In a previous Rockies Film Room, we discussed the plate adjustments Trevor Story made to earn his first All Star Game berth in July. In that piece, we mentioned briefly about the steps he’s taken with his defense as well.
But in recent weeks, his long and often pivotal home runs have been crowded with highlight-reel glovework, coming with a Nolan Arenado level of regularity. While he’s always shown flashes of brilliance with the leather in the past, the eye-test says he’s taken it to a new level this season and even more so recently.
As if having Arenado on the left side wasn’t frustrating enough, Story’s range and confidence appear to be improving, increasing the size of the vacuum on the left side and the headaches of opposing hitters.
Just ask George Springer:
To Story, adding his name to the list of impressive infielders on the Coors Shield roster is important.
“It’s big. Because our pitchers, that’s their game; getting ground balls. We feel like we have a really good infield from every position,” Story told BSN Denver. “We take pride in that. We want to be a good defense behind our pitchers when we get ground balls.”
Story spoke exclusively with BSN Denver about some specific plays he’s made recently and his personal strategy and preferences on defense.