Trevor Story a longshot for Rockies with Colorado call-ups
It's unlikely that Trevor Story, the second-best infield prospect in the system, will see time in the majors this month, Rockies manager Walt Weiss told Nick Groke of The Denver Post on Tuesday. Story isn't on the 40-man roster, and that's probably the No. 1 -- and possibly only -- reason why he won't crack the big league club this season.
Groke mentioned in the article that Story strikes out too much, and while that's true, the 22-year-old shortstop's K rate (24 percent) has actually improved tremendously over last year, when he struck out in nearly 35 percent of his Double-A plate appearances.. More importantly, Story has been able to continue to hit for power while keeping that K rate relatively low even with jumping a level.
Still, at just 23 on Opening Day 2016, there's plenty of time for Story to make sure the team has no doubts about calling him up once they eventually make that decision, which doesn't need to happen right now.
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