34-year old lefty swinging Todd Helton is still a good baseball player but the Rockies lineup has a lot of hitters in it that are producing better power numbers than he is lately. He played in 154 games last season for the Rockies and he is 178 for 557 (.320 avg, .928 OPS) with 86 runs scored, 17 homers and 91 RBIs. Those are pretty good numbers but over the last 10 seasons, Helton has averaged 109.1 runs scored, 29.8 homers and 107.6 RBIs per year. Helton also has a .332 career batting average with a 1.013 OPS attached to it. Helton’s power is diminishing but he’s still a very good baseball player.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2008 SEASON: A-