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Wes Helms 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
17 3027 .256 .318 .405 87 0.2
Birth Date5-12-1976
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age43 years, 5 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1998 ATL 22 7 13 4 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 .308 .308 .615 90 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
2000 ATL 24 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 72 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2001 ATL 25 100 239 48 10 3 10 21 56 1 1 1 .222 .293 .435 95 -0.4 -0.4 0.9 0.3
2002 ATL 26 85 231 51 16 0 6 11 57 3 1 1 .243 .283 .405 82 -4.1 -1.5 -2.7 -0.4
2003 MIL 27 134 536 124 21 0 23 43 131 10 0 1 .261 .330 .450 103 4.2 0.5 -8.2 1.3
2004 MIL 28 92 306 72 13 1 4 24 60 5 0 1 .263 .331 .361 79 -7.3 0.1 -2.4 0.0
2005 MIL 29 95 188 50 13 1 4 14 30 3 0 1 .298 .356 .458 98 -0.3 -1.0 0.0 0.3
2006 FLO 30 140 278 79 19 5 10 21 55 6 0 4 .329 .390 .575 113 6.1 -4.0 -2.5 0.4
2007 PHI 31 112 308 69 19 0 5 19 62 3 0 0 .246 .297 .368 74 -8.8 -3.0 -1.1 -0.4
2008 FLO 32 132 278 61 11 0 5 17 65 5 0 0 .243 .299 .347 80 -6.2 -1.8 -1.3 -0.2
2009 FLO 33 113 234 58 11 0 3 13 54 3 1 1 .271 .318 .364 75 -6.5 -1.1 -1.9 -0.3
2010 FLO 34 127 287 56 12 4 4 26 76 4 0 2 .220 .300 .346 73 -8.7 -0.6 -5.0 -0.6
2011 FLO 35 69 124 21 5 0 0 11 35 2 0 0 .191 .276 .236 65 -4.8 -0.1 -1.3 -0.3
Career12123027694151147522068745312.256.318.40587-37.2-13.0-26.00.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1995 MCN A SAL 136 602 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DUR A+ CRL 67 278 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 GRN AA SOU 64 249 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 GRN AA SOU 0 353 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 RIC AAA INT 0 125 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ATL MLB NL 7 13 .265 .338 .422 .375 94 0.6 0.3 0 90 20 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
1998 RIC AAA INT 0 499 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 GRN AA SOU 0 121 .000 .000 .000 .366 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ATL MLB NL 6 5 .269 .334 .438 .333 104 -0.7 0.2 0 72 8 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2000 RIC AAA INT 0 572 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ATL MLB NL 100 239 .262 .329 .423 .252 97 -3.5 7.1 -3.8 95 8 0.9 -0.4 -0.4 0.3
2002 ATL MLB NL 85 231 .252 .317 .400 .294 100 -2.1 6.7 -2.3 82 14 -2.7 -1.5 -4.1 -0.4
2003 MIL MLB NL 134 536 .261 .327 .417 .307 103 5.4 14.1 2.2 103 9 -8.2 0.5 4.2 1.3
2003 IND AAA INT 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MIL MLB NL 92 306 .265 .333 .422 .321 93 -8.1 9.1 0.4 79 12 -2.4 0.1 -7.3 0.0
2004 IND AAA INT 6 22 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIL MLB NL 95 188 .263 .327 .417 .336 100 4 5.4 -0.8 98 14 0.0 -1.0 -0.3 0.3
2006 FLO MLB NL 140 278 .267 .332 .428 .383 94 20.9 8.4 -3.5 113 14 -2.5 -4.0 6.1 0.4
2007 PHI MLB NL 112 308 .268 .333 .420 .295 104 -9.5 9.1 0.1 74 10 -1.1 -3.0 -8.8 -0.4
2008 FLO MLB NL 132 278 .261 .329 .416 .301 96 -5.6 8.0 -1.1 80 13 -1.3 -1.8 -6.2 -0.2
2009 FLO MLB NL 113 234 .257 .326 .404 .344 97 -5.7 6.7 0.3 75 13 -1.9 -1.1 -6.5 -0.3
2010 FLO MLB NL 127 287 .254 .321 .398 .294 94 -5.1 7.9 0.7 73 9 -5.0 -0.6 -8.7 -0.6
2011 FLO MLB NL 69 124 .247 .309 .383 .280 95 -6.3 3.4 0.2 65 9 -1.3 -0.1 -4.8 -0.3
2011 GWN AAA INT 9 40 .249 .323 .388 .231 94 -1.4 1.2 -0.6 45 0 0.8 -0.2 -2.2 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1995 MCN A SAL 602 539 89 149 32 1 11 216 85 50 107 2 2 .276 .349 .401 .124 0 0
1996 DUR A+ CRL 278 258 40 83 19 2 13 145 54 12 51 1 1 .322 .368 .562 .240 0 0
1996 GRN AA SOU 249 231 24 59 13 2 4 88 22 13 48 2 1 .255 .305 .381 .126 1 1
1997 RIC AAA INT 125 110 11 21 4 0 3 34 15 10 34 1 1 .191 .288 .309 .118 0 0
1997 GRN AA SOU 353 314 50 93 14 1 11 142 44 33 50 3 4 .296 .374 .452 .156 0 0
1998 RIC AAA INT 499 451 56 124 27 1 13 192 75 35 103 6 2 .275 .345 .426 .151 0 0
1998 ATL MLB NL 13 13 2 4 1 0 1 8 2 0 4 0 0 .308 .308 .615 .308 0 0
1999 GRN AA SOU 121 113 15 34 6 0 8 64 26 7 34 1 0 .301 .347 .566 .265 0 0
2000 ATL MLB NL 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2000 RIC AAA INT 572 539 74 155 27 7 20 256 88 27 92 0 6 .288 .329 .475 .187 0 0
2001 ATL MLB NL 239 216 28 48 10 3 10 94 36 21 56 1 1 .222 .293 .435 .213 1 0
2002 ATL MLB NL 231 210 20 51 16 0 6 85 22 11 57 1 1 .243 .283 .405 .162 6 1
2003 IND AAA INT 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 0 0
2003 MIL MLB NL 536 476 56 124 21 0 23 214 67 43 131 0 1 .261 .330 .450 .189 7 0
2004 IND AAA INT 22 19 4 6 1 0 0 7 1 3 4 0 0 .316 .409 .368 .053 0 0
2004 MIL MLB NL 306 274 24 72 13 1 4 99 28 24 60 0 1 .263 .331 .361 .099 2 1
2005 MIL MLB NL 188 168 18 50 13 1 4 77 24 14 30 0 1 .298 .356 .458 .161 3 0
2006 FLO MLB NL 278 240 30 79 19 5 10 138 47 21 55 0 4 .329 .390 .575 .246 5 6
2007 PHI MLB NL 308 280 21 69 19 0 5 103 39 19 62 0 0 .246 .297 .368 .121 4 2
2008 FLO MLB NL 278 251 28 61 11 0 5 87 31 17 65 0 0 .243 .299 .347 .104 5 0
2009 FLO MLB NL 234 214 18 58 11 0 3 78 33 13 54 1 1 .271 .318 .364 .093 3 1
2010 FLO MLB NL 287 254 25 56 12 4 4 88 39 26 76 0 2 .220 .300 .346 .126 3 0
2011 FLO MLB NL 124 110 10 21 5 0 0 26 6 11 35 0 0 .191 .276 .236 .045 0 1
2011 GWN AAA INT 40 34 2 6 0 0 0 6 3 3 9 0 0 .176 .275 .176 .000 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1090 0.5193 0.4569 0.7671 0.6272 0.2729 0.8648 0.5245 0.2329 0.0052
2009 929 0.5210 0.5005 0.7720 0.6798 0.3056 0.8419 0.6029 0.2280 0.0049
2010 1209 0.5252 0.4384 0.7642 0.6079 0.2509 0.8549 0.5208 0.2358 0.0107
2011 517 0.5397 0.4313 0.7220 0.5806 0.2563 0.8086 0.4918 0.2780 -0.0038
Career37450.52440.45820.76120.62760.27160.84820.53820.23880.0057

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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)

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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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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