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  1. Story was #26 on my Big Board last year. True story.

    u mad?

    Hebner was also 38 for me despite being like 175 on BA’s.

    Comment by Marc — May 10, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

  2. Title of this should be What’s the Story with Trevor Story?

    Comment by DD — May 10, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

  3. “per se” not “per say”

    Comment by odbsol — May 10, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

  4. Hey, Mr. Richard Say was one of the most respected scouts I’ve ever come across!

    Comment by DD — May 10, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

  5. Or ‘What’s with Trevor Story, Morning Glory?’

    Comment by TK — May 10, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

  6. Is Story’s potential keeping the Rockies from searching for a serious long-term solution at 2B?

    Comment by Bob — May 11, 2012 @ 12:08 am

  7. Excellent writeup.

    Trevor Story entered pro ball with questions about his bat. He surprised in 2011 with outstanding production. Two realities – it was in the Pioneer League, a hitter’s league but he was but 18 and he hit, period. He bloomed where he was planted and that was all he could control.

    Story’s prospect status thus rose considerably.

    This year he has held his own and his plate discipline has been acceptable, a plus-marker for his age. If he continues to do that and “barrels” up the bat then yes, as Mike writes, and as the scout shared with him, there will be some more power that comes eventually.

    While I think it is too early to see Story as an eventual solid-regular or better as a MLB prospect, it is also clear that he is a promising talent.

    I agree that he has great value in that he could play SS or 2B (while also potentially being a 3B if necessary). His bat would obviously play best at SS or 2B (where Josh Rutledge, now at Double-A Tulsa, could end up).

    Agree again with Mike, that Story could become a valuable trade chip. To me, if Rutledge continues to develop and ends up playing second, and hitting, for the Rockies, and Troy Tulowitzki stays healthy at shortstop, then Story could be a primary or secondary trade piece to bring a quality return.

    So a lot of potential positives.

    Colorado Rockies Prospects Report (google)

    Comment by Colorado Rockies Prospects Report — May 11, 2012 @ 8:57 am

  8. Story is the serious long-term solution at 2B.

    Comment by Ben — May 11, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

  9. The original title was “What’s The Trevor Story?” I’m not quite sure why it was edited, but it doesn’t change the piece.

    Comment by Mike Newman — May 12, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

  10. per se, per se, per se, per se, per se, per se, per se. Okay, maybe now the grammar gods will forgive me and I can get on with the scouting.

    Comment by Mike Newman — May 12, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

  11. Could Story be the long term answer at 2B? Yes, but if he’s 3-4 years out, the Rockies, or any other organization for that matter, would not bank on a guy so young.

    Comment by Mike Newman — May 13, 2012 @ 8:22 am

  12. Hey Mike,

    Great article. However, next time, don’t be so pissy about being corrected on your grammar. You made a mistake, no big deal, but how about, “Ooops, missed that. Thanks for pointing out the error.”

    If you’re so eager to get on with scouting, then I’d recommend you stop writing. You do great work. You have a great job. The next time someone corrects your grammar, suck it up. As a regular reader, I know I would respect you more if you handled it better. Your reader didn’t insult your mother; he wrote five words that might help someone take your writing more seriously. Some of us get hung up on grammar. I know it matters to me.

    Comment by Jamie — June 15, 2012 @ 12:25 am

  13. It matters to me that people don’t leave whiny comments about grammar. Anyone who actually takes Mike’s writing less seriously because of a grammatical error is being a bit silly.

    Comment by Simon — June 15, 2012 @ 6:31 am

  14. Uhhhhh, then quit leaving whiny comments. If a WRITER doesn’t take his grammar seriously, then he is in the wrong profession. Call me silly, whiny, petty, whatever; a writer who doesn’t take his writing seriously is less of a writer, in my humble opinion.

    As I already said, I thought it was a great piece, written by a very talented writer and scout. He does a great job and is probably my second favorite writer on Fangraphs. But by making shitty retorts to his readers, on a blog where people are expected to reply, he alienates people. He may not mind. You may not mind. Apparently the other person who made the comment minds, and so do I.

    I love it when people defend improper grammar. That is your prerogative, but I think it is unintelligent and misguided. To me, it’s as silly as a sacrifice bunt in innings 1-8. However, if you’d like to further this conversation, please don’t hesitate to send me an email, no need to tie up the comment section on Mike’s post.

    Comment by Jamie — June 15, 2012 @ 10:52 am

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