The Colorado Rockies young stud, Trevor Story, is expected to miss the rest of the season. An injury to his thumb will cut the rookie shortstop’s breakout season short. The Rockies had just begun to make a playoff push, going 8-2 in their last ten games and getting within 4.5 games of a Wild Card spot. Losing the NL home run leader will hurt that effort severely, most likely derailing the Rockies hopes for the 2016 postseason.
Trevor Story Out for Remainder of 2016 Season
Story burst on to the scene on Opening Day, homering twice in his debut game to cap an emphatic 10-5 Rockies win. He put an exclamation mark on his performance with a 439-foot bomb off of Zack Greinke. Story’s first week in the big leagues was one for the record books, with six home-runs in his first week of games. He became the first player in history to homer in each of his first four career games.
Story’s numbers for the season so far would be great for any player, let alone a rookie. He boasts a ridiculous slash line of .272/.341/.567/.909. He leads the National League in home runs (27) and collected seventy-two RBI. To say that his productions wasn’t expected would be an understatement. The Rockies had a “Tulo” sized hole at the shortstop position after the 2015 trade deadline.
There was even speculation the Carlos Gonzalez would be dealt. Many were shocked he was still a member of the Rockies on Opening Day. Thanks to Story’s strong season, the Rockies got themselves into the Wild Card conversation. Their strong recent performance, thanks in large part to the individual efforts of Story, were good enough to justify keeping Gonzalez through the trade deadline. While they most likely won’t make the postseason now, they should be in good shape when Story returns in 2017.