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should i expect more from Helton in the 2nd half?

Postby planet » Mon Jun 28, 2004 2:05 pm

His numbers are good.... not great... just good... i was expecting great... i paid $40+ for great... i'm only getting good and I'm getting trade offers for him...

i know he has added protection now, but i've gotta say i'm disappointed thus far
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Postby bjm97 » Mon Jun 28, 2004 2:23 pm

Selling low in my book is generally a bad idea. Now that Helton has more protection his numbers should improve. Definately keep him unless the offer is completely blowing you away- remember Helton is a first round pick in any league. If you are getting first round talent in return then consider the offer- otherwise stay put and you will be rewarded.
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Postby Kelly Gruber » Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:08 pm

You're right in that his production overall is not that great, but a month ago he was batting .313 and a week later he raised over .340. That he can go on a tear like that shows how good he is. His average usually raises in the second half, so look for that to happen, and the added protection should definitely help. Last year he batted over .380 in July-August-September.

I have him and will definitely not trade him...
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Postby NZF » Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:31 pm

His production is actually very similar to last year which now that he has Wilson and Walker hitting behind him bodes well for the rest of the season. Even with the poor protection he is putting up a great OBP of .461 which is three points higher than last season.

You may be disappointed because he is not hitting HR's but you have to remember that Helton really isn't a big HR hitter despite playing a lot at Coors. 30 is about as many as you can hope for which is only standard fare for a 1B.

His value lies is his ability to manufacture runs with a great OBP and avg.
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Postby Madison » Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:01 am

:-? I've seen several threads dealing with Helton lately and I'm not exactly sure why. :-?

.340-13-46 with 54 runs and we're not even at the halfway point yet (he's played 68 games). Not exactly chopped liver we are talking about........
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