Sure, there are a lot of things that Colorado Rockies fans are ready to forget about the 2020 season. However, there’s one MLB-leading statistic posted by All-Star shortstop Trevor Story that hasn’t received enough attention.
It’s no secret that, compared to past Colorado Rockies squads, the 2020 version of the Rockies struggled at the plate. As a team, the Rockies posted a .257 batting average last season. That’s the second-lowest in team history, just ahead of the .256 clip posted by the 2018 squad (which, ironically, made the postseason). However, Colorado’s .257 average was tied for the fifth-best in the National League and tied for the eighth-best in all of Major League Baseball in 2020.
While Trevor Story might not have paced the Rockies in batting average in 2020 (that honor belongs to Raimel Tapia and his .321 pace), he was by far the most consistent of any Rockies hitter at the plate. In fact, his consistency set a feat that no other Major Leaguer could boast last season.
What is that, you ask? The 27-year-old Story had three separate hitting streaks of at least nine games during the 60-game 2020 campaign. No one else in MLB can say that.
Story put together a nine-game streak from August 8-17 and August 20-28, as well as a season-high 12-game streak between September 7-20. That September run marked his fifth career hitting streak of at least 10 games.
That September 7-20 streak was part of a single-season, career-high-tying 18-game on-base streak (lasting from September 5-24). During that run, Story slashed .296/.351/.479.
While Story’s August and September were almost mirrors of each other in terms of batting average (.282 in August and .284 in September), August was his best month at the plate in terms of production as he posted an .879 OPS with six of his 11 homers hit in the month as well.
Last season, Story was among the best in the National League in several categories, triples (four, tied for first), hits (68, tied for fourth), total bases (122, eighth), extra-base hits (28, tied for eighth) and multi-hit games (19, tied for sixth).
Story was also one of just six players in MLB to record double-digit home runs (Story had 11) and stolen bases (Story led the NL with 15), along with José Ramirez, Fernando Tatis Jr., Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and Trent Grisham.