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Charlie Blackmon | Outfielder | #19

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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, $3.5 million contract.
Blackmon requested $3.9 million and was offered $2.7 million by the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged. It took 10 days for the two sides to reach an agreeable midpoint. Blackmon, 29, batted .287/.347/.450 with 17 home runs and 43 stolen bases in 157 games last season for the Rockies. The 29-year-old center fielder should again be a fantasy stud in 2016, assuming Colorado doesn't trade him. Jan 25 - 3:59 PM

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Charlie Blackmon admitted he was "a little perplexed" when the Rockies signed Gerardo Parra but said "we'll find a way to make it work."

More realistically, the Rockies' front office will make it work by trading one of Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez or Corey Dickerson. Blackmon was complementary of Parra, calling him a "great player" while praising his arm strength. There's no easy platoon scenario as all four outfielders are left-handed. The Cardinals and Tigers have shown interest in trading for one of the Rockies' outfielders, though Detroit can probably be ruled out after signing Justin Upton to a six-year deal.
Jan 23 - 7:08 PM

Charlie Blackmon requested $3.9 million and was offered $2.7 million by the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

Blackmon is arbitration-eligible for the first time. MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn $4.5 million, so the outfielder's requested seems pretty reasonable.
Jan 15 - 5:56 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers are among the teams talking to the Rockies about their surplus of outfielders.

It's virtually a given that Colorado will trade one of Carlos Gonzalez, Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson after the signing of Gerardo Parra. Rosenthal isn't sure which of the Rockies' outfielders the Tigers are interested in, and he adds that they could wind up just pursuing a secondary free agent outfielder instead. The Orioles are also known to be talking with the Rockies.
Jan 12 - 5:56 PM

Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch suggests the Cardinals are more likely to pursue Charlie Blackmon or Corey Dickerson in a trade than Carlos Gonzalez.

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported this week that the Cardinals were interested in acquiring one of the Rockies' outfielders. It makes sense for St. Louis to add an outfielder after losing Jason Heyward to the Cubs earlier this offseason. Matt Holliday is also in the final year of his contract. Obviously the Cardinals would prefer to have CarGo but they may not have the assets to pull off a trade of that magnitude. Blackmon and Dickerson are more realistic options though both come with drawbacks: Blackmon's numbers away from Coors Field are underwhelming while Dickerson has a weak throwing arm. Hochman hinted that Matt Adams could be involved if the Cardinals do pursue a trade with Colorado.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base as the Rockies took down the Giants 7-3 in Sunday's season finale.

Blackmon broke the game open in the ninth inning with a two-run single, completing a seven-run outburst in a comeback effort. He also stole second base but was stranded. Blackmon was a fantasy monster, completing the season with a .287/.347/.450 batting line, 17 home runs, 58 RBI, 93 runs scored, and 43 stolen bases.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:48:00 PM

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

Blackmon missed a couple games with a stiff neck but is ready to roll after testing things out in batting practice. He's in his customary leadoff spot against Mike Bolsinger and the Dodgers.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon (neck) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Thursday afternoon.

Blackmon was scratched from Wednesday's game due to neck stiffness and is apparently still in some discomfort. Brandon Barnes (hamstring) is also out Thursday, so Corey Dickerson will handle center field and Rafael Ynoa will play left. Kyle Parker is in right.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 12:55:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon was scratched Wednesday due to neck stiffness.

It's not an issue that has plagued Blackmon, so it's likely just a day-to-day deal. Brandon Barnes started in center field against the Pirates with Blackmon sidelined.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 08:21:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon was a late scratch from the Rockies' lineup on Wednesday.

The reason for his removal from the lineup is still unclear. Brandon Barnes will start in center field in his absence. The team should provide an update shortly.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon clubbed a leadoff home run in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

His solo shot off James Shields got the Rockies on the board early, but their offense was simply outmatched by the Padres in this one. Blackmon finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .288/.348/.453 with 16 homers, 54 RBI and 38 stolen bases on the year.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 07:57:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

He's probably not going to complain about a day off with Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Brandon Barnes is in center field in Blackmon's place.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks and swiped his 38th base of the season as the Rockies outlasted the Mariners 3-2 on Sunday.

Blackmon also scored a run in the contest. The 29-year-old outfielder stole a career-best 28 bases in a full-time role for the Rockies in 2014 and has obliterated that total this season. His 38 thefts rank him third in all of baseball, trailing only Billy Hamilton and Dee Gordon.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 08:13:00 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a walk, and a stolen base in Monday's 5-4 walk-off victory against the Diamondbacks.

Blackmon led off the third inning with a triple and scored his only run of the ballgame. The outfielder heads into the final month with strong numbers, batting .292/.354/.465 with 15 home runs, 51 RBI, 73 runs scored, and 36 stolen bases.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:23:00 AM

Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

He's on the bench with the Pirates starting Francisco Liriano. Brandon Barnes is in center field in Blackmon's place.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Dustin Garneau
3Tom Murphy
1B1Ben Paulsen
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3Trevor Story
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Raimel Tapia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Chris Rusin
4Jon Gray
5Jordan Lyles
6Tyler Chatwood
7Tyler Anderson
8Carlos Estevez
9Antonio Senzatela
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Jason Motte
3Chad Qualls
4Boone Logan
5Justin Miller
6Jairo Diaz
7Chris Rusin
8Miguel Castro
9Adam Ottavino
10David Hale
11Jason Gurka