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Birth Date7-1-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 9 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2.42015
4.42016
6.72017
2.12018
3.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 COL 24 27 102 25 1 0 1 3 8 0 5 1 .255 .277 .296 86 -1.5 -0.5 -1.4 -0.1
2012 COL 25 42 121 32 8 0 2 4 17 3 1 2 .283 .325 .407 87 -1.8 0.9 6.8 0.9
2013 COL 26 82 258 76 17 2 6 7 49 3 7 0 .309 .336 .467 101 0.5 3.0 -3.2 0.7
2014 COL 27 154 648 171 27 3 19 31 96 13 28 10 .288 .335 .440 106 4.5 0.0 -3.2 1.7
2015 COL 28 157 682 176 31 9 17 46 112 13 43 13 .287 .347 .450 104 5.4 3.4 -6.1 2.4
2016 COL 29 143 641 187 35 5 29 43 102 13 17 9 .324 .381 .552 132 25.8 4.2 -7.1 4.4
2017 COL 30 159 725 213 35 14 37 65 135 10 14 10 .331 .399 .601 144 41.9 1.6 -0.1 6.7
2018 COL 31 156 696 182 31 7 29 59 134 8 12 4 .291 .358 .502 123 21.4 -0.6 -21.7 2.1
2019 COL 32 23 109 28 5 3 2 7 20 1 1 1 .280 .330 .450 93 -1.4 -0.6 -0.7 -0.1
Career94339821090190431422656736412850.302.358.49611894.911.5-36.718.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 TRI A- NWN 68 321 .262 .355 .388 .378 105 12.5 9.1 -0.8 132 0 6.8 -1.5 4.3 1.8
2009 MOD A+ CLF 133 616 .265 .338 .402 .350 97 19.9 17.8 -0.5 122 0 -11.6 -1.0 -0.5 0.4
2010 TUL AA TXS 86 381 .263 .341 .393 .311 99 19.7 10.9 -0.2 128 0 -9.0 1.8 -0.6 0.3
2011 COL MLB NL 27 102 .247 .313 .384 .270 113 -6.9 2.8 -0.6 86 13 -1.4 -0.5 -1.5 -0.1
2011 CSP AAA PCL 58 272 .286 .357 .450 .356 128 9.8 8.4 -2.8 119 0 11.6 2.6 2.2 2.1
2012 COL MLB NL 42 121 .254 .315 .413 .319 110 -2.9 3.3 -0.9 87 16 6.8 0.9 -1.8 0.9
2012 TRI A- NOR 17 69 .231 .308 .328 .271 101 2.8 1.9 -0.4 138 0 -0.9 -0.9 1.3 0.1
2012 CSP AAA PCL 59 264 .274 .339 .433 .350 108 9.2 7.8 0.4 118 0 -0.2 1.5 1.8 1.1
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 26 114 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 COL MLB NL 82 258 .247 .307 .383 .366 111 3.6 6.8 -1.1 101 11 -3.2 3.0 0.5 0.7
2013 CSP AAA PCL 68 299 .281 .350 .443 .329 115 1.8 8.6 0.8 100 0 -3.6 2.0 -2.5 0.5
2014 COL MLB NL 154 648 .251 .311 .386 .315 122 -2 16.7 -2.5 106 7 -3.2 0.0 4.5 1.7
2015 COL MLB NL 157 682 .254 .314 .404 .325 111 8.8 18.4 1.2 104 7 -6.1 3.4 5.4 2.4
2016 COL MLB NL 143 641 .258 .324 .420 .350 110 32.9 18.1 1.6 132 8 -7.1 4.2 25.8 4.4
2016 MOD A+ CAL 2 8 .288 .335 .409 .143 98 -1.4 0.2 0 31 0 0.1 0.5 -0.7 0.0
2017 COL MLB NL 159 725 .256 .323 .425 .371 104 52.7 21.2 1.9 144 8 -0.1 1.6 41.9 6.7
2018 COL MLB NL 156 696 .242 .310 .397 .329 110 17.8 19.5 1.7 123 7 -21.7 -0.6 21.4 2.1
2019 COL MLB NL 23 109 .254 .322 .430 .329 107 -2 3.1 -1.2 93 17 -0.7 -0.6 -1.4 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 TRI A- NWN 321 290 42 98 21 5 2 135 33 16 37 13 7 .338 .389 .466 .128 3 3
2009 MOD A+ CLF 616 550 87 169 34 7 7 238 69 39 83 30 13 .307 .372 .433 .125 3 3
2010 TUL AA TXS 381 337 53 100 22 4 11 163 55 32 43 19 7 .297 .362 .484 .187 3 3
2011 COL MLB NL 102 98 9 25 1 0 1 29 8 3 8 5 1 .255 .277 .296 .041 0 1
2011 CSP AAA PCL 272 243 49 82 19 4 10 139 49 19 34 12 5 .337 .393 .572 .235 3 2
2012 TRI A- NOR 69 59 8 14 5 0 1 22 3 7 10 3 0 .237 .348 .373 .136 0 0
2012 COL MLB NL 121 113 15 32 8 0 2 46 9 4 17 1 2 .283 .325 .407 .124 0 1
2012 CSP AAA PCL 264 228 55 69 18 4 5 110 34 29 42 10 0 .303 .385 .482 .180 2 2
2012 TOR Wnt DWL 114 96 14 31 6 1 1 42 12 14 16 2 3 .323 .421 .438 .115 1 0
2013 COL MLB NL 258 246 35 76 17 2 6 115 22 7 49 7 0 .309 .336 .467 .159 0 2
2013 CSP AAA PCL 299 257 56 74 15 6 3 110 40 35 41 7 5 .288 .376 .428 .140 3 1
2014 COL MLB NL 648 593 82 171 27 3 19 261 72 31 96 28 10 .288 .335 .440 .152 5
2015 COL MLB NL 682 614 93 176 31 9 17 276 58 46 112 43 13 .287 .347 .450 .163 4 5
2016 MOD A+ CAL 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 0 0
2016 COL MLB NL 641 578 111 187 35 5 29 319 82 43 102 17 9 .324 .381 .552 .228 4 3
2017 COL MLB NL 725 644 137 213 35 14 37 387 104 65 135 14 10 .331 .399 .601 .270 3 3
2018 COL MLB NL 696 626 119 182 31 7 29 314 70 59 134 12 4 .291 .358 .502 .211 2 1
2019 COL MLB NL 109 100 10 28 5 3 2 45 10 7 20 1 1 .280 .330 .450 .170 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 326 0.5337 0.4939 0.8758 0.6149 0.3553 0.9439 0.7407 0.1242 0.0053
2012 448 0.4688 0.4643 0.8221 0.5952 0.3487 0.8640 0.7590 0.1779 0.0028
2013 936 0.5021 0.5107 0.8201 0.6277 0.3927 0.9085 0.6776 0.1799 -0.0011
2014 2411 0.4820 0.5110 0.8304 0.6609 0.3715 0.9010 0.7134 0.1696 0.0035
2015 2721 0.4833 0.4190 0.8412 0.5392 0.3065 0.8970 0.7494 0.1588 0.0029
2016 2593 0.4628 0.4663 0.8280 0.5958 0.3546 0.8895 0.7389 0.1720 0.0000
2017 2884 0.4990 0.4556 0.8113 0.5740 0.3377 0.8801 0.6947 0.1887 0.0000
2018 2720 0.4982 0.4728 0.7970 0.6081 0.3385 0.8507 0.7013 0.2030 0.0000
2019 375 0.5227 0.5013 0.7926 0.6786 0.3073 0.8195 0.7273 0.2074 0.0000
Career154140.48800.46820.82160.59840.34380.88390.71850.17840.0012

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-20 2014-07-21 DTD 1 1 - Ankle Sprain -
2013-03-02 2013-03-14 Camp 12 0 - Knee Infection - -
2012-05-02 2012-07-04 Minors 63 58 Left Sprain Turf Toe - -
2012-03-26 2012-04-14 15-DL 19 7 Left Recovery From Inflammation Big Toe - -
2012-03-22 2012-03-26 Camp 4 0 Left Inflammation Big Toe - -
2011-07-08 2011-09-29 60-DL 83 74 Right Foot Surgery 5th Metatarsal Fracture 2011-07-11 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2023 COL $10,000,000
2022 COL $21,000,000
2021 COL $21,000,000
2020 COL $21,000,000
2019 COL $21,000,000
2018 COL $14,000,000
2017 COL $7,300,000
2016 COL $3,500,000
2015 COL $517,500
2014 COL $501,000
2013 COL $
2012 COL $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$26,298,500
2019Current$21,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$47,298,500
4 yrFuture$73,000,000
11 yrTotal$120,298,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 102 dACES6 years/$108M (2018-23)

Details
  • 6 years/$108M (2018-23). Signed extension 4/4/18. 18:$14M (including $2M paid 4/30/18), 19:$21M, 20:$21M, 21:$21M, 22:$21M player option, 23:$10M player option. 2023 option may increase up to $8M to $18M: $0.5M each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525 plate appearances in 2022 and $1M each for 550, 575 PA. 2023 option increases $2M if Blackmon finishes 1-3 in 2018-22 MVP vote and $1M if Blackmon finishes 4-5 in 2018-22 MVP vote. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 15 clubs annually). Perks: hotel suite on road. Extension replaced 1 year/$14M deal signed 1/12/18, avoiding arbitration.
  • 1 year/$7.3M (2017). Re-signed by Colorado 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2016). Re-signed by Colorado 1/25/16 (avoided arbitration, $3.9M-$2.7M).
  • 1 year/$0.5175M (2015). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15.
  • 1 year/$0.501M (2014). Re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14 ($205,379 in minors).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Colorado 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Colorado 6/6/11.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2008 (2-72) (Georgia Tech). Signed 6/08, $0.563M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 591 96 173 33 6 26 82 52 110 15 7 .331 .398 .566 147 51.8 RF -1 5.2
80o 577 92 165 31 6 25 78 49 109 14 7 .322 .387 .553 142 45.9 RF -1 4.6
70o 567 88 159 30 6 24 75 47 109 14 6 .315 .380 .542 138 41.7 RF -1 4.2
60o 558 86 152 29 5 23 73 46 108 13 6 .306 .371 .523 134 38.3 RF -1 3.8
50o 550 83 147 28 5 22 70 44 108 13 6 .300 .364 .512 131 35.2 RF -1 3.5
40o 542 81 143 27 5 22 68 43 107 12 6 .295 .359 .508 128 32.1 RF -1 3.2
30o 533 78 138 26 5 21 65 41 107 12 5 .289 .352 .497 125 28.9 RF -1 2.9
20o 523 75 133 25 5 20 63 39 106 12 5 .284 .345 .486 121 25.3 RF -1 2.5
10o 509 71 125 24 4 19 59 37 105 11 5 .274 .333 .468 115 20.6 RF -1 2.0
Weighted Mean55184148285227144108136.301.366.51313235.6RF -13.6

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-04-19 18:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Charlie Blackmon's slow start? Could you give some starters and first basemen that you target to receive in a trade for him? Thanks!
(Matt from MSP)
Blackmon's decline began last season so it might be tough to get value in return from other perceptive fantasy owners. That makes it tricky in that you have to try to get a good player while not making it appear you're selling low. I think Josh Bell has some more upside so he might be a target. Ji-Man Choi is another option. On the pitching side, It is getting late to jump on the Luke Weaver train, but there should still be time. I like Pablo Lopez' upside as well. (Scott Delp)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)How long can Charlie Blackmon be considered elite? Does he have 2-3 years left?
(Jake from State Farm)
Yeah, that sounds about right, provided he stays in Denver. He's aging gracefully from powerSPEED to POWERspeed. I'd expect more of this progression. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Justin Mason is mad. He's conducting mock 2019 fantasy baseball drafts this weekend. Which players do you see infiltrating the top 10 picks in 2019 compared to this season's ADP top 10? Jose Ramirez? Aaron Judge? Chris Sale? And who do we see dropping out? Kershaw? Harper? Stanton? (2018 ADP) 1 Mike Trout 2 Jose Altuve 3 Nolan Arenado 4 Trea Turner 5 Clayton Kershaw 6 Bryce Harper 7 Paul Goldschmidt 8 Giancarlo Stanton 9 Charlie Blackmon 10 Mookie Betts
(Tom Pringle from UK)
He is. I think it's the lack of sleep. Ramirez is a no-doubter - forget top 10, he's top 5. Judge's injury probably stops him, although I think he and Sale will be borderline. Kershaw will be out, as will Blackmon, and probablg Goldschmidt. Bryce has been really good for a couple of months now and I think a good last three weeks might just keep him in there. (Darius Austin)
2018-06-20 19:00:00 (link to chat)Are you worried about Charlie Blackmon? His batted ball data suggests something is up as his GB are up and hard hit rates are down or am i just cherry picking at a 2 1/2 month sample with his historically hot months coming up.
(Chansen8895 from San Jose)
I'm a little worried. But Coors will help and I agree that he's usually a second half guy, if memory serves. (Mike Gianella)
2018-04-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Charlie Blackmon is a smart man! If he would have gone to free agency, teams would have low-balled him due to the "Coors effect." I think we are going to start to see a whole lot of younger players being more open to signing extensions as opposed to trusting the free agent process after this joke of an off-season.
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
Maybe, although Blackmon isn't that young. (Mike Gianella)
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays have been revolving OFs all season. Barring injuries, who do you see them settling on for the 3 spots this year and next? Do you think they start a youth movement? Thanks...
(Jim from Kansas)
Ah, now here's a question that fits in my wheelhouse. I'm all aboard the Teoscar Hernandez hype train after getting a live look at him in Pawtucket last year after the trade. I think his power and athleticism will play, and he should be on the field every day. And while Kevin Pillar has his warts, I'd like to see him continue to get reps in center even though he's hitting way above his head right now.

For the third spot, I think this season should be a Curtis Granderson / Anthony Alford platoon. I'd like to see Alford continue to get big league reps, and Granderson is likely to be an amazing influence in the clubhouse who can also still hit a little ... sometimes. (Steve Pearce should play super-sub and Randal Grichuk should play golf.)

For 2019, I'd probably go out and get an outfielder unless all three of Alford, Hernandez, and Pillar have breakout years. Preferably, it'd be an upper-tier guy and I'd love to see them land Charlie Blackmon. (Bryan Grosnick)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the best chance to develop into a modern day Ben Oglivie?
(FRANCE from Deepest, darkest Peru)
I was discussing this with fellow BP writer Patrick Dubuque and we landed on two answers: first, a player like Ben Oglivie is just less likely now, if what you mean by Ben Oglivie is a player who is probably a bit under-appreciated in his time, and isn't remembered quite like you'd think when he retires. Oglivie hit 41 home runs in 1980! Led the league! A speedy outfielder with pop isn't going to fly under the radar as much in the era of fantasy. But if we're looking for a comp... maybe someone like Steven Souza if he sustains or Charlie Blackmon if he struggles? Those are Patrick's suggestions, so if you don't like them you should blame him, but I think he's got the right idea. (Megan Rowley)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What percentage of the distain your TINO cohosts direct towards you is genuine? What event/comment started it? Also: Can Charlie Blackmon be a decent Victorino-esque player next year and beyond? (.270/90 runs/15 hr/20 steals?)
(Old Bay-American from MD)
Have you ever interacted with me on twitter? I think that's what did it. I'd say about 12% is genuine, and I probably deserve about 85% of it. I think that's a really reasonable goal you've set for Blackmon. Good job sir. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Last chat someone talked about trading Teheran for Verlander. Despite Teheran in Colorado during his last start, he's still outperforming Verlander substantially...because everyone is outperforming Verlander. I own Verlander in several leagues. Panic level 10. I've been offered players like Charlie Blackmon for him, whom I'm hesitant to "buy high" on, but is this even a "sell-low" situation? Has the bottom fallen out on Verlander?
(Steve from Los Angeles)
It's not good, but I'm not sure I'd just sell low, either. Blackmon is still producing in the counting categories even as his OPS has waned since April, but the Rockies as a whole are just flailing. At this point, you really have to let your standing dictate who you can reasonably take for Verlander. You won't get anywhere near top dollar, so if you want to sell, you have to be prepared to take a return you NEVER though you'd take back in April. (Paul Sporer)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Rest of Season: Seth Smith or Charlie Blackmon?
(50 Cent from 40 yards south of home plate)
Blackmon based on park and playing time alone. He'll slow down, but he's a legit MLB starter. Nice throw btw. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Charlie Blackmon really bout this life?
(Reid from Hotels.com)
Answered this earlier. He's a legitimate contact hitter. He's just not a .400 threat. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hitting .400 is a pipe dream for almost anyone over a full season, but is Charlie Blackmon capable of hitting for a high average in the long run?
(Alex from Anaheim)
If we're talking .300-plus? Then yes. He gets to play half his games at Coors Field, which is always a positive, and he makes a ton of contact. Plus his middle name is Cobb. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Charlie Blackmon - lucky bounces? Sample size illusion? Swing adjustment? Finally getting a full-time chance? I told a league-mate I basically viewed him as Johnny Damon Part Two and got a weird look.
(Craig M from Fargo ND)
Anytime you're hitting .410, you're getting some lucky bounces. Blackmon was a worthy prospect, not a blue-chipper or anything, but definitely someone who projected to be a major leaguer. Plays for a great offense in a great park (1423 OPS at home). I think he can be a .270 hitter with like 13-15 HR and 25+ SBs. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)"I just disagree with the notion that anyone with his pedigree and talent is a sunk cost 3 weeks into the season. You can still recoup that value... quite easily, in fact." I agree 100%! He is in fact not a sunk cost. What was paid for him, however, is and should not be a factor in the decision about whether to hold on to him or not.
(ng from nyc)
Yes it should. It absolutely should at this time in the season. As we get deeper into the season, draft day costs fades and eventually becomes meaningless. But not in week 3. I'm not dealing some struggling 4th-5th rounder for Charlie Blackmon right now. If you want to, you're free to, but I think that's foolhardy. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)que pasa? 12 tm H2H categories 6X6 (hlds & OPS) keeper. at $1 each; Owings, Colabello, Blackmon, and Semien. Who will I drop first who will be on my team all year and who will I sign to a 3 year contract?
(Julio from San Antonio)
Que pasa compa, Charlie Blackmon is the guy I think you're cutting first and I think you'll have a very happy life with Chris Owings. He's growing on me in a very positive way and I think he might be able to contribute across all 5 offensive categories. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think wins the spring battle between Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson?
(Nick from Vegas)
I've never been so torn in my life. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Dexter Fowler stay in the majors and in Jim Tracy's starting lineup all year long? Do you see him as a breakout candidate this year?
(Peter from Westtown)
It's hard to say if he stays in it all year, since they seem to keep him on a short leash, and Charlie Blackmon will still be kicking around in the background, but I do think Fowler has what it takes to hit .260 or .270 while OBPing .350 and stealing 30 bases. Whether that will be enough for the Rockies to keep him in centerfield and leading off, we'll have to see, but I'd like to that he will play well and be kept around. (Derek Carty)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Given their abundance of outfielders, any chance the Rockies give Charlie Blackmon a look before September?
(Brady from Florida)
If Dexter Fowler's struggles continue, there's definitely a chance we see Blackmon starting in the Rockies OF within a couple months. (Derek Carty)


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