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Chicago White Sox, Trevor Story
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Trevor Story would be a perfect player to be on the 2022 Chicago White Sox.

Trevor Story would fit right in at second base. The two-time all-star and two-time Silver Slugger award winner has been with Colorado his entire career spanning back to 2016 in which he finished 4th in rookie of the year voting. For his career, he has slashed an impressive .272/.340/.521, with his only real down years coming in 2017 where he batted .239, and this year where is only hitting .246.

Story currently earns $18,500,000 in his final year of arbitration before he is set to hit the market in free agency. There is pretty much certain that he won’t be resigning with the Rockies, as rumors swirled at the trade deadline and it was even reported that Trevor Story himself was surprised he wasn’t moved.

The only reason some may balk at Trevor Story is because of his home/road splits. He is a lifetime .303 hitter in Coors Field in 1,368 at-bats, but just .241 away from Coors for his career. That’s somewhat of an eyesore of a split right there. However, he has been a lefty masher, hitting .285 on the road against southpaws, coupled with a 226 ISO and wRC+ of 128.

Where he may slightly lack at the plate, he more than makes up for in other categories. He is a plus-fielding defender and has great speed on the base paths, usually finding himself on pace to swipe 25 bags on any given season.

If hitting coaches feel confident that they can get Story hitting better away from Coors Field, he would definitely be a solid pick-up in the offseason. It would come at a price, but he has proven himself to be an above-average ballplayer. The Sox already stated they were looking at Story for a replacement second baseman at the deadline but ultimately didn’t pull the trigger.