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Fantasy Alert: Rockies promote Nolan Arenado

Andy Behrens
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"Add this player and drop another player"? Yes, please. (Getty)

Gamers, this is not a drill. REPEAT: NOT A DRILL.

The Colorado Rockies have called up prospect Nolan Arenado, and he'll immediately take over full-time third base duties. You want this guy. Arenado's promotion is without question an actionable event for fantasy owners.

Go scan your league's free agent pool for this kid, right now. GO. SHOO.

Chris Nelson has been designated for assignment by the Rockies (and he shouldn't have much trouble finding a new major league home. A fair number of teams have a need at third.)

You'll recall that Arenado, 22, had a terrific spring for Colorado — so good, in fact, that he nearly opened the season in the big leagues. He was off to a tremendous start at Triple-A Colorado Springs, batting .364/.392/.667 over his first 18 games, with 11 doubles, three homers and 21 RBIs.

Arenado is a former Arizona Fall League MVP, ranked among the game's better prospects by all sources. He projects as a heart-of-the-order hitter with respectable pop, and his home environment is obviously friendly. He's expected to bat eighth in his MLB debut, which is less than ideal, but he'll eventually find a favorable spot.

In nearly any format, he's a player of interest. Definitely worth a pick-up. That's the bottom line. Make the add while you can. Arenado is available in 87 percent of Yahoo! leagues as of this writing.

This call-up is clearly a bold move by the first-place Rockies, and the fantasy community approves.

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