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Charlie Blackmon | Outfielder | #19

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 finished 2-for-4 with a triple, home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's victory against the Giants.
Blackmon has hit safely in seven straight outings and he has homered in each of the past two, and three of the past five. While his average sits at a mediocre .254, his power numbers have been good enough to make him a useful option in most fantasy formats. Apr 23 - 1:34 AM

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Charlie Blackmon hit his fourth homer Friday against the Giants.

It was a two-run shot off Johnny Cueto. Blackmon is batting just .239 with a .292 OBP, but he has 11 RBI from the leadoff spot in 17 games.
Apr 22 - 12:42 AM

Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Blackmon's bat has been hot of late, as he has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games including three multi-hit efforts. On Sunday, he teed off on a Jeff Samardzija pitch to lead off the game, whacking it an estimated 415 feet to boost the Rockies to an early 1-0 lead. They would add to Blackmon's contribution courtesy of a two-run double by Nolan Arenado later in the frame. Blackmon is hitting .232/.283/.446 with three homers and nine RBI through the first 14 games of the season.
Apr 16 - 7:07 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

The Rockies were unable to put together any sort of offense against Zach Lee and company in this one, finishing out with just three hits as a team. Blackmon had two of those. The slugger is 10-for-39 (.256) with two home runs and six RBI in the early going.
Apr 12 - 6:16 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Blackmon crunched a two-run homer off Kenta Maeda in the third inning, his first home run this season. He is looking to build on a 2016 body of work in which he boasted a .324/.381/.552 triple-slash with 29 homers, 111 runs scored, 82 RBI and 17 steals. All three numbers on that slash-line were the best of his career. Ditto the home run mark, the runs scored mark and the RBI mark.
Apr 9 - 7:41 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 and scored a run against the Mariners on Friday.

He doubled twice in the game, and ran home on a D.J. LeMahieu double in the seventh inning. He has been hot this spring, carrying a .382 batting average through 55 at-bats. Blackmon has been one of the most complete all-around hitters in fantasy baseball the last few years. He turned in a .324/.381/.552 slash line with 29 homers, 111 runs scored, 82 RBI and 17 steals in 2016.
Apr 1 - 1:42 AM

Charlie Blackmon is battling flu-like symptoms.

He's been out the past couple of days and now we know why. Blackmon's teammate Jake McGee is also under the weather. Illnesses like these can spread through a locker room, so it wouldn't be surprising if a few more Rockies came down with the flu. Both players should be available for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 3:36 PM

Charlie Blackmon bopped his third home run of the spring Wednesday in the Rockies’ Cactus League win over the Indians.

Blackmon’s two-run jack off Danny Salazar in the second was his only hit of the afternoon. He’s had a torrid spring, hitting .415 with nine RBI across 41 at-bats. Blackmon set career-highs in home runs (29), RBI (82) and batting average (.324) last season and has promised to steal more bases this year. In mixed leagues, he’s a consensus second-round pick.
Mar 22 - 8:20 PM

Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Rockies' 9-2 win over the A's on Sunday.

Blackmon hit a two-run triple as part of Colorado's five-run second inning and then slugged a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth. The star center fielder is batting .471 with a 1.337 OPS in 34 at-bats this spring. Somebody's ready for the regular season.
Mar 19 - 6:45 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the Rockies' 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Blackmon led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot and added an RBI single in the bottom of the second. The dynamic center fielder carries massive fantasy potential into the 2017 season as the locked-in leadoff man in a dangerous Colorado lineup. He batted .324/.381/.552 with 29 home runs, 82 RBI, 17 stolen bases, and 111 runs scored in 143 games last year.
Feb 26 - 5:43 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black wants Charlie Blackmon to run more this season.

Blackmon fell back to 17 stolen bases in 2016 after swiping 43 in 2015, with Black indicating that the drop was due in part to the outfielder's legs not feeling 100 percent. "Charlie is dangerous in (the batter’s) box and became a real threat, each and every time he got in the box or when he got on first base (in 2015)," Black said. "We’ve got to get back to that. We’ve talked about that a little bit. Charlie was a little bit banged up last year. He was able to play, but I don’t think his legs felt great." Blackmon dealt with separate toe issues on two occasions in 2016, so perhaps that's what Black is referring to. Regardless, it's encouraging from a fantasy perspective to hear that Blackmon might be in line to bounce back from a steals standpoint in 2017.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 19 - 10:15 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Mark Reynolds
3Stephen Cardullo
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Kyle Freeland
5Antonio Senzatela
6Chad Bettis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Carlos Estevez
7Chris Rusin
8Jordan Lyles
9Scott Oberg
10Jairo Diaz