#Braves should pass on Charlie Blackmon

The Rockies have made the All-Star outfielder available in their endless quest for pitching. But unless Colorado would accept a return of, say, Jason Hursh and David Hale, I’d pass on Charlie Blackmon.

The North Gwinnett High School grad, who went on to play for Georgia Tech, hit .288 last year with 19 homers, 72 RBI and 28 SB — numbers he’d be unlikely to repeat playing his home games closer to sea level. On the road, Blackmon, 28, was no better than B.J., batting .241 with a hideous .269 OBP and and .347 slugging percentage. His .617 OPS as a visitor was nearly .300 points below his home total.

He’s essentially a left-handed hitting version of Jeffrey Hammonds.

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6 comments

  1. Why does the screen bounce up and down when I’m trying to read it? I’ve been reading it for a few years, and it didn’t used to this. It’s quite annoying.

  2. And yet Blackmon’s road numbers are still better than those of Zoilo Almonte, who’s currently penciled in to play left. The Braves are going to be absolutely dreadful this season, and they’d better pony up for Yoan Moncada, which now means outbidding the Yankees and Giants, for starters.

  3. No worries here…looks like the Braves really want Johnny Gomes! Yes, he of the .244 career batting average; that will solve all of our problems. As much as I hate to say it, I may be glad that I won’t be able to watch the team this year…

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