Monday, February 24, 2014

Helton's from 2 x 3 Heroes

Jeff of the blog, 2 x 3 Heroes, sent me bubble mailer last week filled with Rockies, Brewers, and Diamondbacks cards as part of his Tis the Season project. Thanks Jeff!

The stack of Rockies contained a handful of Todd Helton cards. For the best Helton collection that I'm aware of you should go check out the blog Home of the Toddfather. With Helton retiring last season it got me thinking.










17 seasons, all  with the Rockies

.316 AVG - 369 HR - 406 RBI - 2529 HITS 

5 x All-Star - 3 x Gold Glove - 4 x Silver Slugger

2000 N.L. Batting Champion (.372)

There is no denying that Helton was dominant for several seasons (1999 - 2004) and probably should have won the N.L. MVP Award in 2000, but I don't think his complete body of work justifies a selection into the the Hall of Fame. Let me know what you think.


  1. I think he will be one that will start slow, but gain votes. I think the thing will be what players start picking up votes and who shows up on the ballot. If they continue to vote as they have, and elect very few players each year, Helton will be middle of the road and probably never get more than 50% votes. I would put him in, though. I think he stayed with some really weak teams, and easily could have a title under his belt if he left.

  2. I think he will get in eventually, not a first ballot selection though. Probably during a year of mediocre talent selections he will receive enough voted to get in. He has the longevity and a solid batting average but I think to often people look at either 500 homeruns or 3,000 hits as the minimum for consideration.