Todd Helton Stats

Todd Helton was born on Monday, August 20, 1973, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Helton was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 2, 1997, with the Colorado Rockies. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Todd Helton baseball stats page.

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"If the baseball gods are keeping score, (Todd) Helton will be the first player wearing a Rockies cap in Cooperstown. In this era of the asterisk, when a bleacher bum cannot be certain if the homer he just grabbed was the product of a juiced ball or a synthetic slugger, there are no doubts about Helton. Helton is a 100 percent pure, meat-and-potatoes, made-in-America athlete. He is the pride of the Rockies . The Colorado first baseman never cheats a paying customer. Loves winning, hates to talk about himself. His game is no brag, all bat." - Mark Kiszla in the Denver Post (March 30, 2004)

Todd Helton

Todd Helton Autograph on a 2005 Donruss Classics Baseball Card (#4)

Todd Helton Autograph on a 2005 Donruss Classics Baseball Card (#4)

Birth Name:
Todd Lynn Helton
Nickname:
The Toddfather
Born On:
08-20-1973  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Knoxville, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Knox Central High School (Knoxville, TN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
220
First Game:
08-02-1997 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-29-2013
Draft:
1995 : 1st Round (8th) / Signing Bonus = $1,100,000

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Todd Helton Pitching Stats

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Todd Helton Hitting Stats

1997 24 Rockies 35 93 13 26 2 1 5 0 11 8 0 11 0 0 0 1 .280 .337 .484
1998 25 Rockies 152 530 78 167 37 1 25 0 97 53 5 54 1 5 6 15 .315 .380 .530
1999 26 Rockies 159 578 114 185 39 5 35 0 113 68 6 77 0 4 6 14 .320 .395 .587
2000 27 Rockies 160 580 138 216 59 2 42 0 147 103 22 61 0 10 4 12 .372 .463 .698
2001 28 Rockies 159 587 132 197 54 2 49 1 146 98 15 104 1 5 5 14 .336 .432 .685
2002 29 Rockies 156 553 107 182 39 4 30 1 109 99 21 91 0 10 5 10 .329 .429 .577
2003 30 Rockies 160 583 135 209 49 5 33 0 117 111 21 72 0 7 2 19 .358 .458 .630
2004 31 Rockies 154 547 115 190 49 2 32 0 96 127 19 72 0 6 3 12 .347 .469 .620
2005 32 Rockies 144 509 92 163 45 2 20 1 79 106 22 80 1 1 9 14 .320 .445 .534
2006 33 Rockies 145 546 94 165 40 5 15 1 81 91 15 64 0 6 6 10 .302 .404 .476
2007 34 Rockies 154 557 86 178 42 2 17 0 91 116 16 74 0 7 2 15 .320 .434 .494
2008 35 Rockies 83 299 39 79 16 0 7 0 29 61 8 50 0 0 1 9 .264 .391 .388
2009 36 Rockies 151 544 79 177 38 3 15 1 86 89 5 73 0 10 2 15 .325 .416 .489
2010 37 Rockies 118 398 48 102 18 1 8 0 37 67 3 90 0 6 2 10 .256 .362 .367
2011 38 Rockies 124 421 59 127 27 0 14 0 69 59 5 71 0 8 3 6 .302 .385 .466
2012 39 Rockies 69 240 31 57 16 1 7 2 37 39 1 44 0 3 1 6 .238 .343 .400
2013 40 Rockies 124 397 41 99 22 1 15 0 61 40 1 87 0 5 0 4 .249 .314 .423
17 Years 2,247 7,962 1,401 2,519 592 37 369 7 1,406 1,335 185 1,175 3 93 57 186 .316 .414 .539

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Todd Helton Fielding Stats

1997 Rockies 1B 8 7 171 78 9.8 78 68 10 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.32
1997 Rockies LF 13 12 279 16 1.2 16 14 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.55
1997 Rockies RF 2 2 48 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1998 Rockies 1B 146 134 3,624 1,317 9.0 1,310 1,164 146 7 156 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.76
1999 Rockies 1B 156 148 3,930 1,353 8.7 1,344 1,242 102 9 151 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.23
2000 Rockies 1B 160 156 4,047 1,481 9.3 1,474 1,330 144 7 143 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.83
2001 Rockies 1B 157 157 4,110 1,425 9.1 1,423 1,303 120 2 139 n/a n/a n/a .999 9.35
2002 Rockies 1B 156 155 4,026 1,477 9.5 1,470 1,357 113 7 138 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.86
2003 Rockies 1B 159 159 4,107 1,585 10.0 1,574 1,418 156 11 149 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.35
2004 Rockies 1B 153 151 3,962 1,504 9.8 1,500 1,356 144 4 130 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.22
2005 Rockies 1B 144 142 3,690 1,362 9.5 1,357 1,237 120 5 136 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.93
2006 Rockies 1B 145 145 3,816 1,458 10.1 1,454 1,367 87 4 156 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.29
2007 Rockies 1B 153 152 4,011 1,545 10.1 1,543 1,448 95 2 153 n/a n/a n/a .999 10.39
2008 Rockies 1B 81 81 2,145 890 11.0 887 830 57 3 79 n/a n/a n/a .997 11.17
2009 Rockies 1B 149 147 3,825 1,448 9.7 1,445 1,349 96 3 115 n/a n/a n/a .998 10.20
2010 Rockies 1B 115 105 2,844 1,017 8.8 1,009 932 77 8 116 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.58
2011 Rockies 1B 119 113 2,961 1,092 9.2 1,089 985 104 3 110 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.93
2012 Rockies 1B 67 64 1,676 625 9.3 623 566 57 2 53 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.04
2013 Rockies 1B 110 104 2,730 1,035 9.4 1,033 941 92 2 96 n/a n/a n/a .998 10.22
1B Totals 2,178 2,120 55,675 20,692 9.5 20,613 18,893 1,720 79 2,027 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.00
LF Totals 13 12 279 16 1.2 16 14 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.55
RF Totals 2 2 48 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
17 Years 2,193 2,134 56,002 20,710 9.4 20,631 18,909 1,722 79 2,027 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.95

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Todd Helton Miscellaneous Stats

1997 Rockies 0 1 .000 13 0 0 18.6 8.5 8.5 - - -
1998 Rockies 3 3 .500 14 0 0 21.2 9.8 5.5 - - -
1999 Rockies 7 6 .538 6 1 0 16.5 7.5 5.1 - - -
2000 Rockies 5 3 .625 2 0 0 13.8 9.5 3.9 - - -
2001 Rockies 7 5 .583 2 0 0 12.0 5.6 4.0 - - -
2002 Rockies 5 1 .833 0 0 0 18.4 6.1 5.1 - - -
2003 Rockies 0 4 .000 1 0 0 17.7 8.1 5.0 - - -
2004 Rockies 3 0 1.000 3 0 0 17.1 7.6 5.7 - - -
2005 Rockies 3 0 1.000 1 0 0 25.5 6.4 6.4 - - -
2006 Rockies 3 2 .600 0 0 0 36.4 8.5 6.7 - - -
2007 Rockies 0 1 .000 1 0 1 32.8 7.5 6.1 - - -
2008 Rockies 0 0 .000 2 0 0 42.7 6.0 10.3 - - -
2009 Rockies 0 1 .000 2 0 0 36.3 7.5 6.3 - - -
2010 Rockies 0 0 .000 3 0 0 49.8 4.4 10.8 - - -
2011 Rockies 0 1 .000 5 0 0 30.1 5.9 6.1 - - -
2012 Rockies 1 1 .500 4 0 0 34.3 5.5 6.5 - - -
2013 Rockies 0 0 .000 14 0 1 26.5 4.6 6.5 - - -
17 Years 37 29 .561 73 1 2 21.6 6.8 5.7 - - -

Todd Helton

Todd Helton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1997 Colorado Rockies 17 $150,000.00 - -
1998 Colorado Rockies 17 $190,000.00 - -
1999 Colorado Rockies 17 $750,000.00 - -
2000 Colorado Rockies 17 $1,300,000.00 Stats -
2001 Colorado Rockies 17 $4,950,000.00 Stats -
2002 Colorado Rockies 17 $5,000,000.00 Stats -
2003 Colorado Rockies 17 $10,600,000.00 Stats -
2004 Colorado Rockies 17 $11,600,000.00 Stats -
2005 Colorado Rockies 17 $12,600,000.00 - -
2006 Colorado Rockies 17 $16,600,000.00 - -
2007 Colorado Rockies 17 $16,600,000.00 - Stats
2008 Colorado Rockies 17 $16,600,000.00 - -
2009 Colorado Rockies 17 $16,600,000.00 - -
2010 Colorado Rockies 17 $17,775,000.00 - -
2011 Colorado Rockies 17 $20,275,000.00 - -
2012 Colorado Rockies 17 $4,900,000.00 - -
2013 Colorado Rockies 17 $6,175,000.00 - -
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Todd Lynn Helton was a Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Colorado Rockies (1997-2013). Todd received an athletic scholarship from the University of Tennessee to play both baseball and football. During his junior season (1994), Jerry Colquitt, the starting quarterback, was injured and Helton took over as starter. Three weeks later, Helton was injured and his replacement was a true freshman named Peyton Manning!

Did you know that Todd Helton, upon his retirement September 29, 2013, was the all-time Colorado Rockies leader in games played (2,247), at-bats (7,962), runs (1,401), hits (2,519), doubles (592), home runs (369), runs batted in (1,406), walks (1,335), intentional walks (185), extra base hits (998), sacrifice flies (93), plate appearances (9,453) and total bases (4,292) - just to name a few? Pictured below is the full page "Farewell" ad the five-time All-Star took out in the Denver Post, the day after he officially hung up his cleats:

Todd Helton Farewell Ad
Todd Helton Farewell Page | The Denver Post | October 2, 2013

Todd Helton spent his entire 17-year career with the Colorado Rockies and had his #17 retired during a 3-day celebration August 15-17, 2014, the first player in Rockies history to have a number retired (by the franchise) . The "Retire #17 Weekend" occurred during a three-game series starting with the Reds at Coors Field, on August 15th, where the first 15,000 fans were issued a Farewell Bobblehead. On August 16th, the first 15,000 fans received a Todd Helton jersey. On August 17th, the first 15,000 fans received a Todd Helton Bobblehead Gnome (pictured below) and the official ceremony took place.
Todd Helton Gnome
Todd Helton Gnome | Colorado Rockies Give-a-Way | August 17, 2014

The first Major League player in history to have 35+ doubles for ten consecutive years (1999 through 2007) was Todd Helton. A few more notable highlights from his memorable career:

Todd Helton led all National League rookies (in 1998) in runs scored (78), hits (167) and on-base percentage (.380). Helton received finished second that year to Kerry Wood in the voting for National League Rookie of the Year .

Todd Helton hit for the cycle on June 19, 1999 , the third by a Colorado Rockies player. That same year, Helton missed a second cycle by only a double on September 1st , a triple on August 30th , a home run on August 28th and a triple on July 22nd .

Todd Helton had a truly historic season in 2000, finishing first overall in the National League in batting average (.372), on base percentage (.463), slugging percentage (.698), hits (216), doubles (59) and runs batted in (147). He might not have led in every offensive stat, but he was the first senior circuit player to have at least 200 hits, 40 home runs, 100 RBI, 100 runs, 100 extra-base hits and 100 walks in one season. Those who came before him were all from the American Leauge: Babe Ruth (1921), Lou Gehrig (1927, 1930), Jimmie Foxx (1932) and Hank Greenberg (1937).

Todd Helton had 100+ extra base hits in 2000 (103) and 2001 (105) - the only player in Major League history with back-to-back instances. Two other players had 100+ extra base hit seasons twice in their career, Lou Gehrig in 1927 (117) & 1930 (100) and Chuck Klein in 1930 (107) & 1932 (103), but not consecutively.

Todd Helton finished with a .316 career batting average, 2,500+ hits, 550+ doubles and 350+ home runs. Exactly one other player can claim those same stats - Stan Musial .

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