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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Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies
DENVER, CO – JULY 25: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies reacts after flying out in the seventh inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field on July 25, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Home Runs

Current (6/4/21): 182 (8th)

Leaders Ahead: Todd Helton (369), Larry Walker (258), Vinny Castilla (239), Nolan Arenado (235), Carlos Gonzalez (227), Dante Bichette (201), and Troy Tulowitzki (188)

Home Runs needed for 1st Place: 188

Remaining Options High: 267

Remaining Options Likely: 233

Odds of #1: 0%

Likely Standing: 4th-5th

Todd Helton Time High: 395

Todd Helton Time Likely: 301

Odds of #1: Could happen, but unlikely

Likely Standing: 2nd

Charlie Blackmon hits a decent amount of home runs, but he has nothing on the Blake Street Bombers. This season, he will definitely pass Troy Tulowitzki for seventh place and get close to Dante Bichette in sixth. He should pass Bichette and eventually pass CarGo during his option years. There is an outside possibility that Blackmon might pass Nolan, but could be difficult.

If Blackmon has a Helton length career and his bat remains hot, then he would certainly move into second place, if not move into first in front of Todd Helton. We know Charlie can jack the ball, but the question will be how much of that power remains as he ages.

A drop-off would see him fall short of Helton’s mark but still more than likely move into second place above Larry Walker. If he remains consistent, he might challenge the Helton home run crown.

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