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
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 18: Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies rounds third to score in the sixth inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 18, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Singles

Current (6/4/21): 875 (2nd)

Leaders Ahead: Todd Helton (1521)

Singles needed for 1st Place: 646

Remaining Options High: 1207

Remaining Options Likely:  1177

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 2nd

Todd Helton Time High: 1707

Todd Helton Time Likely: 1637

Odds of #1: Almost Certain

Likely Standing: 1st

Here we go, a statistic Chuck has already broken into second place for career singles. While if he retires after his current contract he will remain in second place well behind Todd Helton. If, however, Blackmon sticks it out and has as long a career as Todd Helton, he will probably get first place a whole season or two before he retires.

As far as legacy goes, it shows how overall Todd Helton was a better player if you look deeper into it. Charlie will most likely remain in second place in hits, despite being first in singles, showing how much better Helton was with the long ball and extra-base hits (especially doubles). That said, it is a relief to find something that Blackmon could lead the Colorado Rockies in at the end of a long career. Good thing it isn’t the only stat where he will be leading.

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