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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
13 3027 .256 .318 .405 .255 2.3
Birth Date5-12-1976
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1998 ATL 22 7 13 13 2 4 1 0 1 8 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 .308 .308 .615 .303 0.7 -0.1 0.1
2000 ATL 24 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .138 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2001 ATL 25 100 239 216 28 48 10 3 10 94 21 56 1 1 0 36 1 1 .222 .293 .435 .247 -0.9 0.7 -0.0
2002 ATL 26 85 231 210 20 51 16 0 6 85 11 57 3 6 1 22 1 1 .243 .283 .405 .253 -1.0 -1.3 -0.2
2003 MIL 27 134 536 476 56 124 21 0 23 214 43 131 10 7 0 67 0 1 .261 .330 .450 .269 24.3 -10.2 1.4
2004 MIL 28 92 306 274 24 72 13 1 4 99 24 60 5 2 1 28 0 1 .263 .331 .361 .236 5.4 -6.2 -0.1
2005 MIL 29 95 188 168 18 50 13 1 4 77 14 30 3 3 0 24 0 1 .298 .356 .458 .280 7.2 0.4 0.8
2006 FLO 30 140 278 240 30 79 19 5 10 138 21 55 6 5 6 47 0 4 .329 .390 .575 .327 20.7 -1.4 1.9
2007 PHI 31 112 308 280 21 69 19 0 5 103 19 62 3 4 2 39 0 0 .246 .297 .368 .232 -3.4 -1.0 -0.4
2008 FLO 32 132 278 251 28 61 11 0 5 87 17 65 5 5 0 31 0 0 .243 .299 .347 .241 -2.0 0.3 -0.2
2009 FLO 33 113 234 214 18 58 11 0 3 78 13 54 3 3 1 33 1 1 .271 .318 .364 .237 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2
2010 FLO 34 127 287 254 25 56 12 4 4 88 26 76 4 3 0 39 0 2 .220 .300 .346 .243 -2.3 0.5 -0.2
2011 FLO 35 69 124 110 10 21 5 0 0 26 11 35 2 0 1 6 0 0 .191 .276 .236 .209 -2.4 -1.7 -0.4
Career12123027271128069415114751098220687453912374312.256.318.405.25543.9-19.92.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1995 MCN A 136 602 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DUR A+ 67 278 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 GRN AA 64 249 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 GRN AA 0 353 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 RIC AAA 0 125 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ATL MLB 7 13 .303 .265 .338 .422 .268 .375 94 0.6 0.3 0 -0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
1998 RIC AAA 0 499 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 GRN AA 0 121 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB 6 5 .138 .269 .334 .438 .258 .333 93 -0.7 0.1 0 0.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2000 RIC AAA 0 572 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ATL MLB 100 239 .247 .262 .329 .423 .261 .252 95 -3.3 6.4 -3.8 0.7 -0.4 -0.9 -0.0 -0.9 -0.0
2002 ATL MLB 85 231 .253 .252 .317 .400 .251 .294 99 -1.7 5.9 -2.3 -1.3 -1.5 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2003 MIL MLB 134 536 .269 .261 .327 .417 .257 .307 103 5.4 14.1 2.2 -10.2 0.5 24.3 1.4 24.3 1.4
2003 IND AAA 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 92 306 .236 .265 .333 .422 .264 .321 93 -8.1 9.1 0.4 -6.2 0.1 5.4 -0.1 5.4 -0.1
2004 IND AAA 6 22 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 95 188 .280 .263 .327 .417 .257 .336 100 4 5.4 -0.8 0.4 -1.0 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2006 FLO MLB 140 278 .327 .267 .332 .428 .265 .383 94 20.9 8.4 -3.5 -1.4 -4.0 20.7 1.9 20.7 1.9
2007 PHI MLB 112 308 .232 .268 .333 .420 .260 .295 104 -9.5 9.1 0.1 -1.0 -3.0 -3.4 -0.4 -3.4 -0.4
2008 FLO MLB 132 278 .241 .261 .329 .416 .262 .301 96 -5.6 8.0 -1.1 0.3 -1.8 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2009 FLO MLB 113 234 .237 .257 .326 .404 .258 .344 97 -5.7 6.7 0.3 -0.1 -1.1 -1.4 -0.2 -1.4 -0.2
2010 FLO MLB 127 287 .243 .254 .321 .398 .264 .294 94 -5.1 7.9 0.7 0.5 -0.6 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2011 FLO MLB 69 124 .209 .247 .309 .383 .252 .280 96 -6.3 3.4 0.2 -1.7 -0.1 -2.4 -0.4 -2.4 -0.4
2011 GWN AAA 9 40 .230 .249 .323 .388 .248 .231 95 -1.4 1.2 -0.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1995 MCN A 602 89 149 32 1 11 85 50 107 2 2 .276 .349 .401 .124 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 GRN AA 249 24 59 13 2 4 22 13 48 2 1 .255 .305 .381 .126 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DUR A+ 278 40 83 19 2 13 54 12 51 1 1 .322 .368 .562 .240 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 GRN AA 353 50 93 14 1 11 44 33 50 3 4 .296 .374 .452 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 RIC AAA 125 11 21 4 0 3 15 10 34 1 1 .191 .288 .309 .118 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ATL MLB 13 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 .308 .308 .615 .308 .303 0.7 -0.1 0.1
1998 RIC AAA 499 56 124 27 1 13 75 35 103 6 2 .275 .345 .426 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 GRN AA 121 15 34 6 0 8 26 7 34 1 0 .301 .347 .566 .265 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 RIC AAA 572 74 155 27 7 20 88 27 92 0 6 .288 .329 .475 .187 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .138 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
2001 ATL MLB 239 28 48 10 3 10 36 21 56 1 1 .222 .293 .435 .213 .247 -0.9 0.7 -0.0
2002 ATL MLB 231 20 51 16 0 6 22 11 57 1 1 .243 .283 .405 .162 .253 -1.0 -1.3 -0.2
2003 IND AAA 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIL MLB 536 56 124 21 0 23 67 43 131 0 1 .261 .330 .450 .189 .269 24.3 -10.2 1.4
2004 IND AAA 22 4 6 1 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 .316 .409 .368 .053 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 306 24 72 13 1 4 28 24 60 0 1 .263 .331 .361 .099 .236 5.4 -6.2 -0.1
2005 MIL MLB 188 18 50 13 1 4 24 14 30 0 1 .298 .356 .458 .161 .280 7.2 0.4 0.8
2006 FLO MLB 278 30 79 19 5 10 47 21 55 0 4 .329 .390 .575 .246 .327 20.7 -1.4 1.9
2007 PHI MLB 308 21 69 19 0 5 39 19 62 0 0 .246 .297 .368 .121 .232 -3.4 -1.0 -0.4
2008 FLO MLB 278 28 61 11 0 5 31 17 65 0 0 .243 .299 .347 .104 .241 -2.0 0.3 -0.2
2009 FLO MLB 234 18 58 11 0 3 33 13 54 1 1 .271 .318 .364 .093 .237 -1.4 -0.1 -0.2
2010 FLO MLB 287 25 56 12 4 4 39 26 76 0 2 .220 .300 .346 .126 .243 -2.3 0.5 -0.2
2011 FLO MLB 124 10 21 5 0 0 6 11 35 0 0 .191 .276 .236 .045 .209 -2.4 -1.7 -0.4
2011 GWN AAA 40 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 9 0 0 .176 .275 .176 .000 .230 -0.5 0.2 -0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1082 0.5083 0.4584 0.7843 0.6273 0.2838 0.8725 0.5828 0.2137
2009 932 0.5139 0.5032 0.7889 0.6806 0.3157 0.8589 0.6294 0.2111
2010 1205 0.5286 0.4419 0.7838 0.6170 0.2447 0.8728 0.5324 0.2162
2011 514 0.5156 0.4358 0.7321 0.5962 0.2651 0.8165 0.5303 0.2679
Career37330.51730.46110.77810.6330.27660.86150.57090.2213

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-31 2011-08-31 Minors 0 0 Right Foot Inflammation Bone Spurs - -
2011-03-11 2011-03-13 Camp 2 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-07-18 2009-07-19 DTD 1 0 General Medical Illness Virus -
2005-05-11 2005-05-11 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2004-05-19 2004-06-28 15-DL 40 34 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2004-05-24
2003-09-20 2003-09-23 DTD 3 2 Low Back Stiffness -
2003-08-06 2003-08-22 15-DL 16 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-08-03 2003-08-05 DTD 2 1 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2003-08-01 2003-08-02 DTD 1 1 Foot Soreness Heel Spur -
2003-07-21 2003-07-23 DTD 2 2 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2003-06-19 2003-06-20 DTD 1 1 Knee Contusion HBP -
2003-04-24 2003-04-26 DTD 2 2 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2002-08-10 2002-09-10 15-DL 31 27 Right Thumb Sprain -
1999-09-05 1999-10-27 60-DL 52 25 Left Shoulder Recovery From Separation AC Sprain - -
1999-08-16 1999-09-05 Minors 20 0 Left Shoulder Separation - -
1999-04-05 1999-07-16 Minors 102 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 1999-03-15 -
1997-06-12 1997-07-02 Minors 20 0 Right Fingers Fracture Middle Finger - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 FLO $1,000,000
2010 FLO $950,000
2009 FLO $950,000
2008 FLO $2,150,000
2007 PHI $2,050,000
2006 FLO $800,000
2005 MIL $2,700,000
2004 MIL $1,800,000
2003 MIL $575,000
2002 ATL $250,000
2001 ATL $210,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
11 yrPrevious$13,435,000
11 yrTotal$13,435,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 154 dCareer Sports1 year/$1M (2011)

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (2011). Signed extension with Florida 8/18/10. Released by Florida 8/13/11. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 8/19/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$1.9M (2009-10). Signed extension with Florida 10/3/08. 09:$0.95M, 10:$0.95M.
  • 2 years/$5.45M (2007-08), plus 2009 club option. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/06. $0.5M signing bonus. 07:$2.05M, 08:$2.15M, 09:$3.75M club option ($0.75M buyout). Acquired by Florida in trade from Philadelphia 4/5/08 after being DFA 4/3/08 (Phillies to pay $2.15M 2008 salary, with Florida responsible for $750,000 buyout for 2009).
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2006). Signed as a free agent 12/05. $0.2M in performance bonuses.
  • 2 years/$4.5M (2004-05). Signed extension 12/03 (avoided arbitration). 04:$1.8M, 05:$2.7M.
  • 1 year/$0.575M (2003). $25,000 in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.25M (2002)
  • 1 year/$0.21M (2001)

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 After cranking out quality seasons as a pinch-hitter in four of the last five years, Helms had a terrible 2010. Small-sample theater that such things represent, it was symptomatic of a career-wide implosion. His career-high rate of pitches per plate appearance—and his rising walk and strikeout rates—reflect a hitter with slowing reflexes, while his defensive game, never a strong suit, has also withered with age. All you're left with is the familiarity and professionalism that seem to recommend Helms to the Marlins year after year, having already re-upped him for '11 back in August. If he earns another contract in 2012, just think, he could earn his 10-and-5 rights, improbable as that might seem—not that he's likely to turn up in anyone else's uni.
2010 Helms used to hit left-handers rather well, but hasn't done much with them recently, hitting just .272/.329/.406 against them over the last two seasons. That might seem like something worth keeping, but last year the average major-league right-handed hitter hit .268/.341/.430 against southpaws. Helms can still field competently at first and third, and he did hit .347/.429/.408 in 56 PAs as a pinch-hitter, an occupation at which he's had unusual durability and competence. As for what Helms does when asked to actually start, well, let's just say the whole package was not worth five percent of the entire Marlins payroll.
2009 The last time Helms was a Marlin, he was a useful platoon piece that bashed left-handers to the tune of .301/.375/.506. That aptitude was nowhere to be found with the Phils in '07, nor was it waiting to meet him when he bounced back to the Fish. Nevertheless, the Marlins re-signed Helms for two years and $1.9 million, something to remember next time they can't come up with a million bucks to keep an arb-eligible player around.
2008 As a reserve for the Brewers and Marlins in 2005 and 2006, Helms hit an impressive .316/.376/.527 in 466 plate appearances. Given their gaping hole at the hot corner, the Phillies figured they'd give Helms a chance to put up those numbers over the course of a single season as a starter. What they didn't consider was that nearly 50 percent of those plate appearances came against lefties (by comparison, 30 percent of Jimmy Rollins' 2007 PAs came against lefties). See, lefties are the guys Helms can actually hit. Righties are a whole other ballgame, as Helms proved by hitting .221/.261/.313 against them last year. He's useful as the short end of a platoon with Dobbs, but the Phillies would have a better chance of contending if they, y'know, got a third baseman.
2007 The premise of The Facts of Life was that Mrs. Garrett was a housemother who was in charge of some much younger girls who were away from home for the fist time and mostly na?ve about how the world worked. Cue Wes Helms, who was Mrs. Garrett with a .314 EqA and the fifth-highest VORP in the house on last year`s Marlins. But just as Mrs. Garrett eventually left the house and started her own business, so Helms has left for Philadelphia. Helms creamed all comers last year, socking lefties for .333/.413/.505 rates and righties at a .331/.376/.646 clip. Of course, his career rates aren`t anywhere near that good, particularly his unimpressive career record of .263/.316/.431 against right-handers. The Phillies will give Helms a chance to start at third base, and while he`ll be far more rewarding than, say, Abraham Nunez, they may find that the world never seems to be living up to their dreams.
2006 Now with Florida, where he`ll get a crack at reprising the `veteran gamer, moxie included, no batteries required` role that he performed in Milwaukee. The question is whether he`ll be asked to start, thereby allowing Miguel Cabrera to return to the outfield. If the Fish decide Jeremy Hermida isn`t ready, Helms will probably start off with an everyday role, but he`s more suited to pinch-hitting and spot starts versus lefties.
2005 The least interesting of several options at third base, he nonetheless has become the favorite of Ned Yost. What he lacks in actual production, he makes up for with personality, so Mr. Congeniality was given 274 at-bats when he was healthy enough to play in 2004. With a few underappreciated players as his main competition, expect Helms to continue to provide heaps of near-adequacy.
2003 The Brewers apparently were quite happy to land Helms, whom they variously mischaracterized as “young” and “talented.” They think he might be their third baseman; last year he could have been the right-handed–hitting half of the Braves’ first- base platoon, but he was beaten out by an undead Julio Franco.
2002 By himself, Wes Helms is not a problem. If the Braves had a real first baseman and real corner outfielders, carrying a hitter such as Helms at third base and batting him seventh or eighth is not a real liability. For the next year or two, he’ll hit for reasonable power, and by the time he’s primed for some serious arbitration cash, either Wilson Betemit or Kelly Johnson should be ready to make him a Devil Ray.
2001 Wes Helms came back from shoulder problems that wiped out his 1999 to post the best EqA of his career. If Chipper Jones does move off of third base, Helms is the only real option the Braves have to step in there; that's a really good reason to not move Jones.
2000 Helms was never as good a prospect as the organization thought he was, and now injuries have really knocked him off the track. He returned from surgery on a torn right rotator cuff just in time to separate his left shoulder. The positive is that he adapted reasonably well to first base. Helms has no real upside, and will bounce up and down between Triple-A and the majors for a few years as Mike Blowers Lite.
1999 In his second stab at Triple-A pitching, he got it right, reviving his prospect status. He still doesn’t bring anything special to the table, and his plate discipline has never been good, but his defense is considered exceptional and he has the sort of medium power that many teams expect at the hot corner. He’s got no future in this organization, but after the Devil Rays’ success with Bobby Smith last year, expect some team to trade for Helms in the hope that he can do the same.
1998 Hit AAA this year, and it hit back hard. He didn’t hit a lick at Richmond and was sent back after a month. No matter: the Braves have chalked it up to his age and are pleased with the progress he made after the demotion. Look for him to start the year at Richmond again and have more success. The signing of Walt Weiss effectively blocks him, so he may be trade bait with a good year.
1997 Has a bad case of Prospect disease: Hits well for the position he currently plays, but can’t play it well enough to do so in the majors. As a third baseman, he hits well and projects to be darn good. Unfortunately, he fields the position about as well as Gimpy, the Diabetic Dwarf. Assuming he moves to first base, the lack of ability to get on base is enough to keep him from being a star. Young enough that he could learn to field. Will likely end up as an left fielder or first baseman.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Good morning hombre- I'm a big Marlins fan. What would you do in the offseason to put this team into the playoffs? I miss the glory days of 2003 and watching them play this year has been killer. I'm dying for another shot at a ring. Any thoughts to help appease my pain?
(Angel Batista from Miami, Florida)
I'm bullish on the Marlins, Detective Batista. Anibal Sanchez has taken a big step forward. Clay Hensley and Leo Nunez have been great out of the bullpen. Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco are great. They'll have a healthy Coghlan back. There is a lot to like. Starting Wes Helms more than once a year isn't really that wise, and it's time to give up on the Andrew Miller experiment, but there is no reason they couldn't go 87-75 next season and try to sneak into a playoff spot. (Eric Seidman)
2008-10-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Jason Donald at 3B in the AFL? Can he be a similar offensive hitter to Pedroia in the bigs, but at 3B? Obviously you'd like more power at 3B, but the Phillies did play Pedro Feliz and Greg Dobbs there this year, and Wes Helms last year....
(JM from DC)
Um, no. I don't think I'm going out on a limb here when I say that Jason Donald is not going to be the kind of guy who gives you 322 total bases in a season. He's a nice little prospect, but not a true SS, and not a guy who's in Pedroia's league offensively. (Kevin Goldstein)


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