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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story will start on Opening Day

A blistering spring has led the 23-year-old to the top of the depth chart.

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The Colorado Rockies have informed shortstop Trevor Story that he will be the Opening Day starter, according to's Thomas Harding.

Story will make his big league debut Monday against Zack Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks after spending 2015 in Double-A and Triple-A. He hit .279/.350/.514 last year with 20 home runs in 130 games in New Britain and Albuquerque.

With Jose Reyes facing legal trouble, the starting job at shortstop for the Rockies was up for grabs entering Spring Training for the first time in nearly a decade and Story grabbed the bull by the horns, hitting .381/.458/.881 with six home runs in 17 games, beating out Cristhian Adames and Daniel Descalso for the job.

Story was a supplemental first round pick, 45th overall, for the Rockies in 2011 out of Irving High School in Texas and was ranked 7th on the most recent PuRPs list as well as being ranked the 60th best prospect in baseball by John Sickels of Minor League Ball entering 2016.