DENVER – It was a banner year in 2018 for Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.

After a rough first four months of 2017 saw him strikeout at an astronomical rate, raising questions about whether or not the offense of his rookie season could be seen as a mistake, he vaulted himself into the MVP conversation by putting together one of the best all-around seasons for anybody who laced on a pair of cleats in MLB this year.

Posting a slash line of .291/.348/.567 with 37 home runs and 27 stolen bases and getting snubbed in the Gold Glove nomination process, Story couldn’t have asked for a much better third year in the Bigs with the exception of one incredibly poorly timed injury.

“It’s been nice,” Story told BSN Denver about his bounceback. “Baseball is such a tough game. Mentally, physically. I feel like over a long season, you can get up and down, but it’s vital to really believe in yourself throughout the whole thing. It’s been nice. I really tried to ride that momentum last year into spring and into the season and it’s worked.”

He found the key, or at least a key, to turning his fortuned around by picking the brains of some men who had been down this path before.

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Drew Creasman

Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America.