Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon. (Photo: Getty Images)
Chuck Nazty will be around awhile.
The Colorado Rockies and outfielder Charlie Blackmon have agreed on a six-year contract.
Charlie spoke with KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jack Corrigan on Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego before the Rockies game against the Padres.
Thoughts from Rockies GM Jeff Bridich.
Deal begins in 2018 and includes 2022 and 2023 player options
SAN DIEGO – The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have agreed to terms with Charlie Blackmon on a six-year contract, including two player options, which could keep the All-Star outfielder with the club through the 2023 season.
- Blackmon, 31, won the National League batting title in 2017 en route to claiming his second consecutive Silver Slugger award. The fifth-place finisher in National League MVP voting hit a career-high .331 last season while also setting personal bests in games (159), hits (213), runs (137), triples (14), home runs (37), total bases (387) and RBI (104). His 103 RBI and 383 total bases from the leadoff position were both Major League records, while his 213 hits were the fourth-most in franchise history for a single season. Blackmon also became one of seven players (eight times) in MLB history to record at least 135 runs, 213 hits, 35 doubles, 14 triples, 35 home runs and 100 RBI in a single season, joining Stan Musial (1948), Joe DiMaggio (1937), Chuck Klein (1932), Al Simmons (1930), Lou Gehrig (1930, 1927) and Rogers Hornsby (1922).
- Originally drafted by the Rockies in the second round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, the Georgia Tech graduate has a career batting average of .305 (886-for-2905) with 488 runs, 156 doubles, 33 triples, 115 home runs, 361 RBI, 202 walks, 522 strikeouts and 115 stolen bases across parts of eight seasons with Colorado (2011-18).