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Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story named NL Player of the Week

As if there was any suspense, the 23-year-old was named the league's first player of the week of 2016 on Monday.

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Rockies rookie Trevor Story named NL player of the week - The Denver Post
In perhaps the least surprising news so far in the 2016 baseball season, Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was named the NL's first player of the week after hitting .333/.357/1.111 with seven home runs and a dozen RBIs in the first week of his big league career, setting several records in the process. The AL honor also went to a rookie, Astros first baseman Tyler White.

Trevor Story Sorta Looks Like J.D. Martinez - FanGraphs Baseball
At FanGraphs, Dave Cameron has an interesting comparison for Story, drawing a parallel between the Rockies shortstop and Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez. While unorthodox, this comparison should be an exciting one for Rockies fans, as Martinez hit .282/.344/.535 in 2015 with 38 home runs and was worth 9.0 fWAR combined in 2014 and 2015 while playing a less valuable position defensively than Story. If Story gets to his prime and produces like Martinez, needless to say it will be a very good thing for the Rockies.

40-Man Ladder – 2016 Kick-off Edition - Rockies Zingers
Story also ranks quite highly on Ryan Hammon's 40-man roster at Rockies Zingers, a project in which Hammon attempts to quantify which players combine the most present and future value to the club. Story comes in fourth on the list behind Nolan Arenado, Jon Gray and Carlos Gonzalez.

Rockies' Tony Wolters successful in major-league debut - The Denver Post
There was another rookie that made his mark for the Rockies in Sunday's 6-3 win over San Diego as catcher Tony Wolters made his first big league start and took advantage, reaching base twice on a single and a walk, scoring a run and cutting down a would-be base stealer. Nick Groke talked with Wolters after the game about his debut and first week with the Rockies.

Rockies pitchers are trying to improve -
Thomas Harding talked with Rockies starter Chad Bettis, who allowed just two runs in seven innings of work on Sunday, about the desire of the team's starting rotation to leave behind its rough start to the season. Bettis' quality start was just the second in the Rockies' first six games, the other coming from Tyler Chatwood, who takes the mound tonight against the San Francisco Giants.