Charlie Blackmon will likely see a lot of time as a DH for the Colorado Rockies in 2022
Charlie Blackmon has been vocal about his displeasure of the DH in the past and nothing has changed on that front. However, considering that he is getting older (he’ll be 36 in July) and how he has regressed defensively and offensively, he is far from the player that he was in 2017, when he came in 5th in NL MVP voting.
Blackmon can still get on-base at a very good clip, though, as he had an on-base percentage of .351 in 2021. Defensively, he used to be one of the worst outfielders in baseball because he spent half of his games patrolling center field in the biggest outfield in baseball. That’s why the Rockies moved him to right field before the start of the 2019 season.
Since he moved to right field, he has been an average to slightly below-average defender.
The Rockies are reportedly looking at adding some offensive help in their outfield and even without any additions, the Rockies have a plethora of outfielders and most are good defensively. They just don’t have a plethora of outfielders that can hit well.
Blackmon is either the best or second-best offensive player among the outfielders but one of the weaker outfielders defensively, signifying that he will be a DH for his fair share of games in 2022.