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2012 MLB Top Prospects: Nolen Arenado Ranked No. 23 In New Keith Law Rankings

ESPN's top prospect analyst, Keith Law, has updated his Top 25 Prospects rankings. Most notable to Colorado Rockies fans is the appearance of prospect 3B Nolan Arenado at No. 23:

23. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies (age 21)
Current level: Double-A (Tulsa)
Preseason ranking: 26

Now that the preseason hysteria that had some folks calling for Arenado to get the starting third-base job in Denver has died down, he looks more like the prospect he always was: a high-contact hitter who should hit 20-25 homers at sea level with adequate defense at third.

Playing in Double-A for the first time in his career, the 21-year-old Arenado has hit an impressive .303/.352/.436 slash with 3 home runs.

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