Too late. The Rockies' rookie shortstop has been a mammoth story this season, as he continues to break record after record. A few of the highlights from his six home run performance in his first four career games:
- Via Elias Sports, Story is the fifth player since 1900 to homer in each of his team's first four games in a season.
- Story had home runs in each of his first four career games. No player in history has done it even in his first three.
- Story is the fastest player to his first career six home runs. The second fastest? Blue Jays' Dino Restilli. It took him 10 games.
- At this rate, it would take Story just 49 games to break the single-season home run record of 73 home runs. It would take him just 509 games to break the all-time home run record.
- Story had six home runs in his first 19 plate appearances. It took Barry Bonds 54 plate appearances to hit his first six home runs in 2001 (when he hit 73 homers).
In four games this season, Story is hitting .368 (7-for-19) with six home runs and 11 RBIs in 19 plate appearances. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth 0.6 Wins Above Replacement, tied for second in the Major Leagues.
The best thing of all is that Story wasn't even supposed to be the Rockies' starting shortstop coming into this year. When Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Blue Jays last summer, the Rockies received Jose Reyes and gave him that job.
He'd still be here now if he did not have some domestic violence allegations put up against him and was suspended indefinitely earlier this spring. This opened up the door for Story, the Rockies' 11th-best prospect (via MLB.com) to take the starting job.
I guess you could say the rest is hiSTORY.
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