Charles Cobb Blackmon popularly known as Charlie Blackmon is an American professional baseball center fielder who currently plays for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Blackmon collegiate career started with Young Harris College and later he played for the Georgia Tech. He married his long-term girlfriend Ashley Wagner, who is a figure skater, after having an affair in 2018.
Charlie Blackmon Early Life
Blackmon was born on July 1, 1986, in Dallas, Texas. He holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity. Born in the early July, his zodiac sign is Cancer.
He was born to Myron Blackmon and Ellen Blackmon and also has a sister named Katie Blackmon.
Charlie Blackmon High School & College Career
Blackmon obsessed with baseballs, footballs, Nerf balls, and basketballs from his childhood. In high school, he was a proven-gifted basketball and football player. However, on the field of baseball, even he was a bigger star and played as a left-hand pitcher.
Upon high school graduation, Blackmon spent two years at Young Harris College and later transferred to Georgia Tech in the fall of 2006. He had an outstanding baseball career at Georgia Tech where he received various honors including being named to the 2008 ESPN, The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team. He received a degree in Finance from Georgia Tech.
Charlie Blackmon Career Highlights
Initially, Blackmon was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2005 MLB Draft. After performing in various professional baseball clubs, ultimately he went to play with Colorado Rockies in 2011.
On June 8, Blackmon recorded his first hit against Dustin Moseley of the San Diego Padres. He recorded his first MLB RBI against Matt Guerrier of the Los Angeles on June 11.
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Blackmon spent the majority of his 2012 seasons with the Rockies and their AAA minor league team. Upon impressive batting average of 2013 seasons, he finished 2014 seasons with a .288 AVG, 28 stolen bases, and 19 home runs.
In 2015, Blackmon had a career-high 43 bases while continuing to hit for high average. At the 2016 seasons, Blackmon finished the season with his career high in home runs, RBI’s an average. On April 4, 2018, he agreed on a six-year contract with Colorado Rockies, extension worth of $108 million.
Charlie Blackmon Awards & Accolades
Blackmon is the winner of several awards. He won the Silver Slugger Award in 2016. Later in 2017, he bagged his first MLB Player of the Month Award.
Charlie Blackmon Personal Life & Affair
Charlie Blackmon married his girlfriend Ashley Wagner after having a long affair in 2018. The duo celebrated their marriage in 2018. His wife Ashley is an American figure skater.
Apart from his professional career, he has hobbies of traveling, fishing, and mountaineering. Blackmon is a devoted Christian.
Charlie Blackmon Net Worth & Salary
Charlie Blackmon's current net worth as of 2018, is reportedly around $13 million USD. His salary in these three years has seen a heavy growth as he was initially signed with a salary of $3.5 million by the Rockies which later grew to become $7.3 million by the end of 2017 which again saw an increase of almost double his yearly purse in 2018 making his yearly salary a whopping $14 million per year.
Here are his salary and contact details along with the cap hits:
Charlie Blackmon agreed to a one-year contract with the Rockies, which comprise of $3,500,000 guaranteed amount with the annual salary of $3,500,000. In 2017, Blackmon bagged a base salary of $7,300,000 while carrying a cap hit of $7,300,000.
Further, in 2017 season, he extended his contract with a guaranteed base salary of $14 million per year.
Charlie Blackmon signed a 5-year deal worth $94,000,000 with the Colorado Rockies again in 2018. His five years deal includes a $2 million signing bonus, $94 million guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $18.8 million.
As he is earning almost four times his first induction to the Rockies, which comes with many endorsement deals along with cap hits and win bonuses which will surely increase his net worth in the coming days. We believe his net worth in the mid of 2019 would be over $25 million.