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Rockies' Arenado becomes rare road hero

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Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit 18 home runs in his sophomore season of 2014, and not surprisingly, 16 of them came at Coors Field, continuing the predictable trend of Rockies hitters and their long history of producing big numbers at home and going relatively invisible on the road. Arenado was fine for fantasy owners and viewed as an intriguing seventh-round pick this year in ESPN ADP, mainly because he plays half his games in a hitter’s paradise, but 12 players at his position finished better on the Player Rater last year. Arenado didn’t figure to emerge into one of the best players in the sport.