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Prospects on Deck: Trevor Story Is Next Rockies Star At Short

Tulo’s replacement has arrived.

Image Source: MLB.com

Image Source: MLB.com

The Colorado Rockies #11 Top Prospect, Trevor Story is quickly making a name for himself as he is enjoying a big league spring batting .280, with four home ruins, and eight RBI’s in 25 at bats, spanning ten games. The shortstop also has scored nine runs, while walking five times.

Story was signed by the Rockies in the 1st Round (45th overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft and in five minor league seasons, he has a .263 career batting average, with 151 doubles, 31 triples, 70 home runs, 284 RBI’s and 242 walks.

In 2015, he split time between AA and AAA and his stats were identical at both levels, with 256 at bats, 20 doubles, 10 home runs, while driving in 40 runs. In total he hit .279, with 40 doubles, 10 triples, 20 home runs, 80 RBI’s and 51 walks in 512 at bats.

This spring with the big club, the Texas native is being tabbed as a possible starter on opening day especially with Jose Reyes out on paid leave.

Reyes, brought over in the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays last season, will face a domestic violence charge and a possible suspension from Major League Baseball, which has kept him off the field and given Story the chance of a lifetime to make his MLB debut on opening day.

The loss of Reyes may have stung the Rockies initially, but after what Story has done so far in spring, Colorado has found a suitable replacement for the 2016 season and beyond.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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