Charlie Blackmon has done something that no other player in MLB history has done before.
Blackmon has been amazing this season, as he became the first player in MLB history to ever hit 17+ doubles, 10+ triples, and 20+ home runs before the All-Star break. The seven-year veteran is on pace to set career highs in every offensive statistical category except for stolen bases, and has already set a career mark for triples in a season.
It’s no secret that Blackmon is having a spectacular year. The Rockies’ outfielder has been posting big numbers left and right as the leadoff man in the Mile High City this season. Blackmon even earned an All-Star Game start. Alongside three of his teammates, he helped set a franchise record for the Rockies by sending four players to the All-Star Game. Blackmon’s bat also earned him an invitation to participate in the Home Run Derby.
If there is any part of the game that Blackmon has come up short in, it’s his defense, but even defensively he has been close to league average with a .985 fielding percentage at the most difficult outfield position (center field).
Charlie Blackmon has been the leader of a Rockies team whose usual main producer (Carlos Gonzalez) is having an uncharacteristically rough season at the plate. Blackmon’s productivity when CarGo started slumping is one of the main reasons the Rockies are still comfortably in the Wild Card race.
Blackmon is having a historic season across the board, and it could not have come in a better season for the Colorado Rockies.