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Todd Helton

40-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Todd Helton in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 8/20/1973   BORN: Knoxville, TN   COLLEGE: Tennessee   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Todd Helton Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $9.9 million extension with the Rockies in March of 2010 that will run through the 2013 season.

September 29, 2013  –  Todd Helton News

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Helton, playing the final game of his career Sunday, went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.

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Todd Helton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 31 AAA COL 2 7 5 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .600 .714 1.000 1.714
2005 31 MAJ COL 144 626 509 92 163 67 45 2 20 79 3 0 106 80 1 1 9 .320 .445 .534 .979
2006 32 AAA COL 2 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
2006 32 MAJ COL 145 649 546 94 165 60 40 5 15 81 3 2 91 64 0 6 6 .302 .404 .476 .880
2007 33 MAJ COL 154 682 557 86 178 61 42 2 17 91 0 1 116 74 0 7 2 .320 .434 .494 .928
2008 34 MAJ COL 83 361 299 39 79 23 16 0 7 29 0 0 61 50 0 0 1 .264 .391 .388 .779
2009 35 MAJ COL 151 645 544 79 177 56 38 3 15 86 0 1 89 73 0 10 2 .325 .416 .489 .904
2010 36 R CAS 3 13 10 1 5 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 .538 .600 1.138
2010 36 MAJ COL 118 473 398 48 102 27 18 1 8 37 0 0 67 90 0 6 2 .256 .362 .367 .728
2011 37 MAJ COL 124 491 421 59 127 41 27 0 14 69 0 1 59 71 0 8 3 .302 .385 .466 .851
2012 38 R GRA 2 6 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .667 .600 1.267
2012 38 MAJ COL 69 283 240 31 57 24 16 1 7 37 1 1 39 44 0 3 1 .238 .343 .400 .743
2013 39 MAJ COL 124 442 397 41 99 38 22 1 15 61 0 0 40 87 0 5 0 .249 .314 .423 .737
3-Year Averages     105 404 352 43 94 33 21 0 12 55 0 0 46 67 0 5 1 .267 .349 .429 .778
Career  (View All)     2247 9,450 7,962 1,401 2,519 998 592 37 369 1,406 37 29 1,335 1,175 3 93 57 .316 .417 .539 .956

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Todd Helton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 110 1
2012 67
2011 119
2010 115
2009 149

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Todd Helton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013775190.299.377.749
20128792120.184.322.590

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133203614520.238.434.735
2012153225251.268.444.826

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132062811430.257.495.811
2012144204280.257.431.783

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013191134180.241.346.659
20129611391.208.354.682
Todd Helton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 31 AAA COL 7 5 14.3% 0% 0.00 100% .600 .400
2005 31 MAJ COL 626 509 16.9% 12.8% 1.33 84% .350 .214
2006 32 AAA COL 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .400 .000
2006 32 MAJ COL 649 546 14% 9.9% 1.42 88% .321 .174
2007 33 MAJ COL 682 557 17% 10.9% 1.57 87% .345 .174
2008 34 MAJ COL 361 299 16.9% 13.9% 1.22 83% .298 .124
2009 35 MAJ COL 645 544 13.8% 11.3% 1.22 87% .355 .164
2010 36 R CAS 13 10 15.4% 7.7% 2.00 90% .556 .100
2010 36 MAJ COL 473 398 14.2% 19% 0.74 77% .313 .111
2011 37 MAJ COL 491 421 12% 14.5% 0.83 83% .336 .164
2012 38 R GRA 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .600 .000
2012 38 MAJ COL 283 240 13.8% 15.5% 0.89 82% .265 .162
2013 39 MAJ COL 442 397 9% 19.7% 0.46 78% .285 .174
3-Year Averages     404 352 11.4% 16.6% 0.69 81% .300 .162
Career     9,450 7,962 14.1% 12.4% 1.14 85% .335 .223

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Todd Helton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Helton had quite the sendoff in his final career game at Coors Field, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Helton went 3-for-5 with four RBI in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Helton slugged his 14th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

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Helton is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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Helton announced after Saturday's game that he would be retiring at the conclusion of the season, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

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Helton is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

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Helton is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.

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Helton hit his 13th home run of the season in Friday's loss to the Padres.

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Helton went 2-for-5 with two home runs, six RBI and two runs scored against the Reds on Friday.

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Helton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

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Helton went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Monday against the Giants.

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Helton is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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Helton is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Todd Helton.

2013

Recurring hip problems limited Helton to 69 games last season and had a noticeable effect on his performance, resulting in a career-low .238 batting average and a mere seven home runs. Upon recovering from the injury during the offseason, Helton developed a torn meniscus in his knee, requiring yet another surgery. Helton fully intends to play in 2013 if he responds to rehab well, but with Michael Cuddyer and Tyler Colvin both capable of playing first base and holding superior power bats, it is looking increasingly likely Helton's days as an everyday player are over. Helton enters the final season of his contract, and with the young Rockies thinking long-term, expect the 39-year-old to call it a career when the season concludes.

2012

Now 38, the ongoing back trouble Helton has dealt with in the twilight of his career is showing no signs of improving, but he managed to play 124 games last season and continues to be a better than average defender at his position. His once elite plate discipline continues to erode, but Helton should parlay his 450-plus at-bats into another double-digit homer season as his isolated power seems to have leveled off over the last five seasons. You could do worse trolling the low-end options at first base, but the risk is certainly to the downside given his age and two-year battle with injuries.

2011

Helton had a bounceback year in 2009, which led to hope that at 36 years old he might still have something left in tank for the 2010 season. Unfortunately, injuries (back) and age caught up with him as he posted career lows in batting average (.256), on-base percentage (.362), and slugging percentage (.367). Perhaps most alarming was his jump in strikeout rate (22.6 percent), considering the excellent plate discipline that he showed throughout his career. At 37, it's tough to imagine Helton staying on the field enough to remain a fantasy asset.

2010

In 2008, a bad back took away Helton's remaining power and effectively ended his season in early July. A microdiscectomy was successful enough to have him back on the field for spring training, and allow him to play in more games (151) than anyone expected. He even regained a piece of his power by hitting 15 homers and posting a .489 slugging percentage. He'll turn 37 in August, but as far as low-end options at first base go, you could certainly do worse than Helton even at this stage of his career. Just know that he doesn't come without a fair amount of risk.

2009

A bad back took away Helton's remaining power and effectively ended his season in early July. September surgery-- a microdiscectomy --is expected to have him back on the field by spring training. At this point, Helton can only be expected to hit for average, and definitely not the .330 we once expected, with something less than full-time play.

2008

The Todd Helton of old looks to be gone for good. While his eye at the plate was as good as ever (116:74 BB:K) in 2007, his power appears to be confined to the 15-to-20-homer range. Helton takes a lot of walks and puts the ball in play, but don't expect 30-40 bombs at this stage of his career. He'll likely bat fourth, with plenty of RBI opportunities in the Rockies' potent lineup, so you could still do much worse.

2007

Clearly on the decline, Helton will no longer be hitting 49 homers. Last year, he even struggled to finish above .300. Helton still has the skills to be a .300+ hitter with a solid OBP, but he appears to have turned into a gap-hitting Mark Grace type. Helton was sidelined early in the year by intestinal problems, but that still doesn't fully explain the five home runs after the All-Star break. Perhaps an offseason of rest will do him some good, but you probably shouldn't expect improvement this year, especially with manager Clint Hurdle reportedly planning to rest Helton more than in past years.

2006

Helton had two firsts in 2005, a prolonged slump and a stint on the disabled list (for a strained calf). He started the season batting .259 over 49 games before regaining his stroke and hitting .352 the rest of the way. This year, he'll have more help in the lineup as Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins mature, and should improve upon career lows in home runs and RBI.

2005

Helton is a fantasy god. He has hit over .315 for seven straight years, consistently surpasses 30 HR and 100 RBI, and has never missed more than ten games in a season. At 31, he's in the prime of a magnificent career that shows no signs of slowing down. If there is any concern about Helton, it's that his supporting cast this year will be weaker than ever before. He'll have little protection in the lineup aside from Preston Wilson.

2004

Without a doubt, Helton is a monster masher. He's averaged 35 homers, 121 RBI and hit to the tune of .339 in six full seasons in the majors. Throw in 100+ runs, nearly 90 walks a season and a couple of gold gloves and it's clear who the best player in the NL West is, non-Bonds division. Helton has battled back problems the last few season, but despite the nagging pain, he still managed to suit up for an average of nearly 160 games a year over that six-year span. The Rockies cannot succeed without his bat in the lineup, and it appears that only his back can keep him from producing another monster year for the Rockies in '04.

2003

Helton's numbers dipped last season due to a nagging back injury that was difficult to diagnose and equally difficult to cure. Helton also had elbow surgery in October. The back problems were finally diagnosed in late January as the result of bone spurs, and he had a cortisone shot to relieve the pain. He has ruled out having surgery to ever remove the bone spurs. Since the shot he has received extensive physical therapy, and so far he's had no setbacks. This has the potential to be a touch-and-go situation all year.