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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Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies
16 May 1998: Outfielder Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies in action during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The Brewers won the game, 7-5. Credit: Brian Bahr/Allsport /

Hits

Current (6/4/21): 1356 (3rd)

Leaders Ahead: Todd Helton (2519), and Larry Walker (1361)

Hits needed for 1st Place: 1163

Remaining Options High: 1753

Remaining Options Likely: 1693

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 2nd

Todd Helton Time High: 2553

Todd Helton Time Likely: 2373

Odds of #1: Won’t happen

Likely Standing: 2nd

Charlie Blackmon will most likely break into second place on this list in the coming week, only being behind Larry Walker by five hits as of this writing. It really seems like this is the year where Blackmon is moving into these second place positions so the rest of his career can be focused on passing Todd Helton in the various records he holds.

Hits are a statistic that Blackmon could feasibly catch up to Helton on, but he would need to be performing at peak capacity for the next 6.6 seasons, which I find unlikely.

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