DENVER – Between Monday and Tuesday, Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies was everything that Trevor Story is. Three true outcomes and a stolen base. Most won’t tell you about the other two true outcomes or the steals. They get hung up on the sub-.250 batting average or the 2017 league-leading 191 strikeouts.
The Colorado shortstop entered Wednesday action against San Diego with a .250 average, six home runs, 18 RBI and five stolen bases in a league-leading 24 games played.
The underrated offense (127 wRC+) is only moonlit by his underrated defense, to which Story has fielded to the tune of a .990 fielding percentage thus far this season, and he had 11 Defensive Runs Saved last year.
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Overall, he has already amassed a 0.7 fWAR, a stat not designed for a month of play but telling nonetheless. So what is WAR telling us and what is Story’s first month screaming to us?
One, that he’s pretty good. Two, that Story is starting to become more of the player he was advertised to be.
The hot-hitting start with the massive moonshots to lead off his career are certainly part of the young shortstop’s game. So too is speed, defense, and gap to gap power.