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Charlie Blackmon | Outfielder | #19

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL
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Rockies and OF Charlie Blackmon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.3 million contract.
He had been projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $9 million, so the Rockies appear to have gotten considerable value here. Still, it's a hefty raise over the $3.5 million that he brought home in 2016 season. He's coming off a fantastic season in which he hit .324/.381/.552 with 29 homers, 82 RBI and 17 stolen bases and was one of the top five-category contributors in fantasy leagues. Jan 13 - 7:22 PM

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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Blue Jays' trade talks for Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon "do not appear to have much momentum right now."

An unidentified MLB team official told ESPN's Jayson Stark last month that the Rockies would only trade Blackmon this offseason for "an Adam Eaton type" return, and the Jays probably can't swing that unless they want to trade from their major league roster. Eaton fetched top pitching prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning for the White Sox in an early-December blockbuster with the Nationals.
Jan 3 - 4:29 PM

A team official that has inquired on Charlie Blackmon told ESPN's Jayson Stark that the Rockies will only trade the outfielder "if they get an Adam Eaton type deal."

Eaton fetched top starting pitching prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning for the White Sox in a trade last week with Washington. That's a massive return, but Chicago got it because Eaton is under contract through 2021 on a very team-friendly deal. Blackmon, meanwhile, is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2018 season. Eaton also significantly out-performed Blackmon in terms of WAR (Wins Above Replacement) in 2016: 6.0 to 3.9, per FanGraphs. Maybe the asking price will come down some on Blackmon if the Rockies are able to secure another free agent slugger like Edwin Encarnacion or Mark Trumbo.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Rockies GM Jeff Bridich said Wednesday that he is not looking to trade Charlie Blackmon or Carlos Gonzalez this winter.

But he didn't exactly call them untouchable either: "Are we going to look to improve things in 2017 and add major league players to our process for 2017? The answer is yes," Bridich told MLB.com. "I'm hopeful that doesn't have to come at the expense of players like Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon." Blackmon had a terrific 2016 season, slashing .324/.381/.552 with 29 home runs, 82 RBI, 17 stolen bases, and 111 runs scored in 143 games. He is due a raise in arbitration this winter from his 2016 salary of $3.5 million and remains under Colorado's control through 2018. CarGo will make $20 million in 2017, his final year under club control.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 10:54:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a homer as the Rockies fell to the Brewers in Sunday's season finale at Coors Field.

Blackmon opened the game with a solo home run, his 29th of the season. He added an RBI double in the second inning that tied the score at 2-2. He had a tremendous overall season as a catalyst atop the Rockies' lineup, slashing .324/.381/.552 with 29 homers, 82 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with an RBI single Friday versus the Brewers.

All three hits were singles. While it was a good night at the plate for him, he was also caught stealing and picked off first base. Blackmon has enjoyed a strong September and is batting .322/.378/.545 with 28 homers, 80 RBI, 17 steals, and 110 run scored. He actually has a higher OPS on the road this season than he has at home.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a homer and a triple Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Blackmon's homer gave him 100 runs scored for the first time in his career. He's driven himself in 27 times now.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 01:36:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Blackmon socked a solo home run off Robbie Ray to lead off the fifth inning. That one drew the Rockies to within 6-4, but they wouldn't score again in the contest. For the season, the 30-year-old outfielder is hitting to a .316/.377/.542 triple-slash with 26 homers and 72 RBI over 506 at-bats. Blackmon has now homered three times in his last five games.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:17:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon delivered a two-run homer Friday against the Padres.

It was his 24th bomb of the season. Blackmon was starting a second straight game tonight after missing five days with back stiffness. It's left Raimel Tapia with less to do in the Colorado outfield.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 02:15:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon was hit by a pitch as a pinch-hitter and stayed in to run Wednesday against the Giants.

Blackmon has been bothered by back stiffness, putting Raimel Tapia in center field for the Rockies. Blackmon remains day-to-day.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 12:31:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon (back) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

He's sat out the last two with a stiff back. Raimel Tapia will again fill in for Blackmon in center field and in the leadoff spot.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 01:01:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-6 and clobbered a pair of home runs as the Rockies dispatched of the Nationals 9-4 in 11 innings in Washington on Saturday afternoon.

Blackmon's solo shot off of Alex Cole in the third inning opened the scoring in the contest. He then blasted a game-changing two-run homer off of Yusmeiro Petit in the 11th inning that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Blackmon finished the afternoon 3-for-6 with three runs scored and three RBI and is now hitting .318/,378/.540 with 23 long balls, 63 RBI and 15 stolen bases on the season.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon (toe) finished 1-for-5 with a run scored in his return to the Rockies' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Brewers.

He struck out in three of his five trips to the plate as the Rockies fell at Milwaukee. Blackmon had missed four straight starts because of a bruised right toe.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 08:50:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon (toe) struck out as a pinch-hitter to end Monday's game against the Brewers.

Blackmon has missed four straight starts with a bruised right toe, but that he appeared as a pinch-hitter is a sign that he's getting close to returning. He's considered day-to-day.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 08:14:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon (toe) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again Monday versus the Brewers.

Blackmon has now missed four straight starts with a bruised right big toe. Consider him day-to-day for now. Both David Dahl and Gerardo Parra are in the outfield again on Monday.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
3Chris Denorfia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jeff Hoffman
6German Marquez
7Yency Almonte
8Shane Carle
9Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Mike Dunn
4Jason Motte
5Chad Qualls
6Scott Oberg
7Chris Rusin
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Eddie Butler
11Jairo Diaz
12Rayan Gonzalez
13Sam Moll
14Matt Carasiti