No one burst onto the scene with more fury than Trevor Story, becoming the first player in MLB history to notch a home run in his first four career games. Crazy thing is, it was not just four home runs, but six. He has eight hits, all but two coming via the long ball.
Currently, he is on pace to hit 243 homers, and playing half of his games in the Colorado air I don’t see that being untouchable. Just kidding. If this guy isn’t just a quick flash in the pan, he could launch 40 in the league’s most hitter friendly environment.
Not to rain on this parade that is Story’s incredible week of hitting, but let us travel back in time to 2006 when Chris Shelton was the best hitter in the universe for two weeks. Shelton was the first player in ML history to hit nine home runs in his first 13 games.
What happened to Shelton after that? He was sent down to the minors midway through the season and finished with a total of 16 homers.
Hopefully Story does not follow suit and continues this torrid pace, but only time will tell.
For now though fantasy baseball owners know he is the guy to own and no one is hotter with a baseball bat in his hands.