2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Trevor Story
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Trevor Story in order to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Rockies shortstop during the 2020 MLB season.
Trevor Story became the first player in Rockies history to record back-to-back seasons with at least 30 home runs and 20 stolen bases. At a time when stolen base totals continue to decline, Story will be a popular target at the back end of the first round in 15-team drafts and on the turn in 12-team formats. Story appeared in 145 games with 111 runs, 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 23 stolen bases and a .294/.363/.554 slash line. He’s built for success at Coors Field due to his propensity to generate hard hit baseballs in the air. Coors ranks far and away as the most BABIP (batting average on balls in play) for fly balls in the majors.
According to Fangraphs, Story produced fly balls in over 42 percent of his batted ball data with a hard-hit percentage of 44.1 percent. His line drive rate rose to 24.3 percent in 2019 fueling his batting average over .290 for the second straight season. Curiously, Story reduced his pull percentage and contact rate, but did not suffer any consequences...