Found February 08, 2013 on
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Injuries limited Michael Cuddyer‘s overall production last year after three straight years of top-100 caliber performances. His batting average on the year was just .260, the lowest average in a semi-full season over his career, but oddly enough that average came despite a 20.4% line drive rate, his highest since posting a 20.6% rate back in 2006 when he batted .284.
In both 2010 and 2011, Cuddyer’s batting averages and expected batting averages (xBA) were nearly identical. Last year his xBA was .315, so we can safely conclude that Lady Luck wasn’t on Cuddyer’s side. It’s true that his K:BB ratio (0.41) was a career worst and had been trending down for the last two years, but remember how good his line drive rate was, and his infield fly rate was also his best since 2004 (8.0%).
Cuddyer is a career .271 hitter, and that’s probably around where he’ll bat this year (we have him pegged at .279). His value in fantasy comes from the balance he brings, posting average or better numbers in...
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Colorado Rockies veteran first baseman Todd Helton reportedly was on a lottery ticket run, which ultimately led to his arrest for DUI early Wednesday morning according to a police report obtained by TMZ.
Helton allegedly “made spontaneous statements about drinking two igloo cups of red wine” during his arrest after police tracked him down in a gas station parking lot after receiving...
This past week Todd Helton got picked up for DUI while buying a couple lottery tickets. While we in no way condone driving under the influence (at least since our early twenties), what more could a Major Leaguer do to prove he’s just like the rest of us?
Helton has accrued over $150 million in career earnings. We find it amusing that he crushed 8 or 10 Coors–you know it had to...
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was pulled over and arrested just blocks away from his home at 2:39am this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Helton’s blood-alcohol level was not released by police but he seems a little sleepy in his mugshot.
From the Denver Post:
Matt Barnes, a spokesman for the Thornton Police Department, said police received a call...
Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was arrested Wednesday morning in Thornton (CO) for DUI. Arrested post 2AM. Perhaps that explains this mugshot.
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Few things gets us Interweb bloggy types more fired up than when an athlete gets arrested, as it gives us a chance to be indignant, poignant and self-righteous if that athlete hurt another person (or worse) or it allows us to make endless jokes at that athlete’s expense. More than anything, I think we love when athletes get arrested because they give us awful mugshots, like the...
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies and star first baseman Todd Helton are facing the harsh reality on the eve of his farewell season that the longtime face of the franchise now has a police mug shot.
The five-time All-Star was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Denver suburb of Thornton and charged with drunken driving and careless driving.
In a statement released by the Rockies...