By Jack Etkin
It’s altogether different this spring for shortstop Trevor Story. Last year, he was coming off a strikeout-marred 2017, a year that, to be sure, was immensely promising for such an inexperienced player but one where Story had yet to find his footing in the majors.
And now? Now Story, 26, has cachet after a season with the Colorado Rockies that was historic by slugging standards for a shortstop, a season when he was a first-time All-Star, won a National League Silver Slugger Award, was a very viable Gold Glove Award candidate and finished eighth in the NL Most Valuable Player voting.
And with players with less experience vying to be next to him at second base, Story expects to be more of a leader this year.
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