Yes, Trevor Story started his Major League career off with a bang and for some reason could not stop launching almost every ball thrown at him over the fence.
Let’s not forget about Tyler White’s incredibly hot start though. Home runs aside, White is actually having a better start than Story.
Sounds crazy, I know, but in just 26 plate appearances, White has a mind-blowing .545 average and only four strikeouts. Comparatively, Story has eight K’s, and other than his seven homers, only has two other hits in his 28 trips to the batter’s box.
Fantasy wise, White is the better option right now. He’s hit three home runs, driven in nine runs, has an on-base percentage of .577, and is slugging a ridiculous 1.091.
The only downside to White is whether or not he comes back down to earth and AJ Reed gets called up to take over. Given his production, that seems unlikely at the moment.
Obviously it is very early and sometimes the fire that these young guys bring with them dies down after a while, but he is definitely the hottest commodity on the waiver wire at the moment and soon will only be a trade target.
Snatch this guy up while you have the chance or make a move and get him on your squad.