Question Three- What do you expect from Trevor Story in 2018?
My Thoughts: Trevor Story was a fairytale in his rookie season and more of a nightmare than anything in his sophomore year. His OPS+, which was 122 in 2016, plummeted to an unsightly 86 in 2017 and that was not his only problem.
Story got hurt at the beginning of the year and upon returning, the young shortstop looked lost at the plate where his on-base-percentage was .308 and his standard OPS was just .765. These were not ideal numbers for someone who showed so much promise but unlike David Dahl, I think last year’s successful campaign was more of a fluke than anything.
Trevor Story, when healthy showed the world what he is made of and while I do not think he will homer in every at-bat there is no doubt in my mind he can be a productive middle of the order batter.
Look for Trevor Story to rewrite his book this year.
Kevin Henry- Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post called Story the spring MVP for the Rockies. The week I spent in spring training, he looked much more focused at the plate and even better in the field. He was hitting the ball to all fields and not chasing some of the pitches he did in 2017 that caused him to rack up those 190 Ks.
I think Story will be a key to the Rockies offense this season. Colorado is counting on a rebound year from him, Carlos Gonzalez and Ian Desmond. Those are big bets but it’s one of the reasons why the Rockies only signed Chris Iannetta in the offseason as a new face.