The Colorado Rockies star Charles Blackmon who currently plies his trade in Major League Baseball has enjoyed a pretty successful professional life. However, his personal one seems to be largely under the radar.
Blackmon rarely ever talks about his love life to the media. He is not known to be an expressive personality when it comes to his dating endeavors. This though has not stopped his fans from getting curious about his personal life. Is this talented baseball star currently dating a lucky lady?
Is Charlie Blackmon Dating Someone?
Charlie Blackmon is engaged to his girlfriend turned fiancee Ashley Cook. The couple dated for several years before getting engaged in February 2018. Ashley is an American figure skater.
The pair is set to get married on 10th November 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Not much else is known about the duo's relationship. Since they are about to share wedding vows, we can assume they are currently in a blissful relationship.
Meanwhile, Charlie carries hobbies of traveling, fishing, and mountaineering. The baseball star is a devoted Christian. He has spoken about his faith where he said:
"The love that He has for me, even though I don’t deserve it. You know, that grace is something that I try to understand every day. But it’s hard to comprehend! I try and learn more about Him every day."
"And I just want to represent our God in what I do, on the field, how I treat people and what I’m thinking all the time also."
Blackmon is also a member of a Bible study group with his team the Rockies. Moreover, the MLB player appears to be a humble and down to earth personality.
Back in 2016, it was reported Charlie drove the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee to spring training every day. This was the same ride he drove to school every morning as a high school senior. Despite his impressive Major League salary, he does not appear too keen to flaunt his money.
Charlie Blackmon's Career
Blackmon was initially drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 20th round of the 2005 MLB Draft. He spent 2008 with the Tri-City Dust Devils, 2009 with Modesto Nuts, 2010 with Tulsa Drillers, and the first half of 2011 with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
After performing in multiple clubs, he was ultimately signed by Colorado Rockies in 2011. On 8th June 2011, Blackmon recorded his first hit against Dustin Moseley of the San Diego Padres.
Three days later on 11th June, he recorded his first MLB RBI against Matt Guerrier of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The following two seasons, Blackmon did not enjoy much playing time as he spent the majority of the time between the Rockies and their AAA minor league team.
As the 2014 season commenced, Charlie was engaged in a competition for playing time in center field with three teammates Brandon Barnes, Drew Stubbs, and Corey Dickerson.
In the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Blackmon was named to the roster as a reserve for the National League which was the first selection of his career.
Blackmon finished with a .288 AVG, 28 stolen bases, and 19 home runs in his first full season in the majors. Despite a dropoff in the RBI section in 2015, he made a career-high 43 bases.
Charlie was awarded a Silver Slugger Award for the first time in his career at the end of the 2016 season. He finished with career highs in three notable stats - batting average, home runs, and RBIs.
For May 2017, Blackmon won his first NL Player of the Month Award. The Rockies finished the year with an 87–75 record which helped them clinch an NL Wild Card spot. The baseball star subsequently came fifth in 2017 NL MVP voting.
On April 4, 2018, Blackmon signed a six-year contract extension which is reported to be worth a jaw-dropping $108 million. He was named to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game.
Charlie Blackmon: Quick Facts
- Born on 1st July 1986 in Dallas, Texas.
- His birth sign is Cancer.
- His parents are Ellen Blackmon and Myron Blackmon.
- His father ran track at Georgia State University.
- He was raised in Suwanee, Georgia.
- He was an outstanding baseball player as a left-handed pitcher and outfielder at North Gwinnett High School.
- Besides baseball, he competed in basketball and football in his high school days.
- He was named Academic Player of the Year three times.
- He played baseball at Georgia Tech on scholarship.
- On his 25th birthday, he hit his first home run in 2011.
- His net worth is estimated to be $13 million.