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Charlie Blackmon | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.
It's just a day of rest. Brandon Barnes is in center field with Blackmon on the bench. May 29 - 3:40 PM

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Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Blackmon socked his 411-foot shot off of Chris Heston in the fifth inning as the Rockies tried to mount a comeback from a 7-1 deficit. The team came close, but ultimately ended up on the wrong side of a 10-8 score. Blackmon finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. The 28-year-old outfielder is now hitting .273/.335/.455 and represents a tiny ray of sunshine for his 15-25 club.
May 23 - 9:42 PM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup against the Angels on Wednesday.

With left-hander Hector Santiago on the mound, the Rockies will start Drew Stubbs in center field Wednesday. The 28-year-old is batting .292/.347/.513 with five homers and four steals on the year.
May 13 - 7:16 PM

Charlie Blackmon doubled and belted a solo homer Saturday in his return to the lineup.

Blackmon missed a game due to the flu, but obviously he's fine. The outfielder sports a .300/.354/.511 batting line with three longballs and 12 RBI this season.
May 3 - 8:20 AM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Friday's showdown against the Padres.

Blackmon has been battling a stomach bug, but is steadily improving and could return to the Rockies lineup on Saturday. The Rockies will roll with Drew Stubbs in center field on Friday.
May 1 - 6:39 PM

Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run in the third inning of Friday's win over the Giants.

Blackmon finished the game 2-for-5. In addition to the home run, he also hit a single. Blackmon's slashing .269/.342/.478 in April, with two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored. He continues to have value in mixed leagues thanks to his position in the lineup leading off and his speed, though he was thrown out trying to steal in Friday's contest. In 2014, Blackmon swiped 28 bags in 38 attempts.
Apr 25 - 3:33 AM

Charlie Blackmon took Clayton Kershaw deep on Friday for his first homer of the season.

That's the kind of thing that will help keep him in the lineup against left-handers. Blackmon spent most of last April hitting over .400, but he's been quieter this month, batting .263 with six runs scored, four RBI and one steal in 38 at-bats. He'll have value in mixed leagues for as long as the Rockies continue leading him off.
Apr 18 - 1:48 AM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

Neither is Justin Morneau, as manager Walt Weiss is going with Drew Stubbs in center field and Wilin Rosario at first base against left-hander Travis Wood. Expect this to be the standard setup when the Rockies are facing a southpaw.
Apr 10 - 12:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon is hitting leadoff for the Rockies in Monday's season-opener versus the Brewers.

The full Opening Day lineup for the visiting Rockies: Charlie Blackmon CF, Carlos Gonzalez RF, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Justin Morneau 1B, Nolan Arenado 3B, Corey Dickerson LF, Nick Hundley C, D.J. LeMahieu 2B, Kyle Kendrick SP. No surprises here.
Apr 6 - 10:48 AM

Charlie Blackmon had a nice day at the plate in Friday's loss to the Padres, going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored.

Blackmon also drew a walk in the contest, reaching safely in three of his four plate appearances atop the order. The 28-year-old is hitting .290 (9-for-31) with a homer and three RBI. As long as he's hitting in the second slot of the Rockies lineup, he should once again provide plenty of mixed league value in 2015.
Mar 28 - 1:36 AM

Charlie Blackmon homered and scored twice in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Indians.

The homer was Blackmon's first of the spring, also giving him his first RBI. The outfielder broke out in 2014, hitting .288/.335/.440 with 19 homers and 28 steals, but some regression is expected in his follow-up campaign. Still, the combination of power and speed in Coors Field makes him plenty mixed league worthy.
Mar 21 - 7:19 PM

Charlie Blackmon said Wednesday after his Cactus League debut that the pain in his abdomen is mostly gone.

Blackmon finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout against the Mariners, but the results aren't important right now. What matters is that he's over his early-camp abdominal discomfort and ready to get properly tuned up for the start of the 2015 regular season. Blackmon, 28, batted .288/.335/.440 with 19 home runs, 72 RBI, 28 stolen bases, and 82 runs scored in 154 games last year.
Mar 11 - 5:56 PM

Charlie Blackmon (abdomen) will make his first Cactus League appearance on Wednesday.

Blackmon had been dealing with abdominal tightness. It's not much more than a minor injury and he should be ready to go for Opening Day. Blackmon put up a breakout season for the Rockies in 2014, picking up the slack for injured stars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. He slashed .288/.335/.440 to go with 19 home runs and 28 stolen bases.
Mar 11 - 12:45 PM

Charlie Blackmon (abdomen) is expected to make his Cactus League debut within the next couple days.

Blackmon is a little behind the other Rockies' hitters due to minor abdominal tightness, but he's progressing nicely. As long as he doesn't have a setbacks, he'll have plenty of time to get in enough at-bats prior to Opening Day.
Mar 8 - 3:52 PM

Charlie Blackmon is not in Wednesday's Cactus League lineup due to slight abdominal discomfort.

He's expected to take batting practice Wednesday, so it doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of the lineup for long. Blackmon is coming off a breakout season in which he batted .288/.335/.440 with 19 home runs and 28 stolen bases.
Mar 4 - 1:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Wilin Rosario
3Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Eddie Butler
5Christian Bergman
6Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3LaTroy Hawkins
4Rafael Betancourt
5Christian Friedrich
6Brooks Brown
7Scott Oberg
8Ken Roberts
9Chris Rusin
10Chad Bettis
11Yohan Flande
12Adam Ottavino