Colorado Rockies 2014: End Of Season Awards

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Aug 6, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry (8) rounds the bases after his two run home run in the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Biggest Surprise: Michael McKenry, C/Charlie Blackmon, CF.

First off, how about the month of April Charlie Blackmon had. The ball had to have looked like a beach ball for the 28-year-old centerfielder. During April, Blackmon slashed at a line of .389/.434/.642 with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, and 18 RBI’s.

As far as the rest of the season went, Blackmon was still solid, making it to his first All-Star Game. Blackmon ended up hitting .288 with 19 home runs and 72 RBI’s, including 27 doubles and 28 stolen bases.

Michael McKenry on the other hand, provided some unexpected thump in the lineup. With Wilin Rosario hurt and struggling, McKenry came in and got the job done. He slashed at a line of .315/.398/.512 with 9 doubles, 8 home runs, and 22 RBI’s.

Also, seven of McKenry’s eight home runs came after the All-Star Break where he received more and more playing time.