Charlie Blackmon has already established himself as one of the better players in Colorado Rockies history. A second round selection in the 2008 MLB Draft, Blackmon has spent his entire career in Colorado, continuing to etch his name into their record books.
That continued on Friday night. Blackmon laced a first inning triple, breaking a tie with Dexter Fowler to set the franchise record.
Charlie Blackmon finds himself atop Colorado Rockies leaderboard
The Rockies’ offensive leaderboard usually has either Larry Walker or Todd Helton atop the all time lists. It makes sense – both players were stars, with Walker already enshrined in Cooperstown and Helton potentially set to join him in the coming years. Helton and Walker are, understandably, far ahead of everyone else in Rockies’ history on the all time bWAR list as well.
Although Blackmon has not had the same type of career, he has been a solid major league contributor. A four time All Star, he has posted a career .299/.357/.494 batting line in his 12 major league seasons, hitting 201 homers and 275 doubles while stealing 136 bases. He is a constant presence in those all time lists for the Rockies, frequently appearing in the top ten for the franchise.
And now Blackmon has a spot of his own atop the Rockies’ all time list. He will likely grow his lead over Fowler, both this year and in 2023 as his player option may be better than what he could earn on the open market. As Garrett Hampson has 15 triples, and is second amongst players that are currently members of the organization, this may be a record that Blackmon holds for many years to come.
Charlie Blackmon has been a solid player for the Colorado Rockies over the years. He finally has his own place atop their all time leaderboards.