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Fantasy Forecast: Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado

Lindyssports.com Staff

March 12, 2019 at 12:53 pm.

Mar 5, 2019; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) flies out in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 5, 2019; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) flies out in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies

2018: One shouldn’t complain too much about Blackmon’s campaign. His 29 home runs, 12 stolen bases and .291 average are the hallmarks of a stud fantasy outfielder. But some red flags emerged during the season as Blackmon, on the wrong side of 30, failed to live up to his billing as a consensus top-15 draft pick. His contact rate and stolen-base total fell for a third consecutive season.

Forecast: What Blackmon will likely give you — 25 home runs, 10 stolen bases, a .280 average — is very good; just don’t overpay for past performance. He’s a potential top-10 outfielder with a high floor if he can make it through the year unscathed.

2019 Projections: .324 avg., 24 doubles, six triples, 32 home runs, 78 RBIs, 110 runs, 10 stolen bases.

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