We got a bit lazy, but we aren’t going to completely miss this one. Trevor Story hit two more home runs today at Coors Field; totaling now six on the young season. The game of baseball has never seen this before, and this post was due last night when he was sitting on four.
The curiosity is growing in just what we have here. Is it the next Chris Shelton tale in baseball – or do we have a guy who is going to put up Tulo numbers (in his rookie season) in an environment that seemingly creates a brand new slugger every year?
We don’t do a ton of Rockies posts. It has to be something pretty special for them to get run time. But through the first five days of the season, this is absolutely the biggest story in all of baseball.
Fangraphs says it’s irresponsible to get excited about it all. We disagree slightly. It’s hard to believe that with all the great talents at shortstop in the game, Story has emerged as the Alpha dog in the 2016 season.