Nolan Arenado leads the majors with 363 RBI since the start for the 2015 season, 60 more than Edwin Encarnacion, who is second on the list. Yes, Coors Field is a hitting oriented ballpark, but the hitter still has to drive in the runs, and no other player on the Rockies ranks in the top 10. And that is not all.
Arenado also makes an impact on the road. In that same stretch he ranks eighth in MLB in road RBI, tied with Albert Pujols of the Angels. Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the most consitent run producer. Since the start of 2015 he ranks third in MLB in RBI on the road and also third in RBI overall..
Leaders in RBI on the road and overall since the start of 2015 season
RBI on the Road Total RBI
|Anthony Rizzo||166||Nolan Arenado||363|
|Nelson Cruz||155||Edwin Encarnacion||303|
|Paul Goldschmidt||151||Paul Goldschmidt||296|
|Edwin Encarnacion||150||Nelson Cruz||290|
|Matt Kemp||150||Albert Pujols||284|
|Yoenis Cespedes||147||Anthony Rizzo||281|
|Jose Abreu||145||Bryce Harper||272|
|Nolan Arenado||143||Jose Abreu||269|
|Albert Pujols||143||Josh Donaldson||264|
|Kyle Seager||140||Jay Bruce||261|
Arenado and Gerardo Parra both homered in Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Marlins in Maimi. It was only the fourth time in 39 multi-home run games this seasons that the Rockies lost a game in which they had multiple home runs.
Impressive? Well, since 1913 only four teams had a better record in multi-home run games. All four advanced to the post-season, including the 1929 world champion A’s.
Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon lead the major leagues in extra bases hits by teammates. If they maintain it will mark only the fourth time two teammates have ranked 1-2 in a league in extra-base hits, the first time in the National League, and the first time in major leagues since 1984.
|2017||Rockies||Nolan Arenado (68)||Charlie Blackmon (67)|
|1984||Red Sox||Tony Armas (77)||Dwight Evans (77)|
|1927||Yankees||Lou Gehrig (117)||Babe Ruth (97)|
|1926||Yankees||Lou Gehrig (83)||Babe Ruth (82)|
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton could break up the Arenado/Blackmon combo. He has 64 extra-base hits this season, including a home run in the Marlins 6-3 victory against the Rockies this season. He has 27 of those extra-base hits, including 19 home runs, in the last 31 games. The home runs are tied for second among major-league players in a 31-game stretch since 2000.
The Rockies don’t play a lot of one-run games, but they have the best winning percentage in baseball in games decided by one run. The Dodgers rank second and Mariners are third. There are 15 teams with winning records in one-run decisions.
Best Teams 1-Run Games