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Charlie Blackmon | Outfielder | #19

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details
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Charlie Blackmon hit his seventh home run of the season Monday in the Rockies' 6-2 defeat of the Pirates.
It was an eighth-inning solo shot off Pirates right-hander Tyler Glasnow, on a frigid night at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Blackmon also plated a run on a groundout in the bottom of the first and singled to lead off the top of the sixth, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. He's been tremendous on the road so far in 2018 and is slashing .314/.397/.784 across 51 total at-bats. Apr 16 - 9:45 PM

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Rockies manager Bud Black said Monday that he will consider keeping DJ LeMahieu at leadoff and Charlie Blackmon in the heart of the order when Nolan Arenado is back from suspension.

Black floated the idea of batting Blackmon in the heart of the order before spring training but ultimately decided to keep him in the leadoff spot. However, the center fielder has been in the No. 3 spot while Arenado serves his suspension. The Rockies offense is struggling, so it might make sense to shake things up.
Apr 16 - 5:02 PM

Charlie Blackmon hit a double and a homer in a win over the Nationals on Sunday.

The homer came off of Stephen Strasburg, and it gives him six on the season. While Blackmon is better -- by a considerable margin -- at home, he's certainly not an automatic out when away from Coors Field, or anything close to it. He's well worth DFS consideration even when the Rockies are playing on the road.
Apr 15 - 5:09 PM

Charlie Blackmon clubbed a two-run homer as the Rockies fell to the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.

Blackmon, returning after a four-game layoff due to tightness in his right quad, crushed a two-run bomb off of Max Scherzer in the first inning. That would wind up being the only hit they would tally against the star right-hander. Blackmon finished the day 1-for-4, striking out in his other three at-bats. He's hitting .279/.380/.674 with five homers and eight RBI on the season.
Apr 14 - 4:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon (quad) returned to the Rockies' starting lineup on Saturday.

Blackmon missed the team's last four games due to tightness in his right quadriceps. He returns to a difficult assignment against Nationals' ace Max Scherzer.
Apr 14 - 11:24 AM

Charlie Blackmon (quad) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Friday.

He's missed four straight games with tightness in his right quad, but the Rockies are confident Blackmon won't need a trip to the disabled list. They have Ian Desmond in center field and Ryan McMahon at first base Friday.
Apr 13 - 3:45 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black and head athletic trainer Keith Dugger both said Thursday that Charlie Blackmon (quad) is much improved and not expected to need a disabled list stint.

Blackmon missed a third straight game Thursday with tightness in his right quad, but it sounds like he has a good chance to return sometime over the weekend. Pat Valaika and Mike Tauchman have seen an uptick in playing time with Blackmon sidelined.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 13 - 11:37 AM

Charlie Blackmon (quad) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Thursday night versus the Nationals.

Ian Desmond is starting in center field and batting fifth with DJ LeMahieu at leadoff. Blackmon has been sidelined since Monday because of quad tightness.
Apr 12 - 3:59 PM

Charlie Blackmon (quad) remains out of the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday against the Padres.

Blackmon is still day-to-day with tightness in his quad. Mike Tauchman will start in center field and bat sixth versus San Diego right-hander Luis Perdomo. DJ LeMahieu will take a turn at leadoff.
Apr 11 - 1:32 PM

Charlie Blackmon was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Padres with quad tightness.

Consider him day-to-day for now. Mike Tauchman will cover center field duties while DJ LeMahieu will slide into the leadoff spot. Chris Iannetta will hit second.

Charlie Blackmon (back) is back in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

Blackmon sat out Sunday with some minor back tightness, but he's expected to be fine. He's in his customary leadoff spot and in center field against Clayton Richard and the Padres.
Apr 9 - 5:01 PM

Charlie Blackmon (back) is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

Blackmon played through some back tightness Saturday, so it makes sense to get him some rest Sunday especially with the Braves throwing lefty Sean Newcomb. He's day-to-day. Mike Tauchman is in center field.
Apr 8 - 12:13 PM

Charlie Blackmon played through some back tightness Saturday, according to manager Bud Black.

The revelation explains why Black asked Blackmon to bunt with two on and no outs in the ninth inning. "I wasn't going to let him swing," Black said. It doesn't sound overly serious, but no one should be surprised if Blackmon sits out Sunday's game as an added precaution.
Apr 8 - 12:06 AM

Rockies signed OF Charlie Blackmon to a six-year, $108 million contract extension with player options for 2022 and 2023.

The new deal keeps Blackmon's $14 million arbitration-negotiated salary intact for the 2018 season (via a $12 million salary and $2 million signing bonus) and will pay him $21 million per year from 2019-2021. Blackmon will then have a $20 million player option for 2022 and a $10 million player option for 2023, subject to various bonuses and escalators. $108 million is a big guarantee for a guy who turns 32 years old in July, but Blackmon has put up monstrous numbers at Coors Field over the last three-plus seasons and the Rockies have now ensured that he won't walk as a free agent this winter. Blackmon is a .346/.406/.566 career hitter at Coors and a .265/.314/.436 hitter everywhere else.
Apr 4 - 3:01 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a homer and two doubles in a 7-4 victory over the Padres on Monday.

The homer was Blackmon's fourth of the year, and it came off of Kyle McGrath in the ninth inning. It's been a monster start to the season for the 2017 MVP candidate, and he's well on his way to once again being one of the best fantasy players in all of baseball. The fact he plays in the pitching cesspool that is Coors Field only adds to his considerable value, but he's shown he can do these things on the road, as well.
Apr 3 - 1:34 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Tony Wolters
1B1Ian Desmond
2Ryan McMahon
2B1DJ LeMahieu
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Mike Tauchman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Chad Bettis
4German Marquez
5Kyle Freeland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Jake McGee
3Bryan Shaw
4Adam Ottavino
5Chris Rusin
6Mike Dunn
7Scott Oberg
8Antonio Senzatela
9Carlos Estevez
10Zac Rosscup
11Rayan Gonzalez