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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date7-1-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.22014
2.72015
5.22016
7.92017
1.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 COL 24 27 102 98 9 25 1 0 1 29 3 8 0 0 1 8 5 1 .255 .277 .296 .191 -5.1 -1.4 -0.7
2012 COL 25 42 121 113 15 32 8 0 2 46 4 17 3 0 1 9 1 2 .283 .325 .407 .236 0.5 6.8 0.8
2013 COL 26 82 258 246 35 76 17 2 6 115 7 49 3 0 2 22 7 0 .309 .336 .467 .273 12.1 -3.2 1.0
2014 COL 27 154 648 593 82 171 27 3 19 261 31 96 13 5 72 28 10 .288 .335 .440 .260 14.1 -3.2 1.2
2015 COL 28 157 682 614 93 176 31 9 17 276 46 112 13 4 5 58 43 13 .287 .347 .450 .272 31.1 -6.1 2.7
2016 COL 29 143 641 578 111 187 35 5 29 319 43 102 13 4 3 82 17 9 .324 .381 .552 .311 57.4 -7.1 5.2
2017 COL 30 159 725 644 137 213 35 14 37 387 65 135 10 3 3 104 14 10 .331 .399 .601 .332 79.2 -0.1 7.9
2018 COL 31 90 402 362 72 103 12 4 19 180 35 78 4 1 0 45 5 3 .285 .353 .497 .283 20.9 -16.6 0.5
Career8543579324855498316637130161323459759171540012048.303.359.497.287210.2-30.918.5

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 TRI A- 68 321 .297 .262 .355 .388 .269 .378 105 12.5 9.1 -0.8 6.8 -1.5 19.4 2.6 19.4 2.6
2009 MOD A+ 133 616 .291 .265 .338 .402 .267 .350 97 19.9 17.8 -0.5 -11.6 -1.0 36.2 2.5 36.2 2.5
2010 TUL AA 86 381 .307 .263 .341 .393 .262 .311 100 19.1 10.9 -0.2 -9.0 1.8 31.7 2.3 31.7 2.3
2011 COL MLB 27 102 .191 .247 .313 .384 .255 .270 113 -6.9 2.8 -0.6 -1.4 -0.5 -5.1 -0.7 -5.1 -0.7
2011 CSP AAA 58 272 .291 .286 .357 .450 .266 .356 128 9.8 8.4 -2.8 11.6 2.6 18.0 2.8 18.0 2.8
2012 COL MLB 42 121 .236 .254 .315 .413 .263 .319 110 -2.8 3.3 -0.9 6.8 0.9 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.8
2012 TRI A- 17 69 .300 .231 .308 .328 .241 .271 100 2.8 1.9 -0.4 -0.9 -0.9 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2012 CSP AAA 59 264 .291 .274 .339 .433 .264 .350 108 9.1 7.8 0.4 -0.2 1.5 18.9 1.8 18.9 1.8
2012 TOR Wnt 26 114 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 COL MLB 82 258 .273 .247 .307 .383 .252 .366 112 3.3 6.8 -1.1 -3.2 3.0 12.1 1.0 12.1 1.0
2013 CSP AAA 68 299 .266 .281 .350 .443 .273 .329 114 2 8.6 0.8 -3.6 2.0 13.4 1.0 13.4 1.0
2014 COL MLB 154 648 .260 .251 .311 .386 .261 .315 120 0 16.7 -2.5 -3.2 -0.0 14.1 1.2 14.1 1.2
2015 COL MLB 157 682 .272 .254 .314 .404 .263 .325 112 8 18.4 1.2 -6.1 3.4 31.1 2.7 31.1 2.7
2016 COL MLB 143 641 .311 .258 .324 .420 .268 .350 109 33.4 18.1 1.6 -7.1 4.2 57.4 5.2 57.4 5.2
2016 MOD A+ 2 8 .093 .288 .335 .409 .269 .143 99 -1.4 0.2 0 0.1 0.5 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2017 COL MLB 159 725 .332 .256 .323 .425 .266 .371 103 54.5 21.2 1.9 -0.1 1.6 79.2 7.9 79.2 7.9
2018 COL MLB 90 402 .283 .244 .313 .400 .258 .316 111 9.1 11.1 0.9 -16.6 -0.3 20.9 0.5 20.9 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 TRI A- 321 42 98 21 5 2 33 16 37 13 7 .338 .389 .466 .128 .297 19.4 6.8 2.6
2009 MOD A+ 616 87 169 34 7 7 69 39 83 30 13 .307 .372 .433 .125 .291 36.2 -11.6 2.5
2010 TUL AA 381 53 100 22 4 11 55 32 43 19 7 .297 .362 .484 .187 .307 31.7 -9.0 2.3
2011 CSP AAA 272 49 82 19 4 10 49 19 34 12 5 .337 .393 .572 .235 .291 18.0 11.6 2.8
2011 COL MLB 102 9 25 1 0 1 8 3 8 5 1 .255 .277 .296 .041 .191 -5.1 -1.4 -0.7
2012 CSP AAA 264 55 69 18 4 5 34 29 42 10 0 .303 .385 .482 .180 .291 18.9 -0.2 1.8
2012 COL MLB 121 15 32 8 0 2 9 4 17 1 2 .283 .325 .407 .124 .236 0.5 6.8 0.8
2012 TRI A- 69 8 14 5 0 1 3 7 10 3 0 .237 .348 .373 .136 .300 3.4 -0.9 0.3
2012 TOR Wnt 114 14 31 6 1 1 12 14 16 2 3 .323 .421 .438 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 COL MLB 258 35 76 17 2 6 22 7 49 7 0 .309 .336 .467 .159 .273 12.1 -3.2 1.0
2013 CSP AAA 299 56 74 15 6 3 40 35 41 7 5 .288 .376 .428 .140 .266 13.4 -3.6 1.0
2014 COL MLB 648 82 171 27 3 19 72 31 96 28 10 .288 .335 .440 .152 .260 14.1 -3.2 1.2
2015 COL MLB 682 93 176 31 9 17 58 46 112 43 13 .287 .347 .450 .163 .272 31.1 -6.1 2.7
2016 COL MLB 641 111 187 35 5 29 82 43 102 17 9 .324 .381 .552 .228 .311 57.4 -7.1 5.2
2016 MOD A+ 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 .093 -0.7 0.1 -0.1
2017 COL MLB 725 137 213 35 14 37 104 65 135 14 10 .331 .399 .601 .270 .332 79.2 -0.1 7.9
2018 COL MLB 402 72 103 12 4 19 45 35 78 5 3 .285 .353 .497 .213 .283 20.9 -16.6 0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 326 0.5337 0.4939 0.8758 0.6149 0.3553 0.9439 0.7407 0.1242 135 0.005253
2012 448 0.4688 0.4643 0.8221 0.5952 0.3487 0.8640 0.7590 0.1779 178 0.002785
2013 936 0.5021 0.5107 0.8201 0.6277 0.3927 0.9085 0.6776 0.1799 362 -0.001117
2014 2411 0.4820 0.5110 0.8304 0.6609 0.3715 0.9010 0.7134 0.1696 874 0.003520
2015 2721 0.4833 0.4190 0.8412 0.5392 0.3065 0.8970 0.7494 0.1588 1333 0.002949
2016 2593 0.4628 0.4663 0.8280 0.5958 0.3546 0.8895 0.7389 0.1720 0 0.000000
2017 2884 0.4990 0.4556 0.8113 0.5740 0.3377 0.8801 0.6947 0.1887 0 0.000000
2018 1592 0.4981 0.4673 0.8051 0.5977 0.3379 0.8460 0.7333 0.1949 0 0.000000
Career139110.48620.46630.82530.59430.34510.88780.72330.1747445.46710.0013

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
5 yrPrevious$12,298,500
2018Current$14,000,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$26,298,500
5 yrFuture$94,000,000
11 yrTotal$120,298,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .305 .360 .427 .269
11 vs R (Multi) .308 .364 .533 .300
18 Split (Multi) .004 .004 .106 .030
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .331 .392 .451 .289
31 vs R (2016) .320 .376 .596 .321
38 Split (2016) -.011 -.016 .144 .031
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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)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)
2014-04-29 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)
2014-04-24 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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