better marks. Just because he hasn't hit for the same type of batting average since leaving Coors Field doesn't mean that you should kick Arenado to the curb. He's still a plus-hitting third baseman in a very good lineup that should allow him to hit 30+ homers, 100+ RBI, and maybe even notch 100+ runs in 2022. Sure, those numbers alongside a .260 batting average aren't as meaningful as next to a .315 batting average, but he's still an incredible value bat in fantasy that you now don't have to use a first-round pick on. Buy the value.