Colorado Rockies: Can Charlie Blackmon become the next Todd Helton?

DENVER, CO - APRIL 1: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies runs towards first base during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 1: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies runs towards first base during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
14 of 16
Next
Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies
CHICAGO – 1999: Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies fields during an MLB game versus the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois during the 1999 season. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

A disclaimer

There are a few stats that I want to touch on here that weren’t able to be calculated like all these other ones. The reason I left these stats out is that they seem to have future issues that would make predicting what would happen impossible.

First, due to age, Charlie Blackmon does not steal bases as he did in years past, he is currently in second place behind Eric Young Sr. by 49 stolen bases. The odds of him ever getting to that number is essentially impossible and who knows how many he will even attempt each year if any at all.

The same goes for caught stealing, Blackmon is currently 14 behind Eric Young Sr., in this category, with fewer attempts happening, there is no way he will catch up to him in the future and no way to estimate how many he will really have.

The other issue is defensive stats, while Blackmon has never had great defensive prowess, but currently he is third on the “Outs Made” list, behind Todd Helton and Carlos Gonzalez. With the DH seemingly inevitable, Blackmon is one favorite to fill that position, allowing a younger player to fill that spot (hopefully Zac Veen), while his most valuable asset can still be used.

With that final disclaimer out of the way, let’s bring this thing home by looking at the total numbers.

facebooktwitterreddit