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