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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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Gerardo Parra
3Chris Denorfia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4German Marquez
5Shane Carle
6Chad Bettis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Chris Rusin
7Jason Motte
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Scott Oberg
11Jairo Diaz
12Matt Carasiti