Colorado Rockies trade rumors: The shortstop edition
Trevor Story has struggled since his return from thumb surgery that ended his 2016 campaign prematurely.
It’s no secret that Trevor Story has had a poor 2017 performance. His struggles are shown in his stats. In 72 games played, he’s only had 53 hits, 10 doubles, 11 HRs, 32 RBIs, 94 strikeouts, a .218/.301/.395 slash line, an OPS+ of 70, and, according to Fangraphs.com, his wRC+ (weighted Runs Created Plus) is 66. However, his BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) is slightly above average as it’s .304 (.300 is considered above average).
Defensively, also according to Fangraphs, his DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) is only 1 (zero is league average). However, his UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating, which measures his range when fielding) is below average as it is -2.9.
For the Rockies shortstops in general, for all of baseball, they are 23rd in baseball in average (.233), 20th in on-base percentage (.296), 14th in slugging percentage (.417), 21st in hits (77), 19th in doubles (14), tied for 2nd in home runs (15), tied for 3rd in RBIs (50), 11th in runs (45), and last (meaning the most amount) of strikeouts (100), and 8th best in walks (29).
On Wednesday, manager Bud Black benched Story. If Story remains on the bench or even optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, who are some of the internal and external options for the shortstop positions?