The Colorado Rockies have had a woeful 2019 season but a few of their players have still had good seasons. One of them is shortstop Trevor Story.
While the Rockies have not had a season for that is in the good part of the record books, Trevor Story has accomplished something that will be in the good part.
Earlier this month, the Rockies shortstop has accomplished another 30 home run, 20 stolen base season as entering Wednesday, he has 34 home runs and 21 stolen bases on the season.
By achieving this feat, according to the Rockies PR team, Story is the first Rockie in franchise history to achieve this.
Five other Rockies were a part of the 30/20 club, including Ellis Burks and Dante Bichette in 1996 (40/32 for Burks and 31/31 for Bichette), Larry Walker in his MVP winning 1997 season (49/33), Troy Tulowitzki in 2009 (32/20), and most recently, Carlos Gonzalez in 2010 (34/26) but none of the five ever did it twice in a Rockies uniform, let alone in back to back seasons.
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Overall, many of Story’s stats from this are just about equal to his 2018 overall stats. In 2018, in 598 at bats, he had 37 home runs and he has 34 entering Wednesday.
His slash line’s are also very similar as he hit .291 with a .914 OPS in 2018 compared to a .296 average and a .918 OPS this season. The only number that has been different is his RBI total, as he has 84 this season compared to 108 last season.
That difference is mainly due to his placement in the Rockies lineup as, with the exception of hitting third last Saturday against the Dodgers, Story has hit either leadoff or second in every game he has started since April 22, when he last hit 4th.
Story has hit a home run in his last six games against the Giants (which is yet another franchise record, breaking Andres Galarraga’s record of five straight games agains the Cardinals in 1996).
With facing the Giants twice more plus facing the Brewers, who should likely have clinched their playoff birth by then and therefore not using their best pitchers, at Coors Field, Story may be padding his home run total even more as he could flirt with 40.