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19 Charlie Blackmon CF
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 7/1/1986 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 97/89 | Average Draft Position: 140.38
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Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon extends hitting streak to five games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon extended his hitting streak to five games during Tuesday's 7-6 defeat to San Diego.

Blackmon gave Colorado a 4-2 lead with a two-run double in the fifth inning for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. He has gone 6 for 19 with a double, two triples, two walks and three RBI during his hitting streak. He is hitting .283/.371/.491 on the year.


Rest, not foot, keeps Corey Dickerson out of Rockies' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is out of the team's starting lineup for Tuesday's game. However the reason for Dickerson's absence is rest, not the foot that has been giving him trouble. 

Dickerson has been battling plantar fasciitis since spring training and was doubtful for the game. He told MLB.com he thinks he can play.  

The Denver Post reported that Dickerson believes he'll be able to play within the next few days and won't need a trip to the disabled list.

Charlie Blackmon moves from center to left field to replace Dickerson, and Drew Stubbs gets the start in center, batting seventh. 


Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon working longer counts in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has a goal this season: see more pitches at the plate, reports MLB.com. Blackmon is currently on a career-high pace at the plate with a .263 batting average in 10 games. He credits it to his patience at the plate early on.

"I started trying to see a few more pitches in spring training," Blackmon said. "I'm better deep in the count. It's better for the team to go deeper in the count. As a leadoff hitter you give your guys more chance to see the other pitcher's arsenal, and maybe earn a walk here or there."

Sometimes, Blackmon will take cuts just to keep pitchers from finding a rhythm.

"There will be times I'll be very aggressive to keep pitchers honest," he said. "That's by design. I don't always try to see 4.13 pitches. If I notice teams fall into a pattern one way or another, I'll come out of that and start hacking."


Rockies give Gonzalez, Morneau the night off vs. Dodgers' Kershaw


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss gave outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and first baseman Justin Morneau the night off Friday against Dodgers right-hander Clayton Kershaw in Los Angeles. Morneau is 0-for-3 lifetime against Kershaw, while Gonzalez has five hits in 30 at-bats against the Dodgers southpaw.

With Gonzalez on the bench, Weiss chose to go with Charlie Blackmon in right field, Corey Dickerson in left field and Drew Stubbs in center field. Wilin Rosario started at first and batted cleanup in place of Morneau.


Rockies' Charlie Blackmon picks up three hits in loss to Cubs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 3 for 4 during Sunday afternoon's 6-5 loss to the Cubs. 

One of Blackmon's hits went for a double, which was in the ninth inning. He hit an RBI single in the game too. 


Rockies' Morneau, Blackmon rest Friday against Cubs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and center fielder Charlie Blackmon were not in the starting lineup Friday against the Cubs. Chicago started left-hander Travis Wood.

Drew Stubbs replaced Blackmon in center field, while Wilin Rosario started at first base for Colorado. 

Blackmon, who bats left-handed, is batting .143 (2 for 14) with one double and no RBI in three games. He also has one run, one walk and six strikeouts.

Morneau, who also bats left-handed, is batting .077 (1 for 13) with one double and no RBI in three games. He has no walks and one strikeout.


Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez batting second on Opening Day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez will bat second against the Brewers on Opening Day Monday.

Gonzalez saw most of his at-bats in 2014 in the third and fourth slots. Just 99 of his 2,817 career at-bats have come in the second slot of the lineup.

The full Rockies lineup for Opening Day: CF Charlie Blackmon, RF Gonzalez, SS Troy Tulowitzki, 1B Justin Morneau, 3B Nolan Arenado, LF Corey Dickerson, C Nick Hundley, 2B DJ LeMahieu, SP Kyle Kendrick.


Rockies' Blackmon more focused on getting on base than hitting HRs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon isn't focused on increasing his power numbers in 2015 after falling one home run shy of 20 during his breakout season in 2014. Blackmon is slated to hit leadoff for Colorado.

"Power, whatever. I don't look at the game that way," Blackmon said, per The Denver Post. "I just want to be standing on first base when those guys come up to hit. Maybe second base.

"If I run into some home runs, that's good too. But the value I bring to the team is to be on base, maybe distract the pitcher with a few stolen bases here and there and maybe the guy behind me gets more fastballs."

Blackmon had 13 of his 19 home runs at hitter-friendly Coors Field last season and all 19 of his home runs came out of the leadoff spot.


Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon working on plate discipline


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is struggling at the plate this spring, going just 1 for 8 so far. Even though he missed Wednesday's game with an abdominal injury, Blackmon wants to show more discipline at the plate and wait on pitches, reports MLB.com.

"I'm trying to see a lot of pitches," Blackmon said. "The other day, I took a 2-0 pitch on purpose [Friday while facing White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana, against whom he singled earlier in the game]. I want to be comfortable hitting later in the count, deeper in the count, with more strikes. In the season, if I get a 2-0 pitch over the plate, I'm going to try to hit it real hard. I'm not going to be trying to extend the at-bat."


Rockies' Blackmon (abdominal) set for spring debut Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, who has been slowed by an abdominal injury, will make his spring debut Wednesday against the Mariners, per The Denver Post.

Blackmon indicated that the abdominal strain only hurt when he swung a bat, but that most of the pain is now gone.


Rockies' Charlie Blackmon still on pace for mid-week game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon is still expecting to make his Cactus League debut this week. 

"I'm going to try to get all facets of my game sharp in spring training," Blackmon said, per MLB.com. "I expect to run a little bit — open up the playbook a little."

Blackmon has been dealing with abdominal injury that has kept him from playing thus far. 

A year ago, Blackmon hit .288 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI.


Charlie Blackmon to return to Rockies' lineup within days


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Charlie Blackmon will be able to maek his spring debut within a couple days. 

The outfielder has been sidelined with abdominal tightness. 

Blackmon hit .288 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI last year. 


Rockies' Charlie Blackmon hoping for more consistency


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is hoping for more consistency in 2015, according to the Denver Post

Blackmon had a breakout season in 2014, but admits it's hard to be on every single game. "Last year, I swung the bat really well at certain times," he said. "But you go through a lot of ups and downs over 162 games, and that was a learning experience. I think that's going to help me this year."

Blackmon said his strong start made him a target for other teams, and that may have contributed to a slight slump during the season. Blackmon added that he's hoping to hit the ball to all fields this season.

Manager Walt Weiss is hoping Blackmon can deliver more of the same. "I don't know if he necessarily has to have an encore. I'm thinking more of the same," Weiss said. "I think Charlie would say that he wants to be more consistent."

The 28-year-old Blackmon hit .288/.335/.440 over 593 at-bats last year. 


Rockies' Blackmon held out Wednesday with abdominal injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was not in Wednesday's spring lineup against the Diamondbacks due to an abdominal injury, per MLB.com. However, Blackmon planned to take batting practice Wednesday.

Report: Rockies 'not initiating trade talks' for Charlie Blackmon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) While the Rockies have fielded calls for outfielder Charlie Blackmon, the team “is not initiating trade talks," a major-league source told The Denver Post.

Blackmon made his first All-Star team in 2014. He hit .288 with three triples, 19 home runs, 27 doubles, 72 RBI, 82 runs and 28 stolen bases in 154 games.


Report: Rockies shopping Charlie Blackmon for pitching depth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Rockies have included outfielder Charlie Blackmon in trade talks with multiple teams in hopes of adding pitching depth, reports FOX Sports on Saturday. 

According to the report, the Rockies are having trouble attracting pitchers to pitch at Coors Field, which explains why they haven't signed a pitcher this offseason. The Mets could be a match since they're looking to unload Dillon Gee, but they would have to offer more than just Gee in order to complete the trade.

Blackmon made the All-Star team for the first time in his career last year. The 28-year-old hit .288/.335/.440 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI in 648 plate appearances in 2014. He's not arbitration eligible until 2016.


Charlie Blackmon slugs 19th home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 loss to the Padres Wednesday.

Blackmon put his team up immediately with a home run to lead off the top of the first inning, but the Padres answered with a three-run blast in the bottom half of the first and didn't relinquish the lead. The outfielder has hit .285/.333/.438 with 19 home runs, 72 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 578 at-bats.


Charlie Blackmon resting Thursday against left-hander


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) A matchup against Arizona lefty Vidal Nuno has Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon out of the lineup Thursday night.

Blackmon, who is coming off for a 5-for-5 performance with four runs scored Wednesday, is batting .268 against southpaws this season.


Charlie Blackmon homers in 5-for-5 performance vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was perfect Wednesday, going 5 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 16-2 victory over the Dodgers.

Blackmon contributed an RBI single to an eight-run first inning and opened up the gates on the blowout with a solo home run in the third. The Rockies would score six more runs in the following three innings. Blackmon had been struggling as of late, going just 10 of 54 in September entering play Wednesday. He has hit .285/.331/.433 with 18 home runs, 70 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 561 at-bats.


Charlie Blackmon ankle and bat just fine


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Sizzling Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon has received good news as an X-ray on his ailing ankle has come back negative.

Blackmon, who turned the ankle Saturday, has been on fire with 13 hits in his last 25 at-bats in embarking on a six-game hitting streak.


Charlie Blackmon getting X-rays on ankle


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is awaiting results of an X-ray after turning his ankle Saturday night, MLB.com reports.

Blackmon went 1 for 4 Saturday to extend his hitting streak to six games. He has hit .305/.351/.477 with 14 home runs, 52 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 354 at-bats.


Charlie Blackmon collects five hits in loss vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 5 for 5 with one double, one RBI and one stolen base in his team's 9-3 loss to the Twins Saturday.

Blackmon has managed to tally at least two hits in each of his last four games, and Saturday's five-hit effort was his best performance since going 6-for-6 with three doubles and a home run in a game during the first week of the season. He has hit .306/.352/.483 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 346 at-bats.


Don't do anything crazy with Charlie Blackmon


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/9/2014) If you own Charlie Blackmon in Fantasy Baseball, you've probably been disappointed with his performance since about mid-April. The regression was inevitable. He performed like the best player in baseball for the first six weeks and is clearly not the best player in baseball.

But he's also not as bad as he's shown the last eight weeks. Assuming he is -- and acting on that assumption -- would be even more short-sighted than whatever move you made to get him in the first place.

Blackmon has maintained a high contact rate throughout his struggles, striking out about once every six at-bats over his last 52 games, making his current .294 batting average pretty easy to buy. It was up in the .380 range before and, again, too good to be true, but now that it's regressed to this point, you could argue he's due for a resurgence of sorts. And what do you know? With his solo shot Wednesday, he's now homered in back-to-back games.

He also had this to offer after homering in Tuesday's game: "I just kind of felt like I got into maybe some bad habits. That kept me from being simple and direct to the ball. I've simplified things a little bit lately."

Individual statistics tend to normalize over the time. A player may not always take the most direct route to them, but in the end, they usually turn out like you'd expect them to. If we assume Blackmon is back to playing within himself, as both his recent comments and performance suggest, then we can hope for steadier production to close out the season rather than the extreme ups and downs of the first eight weeks.

Because combining the ups with the downs, he's still the ninth-best oufeidler in Head-to-Head points leagues. You'd give up the extreme highs of the first six weeks for that kind of production year-round.


Charlie Blackmon swats 14th home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon set the pace for his offense Wednesday, hitting a home run to lead off the top of the first inning in his team's 6-3 win over the Padres.

Blackmon's home run was the first of five in the game for the Rockies, who scored all six of their runs on the five blasts. He finished the game 2 for 4 and has now hit .294/.342/.475 with 14 home runs, 50 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 337 at-bats.


Charlie Blackmon's homer wins it for Rockies


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon provided all of the team's scoring with one swing Tuesday, in a 2-1 win over the Padres.

Blackmon went 2 for 4 in the game, and the big hit came in the third inning, when he clubbed a two-run home run. He scored once and drove in two runs, while striking out twice in the win.

Blackmon's home run was his first since June 12, and his 13th of the season. He is hitting .291/.340/.465 in 333 at-bats.