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) /
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Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /

Career Games

Current (6/4/21): 1172 (3rd)

Leaders Ahead: Todd Helton (2274), and Carlos Gonzalez (1247)

Games Needed for 1st place: 1103

Remaining Options High: 1601

Remaining Options Likely: 1569

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 2nd

Todd Helton Time High: 2249

Todd Helton Time Likely: 2169

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 2nd

This is the stat that made me think up this article. Passing Larry Walker and knowing that he still probably had at least two years left with the Rockies, I wanted to know what other records he could beat in his time with the team. Chuck will most likely move past CarGo this year, only needing 76 more games to pass the Rockies legend. Passing Todd Helton on the other hand is going to be a tall order.

Like many things on this list, the gap from first to second is wide and will take many seasons of playtime in order for any player to pass the Toddfather. Games is a perfect example.

Todd Helton became a starter in only his second season in the majors, Charlie Blackmon wasn’t an everyday starter until his fourth season in the majors. That lost time means that there is no way Blackmon catches up to Helton’s mark unless he plays longer than Helton did. So what if we move on into stats that Chuck Nazty could lead in?

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