• Full name Charles Cobb Blackmon
  • Born 07/01/1986 in Dallas, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 221 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Debut 06/07/2011
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (72nd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2008 (signed for $563,000).
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    Blackmon has been drafted twice before, by the Marlins out of high school in 2004 (28th round) and then by the Red Sox in 2005 after his freshman year at Young Harris (Ga.) JC (20th round). In both cases he was taken as a lefthander, but after transferring to Georgia Tech he didn't see any time on the mound, and he redshirted in 2007. Blackmon played in the Texas Collegiate League last summer and batted .316 as an outfielder, so when he returned to Georgia Tech he got a chance as a position player and took full advantage. In his first year as a hitter, Blackmon has led the Yellow Jackets in batting and was among the team leaders in nearly every offensive category. A natural athlete, Blackmon has five tools that are quickly gaining refinement. At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, he has the prototypical pro body. He runs well and could play any of the three outfield positions but probably fits best in left. At the plate, Blackmon has a natural lefthanded swing and makes consistent contact. While his approach is still raw, he projects to hit for power and average. He's a college senior but a young hitter, so he has plenty of room for improvement. He is one of the biggest sleepers in this year's draft.

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Career Transactions

  • Colorado Rockies placed CF Charlie Blackmon on the 10-day injured list. Right hand fracture.
  • Colorado Rockies activated CF Charlie Blackmon from the bereavement list.
  • Colorado Rockies placed CF Charlie Blackmon on the bereavement list.

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