In conclusion, if Charlie Blackmon retired from the league today, we would remember him as an all-time Colorado Rockies great. Whatever he has left in his career is just icing on the cake for Rockies fans.
I truly hope to see Chuck be a lifelong Rockie and to see him be able to compete with Todd Helton for people’s favorite. If he stays in the league for another six seasons and things go as I predicted, Charlie Blackmon will ultimately come ahead of Todd in six of these 15 stats we have looked at today, with Todd taking the definite lead in five stats, with four stats coming down to the wire.
Todd Helton was no doubt overall the better player, but it will be interesting to watch what Blackmon will be able to catch up to and beat him in on these All-Time lists. I do not want to pit these two greats against each other; I think both of their merits stand on their own. Todd Helton should be a Hall of Famer, Charlie Blackmon is a bit more borderline (though a 64.1 oWAR would certainly help his case).
Researching this article made one thing clear. While he might not yet deserve Cooperstown, Charlie Blackmon deserves his number retired by the Rockies. Being able to catch up to Todd Helton in anything Rockies-related is a gigantic task that would take literally an entire career to eclipse.
He’s a fan favorite who could end up leading the club in many categories previously thought untouchable. Don’t make him wait like the disservice that was done to Larry Walker, treat him like the fan-favorite all-time great he is.
Data for this article was found using Baseball-Reference