Tuesday by Comparison: Arenado, Blackmon Clutch Contributors

Nolan Arenado's grand slam in Monday's 5-4, 10-inning loss to St. Louis was the only hit for the Rockies in nine at-bats with a runner in scoring position on Monday. But then Arenado is one of the game's best clutch hitters. His .336 career average in those situations is fourth highest among all players since 1974, the farthest back Stats, Inc., can go to track RISP numbers.

Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is 10th on the list at .327.

Among active players, Arenado is second to Joey Votto, and Blackmon is sixth.

In the Clutch

Since 1974
Player Season AVG
Tony Gwynn 1982-2001(20) .350
Rod Carew 1974-1985(12) .347
Joey Votto 2007-2018(12) .336
Nolan Arenado 2013-2018(6) .336
Joe Mauer 2004-2018(15) .333
Miguel Cabrera 2003-2018(16) .328
Manny Ramirez 1993-2011(19) .327
Mike Sweeney 1996-2010(15) .327
Charlie Blackmon 2011-2018(8) .327
Active Players
Player Season AVG
Joey Votto 2007-2018(12) .336
Nolan Arenado 2013-2018(6) .336
Joe Mauer 2004-2018(15) .333
Miguel Cabrera 2003-2018(16) .328
Daniel Murphy 2008-2018(10) .328
Charlie Blackmon 2011-2018(8) .327
Mike Trout 2011-2018(8) .320
Adrian Gonzalez 2004-2018(15) .320
Josh Donaldson 2010-2018(8) .317
Paul Goldschmidt 2011-2018(8) .317

Despite the loss on Monday, the Rockies have the third-best record in franchise history after the first 105 games of a season. In fact, this is one of only seven seasons in which the Rockies have had a winning record at the 105-game mark.

Winning Ways

Year W L Pct. RS RA Rdiff End Rank Postseason
2017 60 45 0.571 563 511 52 87-75 3 Wildcard
2009 58 47 0.552 520 464 56 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 57 48 0.543 504 508 -4 TBD TBD TBD
1995 55 50 0.524 575 580 -5 77-67 2 Wildcard
2010 55 50 0.524 509 465 44 83-79 3
1996 54 51 0.514 635 652 -17 83-79 3
2007 54 51 0.514 515 503 12 90-73 2 NL Pennant
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