For all Trevor Story accomplished in a record rookie season, his biggest takeaway is this: Slide feet first.
A painful lesson and one that ended the Colorado Rockies shortstop's outstanding season in late July after he tore a ligament in his left thumb trying avoid a tag while reaching for second base .
Before his injury, Story was making headlines for his improbable power surge to start his career, hitting two homers in his major league debut and seven in the opening week. Story just kept on going deep, too - until his injury July 30. After that, he watched his team fall out of contention.