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Rick Helling

Ricky Allen Helling

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: December 15, 1970 in Devils Lake, ND
High School: Bishop Shanley HS (Fargo, ND)
Schools: Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL), Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1992 amateur draft.
Signed July 16, 1992. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 10, 1994 (Age 23.116)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1994 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Marlins/Brewers/Diamondbacks/Orioles 1994-2006
Agents: Jeff Moorad, previously: Barry Axelrod [*]
Final Game: September 9, 2006 (Age 35.268)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1994 TEX AL 23 P 9 9 1 52.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.87 0.56 .956 1.71 1.71 4 1 20% 31% 0
1995 TEX AL 24 P 3 3 0 12.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.73 0.33 .960 1.75 1.77 0 0 0
1996 TOT MLB 25 P 11 6 0 48.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 0.94 0.45 .958 1.82 1.80 7 0 0% 29% 0
1996 TEX AL 25 P 6 2 0 20.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.33 0.50 .960 1.77 1.77 2 0 0% 30% 0
1996 FLA NL 25 P 5 4 0 27.2 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.65 0.40 .955 1.85 1.84 5 0 0% 28% 0
1997 TOT MLB 26 P 41 16 0 131.0 11 1 9 1 0 .909 0.69 0.24 .954 1.79 1.80 8 13 62% 32% 1
1997 FLA NL 26 P 31 8 0 76.0 9 0 8 1 0 .889 0.95 0.26 .953 1.85 1.84 7 9 56% 32% 1
1997 TEX AL 26 P 10 8 0 55.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.33 0.20 .955 1.70 1.69 1 4 80% 33% 0
1998 TEX AL 27 P 33 33 4 216.1 21 8 12 1 0 .952 0.83 0.61 .958 1.78 1.76 11 12 52% 31% 0 MVP-21
1999 TEX AL 28 P 35 35 3 219.1 31 4 24 3 2 .903 1.15 0.80 .952 1.69 1.66 13 14 52% 33% 4
2000 TEX AL 29 P 35 35 0 217.0 26 8 17 1 1 .962 1.04 0.71 .956 1.62 1.60 16 5 24% 30% 1
2001 TEX AL 30 P 34 34 2 215.2 32 15 16 1 1 .969 1.29 0.91 .955 1.75 1.74 7 13 65% 29% 3
2002 ARI NL 31 P 30 30 0 175.2 22 4 17 1 1 .955 1.08 0.70 .963 1.83 1.81 4 8 67% 32% 1
2003 TOT MLB 32 P 35 24 0 155.0 22 5 14 3 0 .864 1 1 1.10 0.54 .957 1.74 1.75 8 3 27% 30% 3
2003 BAL AL 32 P 24 24 0 138.2 19 4 12 3 0 .842 0 0 1.04 0.67 .957 1.73 1.71 8 2 20% 30% 2
2003 FLA NL 32 P 11 0 0 16.1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1 12 1.65 0.27 .957 1.82 1.83 0 1 100% 31% 1
2005 MIL NL 34 P 15 7 0 49.0 7 4 3 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 1.29 0.47 .960 1.74 1.73 6 1 14% 29% 0
2006 MIL NL 35 P 20 2 0 35.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -6 0.51 0.10 .960 1.72 1.71 2 0 0% 28% 0
12 Seasons P 301 234 10 1526.1 185 54 120 11 5 .941 -1 0 1.03 0.58 .956 1.74 1.73 86 70 45% 31% 13
12 Seasons TOT 301 234 10 1526.1 185 54 120 11 5 .941 -1 -3 1.03 0.58 .956 1.74 1.73 86 70 45% 31% 13
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1994 TEX AL 23 P
1995 TEX AL 24 P
1996 TEX AL 25 P
1996 FLA NL 25 P
1997 FLA NL 26 P
1997 TEX AL 26 P
1998 TEX AL 27 P
1999 TEX AL 28 P
2000 TEX AL 29 P
2001 TEX AL 30 P
2002 ARI NL 31 P
2003 BAL AL 32 P 0 0 0 0 0
2003 FLA NL 32 P 1 12 0 1
2005 MIL NL 34 P -1 -4 0 0 -1
2006 MIL NL 35 P -1 -6 -1 0
12 Seasons P -1 0 -1 0 0
12 Seasons TOT -1 -3 -1 0 0

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1994 TEX AL 23 9 9 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 TEX AL 24 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 TEX AL 25 6 2 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 FLA NL 25 5 4 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 FLA NL 26 31 8 29 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 TEX AL 26 10 8 1 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 TEX AL 27 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 TEX AL 28 35 35 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 TEX AL 29 35 35 2 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 TEX AL 30 34 34 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 ARI NL 31 30 30 29 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 BAL AL 32 24 24 1 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 FLA NL 32 11 0 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 MIL NL 34 15 7 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 MIL NL 35 20 2 18 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 301 234 116 301 301 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1994 TEX AL 23 228 85% 26% 5 60% 1 2 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1995 TEX AL 24 62 76% 35% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 TEX AL 25 92 76% 17% 1 100% 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1996 FLA NL 25 106 72% 20% 2 100% 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1997 FLA NL 26 324 73% 19% 6 83% 1 0 0 0 8 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50%
1997 TEX AL 26 226 73% 21% 2 50% 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 TEX AL 27 922 77% 22% 16 88% 0 8 2 6 12 11 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1999 TEX AL 28 943 81% 25% 22 91% 0 4 1 3 24 17 3 3 0 0 3 1 2 2 2 0 5 60%
2000 TEX AL 29 963 76% 20% 17 100% 0 8 0 6 16 12 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4 100%
2001 TEX AL 30 941 79% 25% 16 94% 0 15 2 12 16 12 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 50%
2002 ARI NL 31 751 79% 23% 16 100% 0 1 0 1 17 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 100%
2003 BAL AL 32 603 81% 26% 12 83% 1 4 0 2 12 9 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 75%
2003 FLA NL 32 62 77% 35% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 MIL NL 34 199 72% 21% 6 83% 0 4 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0%
2006 MIL NL 35 142 69% 19% 1 100% 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 6564 78% 23% 124 90% 4 51 7 39 119 92 6 11 2 1 8 2 5 4 5 0 31 77%
MLB Averages 77% 32% 90% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1998 AL (21, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1998 September AL Pitcher of the Month

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1999 AL  3 (5th)

             

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