Colorado Rockies: Can Charlie Blackmon become the next Todd Helton?
Charlie Blackmon Total Option Stat Standings:
Likely 1st- 1
Chance for 1st- 2
3rd or lower- 4
If Charlie Blackmon leaves the Colorado Rockies after his two years of player options, no doubt his legacy will still be felt by the club. Most likely he will lead at least one all-time Colorado Rockies leaderboard: Hit by Pitches.
He will lead or close to leading all-time in triples and strikeouts. He’ll be in the well that is second place behind Todd Helton in eight categories: Games, Plate Appearances, Runs, Hits, Singles, Doubles, Steals, and Caught Stealing. Finally, Blackmon would still be in the top 10 in Home Runs, RBIs, Total Outs, and Offensive WAR.
Todd Helton Career length Stat Standings:
Likely 1st- 4
Chance for 1st- 4
If Charlie Blackmon has a career as long as Todd Helton’s with the Colorado Rockies, he will go down as a Rockie greater than Larry Walker, though Todd Helton might still want to have a word with him. Blackmon would certainly lead the franchise in Hit by Pitch, Triples, Strikeouts, and Singles. He could possibly top the leaderboard in Plate Appearances, Runs, Home Runs, and oWAR.
With that career he would still be in second in Games, Hits, Doubles, RBIs, Steals, and Caught Stealing. Finally, Blackmon would most likely be doomed to third in outs made as the DH is implemented and they move him there.