Latest Update Blackmon logs three hits in win Thu Jul, 31, 08:07 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 is now 8-for-26 (.308 BA) with two extra-base hits, two RBI and three runs scored over his last six games as he remains a bright spot atop the Rockies lineup. The 2014 season was certainly the coming out party for Blackmon, who is now slashing .304/.350/.466 with 14 home runs, 55 RBI and 20 stolen bases. Although his production as cooled off since an incredible start to the season, he is still worthy of must-start status in all fantasy formats moving forward. Analyst: Matthew Beck
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