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Charlie Blackmon was drafted out of high school by the Florida Marlins in the 28th round of the 2004 amateur draft as a pitcher. Continuing on to college, he was drafted out of junior college by the Boston Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2005 amateur draft as a pitcher. He transferred to Georgia Tech and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft as an outfielder. He was signed by scout Alan Matthews and made his pro debut that summer.

On April 4, 2014, he tied a Rockies record by going 6 for 6 in a 12-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. He had three doubles and a three-run homer, scored four runs and drove in five in the game. Andres Galarraga had been the only other player to get 6 hits in a game for Colorado, on July 3, 1995. By adding three more hits in a 9-4 win the next day, he tied another club record with 9 hits in two games, this one held by Juan Pierre since 2002.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL All-Star (2014)

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