Wow, last season was a roller coaster of emotions when it came to Trevor Story. We all loved watching him make history with his home run barrage. At 27 homers and 72 RBI, it seemed like Story had the makings of a magical season ahead of him. However, a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb at the end of July prematurely brought Story’s storybook season to a close.
The amount of work that Story put in in the offseason to overcome the injury has been evident since the Rockies opened camp in Arizona. In 10 games, Story is batting at a .333 clip (9-for-27) and has belted a team-high four home runs.
Entering Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Story had at least one hit in each of his last five games. That includes homers in three consecutive games between March 5 and 11 as well as a 3-for-3 effort against the Cincinnati Reds on March 12. Oh, and those three hits were all doubles.
One thing to note is that Story still doesn’t have a stolen base this spring. We expected him to turn on the wheels this March as one of our five spring training predictions. There’s still plenty of time for Story to show the speed he has. Don’t forget, he had just eight stolen bases last season. Three, however, came in the All-Star shortened month of July just before his injury.