Trevor Story is a monster.
That’s a weird sentence, considering he’s a shortstop who stands 6’2″ and 217 pounds. He’s a unit, yes, but his power is otherworldly.
Story hit a home run on Wednesday night 505 feet, the longest bomb in the history of Coors Field. He was like Thor swinging his hammer on this homer:
The long and short of the Story is; without Nolan Arenado on the team, he would be the most talked about Rockies player for his skyrocketing soar to stardom.
Without a doubt, Story is enjoying the best year of his three-year career. He was named an All-Star for the first time earlier this year, and his .295 batting average, 31 home runs, 95 RBI, 25 stolen bases and 74 runs scored are all career-highs. Oh, so is his National League-leading 39 doubles.
Story can rake, in the spring, summer or fall.
Defensively, he’s spectacular, too. Again, he’s overshadowed by Arenado, but the Rockies star shortstop makes plenty of miraculous plays with his glove as well.
All-around, Story, at only 25-years old, is already one of the greatest Rockies players in the 25-year history of the organization. We can’t wait to see what he does next.
Currently, his Rockies are leading the NL West with only 23 games to go in the regular season. Colorado has never won their division, with their best finishes were coming in second, in 1995, 2007 and 2009. Those three seasons, Colorado made the postseason. Obviously, winning the division would guarantee this time, a postseason birth.
Previously, Mike Piazza’s 496-foot home run was the longest bomb in the history of Coors Field, which opened in 1995 and has been well-known as one of the best hitter’s ballparks in baseball. (#Coors’) That stood for nearly ten years, when Matt Holliday hit a 498-foot bomb in 2016. Then, in 2017, statcast tracked Giancarlo Stanton’s bomb at 504 feet. Story’s 505-footer now stands as king.
In all, Story hit three home runs on the night.
Here’s the first:
The second was the 505-footer. And here’s the third: