Colorado Rockies: Why Trevor Story was not among Gold Glove finalists

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DENVER, CO - MAY 25: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies throws to second base on a double play to force out Tucker Barnhart #16 of the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning at Coors Field on May 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Colorado won 5-4. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 25: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies throws to second base on a double play to force out Tucker Barnhart #16 of the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh inning at Coors Field on May 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Colorado won 5-4. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Story of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – JULY 10: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies adjusts his cap while heading to the field prior to the start of the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on July 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

After a disappointing sophomore season in 2017, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story broke out in a huge way in 2018, establishing himself as one of the best young shortstops in baseball. He earned a trip to his first career All-Star Game, and capitalized on the opportunity by hitting a solo home run off Houston Astros reliever Charlie Morton.

Colorado Rockies fans were hoping he’d get some recognition for the step forward he’s taken this season, both offensively and defensively. That recognition is going to have to wait a little bit longer.

The three finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove awards at each position in both leagues were announced early Thursday afternoon and, while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu both earned spots among them for their respective positions, Story was left out.

Interestingly enough, the three nominees for NL shortstop all came from the National League West.

Is Trevor Story the fourth-best defensive shortstop in the NL West? Let’s take a deeper look.

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