By: Ted Rivera
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When most people think of Baseball in the mile high city , they think about the ball jumping into the stands due to high elevation and the air being much thinner. Coors field , home of the Colorado Rockies who play a wild card game against the Chicago Cubs tonight at 8PM. The purple pinstripes , the atmosphere of the Rockies fan base , Nolan Arenado , Charlie Blackmon. These are all things that Rockie fans will always love , but everyone seems to forget the one and very important Story.
Trevor Story that is , Colorado’s heavily forgotten about shortstop. 2018 All Star , Story is just 25 and is already doing some amazing things along side Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon. Out of Irving , Texas , Trevor Story was the 45th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2011 draft , he is a perfectly sized shortstop at 6’1 210 lbs and definitely shows why he's worthy of holding that spot while on the field. In his rookie year , 2016 , Trevor wasted no time showing everyone he is about his business with a .272 BA , .341 OBP , .567 SLG along with 27 HR and 72 RBI in just 97 games. The extreme power Story displayed put him on everyone's radar and seemed to have grown quite the fan base.
2017 wasn't as gracious on Trevor Story and after not living up to his 2016 stats people believed he was a one hit wonder and he went under the radar. But then something changed. Whatever preparation he put into his craft worked out in 2018 , and his fortunes changed. The once suddenly forgotten about power stroking shortstop emerged again as one of the league's most underrated and best shortstops. Helping the Rockies put themselves back in the playoff picture , while also having a chance to win the division and losing yesterday.
2018 Trevor Story was extremely promising , he posted a career high .291 BA , .348 OBP , 37 HR , 108 RBI and tied his career high with a .567 SLG%. To go along with his hitting stats he has a .979 fielding percentage in 1,372.2 innings of work at shortstop with 13 errors , 197 putouts , 416 assists and 92 Double plays.Trevor Story is definitely a forgotten about player but is showing why everyone should remember his name at the age of 25. This is a player who shows extreme potential and hopefully continues to dazzle with amazing hitting stats and power for a shortstop.