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Todd HeltonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 1997-2013
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Positions1B-2419, OF-24, LF-13, RF-2, DH-2Position when Drafted1B-PPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameTodd Lynn Helton
Height6-2Weight206BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateAugust 20,1973 [45.085]PlaceKnoxville,Tennessee
High SchoolKnoxville Central (Knoxville,TN)
CollegeUniversity of Tennessee (Knoxville,TN)

DraftedSelected by the Colorado Rockies [Team Picks] in the 1st round (8th overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (55th overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$892,500Signing ScoutsTy CoslowService Time15.059 (2012)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1996-MLB-#32 ... 1996-MLB-#3 ... 1997-MLB-#16 ... 1997-COL-#1 ... 1998-MLB-#11
MLB DebutAugust 2,1997 [23.347]
OrganizationsCOL [19] Awards38Awards Voting7-522
TBC Player ID1099Retrosheet IDheltt001MLBAM ID115732
RelationshipsCousin of Zachary Helton
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1993 United States National Baseball team ... Topps All-Star Rookie (1B) in 1998 ... Hit for the cycle on June 19, 1999 ... The Colorado Rockies retired his #17 on August 17, 2014 ... Inducted into the University of Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017 ... Played Quarterback on University of Tennessee football team with Peyton Manning
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed35Power75Contact81XBH68RBIs75Runs46Hitting85Durability66Team.475Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993TennesseeCollegeFr1b19652474886223116660302600000.348.419.5951.01414736277.357.247.393.44110.839.390.873.9722.4541.86
1994TennesseeCollegeSo1b2065251658916478095562000000.355.472.5341.00613427307.366.179.418.44318.246.510.362.2835.8630.34
1995TennesseeCollegeJr1b2169258861052742092114612400000.407.520.7751.29520051319.397.368.632.54319.127.520.396.2712.9048.57
1995Asheville TouristsSALAcol-1b2154201245111111511253210017.254.339.333.6726713227.298.079.204.30911.0114.101.280.44201.0025.49
1996New Haven RavensEastAAcol-1b22933194610624275125513713158.332.425.486.91115533375.359.154.304.39913.609.870.731.8745.5731.13
1996Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-1b22217113254121300111200003.352.439.521.96037782.404.169.324.42313.4114.631.092.4435.5028.00
1996Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11439059131283964256249131511.336.427.492.91919240457.366.156.308.40413.5710.720.791.9743.3330.53
1997Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-1b2399392871383121688316168016410.352.434.564.99822149460.389.212.372.42913.2614.781.113.4824.5035.51
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol17lf-1b2335931326215110181100001.280.337.484.821458101.273.204.280.3577.9210.891.384.9518.6030.77
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b24152530781673712597335354615515.315.380.530.91028163595.311.215.315.3918.919.081.024.2021.2037.72
1999Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b2515957811418539535113766877604614.320.395.587.98233979656.319.267.386.41510.3711.741.135.3416.5142.70
2000Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b2616058013821659242147531036140102212.372.463.6981.161405103697.357.326.507.47614.788.750.596.0313.8147.69
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b271595871321975424914675981045151514.336.432.6851.117402105696.337.349.520.45714.0814.941.067.0411.9853.30
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b281565531071823943010951999150102110.329.429.5771.00631973667.344.248.434.42114.8413.640.924.5018.4340.11
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b291605831352094953311704111722072119.358.458.6301.08836787703.363.272.455.45315.7910.240.654.6917.6741.63
2004Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b30154547115190492329630127723061912.347.469.6201.08933983683.352.273.510.45418.5910.540.574.6917.0943.68
2005Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-1b3125132001001010000.600.7141.0001.714527.600.400.600.69014.290.000.000.000.0066.67
2005Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b3114450992163452207930106809112214.320.445.534.97927267626.349.214.428.41616.9312.780.753.1925.4541.10
2006Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-1b3226020000001100000.333.429.333.762207.400.000.167.35514.2914.291.000.000.000.00
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b321455469416540515813291646061510.302.404.476.88026060649.317.174.342.37614.029.860.702.3136.4036.36
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b3315455786178422179101116742071615.320.434.494.92827561682.340.174.381.40117.0110.850.642.4932.7634.27
2008Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b3483299397916072900615010089.264.391.388.77911623361.298.124.328.34816.9013.850.821.9442.7129.11
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b351515447917738315860189732010515.325.416.489.90526656645.348.164.325.39413.8011.320.822.3336.2731.64
2010Casper GhostsPioRkcol-1b36310151005002100100.500.538.6001.1386113.500.100.300.48115.387.690.500.000.0020.00
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b3611839848102181837006790206310.256.362.367.72914627473.307.111.279.32914.1619.031.341.6949.7526.47
2011Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b3712442159127270146901597130856.302.385.466.85119641491.328.164.302.37012.0214.461.202.8530.0732.28
2012Grand Junction RockiesPioRkcol-1b3825030002001000001.600.667.6001.267306.600.000.200.55716.670.000.000.000.000.00
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b3869240315716173711394410316.238.343.400.7439624283.260.162.325.32713.7815.551.132.4734.2942.11
2013Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol171b391243974199221156100408700514.249.314.423.73716838442.280.174.275.3229.0519.682.183.3926.4738.38
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter224779621401251959237369140637291335117557393185186.316.414.539.95342929989450.330.223.391.00014.1312.430.883.9021.5839.62
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter276100917233373626175671531513481029.330.417.492.9094961051177.365.162.312.00013.0012.830.992.2138.8131.53
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter12447410116837318102317481116413.354.438.559.99726558556.394.205.365.00013.3114.571.093.2426.3334.52
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter933194610624275125513713158.332.425.486.91115533375.359.154.304.00013.609.870.731.8745.5731.13
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter54201245111111511253210017.254.339.333.6726713227.298.079.204.00011.0114.101.280.44201.0025.49
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter515181007003100101.533.579.6001.1799119.533.067.267.00015.795.260.330.000.0012.50
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1997561992806511382382691477000000.370.473.6361.109481114903.373.266.483.00016.287.750.484.2119.8940.71
Colorado Rockies Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter224779621401251959237369140637291335117557393185186.316.414.539.95342929989450.330.223.391.00014.1312.430.883.9021.5839.62
Average MLB - Per 162 games162574101182433271013296854071313.316.414.539.95330972681.330.223.391.00014.1312.430.883.9021.5839.62
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259210119543415103449089225617.330.417.492.90929162691.365.162.312.00013.0012.830.992.2138.8131.53

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1993TennesseeCollegeNCAAFrS/R19633.911495310066.2683229019470001.309.18--2.566.342.47.667-
1994TennesseeCollegeNCAASoR/CL20500.89280280001150.02755015510000.834.83--2.689.123.401.000-
1995TennesseeCollegeNCAAJrR/CL21821.66304264001276.0482214015740000.835.68--1.788.764.93.800-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1952.2472135971023192.114359480491720000.996.67--2.288.023.51.792-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1995Asheville Tourists SALAcol211B44--38821431413409.9909.30------5481.531.7
1996New Haven Ravens EastAAcol221B92--78861558854849.9949.23------9398.965.2
1996Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol221B20--14316216161159.9887.95------2195.214.2
1996Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol22OF2--11--221.0001.00------219.51.4
1997Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol231B78--58561978655646.9868.28------9978.855.7
1997Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol23OF22--373--40401.0001.82------9922.215.7
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol23LF13--142--16161.0001.23------3537.18.0
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol231B8--6810-778781.0009.75------3522.94.9
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol23RF2--2---221.0001.00------355.71.2
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol241B146--1164146715613171310.9958.97------15296.190.1
1999Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol251B156--1243103915213551346.9938.63------15998.196.3
2000Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol261B160-13491326149714214821475.9959.221.09-----160100.098.8
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol271B157-13701306119213914271425.9999.081.04-----15998.796.9
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol281B156-13421358112713814771470.9959.421.10-----156100.096.3
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol291B159159136914181561114915851574.9939.901.15-----16099.498.1
2004Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol301B15315113201356144413015041500.9979.801.14-----15499.494.4
2005Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol311B2--16--116161.0008.00------2100.01.4
2005Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol311B14414212291236118513613591354.9969.401.10-----144100.088.9
2006Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol321B2--173-220201.00010.00------2100.01.4
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol321B1451451272136687415614571453.99710.021.14-----145100.089.5
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol331B1531521337144895215315451543.99910.091.15-----15499.493.9
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol33DH1---------------1540.60.6
2008Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol341B818171583057379890887.99710.951.24-----8397.650.0
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol351B1491471275134996311514481445.9989.701.13-----15198.792.0
2010Casper Ghosts PioRkcol361B1--9--1991.0009.00------333.31.3
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol361B11510594793277811610171009.9928.771.07-----11897.571.0
2011Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol371B119113987985104311010921089.9979.151.10-----12496.073.5
2012Grand Junction Rockies PioRkcol381B2--71--881.0004.00------2100.02.6
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol381B676455856657253625623.9979.301.12-----6997.141.4
2013Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol391B1101049109419229610351033.9989.391.14-----12488.767.9
2013Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol39DH1---------------1240.80.6
MLB Totals for 1B - 17 season(s)-   1B21781363159801889217227920272069320614.9969.461.29-----21780.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF13--142--16161.0001.23------130.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF2--2---221.0001.00------20.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B102--761801197852841.9878.25------1020.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF24--384--42421.0001.75------240.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B92--78861558854849.9949.23------920.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B44--38821431413409.9909.30------440.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B3--161-117171.0005.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1995Asheville Tourists SALAcol21--44--------
1996New Haven Ravens EastAAcol22--92--------
1996Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol22--20------2-
1997Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol23--78------22-
1997Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol23--8---13-2--
1998Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol24--146--------
1999Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol25--156--------
2000Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol26--160--------
2001Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol27--157--------
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol28--156--------
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29--159--------
2004Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30--153--------
2005Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol31--2--------
2005Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31--144--------
2006Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol32--2--------
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32--145--------
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol33--153-------1
2008Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol34--81--------
2009Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol35--149--------
2010Casper Ghosts PioRkcol36--1--------
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36--115--------
2011Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol37--119--------
2012Grand Junction Rockies PioRkcol38--2--------
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol38--67--------
2013Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol39--110-------1

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3221591225110313009600021.424.500.7631.263451468.440.339.49213.248.820.674.4119.6756.00
2007Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB33174871920112003200101.396.423.500.92324352.391.104.1675.773.850.671.9248.0015.79
2008Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3418531222721130010610003.415.516.6791.195361064.457.264.45315.639.380.601.5653.0045.45
2009Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB35144092150416004400100.525.556.9501.50638945.515.425.5258.898.891.008.8910.0042.86
2009Colorado RockiesDiv SeriesMLB35416530002003200000.188.316.188.5043019.214.000.18815.7910.530.670.000.000.00
2010Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB36927271013003300000.259.333.407.74011230.261.148.25910.0010.001.003.3327.0028.57
2011Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3717435164008006100100.372.440.465.90520450.372.093.23312.002.000.170.000.0025.00
2012Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB38174310178029005600000.395.458.7211.179311048.429.326.44210.4212.501.204.1721.5058.82
2013Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3912297134036003110000.448.515.8971.41226733.400.449.5529.093.030.339.099.6753.85
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs12534264140422158000432920325.409.474.6751.14923159390.415.266.39211.037.440.673.8522.8042.14
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs416530002003200000.188.316.188.5043019.214.000.18815.7910.530.670.000.000.00

Awards [38]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1992High School All-American - 1st Team (1B)1
19931st Team College Freshman All-American (1B) ... 3rd Team College All-American (1B) ... Southeastern Conference All-Conference Team (1B)3
19942nd Team College All-American (1B)1
19951st Team College All-American (1B) ... Baseball America College Player of the Year ... Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year) ... Southeastern Conference All-Conference Team (1B) ... Southeastern Conference Player of the Year5
1996Eastern League All-Star Team (1B)1
1997Pacific Coast League All-Star (1B) ... Triple A All-Star Team (1B)2
1999National League Player of the Week (June 14-June 20)1
2000Baseball America First-Team Major League All-Star (1B) ... Colorado Rockies Player of the Year ... National League Hank Aaron Award ... National League Player of the Week (May 8-May 14) ... National League Player of the Week (July 17-July 23) ... National League Player of the Week (August 14-August 20) ... NL Player of the Month (May) ... NL Player of the Month (August) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (1B)9
2001Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (1B) ... Colorado Rockies Player of the Year ... National League Gold Glove (First Base) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (1B)4
2002National League Gold Glove (First Base) ... NL Player of the Month (May) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (1B)3
2003Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (1B) ... Colorado Rockies Player of the Year ... NL Player of the Month (April) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (1B)4
2004Baseball America Second-Team Major League All-Star (1B) ... Colorado Rockies Player of the Year ... National League Gold Glove (First Base)3
2005National League Player of the Week (September 19-September 25)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-10-311bFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement40.072  
2013-05-051bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL39.258Team Roster on 2013-05-05
2013-04-261bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Left forearm inflammation39.249Team Roster on 2013-04-26
2012-11-021bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL39.074Team Roster on 2012-11-02
2012-08-111bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL38.356Team Roster on 2012-08-11
2012-08-061bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn labrum, right hip38.351Team Roster on 2012-08-06
2012-07-271bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL38.341Team Roster on 2012-07-27
2012-07-201bColorado RockiesGrand Junction (Rk)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Grand Junction (Rk) for rehab38.334Team Roster on 2012-07-20
2012-07-131bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 RIght hip inflammation38.327Team Roster on 2012-07-13
2012-05-061bColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActive--38.259Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-08-03InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-07-07InjuredDisabled -- Sore Back 
2008-09-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-10InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2008-07-04InjuredDisabled -- Strained lower back 
2006-05-05InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-04-23InjuredDisabled -- stomach ailment 
2005-08-10InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-07-30InjuredDisabled -- left calf strain 
1995-07-01Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1995Colorado Rockies-21892,500-------892,500Signing Bonus out of 1995 Draft (1st round - 8th overall)
1997Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll23150,000-76633-1,182,177150,0001,042,500
1998Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll24190,000-69128231,276,192170,0001,232,500
1999Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll25750,000-39217571,454,491200,0001,982,500
2000Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll261,300,000-32716641,394,248200,0003,282,500
2001Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll274,950,000-136586++1,897,758200,0008,232,500
2002Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll285,000,000-135585++2,011,045200,00013,232,500
2003Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll2910,600,000-37396++2,163,527300,00023,832,500
2004Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3011,600,000-31297++2,070,100300,00035,432,500
2005Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3112,600,000-22198++2,189,055300,00048,032,500
2006Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3216,600,000-71100++2,365,072327,00064,632,500
2007Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3316,600,000-51100++2,459,737380,00081,232,500
2008Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3416,600,000-81100++2,696,252390,00097,832,500
2009Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3516,600,000-15199++2,746,792400,000114,432,500
2010Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3617,775,000-18199++2,812,412400,000132,207,500
2011Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll3719,100,000-101100++2,722,607414,000151,307,500
2012Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll386,075,00015.059152584++2,954,887480,000157,382,500
2013Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll396,175,000-166582++3,023,990490,000163,557,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red