‘He’s going to be round for a very long time’: Trevor Story praised Pink Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer

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“The child can swing the bat. That’s for positive.”

Marcelo Mayer slides into second base as Jordan Lawlar makes an attempt to make the play through the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Sport. Steph Chambers/Getty Picture

Trevor Story is aware of what it’s prefer to be a younger, athletic, extremely regarded shortstop working diligently to earn a spot on a Main League roster.

As Story rehabs with Double-A Portland this weekend, he’s carving out time to mentor Marcelo Mayer and reply any questions he might have.

Mayer, a 6-foot-3, 20-year-old phenom whom the Pink Sox took fourth general in 2021, recalled how he was in center faculty when Story was hitting bombs at Coors Discipline in Colorado. He mentioned he’s going to do no matter he can to “choose his mind” throughout their time collectively.

“Simply the quantity of video games he’s performed greater than me, the quantity of expertise he has that I don’t,” Mayer instructed reporters. “I’m trying ahead to only seeing how he works, speaking to him, soaking all of it in and seeing how he handles his enterprise.”

Story, who’s recovering from surgical procedure on his proper elbow, made it clear he’s impressed by what he’s seen to this point. Mayer, who began at third Friday, tripled to left-center and drove within the shortstop Story within the first inning of a recreation that was tied 6-6 earlier than the rain got here and suspended play.

Within the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Sport earlier this month, Mayer began at shortstop and singled in his solely plate look earlier than stealing second base. He’s presently using a four-game hitting streak with the Sea Canines and is 6-for-17 (.353) throughout that span.

“The child can swing the bat. That’s for positive,” Story instructed reporters. “He’s an enormous child and he’s going to be on the forefront of what we’re doing for a very long time. I believe he’s received that type of character. He believes in himself that manner. I used to be excited to see him, and he confirmed out tonight.”

Story mentioned he’s chatted a bit with Mayer however is trying ahead to extra 1-on-1 time with him this weekend.

It’s doable the 2 will workforce up within the infield within the majors within the not-so-distant future, so constructing chemistry now may go a good distance within the years to return.

“Simply to get to know him slightly bit higher, as a result of like I mentioned, I do know he’s going to be round for a very long time and taking part in nicely,” Story mentioned.