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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rock Stars - First Base Results






Before moving onto arguably the weakest position on the Rock Star team, let's take a look at the results from arguably the strongest position.


Your votes
Todd Helton - 9 votes = 2 points
Andres Galarraga - 3 votes = 1 point
Jason Giambi - 0 votes = 0 points

WAR
Todd Helton - 59.9 WAR = 2 points
Andres Galarraga - 11.9 WAR = 1 point
Jason Giambi - 1.4 WAR = 0 points

My vote
Todd Helton = 2 points
Andres Galarraga = 1 point
Jason Giambi = 0 points

Total Score:
Todd Helton = 6 points (unanimous selection)
Andres Galarraga = 3 points
Jason Giambi = 0 points

The Rock Star first baseman is Todd Helton.
Not really a surprise here.  This spot might not change during my lifetime, which says a lot about Helton's impact.  Todd Helton is the Rockies and has nearly been in Denver as long as the franchise.  He is possibly going to be the first ever Rockies Hall of Famer (unless Larry Walker beats him to it which is looking doubtful at the moment).  Of course that happening would require voters forgiveness for Denver's altitude and the fact that half of Helton's games are played there which is also doubtful.  I wonder if park conditions were considered for Tom Seaver (Shea Stadium) or Sandy Koufax (Chavez Ravine).  I am not saying those two are not Hall of Famers by any means, far from it in fact.  I am just pointing out that their numbers possibly benefited from their playing in pitcher's parks as much as Rockies benefit from the hitter's park.  Who's to say?  All I can say is Todd Helton passes my eye test for a Hall of Fame first baseman.  Be back tomorrow with the choices for second base.  Happy New Year everyone and drive carefully tonight.

1 comment:

lifetimetopps said...

I do think Walker will get in - it just will be between his 7th and 10th years on the ballot. Probably would be even earlier, but the new classes are stacked the next couple of years and that won't help him.

I do think it's awesome that the two backup college QB's to the manning brothers are current starters on the Rockies! That is one of the coolest random facts I've ever known.