It can’t get much better for Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rockies rookie hit a home run in his first at-bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks to give his team a 2-0 lead. 

The blast was his fourth home run of the season, as he’s homered in each of his first three games this year, including twice in his debut on Monday. According to ESPN Stats & Info, no rookie has accomplished such a feat since 1900.

The 23-year-old Story did hit 20 home runs in 130 combined games in Double-A and Triple-A ball last season, so the power numbers have been there. 

But no one thought he would be on pace to hit 216 home runs in his rookie season after just 27 innings of baseball. 

It’s been feast or famine with Story too. He’s had four hits in his first 11 career at-bats, and all of them have gone over the fence. 

Story got his career started on the right track with a pair of home runs on Opening Day, becoming the first rookie to hit two dingers in his major league debut since J.P. Arencibia with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010:

He followed it up with this moonshot on Tuesday:

His sudden rise to fame is going to affect fantasy leagues, according to Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans:

Story has displayed some big-time power to all parts of the field in his historic run. Doubters can’t use the thin air at Coors Field in Colorado as an excuse either, as these came at Chase Field, home of the Diamondbacks. 

It’s not a little park either. According to, Chase Field has 374-foot power alleys, with its deepest parts at left- and right-center at 413 feet. Story already abused that portion of the park with his blast on Wednesday. 

Once the word is out on Story, pitchers around the league will know how to prepare for his power. But for now, the Rockies have the league’s home run leader in their lineup, and it’s not who anyone expected.


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