As we enter into a week of Thanksgiving here in the United States, we’ll be listing a few of the things that we’re most thankful for when it comes to the Colorado Rockies. That list includes Trevor Story’s defense.
There is a lot of buzz this offseason about what the Colorado Rockies will do with their All-Star left side of the infield. Plenty of trade rumors are circulating about third baseman Nolan Arenado and at least one article says the best thing the Rockies can do this offseason is lock up shortstop Trevor Story on a long-term contract.
After all, with Story’s current contract coming to an end after the 2021 campaign, there are plenty of questions about the 28-year-old, two-time All-Star, and two-time Silver Slugger and his future in Colorado.
One thing that Story has yet to claim in his five-year career with the Rockies has been a Gold Glove. Story was a finalist in 2019, and that’s the closest he has come to earning the honor.
With that in mind, let’s flash back to 2019 and take a look at a game when Story showed off so many of the reasons why a Gold Glove is very likely in his future.
On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Rockies were well on their way to finishing the season with a 71-91 mark and missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 campaign. With the New York Mets in town for a matinee game, an announced attendance of 30,174 not only enjoyed a nice day at 20th and Blake, but also perhaps the greatest overall defensive game of Story’s career.
Take a look at the video below to watch three defensive plays from Story, all in the 7-4 loss to the Mets that September day.
By the way, also in the game, Story was hitting leadoff and went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
What is one of the things we’re thankful for this holiday season? Trevor Story’s defensive abilities. What is one of the things we’re hopeful for this holiday season? We will continue to see him flash them as a member of the Rockies.