Latest Update Charlie Blackmon got an X-Ray on his ankle immediately after Saturday's game that was clean. Sun Jul, 20, 11:25 AM
Generates good power with his big frame, but can also run well for a big guy. Can play all three outfield positions, which adds to his value.
Flaws: : The jury is still out on whether he can hit left-handed pitching with consistency at the major-league level, so he may be limited to a reserve role.
Blackmon injured his ankle late Saturday, but with x-rays coming back clean, it looks as though everything is fine and he is sitting Sunday as a precaution. Drew Stubbs and Brandon Barnes are starting with Carlos Gonzalez in the outfield.Analyst: Howard Bender
More of manager Walt Weiss playing the match-ups as he'll use right-handers Brandon Barnes and Drew Stubbs in left and center respectively with the Pirates using left-hander Jeff Locke on the mound Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender
It's always interesting to see how the Rockies lay out their outfield but sitting Blackmon against a left-handed Francisco Liriano shouldn't raise too many eyebrows. True, he's batting .270 against southpaws this season, but his lefty/righty splits have a significant enough difference that this is probably the move to make. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson will join Carlos Gonzalez in the outfield Friday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hey you remember me? I'm that guy that everyone said to sell high on as I'm just a flash in the pan. How's that working out for them? Hopefully you held on to Blackmon as he continues to go Charlie Murphy opponents as he raised his average back above .300 after Saturday's performance and is now hitting .389 (14-for-36) with two home runs and two stolen bases in 11 games this month.Analyst: Michael Pichan