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Arenado proud of younger bro, drafted by Giants

Arenado proud of younger bro, drafted by Giants

Arenado proud of younger bro, drafted by Giants

DENVER -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado expressed pride in his younger brother, Jonah, who was selected by the Giants in the 16th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft out of El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif.

"I talked to him and he's excited," Arenado said. "He thought he was going to go a little bit earlier, but he's really happy. He's worked really hard. A couple years ago, I didn't know if he was even going to play at a junior college, and he didn't know if he wanted to play baseball, but he's worked hard, and to be drafted is pretty exciting.

"He's put in the hard work. It's all on him. I can only do so much. He did what he had to do, got bigger and stronger, got quicker and got a lot better with the bat."

Nolan Arenado said Jonah Arenado is about 6-3 with a powerful build. Jonah has played shortstop but projects as a corner infielder.

"He's talking to some schools, but I think he really wants to go play some ball, so if the deal is right, he's going to go out there and play some ball," Arenado said.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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