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Wes Helms 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
17 3027 .256 .318 .405 .255 2.3
Birth Date5-12-1976
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age41 years, 11 months, 11 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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 0.9 -0.3 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 -0.6 -0.2 -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 -1.1 0.9 -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 0.4 -2.6 -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 22.2 -8.1 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 1.6 -2.4 -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 7.6 0.0 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 21.7 -2.5 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 -3.3 -1.2 -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 -0.4 -1.3 -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 0.3 -1.9 -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 3.0 -5.0 -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 -2.9 -1.3 -0.4
Career12123027271128069415114751098220687453912374312.256.318.405.25549.5-25.82.3

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 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 -0.3 -0.1 0.9 0.1 0.9 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 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -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 0.9 -0.4 -1.1 -0.0 -1.1 -0.0
2002 ATL MLB 85 231 .253 .252 .317 .400 .251 .294 99 -1.7 5.9 -2.3 -2.6 -1.5 0.4 -0.2 0.4 -0.2
2003 MIL MLB 134 536 .269 .261 .327 .417 .257 .307 103 5.4 14.1 2.2 -8.1 0.5 22.2 1.4 22.2 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 -2.4 0.1 1.6 -0.1 1.6 -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 0.0 -1.0 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2006 FLO MLB 140 278 .327 .267 .332 .428 .265 .383 94 20.9 8.4 -3.5 -2.5 -4.0 21.7 1.9 21.7 1.9
2007 PHI MLB 112 308 .232 .268 .333 .420 .260 .295 104 -9.5 9.1 0.1 -1.2 -3.0 -3.3 -0.4 -3.3 -0.4
2008 FLO MLB 132 278 .241 .261 .329 .416 .262 .301 96 -5.6 8.0 -1.1 -1.3 -1.8 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2
2009 FLO MLB 113 234 .237 .257 .326 .404 .258 .344 97 -5.7 6.7 0.3 -1.9 -1.1 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.2
2010 FLO MLB 127 287 .243 .254 .321 .398 .264 .294 94 -5.1 7.9 0.7 -5.0 -0.6 3.0 -0.2 3.0 -0.2
2011 FLO MLB 69 124 .209 .247 .309 .383 .252 .280 96 -6.3 3.4 0.2 -1.3 -0.1 -2.9 -0.4 -2.9 -0.4
2011 GWN AAA 9 40 .230 .249 .323 .388 .248 .231 95 -1.4 1.2 -0.6 0.8 -0.2 -1.0 -0.0 -1.0 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 0.9 -0.3 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 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2001 ATL MLB 239 28 48 10 3 10 36 21 56 1 1 .222 .293 .435 .213 .247 -1.1 0.9 -0.0
2002 ATL MLB 231 20 51 16 0 6 22 11 57 1 1 .243 .283 .405 .162 .253 0.4 -2.6 -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 22.2 -8.1 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 1.6 -2.4 -0.1
2005 MIL MLB 188 18 50 13 1 4 24 14 30 0 1 .298 .356 .458 .161 .280 7.6 0.0 0.8
2006 FLO MLB 278 30 79 19 5 10 47 21 55 0 4 .329 .390 .575 .246 .327 21.7 -2.5 1.9
2007 PHI MLB 308 21 69 19 0 5 39 19 62 0 0 .246 .297 .368 .121 .232 -3.3 -1.2 -0.4
2008 FLO MLB 278 28 61 11 0 5 31 17 65 0 0 .243 .299 .347 .104 .241 -0.4 -1.3 -0.2
2009 FLO MLB 234 18 58 11 0 3 33 13 54 1 1 .271 .318 .364 .093 .237 0.3 -1.9 -0.2
2010 FLO MLB 287 25 56 12 4 4 39 26 76 0 2 .220 .300 .346 .126 .243 3.0 -5.0 -0.2
2011 GWN AAA 40 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 9 0 0 .176 .275 .176 .000 .230 -1.0 0.8 -0.0
2011 FLO MLB 124 10 21 5 0 0 6 11 35 0 0 .191 .276 .236 .045 .209 -2.9 -1.3 -0.4

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1090 0.5128 0.4569 0.7671 0.6261 0.2787 0.8629 0.5405 0.2329 489 0.005191
2009 929 0.5307 0.5005 0.7720 0.6531 0.3280 0.8478 0.6014 0.2280 381 0.004948
2010 1209 0.5261 0.4384 0.7642 0.6132 0.2443 0.8513 0.5214 0.2358 570 0.010694
2011 517 0.5242 0.4313 0.7220 0.5867 0.2602 0.7987 0.5313 0.2780 247 -0.003816
Career37450.52310.45820.76120.62320.27730.84650.54820.2388454.95010.0057

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)

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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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