Rockies shortstop prospect Trevor Story has had quite the start to his major league career. The 23-year-old homered twice on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks, drilled a solo home run on Tuesday, then added a two-run home run on Wednesday. As the Rockies’ official Twitter account noted, Story is the first player in baseball history to open up his big league career with homers in three consecutive games.
Story was a consensus top-100 overall prospect going into the 2013 season, but fell out of it the last two seasons. Still, he hit a productive .277/.324/.504 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 275 plate appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque last season. That, plus his torrid spring performance, was enough for the Rockies to give him the starting shortstop job even though Major League Baseball hasn’t yet — and still hasn’t — decided the fate of veteran Jose Reyes for his involvement in an offseason domestic violence incident.
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