Charlie was a multi-sport athlete at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA, and a three-time academic Player of the Year.
Charlie won the National League batting title in 2017 with a .331 average, the ninth player in Rockies franchise history to win the batting crown (11th time) and first N.L. center fielder to win the title since Willie McGee of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1990. He set a new major-league record with 103 RBI from the leadoff position, surpassing Darin Erstad’s previous mark of 100 set with the Anaheim Angels in 2000. His 383 total bases were also the most all-time by a leadoff hitter. Charlie’s 37 home runs in ’17 were the third-most all-time by a leadoff hitter, trailing Alfonso Soriano’s 38 home runs in 2002 with the New York Yankees and 39 home runs in 2006 with the Washington Nationals. He recorded 86 extra-base hits, the third-most by a leadoff hitter in major-league history and the most ever by a N.L. leadoff hitter. In ’17, Charlie led Major League Baseball with 213 hits, 137 runs, 68 multi-hit games, 386 total bases and 14 triples and ranked third with 86 extra-base hits. He is one of just seven players (eight times) in MLB history to record at least 135 runs, 210 hits, 35 doubles, 14 triples, 35 home runs and 100 RBI in a single season. Charlie started in center field for the N.L. in the ’17 All-Star Game, his second career All-Star selection and first career start. He participated in the Home Run Derby and hit 14 homers.
Charlie had three games of at least 5-for-5 for the Rockies in 2014, joining Hall of Famers Ty Cobb (1922), Tris Speaker (1923), Stan Musial (1948) and Tony Gwynn (1993) as well as Ichiro Suzuki (2004) as the only five players to accomplish that feat.