Colorado Rockies: The Trevor Story they don’t tell you about
By Jake Shapiro
The stolen base is a lost art in baseball. And that’s been particularly true of the club playing at a mile high, ranking 25th last season in bags swiped despite their manager aiming for an uptick.
"“You try to find ways every offseason to get better. You look at your game and see where you’re at, and that’s what we did,” Story said. “I realized I have the speed to steal bases and affect the game in that way.” “Nolan (Arenado) actually said I need to be more aggressive this offseason. I talked with Desi (Ian Desmond) and Chuck (Charlie Blackmon) to learn things from and bounce things off of. I think it’s been great and I think it’s going to help us win.”"
Bud Black has noticed the new aspect of Story’s game and mentioned Tuesday that it may be the favorite part of his game.
"“The speed component is something I like,” the skipper said. “I know the pressure that puts on the battery and defense. He’s a multi-tool player. I like the way he gets down the line, where he beats out some routine balls. I like the fact that he wanted to steal more bases this year, the pressure that creates is real.”"