44-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rick Helling in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Rick Helling Contract Information:
Became a free agent in Oct. 2006. Retired from baseball in Feb. of 2007.
Helling (shoulder/elbow) announced his retirement from baseball on Monday after 12 major league seasons, the Associated Press reports.
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Rick Helling: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Rick Helling.
Helling had an injury-plagued 2006 season and comes into spring training after knee surgery. He still has decent control, but at age 36 there isn't much upside.
Helling was moved into the rotation late in the 2005 season and responded by going 3-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 49 IP. The Brewers re-signed him for 2006 and he'll get a shot at a rotation spot during spring training, but beware. At 35, he's unlikely to register anything better than typical fifth-starter numbers.
Helling was awful in Baltimore, but probably salvaged his career with some effective performances in long relief for the Marlins down the stretch. His Florida success screams 'small sample size', however -- wait for him to prove he's turned a corner before ponying up the dough. He'll try to win a starting job with the Twins.
Helling turned in a respectable 10-12, 4.51 performance for Arizona in 2002, and he's very capable of being a third or fourth starter for any major league team. That said, check in the spring to make sure Helling didn't wind up in a pitcher's hell like Houston or Denver or another team with poor support. Helling is the type of pitcher that'll go six innings and nab a 6-4 decision, and not the type who'll consistently win 2-1, 3-2 games for his team. He turns 32 in the offseason, so he should still have a couple of decent seasons left.