Colorado Rockies: The many things Trevor Story brings to the lineup
The Colorado Rockies are still hanging on to the top of the National League West. One of the main reasons for that is Trevor Story. His first year was special. His second season was rough. His third year, however, has proven to be spectacular.
Yes, Colorado Rockies fans know the impact of solid shortstops. For years, the Rockies had one of the best in the game in Troy Tulowitzki. He was a great player for the Rockies. When he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, fans did not know what would happen at the position. Who would be the Rockies’ next shortstop? Fans did not have to wait long for the answer. Story was ready to take that position.
The first year, Story was compared a lot to Tulowitzki. The questions of, “Can he replace such a key member of the Colorado lineup?” came up often. It is his third year now and Story has proved that, yes, he can take the place of Tulowitzki. Is he better than Tulo in his prime? Not yet, but Story isn’t in his prime either. He does, however, make amazing plays night after night and, while his defense is amazing, his offense is spectacular. This 25-year-old guy has it all.
Story has the potential to be so much better than Tulowitzki was. One of Tulo’s problems was hitting outside of Coors Field. Story has shown that he can hit in all parks. He is not intimidated by anyone or any park. We saw that in his very first game in a record-setting performance in Arizona.
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Colorado’s season has had its ups and downs, but Story has, after a slow start, been consistent all year. He has carried the offense on more than one game, including several in the last 30 days where he is hitting .311 with eight homers … and especially in the last seven games where he has six homers and 12 RBI. He brings a fire to the team that, when Tulo left, many fans thought could be gone too.
Story has been one of the main reasons why this team is at the top of the division. He shows up night after night and refuses to give up. He has proved he deserves a shot at that National League Most Valuable Player award.
With Trevor on the Colorado Rockies side, players and fans just may have that Storybook ending all of us have been waiting for.