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Rockies 2018 Position Breakdown: The future and the present of centerfield is here

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In our on-going series where BSN Denver looks at every position on the Colorado Rockies roster, today it's my turn to look at centerfield.

In what might be the strongest position for the Rockies top to bottom, the present and the future of the position for the organization are both currently on the roster. Whether or not Colorado and Charlie Blackmon agree to partner beyond this season does not hinder that statement as players like Raimel Tapia and David Dahl are more fit to play center as Blackmon hits age 33 and up.

Beyond those three names mentioned, Colorado has a ton of depth throughout the minors at this position and it just goes to show how much Jeff Bridich has turned an eye towards athletes rather than positions since becoming the figurehead of the front office.

The Starter

Charlie Blackmon

Chuck Nazty put together the best single season by a centerfielder in Rockies history last year and one of the best of all-time. Blackmon has improved every single year of his career and the now 31-year-old is in a contract year.

Blackmon won the batting title last year, hitting .331 and was absolutely essential atop the Rockies lineup, driving in a record-setting (for a leadoff hitter) 104 runs.



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