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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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 26: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies hits a RBI single in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on September 26, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Runs Scored

Current (6/4/21): 766 (4th)

Leaders Ahead: Todd Helton (1401), Larry Walker (892), and Carlos Gonzalez (769)

Runs needed for 1st Place: 635

Remaining Options High: 1138

Remaining Options Likely: 984

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 2nd

Todd Helton Time High: 1618

Todd Helton Time Likely: 1304

Odds of #1: Could happen but still unlikely

Likely Standing: 2nd

I was honestly a little shocked to see Blackmon so low on the runs leaderboard. Logic would think that, as the leadoff man, you get more chances to get on base, which gives you more chances to score.

Charlie is no longer the leadoff man, but getting runs depends on the rest of the offense, they should be generated from anywhere within the lineup. Blackmon could pass CarGo as early as this series with the Athletics, but passing Larry Walker for second place almost certainly won’t happen until some point late next season or early in the 2023 season.

If Blackmon were to stay with the Rockies longer than his current contract, he would get close to Helton’s record, but I am not entirely convinced that he will ultimately be able to pass Helton, but if he stays consistent and keeps his OBP as high as he has been, then it might just be possible.

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