Charlie Blackmon may be moved to middle of Rockies' order this season
Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon could be moved to the middle of the order this season, manager Bud Black said.
Blackmon has been the leadoff man for 716-of-725 career plate appearances, but after he hit a career-high 37 home runs last season, the Rockies want to experiment with their rotation a bit. The 31-year-old outfielder will hit in the heart of the order in Cactus League games, with David Dahl, Raimel Tapia, and Ian Desmond all viewed as potential replacements for leadoff duties.
In addition to the 37 taters, Blackmon slashed .331/.399/.601 with 137 runs scored, 104 RBI, and 14 steals. across 725 plate appearances.
- Nick Hundley starting for San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon May 23rd, 2018
- Cardinals' Dexter Fowler out of the lineup on Wednesday May 23rd, 2018
- Austin Jackson out of Giants' lineup against Astros May 23rd, 2018
- Brain McCann starting at catcher for Houston on Wednesday May 23rd, 2018
- J.D. Davis out of the Astros' lineup on Wednesday afternoon May 23rd, 2018
- Kolten Wong out of the lineup Wednesday for St. Louis May 23rd, 2018
- Daniel Castro starting at second base for the Rockies on Tueday May 22nd, 2018
- David Dahl sitting for Rockies on Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
- Chris Iannetta behind the plate for Colorado versus Dodgers May 22nd, 2018
- Carlos Gonzalez returns to Rockies' lineup on Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
- Ian Desmond moves back down in Rockies' lineup on Monday May 21st, 2018
- Chris Iannetta not in Rockies' lineup for Monday's series opener May 21st, 2018