Trevor Story Signs with the Boston Red Sox
Written by: LaMarr Fields
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The Boston Red Sox and Trevor Story agreed to a six-year contract deal for $140 million. The deal includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year.
Last year for the Colorado Rockies, Story hit .251 with 24 home runs and 20 stolen bases. It was Story's worst offensive year of his career. Story will likely move to second base because Boston already has Xander Bogaerts at shortstop. Second base should be a good position for Story, who showed a lost arm strength last year.
Story put up big power numbers in 2018 with 37 and 35 in 2019. In the COVID season, he hit 11 home runs in 2020, but like most players in Colorado, their numbers seem to dip on the road. For example, Story's batting average and on-base percentage are 60 points lower on the road. Also, his slugging percentage is 160 points lower on the road. Home/road splits are always something to monitor with Rockies players. Story slashed .303/.369/.603 at Coors Field, compared to .241/.310/.442 on the road.
Now, Story will head to Boston and try to get back to his 2018 and 2019 form. The former Rockies Star could benefit from playing in Boston with the Green Monster in left field.
Story has a line of .272/.340/.523 with 158 homers and 450 RBIs in six years in Colorado for his career. Story is a two-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award, winner.