Saturday Numbers Game: Bank on Story to Drive in Runs

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has put himself into elite status offensively. He goes into Saturday with 67 RBI with two more games before the All-Star Break. That's the third highest RBI total for an NL shortstop at the All-Star Break.

And who ranks No. 1 and No. 2? The same shortstop -- Ernie Banks of the Cubs, who had 76 RBI at the break in both 1959 and 1960. And Story, like Banks, is in the top 10 twice. His 57 RBI a year ago at the All-Star Break matched Troy Tulowitzki for the ninth-highest total.

Player Season G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ernie Banks 1959 ChC 90 308 47 93 11 4 23 76 28 36 302
Ernie Banks 1960 ChC 76 304 56 89 15 2 26 76 45 36 0.293
Trevor Story 2018 Col 93 358 48 104 27 5 19 67 31 101 0.291
Jay Bell 1999 Ari 85 343 77 98 20 2 24 65 42 76 0.286
Travis Jackson 1934 NYG 72 274 49 79 15 3 13 62 20 19 0.288
Brandon Crawford 2016 SF 87 302 37 85 15 4 9 61 34 63 0.281
Denis Menke 1969 Hou 91 326 43 99 20 3 6 61 50 45 0.304
Edgar Renteria 2003 StL 92 357 55 118 26 1 9 60 33 32 0.331
Trevor Story 2016 Col 81 319 52 83 20 4 21 57 29 114 0.26
Troy Tulowitzki 2011 Col 86 332 44 89 18 2 17 57 33 32 0.268

With 11 wins in their last 14 games, the Rockies have moved into third-place in the NL West, three games back of the first-place Dodgers. They go into Saturday's game against the Mariners with a 49-45 record, the fifth best in franchise history after 94 games, and one of only nine seasons in which they have had a winning record.

Rockies Through 94 Games

Tm W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2017 53 41 0.564 479 446 33 87-75 3 Wildcard
1995 52 42 0.553 519 508 11 77-67 2 Wildcard
2010 51 43 0.543 454 410 44 83-79 3
2009 51 43 0.543 479 425 54 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 49 45 0.521 449 457 -8 TBD TBD TBD
1996 49 45 0.521 571 575 -4 83-79 3
2007 48 46 0.511 463 463 0 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2003 48 46 0.511 520 508 12 74-88 4
2000 47 47 0.5 576 549 27 82-80 4
1994 46 48 0.489 493 511 -18 53-64 3
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