DENVER – Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story may be on the verge of some great news. Or, maybe not.
We will all find out together Sunday when the 2018 National League All-Stars are announced.
There is no question in the minds of teammates he belongs in the game in a season in which he is slashing .279/.343/.523 with 16 home runs, 10 stolen bases, and 60 RBI, all while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense at one of the game’s most demanding positions.
According to BSN’s own DPR metric (measuring offense only), Story has been just one point below the production levels of Charlie Blackmon and Bryce Harper.
He has been an invaluable asset in the field, at the plate, on the basepaths and in the clubhouse.
Everyone from Carlos Gonzalez to Ian Desmond to infield brethren Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu has made it clear that this should equate to an appearance at the Midsummer Classic.
“That’s huge,” Story says when I tell him about the endorsements from his teammates. “To think and say that about me is humbling. We put a lot of hard work into this, a lot more than a lot of people think. We’ll see. It would be cool.”