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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story throws out Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles on Aug. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Trevor Story spent his first five seasons as the second-biggest star on the left side of the Rockies infield.

Now, with Nolan Arenado in St. Louis, Story has taken the mantle of best player on the team.

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To illustrate just how good Story has been, we'll let the numbers tell the story.


By the numbers

37

Home runs from Trevor Story in 2018, most in a season for a Rockies’ shortstop. He also owns the second-best season with 35 home runs in 2019.

27

Stolen bases from Trevor Story in 2018, most in a season for a Rockies’ shortstop. He also owns the second-best season with 23 in 2019.

1

Story’s single-season rank among shortstops in Rockies history in RBIs (108 in 2018), runs (111 in 2019) and Wins Above Replacement (7.0 in 2019).

2

Home runs for Story in his MLB debut April 4, 2016. He went on to homer seven times in the team’s first six games, establishing an MLB record.

3

Of the four-highest single-season strikeout totals among MLB shortstops since his debut season in 2016. He struck out 191 times in 2017, 174 in 2019 and 168 in 2018. Only Washington’s Danny Espinosa (174 in 2016) also appears on that list.


Wins Above Replacement

For current Rockies players over the past three seasons

1. Trevor Story        15.8

2. Charlie Blackmon  4.3

3. C.J. Cron               4.1

4. Ryan McMahon      2.7

5t. Josh Fuentes        .8

5t. Sam Hilliard          .8


All-time leaders among shortstops

Through first five seasons

Home runs

1. Ernie Banks (1953-1957) 136

2. Trevor Story (2016-2020) 134

3. Francisco Lindor (2015-2019) 130

4. Nomar Garciaparra (1996-2000) 117

5. Cal Ripken Jr. (1981-1985) 108

Slugging percentage

1. Nomar Garciaparra (1996-2000) .573

2. Alex Rodriguez (1994-1998) .543

3. Trevor Story (2016-2020) .535

4. Ernie Banks (1953-1957) .534

5. Hanley Ramirez (2005-2009) .531

Wins Above Replacement

1. Arky Vaughan (1932-1936) 35.7

2. Cal Ripken Jr. (1981-1985) 28.0

3. Nomar Garciaparra (1996-2000) 27.9

4. Francisco Lindor (2015-2019) 26.7

5. Carlos Correa (2015-2019) 25.2

6. Derek Jeter (1995-1999) 23.4

7. Hanley Ramirez (2005-2009) 23.3

8. Ernie Banks (1953-1957) 23.1

9. Alex Rodriguez (1994-1998) 23.0

10. Trevor Story (2016-2020) 22.7


Active leaders among shortstops*

On-base plus slugging percentage

1. Trevor Story .877

2. Corey Seager .863

3. Francisco Lindor .833

4. Carlos Correa .833

5. Trea Turner .833

* Minimum 400 games played


Leaders among shortstops since 2016

Wins Above Replacement

1. Francisco Lindor 24.0

2. Trevor Story 22.7

3. Carlos Correa 22.1

4. Andrelton Simmons 19.8

5. Xander Bogaerts 19.0

Defensive Wins Above Replacement

1. Andrelton Simmons 12.1

2. Nick Ahmed 9.5

3. Trevor Story 9.0

4. Francisco Lindor 7.6

5. Carlos Correa 7.5


All-time leaders among Rockies

Wins Above Replacement

Among position players

1. Todd Helton (1997-2013)             61.8

2. Larry Walker (1995-2004)            48.3

3. Nolan Arenado (2013-2020)         40.2

4. Troy Tulowitzki (2006-2015)         39.5

5. Carlos Gonzalez (2009-2018)       23.8

6. Trevor Story (2016-present)   22.7

7. Charlie Blackmon (2011-present) 18.6

8. Matt Holliday (2004-2008, 2018)  18.6

9. Vinny Castilla (1993-99, 04, 06)    17.5

10. D.J. LeMahieu (2012-2018)         16.6

Wins Above Replacement

First five seasons among position players

1. Nolan Arenado (2013-2017) 25.1

2. Trevor Story (2016-2020) 22.7

3. Todd Helton (1997-2001) 22.5

4. Troy Tulowitzki (2004-2008) 20.4

5. Matt Holliday (2004-2008) 18.5


Rockies leaders in Wins Above Replacement

Year-by-year among position players

1993 – Andres Galarraga, 1B (3.5)

1994 – Andres Galarraga, 1B (2.0)

1995 – Larry Walker, RF (4.7)

1996 – Ellis Burks, LF (7.9)

1997 – Larry Walker, RF (9.8)

1998 – Larry Walker, RF (5.7)

1999 – Larry Walker, RF (5.1)

2000 – Todd Helton, 1B (8.9)

2001 – Larry Walker, RF (7.8)

2002 – Todd Helton, 1B (6.3)

2003 – Todd Helton, 1B (6.3)

2004 – Todd Helton, 1B (8.3)

2005 – Todd Helton, 1B (4.6)

2006 – Garrett Atkins, 3B (5.0)

2007 – Troy Tulowitzki, SS (6.8)

2008 – Matt Holliday, LF (5.9)

2009 – Troy Tulowizki, SS (6.5)

2010 – Troy Tulowitzki, SS (6.7)

2011 – Troy Tulowitzki, SS (6.2)

2012 – Dexter Fowler, CF (2.6)

2013 – Carlos Gonzalez, LF (5.1)

2014 – Troy Tulowitzki, SS (5.8)

2015 – Nolan Arenado, 3B (6.3)

2016 – Nolan Arenado, 3B (5.9)

2017 – Nolan Arenado, 3B (6.6)

2018 – Nolan Arenado, 3B (5.9)*

2019 – Nolan Arenado, 3B (6.7)*

2020 – Trevor Story, SS (2.6)

*-Story finished second in 2018 and 2019

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