Colorado Rockies: What If They Held a WWE-Style Draft?
By Kevin Henry
2016 Stats: .264 average, 22 HR, 59 RBI
He’s had one of the most incredible starts for any player in the history of Major League Baseball … yet Trevor Story barely made it into the Top 5 of our internal draft. David Dahl and DJ LeMahieu were knocking on the door, but Story edged them out for the final spot.
Coming into Tuesday, Story had hit safely in seven of his last eight games, hitting .360 during that span. He also led all rookies in homers (22), RBI (59) and slugging percentage (.550).
“For those first few games, Trevor Story was the talk of the entire country,” said one voter, who placed Story fourth on his ballot. “Hitting a homer in your first four games in the big leagues? Come on, that’s legendary stuff right there.”
“It’s weird thinking back to spring training and wondering who was going to be our shortstop,” another voter said. “Story came out of nowhere, took the spot, and hasn’t let go. It’s cool we can watch the franchise’s shortstop of the future develop right in front of us.”
At the age of 23, there’s still plenty of highlights and kudos ahead for Story. That’s another great reason to take him on your team, one voter reasoned.
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“Look, if I’m going to start a team, I want to start good and I want to start young,” she said. “Trevor Story is both of those.”