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Can Trevor Rewrite An Even Better Story In 2017?

Trevor Story in 2016 with Double-A New Britain Rock Cats (Photo by: Gabe Rodriguez)

The Colorado Rockies Trevor Story exploded onto the scene in 2016 when he batted .260 with 21 home runs and 57 RBI’s in his first 81 games. The shortstop started the second half on a tear batting .340, with six home runs and 15 RBI’s in just 16 games before going down with a season ending injury, curtailing what would have been an amazing record setting rookie season.

In a game against the New York Mets last August, Story injured his left thumb sliding into second base tearing his ulner collateral ligament which required season ending surgery.

Story had big shoes to fill when he took center stage for the Rockies while replacing fan favorite Troy Tulowitzki, but a quick start to his 2016 season, recording six straight games with a hit, which also included eight home runs and 12 RBI’s in that span, he quickly rose to stardom and hushed any critics worrying if he could handle the pressure.

Now Story is back and looking to continue where he left off after putting up major power numbers, and he also wants to prove that 2016 was no fluke.

“That’s kind of how I always approach each season, with a chip on my shoulder,” Story said in a phone interview with AP sports writer Pat Graham. “I feel like everybody has something to prove, so you can definitely say I have a chip on my shoulder.”

The 24-year old shortstop is entering 2017 healthy and ready to attack the baseball again and if that means bigger and better numbers, than there will not be any doubt that 2016 was not a one and done season but a great “Story” continuing to be told.

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