Rockies: Nolan Arenado

The heart and soul of Colorado, Arenado is irreplaceable both in the lineup and on the field, where his defense makes him arguably the best third baseman in the game. Charlie Blackmon has a very strong case to be the Rockies’ untouchable player as a true two-way superstar in centerfield, but Arenado is three years younger and under team control for one year longer, making him the pick.

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