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19 Charlie Blackmon RF
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 7/1/1986 | Birthplace: Dallas, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 98/85 | Average Draft Position: 136.66
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Charlie Blackmon collects five hits in loss vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:43 pm ET) 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. 


National League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
C Devin Mesoraco, Reds
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B Dee Gordon, Dodgers
2B Daniel Murphy, Mets
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
3B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
IF/OF Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF Hunter Pence, Giants
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

Charlie Blackmon explodes in romp over Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon had not had a hit since June 7 entering play Thursday. He sure busted out in a big way against Atlanta.

Blackmon cut loose from his slump with a solo home run in the third and added two doubles, including a two-RBI job in the eighth that capped the rout. The leadoff hitter now has 12 homers and 43 RBI on the season.


Charlie Blackmon notches 10th homer, 10th steal Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2 for 4 with a home run, four RBI and a steal in his team's 7-6 loss to the Indians Saturday.

Blackmon tallied his first RBI on a third-inning single then delivered a three-run homer in the seventh inning to tie the game. Blackmon has set career highs across the board with 10 home runs, 37 RBI and 10 stolen bases to go with a .317/.355/.523 line in 199 at-bats.


Not time yet to give up on Charlie Blackmon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) I've been getting a lot of questions lately asking if it's time to drop Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, who is mired in a 10-for-50 slump in his last 15 games. While I did drop Blackmon in the outfielder rankings, I'm not ready to throw in the towel.

You had to expect a market correction was coming because Blackmon was hitting .355 with a .603 slugging percentage as of May 10. His numbers weren't going to stay that high all season, so we shouldn't hit the panic button at the first sign of adversity. 

Blackmon was pretty good down the stretch in 2013. He hit .316 with a .500 slugging percentage and .850 OPS in August and a .343 average, .500 slugging percentage and .866 OPS in September/October. I envision Blackmon being good enough to produce his August slash line from last season, which is right where his numbers are this season (.314/.513/.867) after his recent slide.

I know Blackmon has found himself on the bench recently when a left-handed starter is on the hill, which doesn't help his overall Fantasy value. But I'm willing to give him a few more weeks to turn it around before many any drastic roster decisions.


Charlie Blackmon taking seat in Saturday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon, who has spent most the season tearing up opposing pitchers, has finally slumped and is out of the lineup Saturday against Atlanta left-hander Mike Minor.

Blackmon has just seven hits in his last 36 at-bats as his average has dipped from .355 to .322. He has not had an extra-base hit since May 10.


Charlie Blackmon keeps on producing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon had his team's only run during a 4-1 loss Sunday against Reds, connecting for a solo home run off Homer Bailey in the fourth inning. It was Blackmon's ninth home run and second in as many days.

Blackmon is batting .304 (14 for 46) with a .609 slugging percentage and .913 OPS in 10 May games. He also has two doubles, four home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs.


Charlie Blackmon homers in three-hit performance Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon opened Saturday's game against the Reds with a home run and finished the day 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI in his team's 11-2 win.

Blackmon has four multihit games and three home runs in May after shooting out to a hot start in April. He hasn't slown down much at any point this season, hitting .355/.388/.603 with eight home runs, 28 RBI and eight stolen bases in 141 at-bats.


Charlie Blackmon slugs seventh home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2 for 6 with a double, a solo home run, two runs and two RBI in his team's 12-1 win over the Rangers Tuesday.

The magical season continues for Blackmon, who is 7 for 24 with two home runs and six RBI in five May games. He has hit .358/.396/.610 with seven home runs, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases in 123 at-bats.


Charlie Blackmon matches 2013 tater total with six


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Rockies center fielder and leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon not only remained torrid at the plate Friday night against the Mets, but he matched his 2013 home run total in the process.

Blackmon slugged his sixth home run in 108 at-bats after doing the same in 246 at-bats last season. He hit a solo blast in the seventh and added two singles in raising his average to .380 and slugging percentage to .630.


Charlie Blackmon sits against southpaw Saturday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Sizzling Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon is 8 for 19 against left-handers this season, but that did not prevent his absence from the Saturday lineup against Dodgers southpaw Paul Maholm.

Blackmon has followed up an encouraging 2013 with a brilliant start this year. He boasts an MLB-best .398 batting average and is second with a .663 slugging percentage. He has five home runs, 17 RBI and 20 runs.


No slowing down for Charlie Blackmon


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) One day after getting a game off to rest against a tough lefty, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was back at the top of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

Blackmon extended his hitting streak to five games, while reaching base multiple times for the fourth time in that streak. He scored four times while going 2 for 5 with a walk, and he added his fourth home run in three games, while driving in three in the 12-10 loss.

Blackmon has been one of the best hitters in the league through the season's first few weeks, and is now hitting .410/.453/.692 through 22 games. He has five home runs, 16 RBI and 19 runs scored in 78 at-bats. 


Charlie Blackmon homers twice in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon stayed hot in Monday's win over the Giants, going 2 for 4 with one walk and two solo home runs.

Blackmon has three bombs in his last two games as well as seven hits in 17 at-bats over his last four games. He has hit .411/.450/.671 with four home runs, 13 RBI and five stolen bases in what's been a remarkable first month of the season.


Charlie Blackmon tears it up again on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) One of the hottest hitters in baseball entering Friday play remained one of the hottest hitters in baseball as Rockies leadoff man Charlie Blackmon smacked three singes in a rout of Philadelphia. He rose his batting average to a stout .426 while scoring twice and adding an RBI.

Blackmon, who has struck out just three times in 61 at-bats this season, owns an impressive stat line of .426/.446/.590 with 11 runs and 10 RBI.


Charlie Blackmon out against San Francisco ace


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) A matchup against Giants stud southpaw Madison Bumgarner on Friday night has surprising Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon grabbing some pine.

The left-handed hitting Blackmon has not cooled off since a three-game tear in which he bashed out 10 hits, including a 6-for-6 performance Arizona. He was 3 for 5 with two runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox and now owns a ridiculous .471 batting average on the season.


Making sense of Charlie Blackmon


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/8/2014) Considering he was owned in just 2 percent of leagues to begin the season, Charlie Blackmon was about the last player you'd expect to lead all hitters in Head-to-Head scoring in Fantasy Week 1 (March 30-April 6). But lead them he did, so now here we all are trying to make sense of it.

During his brief stints in the majors and throughout his minor-league career, one thing he's always been able to do is hit for average. He created some skeptics with his poor plate discipline last year, but it was a bit out of character for him, as he's shown by striking out only once so far this year. Even if he never walks a ton, his batting average should allow him to score a decent number of runs batting atop the Rockies lineup, and 20-25 steals are perfectly attainable for him in a table-setter role. Though nobody considers him a power hitter, he performed on about a 35-double, 12-homer pace in 82 major-league games last year, which was in line with his minor-league norms.

I don't think he's the kind of player you'll start every week and wouldn't stress about clearing roster space for him in shallower Head-to-Head points leagues, but trading off some of the speed for a little more power, I could see him contributing at about the same level as Brett Gardner, which would make him a clear-cut mixed leaguer. Just because you wanted Corey Dickerson to beat him out this spring doesn't mean he isn't valuable in his own right.


Charlie Blackmon making a good case for more time


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Though Rockies manager Walt Weiss told MLB.com he is still planning on rotating his various outfield options in and out of the lineup, that was before Charlie Blackmon's huge performance Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Blackmon made his third start in five chances and made the most of it, going 6 for 6 with five runs driven in and four scores in a 12-2 win. He had three doubles and a home run, his first of the season.

Blackmon is now hitting .563 though five games, with nine hits, six RBI an four extra-base hits in 16 at-bats, while striking out just once.   


Rockies center-field situation remains a guessing game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) It appears Rockies manager Walt Weiss has a plan to rotate his options in center field to start the season.

After Charlie Blackmon drew the start in center during Monday's season opener, Drew Stubbs was in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, despite a right-handed pitcher being on the hill. Corey Dickerson, who is also in the mix in center field, did not make an appearance in Monday's season opener.


Can Charlie Blackmon stave off Corey Dickerson?


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(3/31/2014) The Rockies' center field and leadoff jobs are not likely to get locked down after just one game, but by giving those responsibilities to Charlie Blackmon in the season opener, manager Walt Weiss has given him the first shot to prove himself worthy of an everyday role.

Blackmon just may be better suited to the leadoff role than rival Corey Dickerson. In the minors, he was more proficient at drawing walks and stealing bases. Then again, Blackmon has piled up 481 major league plate appearances over the last three years, and he has just 13 stolen bases and 14 walks to show for it. He does own a .291 batting average, but he owes much of that to the otherworldly 31 percent line drive rate he posted in 2013.

Should everything break right for Blackmon -- a return to more prolific walks and steals along with a sustained high line drive rate -- he could produce enough to keep his job. He would also have a high enough batting average and run total to justify ownership in mixed leagues. I'm skeptical that this will happen, and Dickerson has enough power to wrest playing time from Blackmon in due time, even if he is not the best fit for the leadoff spot.


Rockies mulling leadoff options


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/5/2013) With Dexter Fowler having been dealt to the Astros this week, the Rockies are without their primary leadoff hitter from the last three seasons, but manager Walt Weiss is already compiling a list of leadoff candidates.

Weiss told MLB.com that Carlos Gonzalez is under consideration to hit at the top of the order, noting that "it's something he's done before." However, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson, who will compete for the job in left field, are currently the leading candidates to lead off. Blackmon hit .309 with a .336 on-base percentage in 82 games in 2013, while Dickerson hit .263 with a .316 on-base percentage in 69 games.


Charlie Blackmon stays as hot as it gets


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon homered Tuesday during an 8-3 win over the Red Sox. Blackmon hit his sixth home run of the season to lead off the game for the Rockies against John Lackey in the first inning.

The leadoff hitter went 2 for 4 with a walk and stole his seventh base in the game. He scored twice and is batting .314 on the year.

The 27-year-old has hit in nine straight games and has six consecutive multi-hit performances. Over his nine-game hitting streak, Blackmon has gone 22 for 44 (.500) with six doubles, two homers and six RBI. He's raised his average from .270 over that stretch.

Charlie Blackmon thriving with opportunity


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/23/2013) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, hoping to win a spot with the club next season, has thrived with Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler sidelined by injuries, according to the Denver Post, batting .433 (26 for 60) with seven doubles, one triple, one homer and one steal in his last 13 games. He has just two walks during that stretch, though.

"If you play well, hopefully there is a place for you somewhere," Blackmon said. "But I don't look into the future, I just look at what I can do today. That's the only way I can approach things."

Despite his lack of plate discipline, Blackmon has made an impression manager Walt Weiss.

"I think the bottom line is that he is stringing together a lot of good at-bats and he has a nice plan at the plate," Weiss said. "Charlie's been a real bright spot for our club."