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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Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – JUNE 2: Wearing a patch for Lou Gehrig Day, Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies walks off the field after an inning against the Texas Rangers at Coors Field on June 2, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) /

Doubles

Current (6/4/21): 250 (6th)

Leaders Ahead: Todd Helton (592), Larry Walker (297), Carlos Gonzalez (277), Dante Bichette (270), and Nolan Arenado (262)

Doubles needed for 1st Place: 342

Remaining Options High: 350

Remaining Options Likely: 329

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 2nd

Todd Helton Time High: 498

Todd Helton Time Likely: 449

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 2nd

This may seem strange, but I actually expect Blackmon to hit more doubles now because of his loss in speed. Blackmon just can’t stretch runs as he used to and because of that, a lot of balls that would have been triples will now be doubles.

I will qualify that though and say that Todd Helton is the Doubles King, there is no way Charlie Blackmon will ever get close to Helton’s mark unless he is in the league for a very long time. This season though, Blackmon will almost certainly pass Nolan Arenado for fifth place and could come close to passing Dante Bichette to move into fourth place.

Next season he would for sure pass Bichette and CarGo and get close to Larry Walker in second. In 2023, his last option year he would stand alone in second place, even if he signed a new contract, he would never catch up to the Toddfather in first.

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