Current (6/4/21): 25.6 (5th)
Leaders Ahead: Todd Helton (54.5), Larry Walker (43.6), Troy Tulowitzki (31.0), and Nolan Arenado (26.9)
oWAR needed for 1st Place: 28.9
Remaining Options High: 42.1
Remaining Options Likely: 34.6
Odds of #1: 0%
Likely Standing: 3rd
Todd Helton Time High: 64.1
Todd Helton Time Likely: 46.6
Odds of #1: Unlikely, but Possible
Likely Standing: 2nd
Ok, so let’s end our analysis on a big one. Offensive WAR is a statistic that looks at a player’s total offensive output, and that is where Charlie excels. Currently in fifth place, I would expect Blackmon to pass Nolan Arenado on this list at some point this season. It may take two seasons though for Blackmon to pass Tulo on this list.
Barring some miracle, Blackmon will most likely not catch up to Larry Walker in his option years, but if he remains with the club past that, it is reasonable to think he would eventually take that second place spot. It will be difficult for Blackmon to catch up with Todd Helton though, but not entirely unlikely. It really depends on what kind of career hitter Blackmon ends up becoming.
Personally, I believe he will stay right around where he is, a +.300 hitter with a smart offensive mind, meaning he will most likely end up short of Helton and possibly even short of Walker depending on how his age catches up to him. That said, being just barely behind the two greatest Colorado Rockies in history is not that much of an insult.