Charlie Blackmon, Outfield, Colorado Rockies, #19


Date of Birth: 7/1/1986
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
College: Georgia Tech
Current Salary: $7,300,000

Charlie Blackmon, outfielder for the Colorado Rockies, played baseball at Georgia Tech before moving to the Rockies' minor league system. He played in the minor leagues from 2008 through most of 2012, joining the Rockies for 27 games in 2011 and 42 games in 2012.

Blackmon played in 82 games with the Rockies in 2013. He batted .309 with 76 hits and 17 doubles. Defensively, he played 25 games in center field, 17 games in left field, and 34 games in right field. He finished the 2014 season with 171 hits, 27 doubles, 19 home runs, 72 RBIs, and a .288 batting average in 154 games.

In 2015, Blackmon had the third most stolen bases in the major leagues with 43. He finished the 2015 season with 176 hits, 31 doubles, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, and a .287 batting average. As the Rockies' center fielder, he made 308 putouts and 3 errors in 147 games.

Blackmon had his best season so far in 2016. He won his first Silver Slugger award and he had career highs in batting average (.324), hits (187), doubles (35), home runs (29), and RBIs (82). Defensively, as the Rockies' center fielder, he made 293 putouts and 3 errors in 138 games.

Career batting statistics for Blackmon through 2016 include:

  • 605 games played
  • 667 hits
  • 119 doubles
  • 251 RBIs
  • 384 strikeouts to 134 walks
  • .298 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Blackmon as an outfielder through 2016 include:

  • 93 games played in left field, 382 games played in center field, 131 games played in right field
  • 1,152 putouts
  • 17 errors

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Charlie Blackmon
ESPN - Charlie Blackmon