Originally posted on All Things Rockies  |  Last updated 10/12/11
This is part of a semi-regular look back at each Rockies player’s 2011 season and a look ahead: Todd Helton, 38, first baseman 2011 Final Statistics: .302, batting average, .385 on-base percentage, .850 OPS, 14 HRs, 69 RBIs in 491 plate appearances Contract status: Under contract through 2013. Will make $4.9 million in 2012, $5 million in 2013. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post Todd Helton watches his home run soar off the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley on April 6, 2011. What went right: Landed back on the map after chronic back issues ruined his 2010 season and threatened his career. Was remarkably consistent (.300-plus April through July, .294 in August) in first five months and provided Gold Glove-caliber defense at first base. What went wrong: Wear and tear of the season caught up to him. Hit .321 with a .894 OPS before the all-star break, .267, .771 afterward. Limited to 14 at-bats in September after back issues flared up once again. What’s next: Helton remains a remarkable contact ...
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