Charlie Blackmon

Colorado Rockies

Charlie Blackmon has stranglehold on title

It was the 68th multi-hit game of the season for Blackmon, who is closing in on the National League batting title. Teammate DJ LeMahieu (.348) won the title last season, and a Rockies player has won the NL batting title in three of the past four seasons.

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  • Charlie Blackmon has stranglehold on title

    It was the 68th multi-hit game of the season for Blackmon, who is closing in on the National League batting title. Teammate DJ LeMahieu (.348) won the title last season, and a Rockies player has won the NL batting title in three of the past four seasons.

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  • Nolan Arenado collects 130th RBI

    The homer gave Arenado his third straight 130-RBI season. Albert Pujols is the only other active player with three career 130-RBI campaigns. Of course, Coors Field plays a huge role in his RBI totals, but even with that helping hand, it takes excellence, consistency and durability to drive in 130 runs per year.

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  • Blackmon reaches 100 RBI as Rox top Fish

    Blackmon hit RBI singles in the bottom of the second, bottom of the sixth, and bottom of the eighth as the Colorado offense exploded for 15 runs in the afternoon series finale at Coors Field. Blackmon now has 100 RBI on the season -- as a leadoff man. The 31-year-old center fielder is slashing .328/.397/.598 and has a case to be named the 2017 National League MVP.

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  • Charlie Blackmon reaches four times

    Blackmon has tailed off a little over the past couple of weeks, going just 10-for-55 (.181) with eight RBI and 13 strikeouts since Sept. 9 to drop his average from .340 to .326. He remains three shy of 100 RBI for the season.

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  • Coors field boasts the top four projected batters tonight

    Tonight's top four projected batters (Charlie Blackmon, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, Marcell Ozuna) all play at Coors tonight according to the RotoGrinders Player Projections before Mike Trout in the fifth spot. Trout (189 wRC+, .352 ISO vs RHP) gets Chris Volstad, who has thrown less than 10 major league innings (all in relief) since 2012. Stanton (198 wRC+, .440 ISO) destroys LHP, though Ozuna (113 wRC+, .117 ISO) has perplexingly put the ball on the ground 52% of the time against them this year. Tyler Anderson is a decent LHP, but RHBs have a .369 wOBA (33.7 Hard%) against him due to the Coors effect this year. Charlie Blackmon (147 wRC+, .297 ISO vs RHP) is an easy play if affordable, but RHBs have a 17.3 K-BB%, 67.3 GB% and -3.9 Hard-Soft% against Jose Urena over his last seven starts, calling Nolan Arenado's value at a high cost into question tonight. Three Cleveland bats (Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor) appear in the back half of the top 10 against Bartolo Colon, along with the hottest bat in the majors, Aaron Judge, and Paul Goldschmidt. Top projected values are Jay Bruce (4.14 Pt/$/K) on Fanduel and Chris Taylor on both sites (4.04 Pt/$/K FD/2.67 Pt/$/K DK).

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  • Rockies lead the slate by 0.8 implied runs, but Jose Urena has dominated RHBs recently

    The Colorado Rockies are once again at the top of the run line board by a wide margin. They're 6.47 implied run line against the Jose Urena and the Marlins is 0.8 runs ahead of the next best team. Ten more teams on a full slate are between 4.89 and 5.67 runs. Like yesterday's starter for Miami, Urena doesn't strike out a lot of batters (15.9%), but has also been a quality contact manager with a 55.2 GB% and 26.6 Hard% over his last seven starts. His 85.2 mph aEV and 30% 95+ mph EV are two of the better marks in the league this year. Over this seven span stretch, he has a -2.1 K-BB%, 47.4 GB% and 19.5 Hard-Soft% with five of his six HRs allowed. This bodes greatly for Charlie Blackmon (147 wRC+, .297 ISO vs RHP) and even Gerardo Parra (92 wRC+, .167 ISO vs RHP). Carlos Gonzalez (99 wRC+, .176 ISO vs RHP) missed yesterday's game with an injury and is being replaced by Ian Desmond (76 wRC+, .101 ISO vs RHP). Raimel Tapia (90 wRC+, .127 ISO vs RHP) may be the superior option here. The Rockies don't otherwise employ another LHB regularly and that could be a problem tonight. RHBs have a 17.3 K-BB%, 67.3 GB% and -3.9 Hard-Soft% against Urena during this span, difficult numbers to overcome, even in this environment.

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  • Players are expected to take advantage of under-priced Seattle bats on DraftKings

    Colorado bats are expected to be most popular on FanDuel, where Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado specifically could reach ownership rates around 20%. On DraftKings though, players are likely to take advantage of Seattle under-pricing. Nelson Cruz, Jean Segura and Robinson Cano are all right around $3K and expected to be in a quarter of lineups or more. This affects pitching dynamics as well, as Aaron Nola and Luke Weaver may be under-priced as well, both below $10K (Nola is only $8K) and projected to be in 40% of lineups or more. Current projections see Nola battling Darvish at a similar cost for the top spot on FanDuel.

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  • Three of the top four projected bats reside at Coors tonight

    Charlie Blackmon is the top projected hitter (RotoGrinders Player Projections) on either site by a full point or more tonight. He's at home against Odrisamer Despaigne, who hasn't allowed a lot of hard contact this season, but did allow two of his three HRs this year in his last start and has by far, the lowest strikeout rate on the board tonight (10.9%). He's joined by teammate Nolan Arenado in the top three with Mike Trout sandwiched in between, in Chicago against James Shields. Giancarlo Stanton, also at Coors, facing Tyler Chatwood, is the fourth highest projected batter on either site, with teammates Marcell Ozuna, Justin Bour and Christian Yelich all not too far behind. The Houston Astros have three of the top nine projected batters on either site (Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa) in Texas against Andrew Cashner tonight. Cashner has allowed seven of his 15 HRs over his last eight starts, including only his second multi-HR game of the season, not at home, but in Seattle last time out. His exceptional contact management has taken a hit with a hard hit rate above 35% in three of his last four starts. Springer costs just $3.1K on FanDuel, doubling as a top projected value there (4.23 Pt/$/K). On DraftKings, a pair of Mariners (Robinson Cano 3 Pt/$/K and Nelson Cruz 2.93 Pt/$/K) rate as top values.

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  • The Rockies have a 6.39 implied run line at home against Odrisamer Despaigne

    Colorado has the highest implied run line (6.39) on the entire slate and by a large margin, as is often the case at home, even when, like tonight, the opposing team often has a better offense. Six more teams on a nine game board are between 5.02 and 5.52 runs. The Rockies are facing the very contact prone Odrisamer Despaigne (10.9 K%), who's only been in the rotation for about a month. While he's generally done a strong job of limiting hard contact, two of his three HRs this season came in his last start with a 31.8 Hard-Soft%. Charlie Blackmon (147 wRC+, .298 ISO vs RHP) is probably tonight's top batter. LHBs have a .360 wOBA and just a 33 GB% against Despaigne, but with just a 26.1 Hard%. RHBs have actually hit him harder 33.3%, but with just a .239 wOBA in a small sample (88 PAs). Regardless, the more contact they make, the more likely the Rockies are to do some damage at Coors despite their 83 wRC+ vs RHP this year and this is a pitcher they should make plenty of contact against at least. The Marlins have just the fifth highest implied run line (5.11) against ground ball specialist Tyler Chatwood, who has a ground ball rate above 57% and hard hit rate below 30% to batters from either side. His issue has generally been poor control. RHBs have a 59.1 GB% and 32 Hard% with nine HRs against him at Coors this year. Giancarlo Stanton (147 wRC+, .333 ISO vs RHP), Marcell Ozuna (148 wRC+, .271 ISO vs RHP) and Justin Bour (143 wRC+, .263 ISO vs RHP) are have a wRC+ above 200 and a hard hit rate above 40% over the last week and all are fairly expensive.

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  • Charlie Blackmon homers in Rockies victory

    His solo shot came as part of a three-run uprising in the ninth inning. Blackmon finished the day 2-for-4 plus a walk and he scored three times. He's having an outstanding season at the dish, hitting .326/.394/.600 with 36 homers, 96 RBI and 13 stolen bases.

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