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Wes Helms

Wesley Ray Helms

Positions: Third Baseman, Pinch Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: May 12, 1976 in Gastonia, NC
High School: Ashbrook HS (Gastonia, NC)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 10th round of the 1994 amateur draft.
Signed June 15, 1994. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 5, 1998 (Age 22)
Teams (by GP): Marlins/Brewers/Braves/Phillies 1998-2011
Agents: CS&E [*]
Final Game: August 13, 2011 (Age 35)
Relatives: Nephew of Tommy Helms
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 19, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1843. Doug Flynn… #1844. Aaron Miles… #1845. Henry Blanco… #1846. WES HELMS… #1847. Bobby Wine… #1848. Greg Dobbs… #1849. Joe DeMaestri… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1998 22 ATL NL 7 13 13 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 .308 .308 .615 .923 136 8 0 0 0 0 0 /5
2000 24 ATL NL 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 /5
2001 25 ATL NL 100 239 216 28 48 10 3 10 36 1 1 21 56 .222 .293 .435 .728 83 94 3 1 0 1 2 35/7
2002 26 ATL NL 85 231 210 20 51 16 0 6 22 1 1 11 57 .243 .283 .405 .687 77 85 5 3 1 6 2 35/79
2003 27 MIL NL 134 536 476 56 124 21 0 23 67 0 1 43 131 .261 .330 .450 .780 103 214 10 10 0 7 3 *5
2004 28 MIL NL 92 306 274 24 72 13 1 4 28 0 1 24 60 .263 .331 .361 .692 80 99 10 5 1 2 1 53
2005 29 MIL NL 95 188 168 18 50 13 1 4 24 0 1 14 30 .298 .356 .458 .815 112 77 7 3 0 3 0 53/D
2006 30 FLA NL 140 278 240 30 79 19 5 10 47 0 4 21 55 .329 .390 .575 .965 149 138 7 6 6 5 1 35/7
2007 31 PHI NL 112 308 280 21 69 19 0 5 39 0 0 19 62 .246 .297 .368 .665 69 103 10 3 2 4 2 53
2008 32 FLA NL 132 278 251 28 61 11 0 5 31 0 0 17 65 .243 .299 .347 .645 69 87 6 5 0 5 0 53/7
2009 33 FLA NL 113 234 214 18 58 11 0 3 33 1 1 13 54 .271 .318 .364 .682 79 78 10 3 1 3 1 5/3D
2010 34 FLA NL 127 287 254 25 56 12 4 4 39 0 2 26 76 .220 .300 .346 .646 72 88 7 4 0 3 1 5/3
2011 35 FLA NL 69 124 110 10 21 5 0 0 6 0 0 11 35 .191 .276 .236 .513 43 26 2 2 1 0 1 5/34
13 Yrs 1212 3027 2711 280 694 151 14 75 374 3 12 220 687 .256 .318 .405 .723 88 1098 77 45 12 39 14
162 Game Avg. 162 405 362 37 93 20 2 10 50 0 2 29 92 .256 .318 .405 .723 88 147 10 6 2 5 2
FLA (5 yrs) 581 1201 1069 111 275 58 9 22 156 1 7 88 285 .257 .321 .390 .711 87 417 32 20 8 16 4
ATL (4 yrs) 198 488 444 50 104 27 3 17 60 2 2 32 119 .234 .287 .423 .711 81 188 8 4 1 7 4
MIL (3 yrs) 321 1030 918 98 246 47 2 31 119 0 3 81 221 .268 .335 .425 .760 98 390 27 18 1 12 4
PHI (1 yr) 112 308 280 21 69 19 0 5 39 0 0 19 62 .246 .297 .368 .665 69 103 10 3 2 4 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1998 22 ATL NL 7 13 0 -0 0 -0 0 -0 -0.0 0 0 0.0 .495 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /5
2000 24 ATL NL 6 5 -1 -0 0 -0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /5
2001 25 ATL NL 100 239 -8 -0 0 0 -3 -11 -1.2 7 -4 -0.4 .489 .493 -0.5 -0.3 -4 $210,000 35/7
2002 26 ATL NL 85 231 -6 0 -0 2 -3 -7 -0.8 7 0 -0.0 .492 .496 -0.2 -0.1 -1 $250,000 35/79
2003 27 MIL NL 134 536 2 -1 -1 -10 2 -8 -0.9 17 9 0.8 .494 .495 1.8 -0.8 19 $575,000 *5
2004 28 MIL NL 92 306 -8 -0 -2 -18 1 -27 -2.8 10 -17 -1.8 .471 .483 -0.0 -1.8 1 $1,687,500 53
2005 29 MIL NL 95 188 4 0 -1 1 -0 4 0.3 6 10 0.9 .504 .502 0.8 0.0 9 $2,812,500 53/D
2006 30 FLA NL 140 278 18 -2 -1 -2 -3 10 0.9 9 18 1.7 .507 .506 1.9 -0.5 20 $800,000 35/7
2007 31 PHI NL 112 308 -12 -3 -2 0 0 -16 -1.6 10 -6 -0.7 .486 .490 -0.7 -0.0 -6 $2,300,000 53
2008 32 FLA NL 132 278 -10 0 -1 4 -1 -8 -0.9 9 1 -0.1 .494 .495 -0.4 0.2 -3 53/7
2009 33 FLA NL 113 234 -7 1 -1 -1 1 -8 -0.9 7 -1 -0.2 .493 .495 -0.1 -0.1 0 $950,000 5/3D
2010 34 FLA NL 127 287 -9 -3 -0 -5 1 -16 -1.8 9 -7 -0.9 .486 .489 -0.4 -0.4 -2 $950,000 5/3
2011 35 FLA NL 69 124 -7 -0 -0 -2 0 -9 -1.0 4 -5 -0.6 .486 .494 -0.4 -0.2 -3 $1,000,000 5/34
13 Seasons 1212 3027 -44 -9 -9 -32 -4 -98 -10.6 94 -3 -1.5 .492 .495 1.7 -4.2 28 $11,535,000
FLA (5 yrs) 581 1201 -16 -4 -3 -6 -2 -31 -3.6 37 6 -0.0 .494 .496 0.6 -1.0 12 $3,700,000
ATL (4 yrs) 198 488 -14 -1 -0 1 -5 -20 -2.1 15 -4 -0.6 .490 .495 -0.7 -0.5 -6 $460,000
MIL (3 yrs) 321 1030 -2 -1 -3 -27 3 -31 -3.3 32 1 -0.1 .490 .494 2.6 -2.6 28 $5,075,000
PHI (1 yr) 112 308 -12 -3 -2 0 0 -16 -1.6 10 -6 -0.7 .486 .490 -0.7 -0.0 -6 $2,300,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2002 26 ATL NL NLDS SFG L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 31 PHI NL NLDS COL L 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1998 ATL NL 22 3B 4 2 2 21.0 4 1 2 1 0 .750 -0 -29 1.29 0.75 .958 2.74 2.72
2000 ATL NL 24 3B 5 0 0 11.0 6 1 4 1 1 .833 -0 -44 4.09 1.00 .950 2.62 2.60
2001 ATL NL 25 1B 77 48 34 467.1 468 433 31 4 41 .991 -1 -3 8.94 6.03 .993 9.26 9.16
2001 ATL NL 25 3B 17 2 2 41.0 14 4 10 0 1 1.000 1 35 3.07 0.82 .950 2.57 2.54
2001 ATL NL 25 LF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 45 2.25 2.00 .980 1.91 1.90
2001 ATL NL 25 OF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 45 2.25 2.00 .980 2.25 2.20
2002 ATL NL 26 1B 45 31 24 293.0 316 285 27 4 34 .987 2 7 9.58 6.93 .992 9.39 9.31
2002 ATL NL 26 3B 24 14 13 151.1 33 8 24 1 0 .970 -1 -9 1.90 1.33 .957 2.71 2.69
2002 ATL NL 26 OF 9 3 2 52.0 16 15 1 0 0 1.000 1 32 2.77 1.78 .983 2.20 2.17
2002 ATL NL 26 LF 5 2 1 29.0 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1 25 2.48 1.60 .978 1.92 1.90
2002 ATL NL 26 RF 4 1 1 23.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 42 3.13 2.00 .982 2.07 2.05
2003 MIL NL 27 3B 130 130 119 1137.2 343 88 236 19 20 .945 -12 -10 -13 -11 2.56 2.49 .955 2.74 2.72
2004 MIL NL 28 3B 66 65 51 546.0 166 45 105 16 10 .904 -22 -17 -49 -37 2.47 2.27 .956 2.76 2.75
2004 MIL NL 28 1B 10 10 2 71.0 73 68 3 2 7 .973 -2 -1 -32 -19 9.00 7.10 .993 9.51 9.44
2005 MIL NL 29 3B 35 17 14 178.2 55 12 41 2 4 .964 3 0 19 0 2.67 1.51 .958 2.77 2.74
2005 MIL NL 29 1B 16 14 5 114.1 113 103 9 1 9 .991 0 1 1 9 8.82 7.00 .993 9.65 9.52
2005 MIL NL 29 DH 3 2
2006 FLA NL 30 1B 88 42 32 432.1 400 375 25 0 48 1.000 -2 -3 -7 -8 8.33 4.55 .994 9.43 9.36
2006 FLA NL 30 3B 24 5 5 94.1 32 7 23 2 0 .938 -3 1 -33 14 2.86 1.25 .954 2.70 2.68
2006 FLA NL 30 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 4.50 1.00 .980 1.80 2.00
2006 FLA NL 30 OF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.20
2007 PHI NL 31 3B 68 53 24 441.2 133 27 97 9 3 .932 -2 2 -5 5 2.53 1.82 .954 2.68 2.67
2007 PHI NL 31 1B 18 12 7 102.2 98 93 4 1 12 .990 0 -2 2 -22 8.50 5.39 .993 9.21 9.17
2008 FLA NL 32 3B 60 30 30 325.0 95 31 63 1 3 .989 1 3 2 11 2.60 1.57 .956 2.60 2.58
2008 FLA NL 32 1B 42 18 17 209.1 200 185 13 2 19 .990 -0 1 -1 6 8.51 4.71 .992 9.34 9.28
2008 FLA NL 32 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
2008 FLA NL 32 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
2009 FLA NL 33 3B 70 35 32 365.2 108 31 70 7 11 .935 4 -1 15 -3 2.49 1.44 .957 2.57 2.55
2009 FLA NL 33 1B 4 4 4 31.0 39 33 5 1 2 .974 1 0 50 0 11.03 9.50 .993 9.29 9.20
2009 FLA NL 33 DH 1 0
2010 FLA NL 34 3B 90 50 46 510.2 147 39 101 7 8 .952 -6 -5 -13 -12 2.47 1.56 .951 2.54 2.52
2010 FLA NL 34 1B 2 2 1 18.0 19 17 2 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -7 0 9.50 9.50 .993 9.25 9.15
2011 FLA NL 35 3B 33 17 11 179.0 48 14 31 3 3 .938 -2 -1 -13 -7 2.26 1.36 .954 2.53 2.53
2011 FLA NL 35 1B 5 1 1 13.2 7 7 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -1 -26 -79 4.61 1.40 .994 9.35 9.32
2011 FLA NL 35 2B 2 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -51 0 2.57 1.00 .985 4.76 4.75
13 Seasons 3B 626 420 349 4003.0 1184 308 807 69 64 .942 -39 -28 -12 -8 2.51 1.78 .955 2.67 2.64
10 Seasons 1B 307 182 127 1752.2 1733 1599 119 15 173 .991 -3 -5 -2 -6 8.82 5.60 .993 9.37 9.29
4 Seasons OF 12 4 3 63.0 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 2 0 36 0 2.71 1.58 .983 2.20 2.17
4 Seasons LF 8 3 2 40.0 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1 0 33 0 2.48 1.38 .978 1.91 1.91
1 Season RF 4 1 1 23.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 42 3.13 2.00 .982 2.07 2.05
1 Season 2B 2 0 0 7.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -51 0 2.57 1.00 .985 4.76 4.75
13 Seasons TOT 947 606 479 5825.2 2938 1926 928 84 237 .971 -41 -32 -8 -8 4.41 3.01 .978 4.68 4.79
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG 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
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Strikeouts s c a p y
2003 NL  131 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2003 NL  7 (7th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2003 NL  19 (3rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2003 NL  19 (2nd)
2004 NL  16 (5th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1958), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1525), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (432nd), -1.5 career WAR/3.2 7yr-peak WAR/0.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200125Atlanta Braves$210,0004/6/01 USA Today
200226Atlanta Braves$250,0004/3/02 AP
200327Milwaukee Brewers$575,0004/3/03 AP
200428Milwaukee Brewers$1,687,5004/7/04 AP
200529Milwaukee Brewers$2,812,500
200630Florida Marlins$800,000
200731Philadelphia Phillies$2,300,000
200832Philadelphia Phillies$2,400,000
200933Florida Marlins$950,000
201034Florida Marlins$950,000
201135Florida Marlins$1,000,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$13,935,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Wesley Ray Wes Helms

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