Rookie shortstop Trevor Story has plenty to look back fondly on from his first season in the big leagues, even if it was cut short. Before suffering a season-ending thumb injury on July 30th, Story’s historic start got Rockies fans buzzing about the crop of young stars emerging from the farm system. Story is excited, too. The 23-year old shortstop is confident in what the Rockies can do next year, and eager to get back to baseball.
In case you missed it, Nolan Arenado won his second Fielding Bible award for third base yesterday. Winners represent the best defensemen at each position in all of Major League Baseball, not just their league. Arenado’s 20 defensive runs saved set him far ahead of the league’s other third basemen, and played a significant role in landing him another piece of hardware for his trophy case. Next up, a fourth straight Gold Glove?
Mets’ Curtis Granderson wins 2016 Roberto Clemente Award | Hardball Talk
In other award news, Curtis Granderson was named this year’s recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his dedication to the game, on and off the field. Granderson has made contributions to the YMCA, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and more. Carlos Gonzalez was the Rockies’ nominee for the award. Recognized for his work with Project C.U.R.E, as well as his own Carlos Gonzalez Foundation which is focused on children’s health.