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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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Rockies manager Bud Black said he'll take a "serious look" at hitting Charlie Blackmon in the heart of the order this season.
Blackmon brought up the idea last month in a chat with MLB.com's Thomas Harding while noting that he hadn't yet discussed it with management. The 31-year-old center fielder slugged 37 home runs last season as a leadoff man and that power might play a little better in the No. 3 hole, but this possibility is only in the experimental stages for now. Ian Desmond, David Dahl, and Raimel Tapia would be the options to take over at leadoff for Colorado. DJ LeMahieu will likely hit second, with Nolan Arenado maybe moving into the cleanup spot. Feb 14 - 12:03 PM

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Although it's not something he's discussed with the team, Charlie Blackmon is open to moving out of the leadoff spot if the Rockies want to try it.

That Blackmon has gone from hitting 19 and 17 homers in his first two seasons as a regular to 29 and 37 the last two years would be the reason for trying him as a No. 3 hitting in between D.J. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado. Still, Blackmon drove in 104 runs last year despite hitting leadoff, and it seems like the best strategy here would be to leave well enough alone. If the Rockies want to do something a little different, maybe they could hit Chris Iannetta ninth, which would result in a few more men on base for Blackmon.
Jan 25 - 10:18 PM

Charlie Blackmon said Saturday that he's open to a long-term contract extension with the Rockies.

"It’s two-way street," Blackmon said. "I like being here, I really like the people and I like my teammates. Hopefully something happens, that would be great. … I think it’s possible. I think that happens to a lot of players. They sign a one-year contract in arbitration and then sign an extension some time in spring training." Blackmon changed agents back in November and avoided arbitration earlier this month by agreeing to a one-year, $14 million contract. While he's open to a long-term deal like most every impending free agent, the odds of one coming together just aren't very high. Blackmon will be 32 when he hits the open market next winter.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 21 - 12:34 PM

Rockies and OF Charlie Blackmon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $14 million contract.

It's nearly double what he made last season ($7.3 million). The big raise is well-earned, of course, after Blackmon batted .331/.399/.601 with 37 homers, 104 RBI, and 14 steals in 2017. He's set to hit the open market next winter as part of the talented 2018-19 free agent class.
Jan 12 - 9:53 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Charlie Blackmon is now represented by ACES.

Blackmon was previously represented by Sports One Athlete Management. The move was likely done with next offseason in mind, as the 31-year-old has the chance to cash in big in free agency. Blackmon won his first batting title this past season while hitting .331/.399/.601 with 37 homers, 104 RBI, and 14 steals. He finished fifth in the NL MVP balloting.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 03:05:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's game against the Dodgers to push his batting average to .330.

It was the 68th multi-hit game of the season for Blackmon, who is closing in on the National League batting title. Teammate DJ LeMahieu (.348) won the title last season, and a Rockies player has won the NL batting title in three of the past four seasons.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 02:54:00 AM

Nolan Arenado went 3-for-5 with a solo homer against the Dodgers in a 9-1 rout Friday.

The homer gave Arenado his third straight 130-RBI season. Albert Pujols is the only other active player with three career 130-RBI campaigns. Of course, Coors Field plays a huge role in his RBI totals, but even with that helping hand, it takes excellence, consistency and durability to drive in 130 runs per year.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored Wednesday in the Rockies' 15-9 defeat of the Marlins.

Blackmon hit RBI singles in the bottom of the second, bottom of the sixth, and bottom of the eighth as the Colorado offense exploded for 15 runs in the afternoon series finale at Coors Field. Blackmon now has 100 RBI on the season -- as a leadoff man. The 31-year-old center fielder is slashing .328/.397/.598 and has a case to be named the 2017 National League MVP.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 06:45:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon finished 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Tuesday's victory against Miami.

Blackmon has tailed off a little over the past couple of weeks, going just 10-for-55 (.181) with eight RBI and 13 strikeouts since Sept. 9 to drop his average from .340 to .326. He remains three shy of 100 RBI for the season.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 01:51:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon crushed his 36th home run of the year as the Rockies topped the Padres 8-4 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

His solo shot came as part of a three-run uprising in the ninth inning. Blackmon finished the day 2-for-4 plus a walk and he scored three times. He's having an outstanding season at the dish, hitting .326/.394/.600 with 36 homers, 96 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win against the Padres.

Blackmon needed a big game for his fantasy owners, as he entered just 1-for-18 over his past five games and he hadn't had a game with more than one RBI since Aug. 26. Still, it has been another banner year for Blackmon, who has 35 homers, 93 RBI and a sparkling 1.010 OPS.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 12:49:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Ian Desmond will handle center field.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 and hit his 33rd homer Monday as the Rockies edged the Giants 4-3.

Blackmon hit third yesterday, but all 33 of his homers this season have come from the leadoff spot. No one has ever hit 40 homers from the leadoff spot in a season, but Blackmon has a chance. Alfonso Soriano has the record, hitting 39 of his 46 homers in 2006 as a leadoff man. Soriano is also second on that list, with 38 in 2002, and tied for third with 35 in 2003 (the others with 35 were Bobby Bonds in 1973 and Brady Anderson in 1996).
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 07:16:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon is back in the leadoff spot Monday against the Giants.

Blackmon made a rare start out of the No. 3 spot on Sunday with Nolan Arenado out of the lineup. DJ LeMahieu hit leadoff on Sunday, but he'll slide down to the second spot on Monday.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 01:04:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon clubbed his 32nd home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.

It was a solo blast to center field in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was also the only run surrendered by Tigers starter Justin Verlander as Detroit went on to win 6-2. Blackmon is batting .339/.401/.622 in 131 games this season and will probably receive some votes in the National League MVP balloting.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Tony Wolters
3Tom Murphy
4Chris Rabago
1B1Ryan McMahon
2B1DJ LeMahieu
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Ian Desmond
2Raimel Tapia
3David Dahl
4Noel Cuevas
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Mike Tauchman
3Yonathan Daza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Kyle Freeland
4German Marquez
5Tyler Anderson
6Antonio Senzatela
7Jeff Hoffman
8Sam Howard
9Jesus Tinoco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Jake McGee
3Bryan Shaw
4Adam Ottavino
5Mike Dunn
6Scott Oberg
7Chris Rusin
8Carlos Estevez
9Zac Rosscup
10Jairo Diaz
11Brooks Pounders