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Player Profile: Trevor Story, SS, Colorado Rockies

Will Trevor Story be able to replicate what he did in 2016, or will his high strikeout rate prove to much?

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Stats

Year Team PA AVG OBP SLG HR SB BB% K% GB/FB Hard%
Year Team PA AVG OBP SLG HR SB BB% K% GB/FB Hard%
2016 Rockies 415 0.272 0.341 0.567 27 8 8.4% 31.3% 0.62 44.9%
2017 Rockies 555 0.239 0.308 0.457 24 7 8.8% 34.4% 0.70 40.3%

Story burst onto the scene in 2016 due to a Jose Reyes injury. In his first seven games in the big leagues he was averaging a home run per game. He would end up finishing fourth in NL ROY voting that year, but sadly the sophomore slump would claim yet another victim. He struggled out of the gate in 2017. He only hit .197/.438/.742 through the months of April and May. He would end 2017 hitting .239/.308/.457 with 24 home runs in 555 plate appearances. Now with a career strikeout rate of 33.1%, I do not see Story hitting for much of a batting average. If you factor in his 0.67 GB/FB, 42.3% hard contact rate and Coors Field, it should come to no surprise if Story surpasses the 30 home run mark in 2018.