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.