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Trevor Story is an All-Star

Yes, you read that right. Gather around, it is Storytime!

Even though they say that Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge murder baseballs, Trevor Story actually has a higher average HR distance than both of them! No one seems to talk about Trevor, hitting a respectable .255/.335/.519 with 14 dingers and a modest 8 stolen bases. Not only does he hit for power, he has wheels! Is Trevor Story the BEST Shortstop in baseball? Probably not, Brandon Crawford admittedly is having an incredible year for the rival Giants. If you believe in using RBIs, then Trevor Story has 47 RBIs, which is far more than the 28 Crawford has and of any other shortstop in the NL.

Story does still struggle with strikeouts. With 191 strikeouts last year, it was clear a change that needed to be made in the offseason. So far, he has lowered his K% to 28%, which is the lowest of his career, and he has increased his BB% to around 10%. Not only is Trevor Story good this season, he has a high ceiling.

Let us also talk about his defense. Of course, defensive metrics are a little less in depth than offensive metrics. With a .977 fielding percentage, it is slightly lower than his .982 fielding percentage last year, but he has been solid since some rough defensive plays early in the season.

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Overall, is Trevor Story worthy of starting in Washington? Probably not. Even as a biased Rockies fan who has him on his All-Star ballot, he probably isn’t the best Shortstop in baseball. With that said, he still deserves some recognition for his performance this season. So, Trevor Story will be on my All-Star ballot every single day until the ballot closes.


Featured Photo: Keith Allison

Ilan C.S

I am a freshman at Cleveland State University. I was born and raised in New York City, though I adopted the Rockies as my team after having a fondness for them throughout my childhood thanks to Dexter Fowler and Carlos Gonzalez. As much as Rockies fandom is painful, I love to represent the purple pinstripes!

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