For LeMahieu, he brings a characteristic that is very important when talking about baseball… Consistency. When Rockies manager Bud Black sends LeMahieu on the field, he knows that he will perform. His RBI and HR numbers might not be the most showy, but he gets the job done with his high average and his defensive play, which earned him a Gold Glove last year.
Looking at Story, 2017 was not quite the season that Rockies fans were hoping he would have. He had 3 less homers in 2017 than he did in 2016, and that was also with 131 more plate appearances. Either way, the most important thing for Story should be to try to improve his batting average. He batted .239 last year, and that is definitely something that needs to be improved.
Behind the plate, it looks like Chris Iannetta will take over the catching duties.
It will be refreshing to see Iannetta back in the Rockies uniform, and he will bring a veteran presence to the clubhouse, which will also assist in continuing to improve the young rotation.