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.