2) Trevor Story’s power numbers would skyrocket with the New York Yankees
As our colleague Adam Weinrib over at Yanks Go Yard noted in this article, Trevor Story could see his power numbers skyrocket at Yankees Stadium.
Weinrib cited this video from Max Goodman of Sports Illustrated as an example of how Story’s hits in Coors Field that weren’t even close to being homers would be homers in the bandbox that is Yankee Stadium.
Although Story would not be playing 162 games at Yankee Stadium in 2022 (and have his 2021 home run total double), there is no doubt that there are balls that would be long gone for home runs would be a single, double, or even a medium-deep flyball at Coors Field.
Sure, Story’s home/road splits leave the uninformed fan worried but with the Yankees, he would be in a much more hitter-friendly ballpark at Yankee Stadium (insert audible gasp from every MLB fan that doesn’t know much about the Colorado Rockies).
And, to top it off, Story would not be going between altitude and sea level every week for six months and having to make adjustments for it (which is why Rockies hitters have trouble at sea level).
The old Rockies adage of “you just know they are going to hit” is actually more the case at sea level bandboxes like Yankee Stadium and Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.