2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Charlie Blackmon
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Despite posting lower numbers across the board, Colorado outfielder Charlie Blackmon still put up a solid stat line, even if his fantasy owners clamored for more. In 2018, the star outfielder hit 29 home runs, drove in 70 runs, scored 119 times, swiped 12 bags, and posted a respectable .291/.358/.502 slash line. Albeit a great stat line, the numbers came back to reality after an otherworldly 2017 campaign. After exceeding all expectations that season, the numbers unfortunately came back to reality, and even declined a bit. Despite entering his mid-30s, Blackmon remains a valuable fantasy asset, but he’s no longer a first, or even a second round pick outside of 15-team formats. Even then, he’s better suited as a third-round fantasy selection.
After stealing 43 bases back in 2015, Blackmon’s numbers have fallen each year, including just 12 bags last year. Furthermore, he only attempted to run 16 times, and in 2016 and 2017, he attempted 20+ stolen bases. Around 20 attempts is...