|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||360.00||8.00||.264||52.00||55.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||42||12||3|| .375|| .524|| .286|
|vs Delgado (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||319||76||14|| .299|| .436|| .238|
|Last 10 Games|
|Five Rockies file for free agency |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/6/13) In addition to relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt, who had his mutual option declined, Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, catcher Yorvit Torrealba, starting pitcher Jeff Francis and starting pitcher Roy Oswalt have filed for free agency. Helton is expected to retire.
|Todd Helton goes out with a bang |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/26/13) Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was honored prior to Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, his last one at Coors Field. The 40-year-old then went out and produced a classic performance in a 15-5 loss.
Helton hit his 369th career home run in his first at-bat, his 227th and final one at the Rockies' home park. That was a solo shot, and he added two more RBI in the game, finishing 2 for 3 with three RBI and a run scored.
Helton has remained somewhat productive in a diminished role, as he heads into the season's final games with a .251/.317/.420 batting line. He has 15 home runs, the first time he has reached that mark since 2009.
|Todd Helton knocks in four |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(9/23/13) Rockies first baseman Todd Helton knocked in four runs in Sunday's loss to Colorado.
Helton finished 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored to go with the four RBI. The venerable first baseman is hitting .248/.315/.420 in his final season.
|Todd Helton homers, doubles in win |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/19/13) Rockies first baseman Todd Helton came through with a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday in a game the Rockies would go on to win over the Cardinals, 7-6, in 15 innings.
Helton added his 18th double over the course of six at-bats in the win. The retiring first baseman is the active leader in career doubles with 588. Helton owns a .243/.313/.413 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI in 366 at-bats in his final season.
|Todd Helton will hang it up after 2013 season |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/15/13) Rockies first baseman Todd Helton will retire after the 2013 season, the team announced. The 40-year-old veteran cracked the 2,500-hit mark earlier in September and is hitting .244 with 13 homers and 52 RBI in 348 at-bats this season. He owns a career .317/.415/.539 slash line with 367 home runs.
|Todd Helton has missed plenty of time in recent seasons due to health issues, but his 69 games played in 2012 was his lowest total since his first year in the majors back in 1997. He was plagued by a hip injury, and when he finally had surgery in August, his season came to an end. He also underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee this offseason, but Helton still plans on being ready for spring training and his 17th season with the Rockies. The days of Helton being a sure-fire .300 hitter are long gone, and he is even further removed from being a power threat. Add in his perennial health issues, and owners have little reason to pursue Helton as anything more than a low-end first base option in NL-only leagues. (Updated 1/10/13) |
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