Thursday, May 22, 2014

Player Profile: Charlie Blackmon

I have one card of Charlie Blackmon, from 2011 Topps Update.

Playing career: Outfielder Charlie Blackmon came up with the Rockies in 2011. He steadily improved each season, and by 2013 he hit well enough (.309, 6 HR, 22 RBI in 82 games) that the Rockies traded Dexter Fowler after the season so Blackmon could be the full-time center fielder.

Where he is now: He went six-for-six on Opening Day, tying a Rockies record, and hasn’t stopped hitting since. In 45 games this season he is hitting .335 with 9 HR and 32 RBI. Yesterday he was 1-4 in a loss to the Giants.

My memories: Only know him from his card. Have been too busy to follow much baseball outside of the Yankees this year so was unaware of his fast start.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Charlie Bl, ahead of Charlie Bloods Garfield, a restaurant in a New Jersey town. There do not appear to be any other prominent Charlie Blackmons.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Chad Blackwell.

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