Wesley Ray Helms...he and his wife, Meredith, have two sons, Wes Jr. and Waylon, and one daughter, Stella...is 1994 graduate of Ashbrook High School (NC), where he played baseball and basketball...was 1993 and 1994 North Carolina State Player of the Year...enrolled in a kickboxing course following the 1995 season to improve his conditioning...is the nephew of former MLB player Tommy Helms.2011He had seven hits in 33 at-bats (.212) with four RBI as a pinch hitter, including three doubles and five walks...As a pinch hitter he is the Marlins Franchise leader in hits (56), doubles (13), triples (4) and RBI (38), and is tied with Cody Ross for the lead with four home runs...He made the first two appearances of his career at second base this season. The first came on July 20 against San Diego, in his 1,201st career game. The second was on August 4, as a defensive replacement for Omar Infante in the sixth...He was released by the Club on August 13.2010Began his 17th professional season by making his 10th Opening Day roster...Marked his third straight with Florida and fourth overall (also 2006)...Appeared in 127 games with the Fish, batting .220 with 12 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 39 RBI...Made a total of 52 starts, with 50 at third base...The other two were at first; August 7 vs...St. Louis and September 10 at Washington...As a starter, posted a .253 average (47x186) with 11 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 34 RBI...When coming off the bench he hit just .132 (9x68) with one double, one triple and five RBI...As a pinch hitter, had five hits in 44 at-bats (.114) with only three RBI...On April 9 vs...Los Angeles, hit two-run pinch hit double in the ninth inning to become the Franchise leader in pinch-hits (45)...Alex Arias was the previous record holder with 44...Since 2005, he leads all active players in pinch hits with 69...Greg Dobbs and Mark Sweeney are tied for second with 62...In that time, is tied for second in PH triples (4) with Joe Inglett, behind Seth Smith (5)...Helms ranks third in PH doubles (15), behind Sweeney (17) and Dobbs (16)...His 43 PH RBI are tied for the second-most with Matt Stairs, behind Dobbs (48)...Tripled in consecutive games played for the first time in his career on June 8 at Philadelphia and June 11 at Tampa Bay...On June 12 at Tampa, hit first home run of the season...Homered again the following night at Tampa, marking the fifth time in his career he homered in consecutive games...He last hit a home run in consecutive games on August 25 and 26, 2003...Singled in the game-winning run in the 11th inning on July 25 vs...Atlanta...It was his fifth career
walkoff hit and first since homering off Mike Gonzalez on September 2, 2009 vs...Atlanta in the bottom of the ninth inning (PH).2009In his second consecutive season with Florida, and third overall, hit at a .271 clip with 11 doubles, three home runs and 33 RBI in 113 games...As with Ross Gload, used primarily off the bench, making only 39 starts this season; 35 at third base and four at first...Tied Seth Smith for the second-most pinch hits in the Majors with 17, behind teammate Ross Gload (21). Posted a .347 average (17x49) with 12 RBI as a pinch hitter, ranking as the fifth-highest pinch hit average in the Majors...Alongside Ross Gload, tied Ed Coleman (20) and Roy Pepper (18) of the 1936 St. Louis Browns for the most pinch-hits by a duo in Major League history (see box on page 24)...Moved into a tie with Alex Arias for the top spot on the Marlins All-Time pinch hits list (44). Since 2005, leads all active Major Leaguers with 64 pinch hits, followed by Marlon Anderson (57), Greg Dobbs (56) and Tony Clark (46)...Hit second career walk off home run on September 2 against Atlanta. His first came in the 14th inning on May 11, 2004 at Montreal, while with Milwaukee...Tallied season bests with three hits and four RBI, May 25 in Philadelphia. Hit first home run of the season in the fourth inning...Tied his season high with three hits July 24 at Los Angeles...Hit in a season-best seven straight games from August 13-22, which included two pinch hits.2008Began the season with Philadelphia Phillies and was acquired
by Florida on April 5, with cash for a player to be named later
or cash...Appeared in 132 games, making 48 starts...made 18 starts at first base (48 games) and 30 starts at third base (60
games)...also made one appearance in left field, June 6 vs.
Cincinnati...marked first outfield appearance since April 12,
2006 vs. San Diego and was 12th career outfield appearance...Was tied for sixth in the Majors with 13 pinch-hits, while his nine
PH RBI were tied for seventh...owned ninth best pinch-hit average in the Majors at .317 (13x41)...hit two PH home runs; May 17 vs. Kansas City and Sept. 28 at New York...has seven PH homers in his career...since 2005, has recorded 47 pinch hits, tying him for the fourth most in that span...Signed two-year contract with Marlins through 2010, Friday, October 3.2007Was the Phillies' Opening Day 3rd baseman...Made 65 starts: 53 at 3rd base and 12 at 1st base...Hit .300 (9-30), 5 RBI in his first 8 games...Did not homer until his 152nd of the season, the longest he'd gone into a season without a HR...Hit .344 (11-32) vs LHP in the final 2 months of the season...Batted .311 (19-61), 9 2B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, .557 SLG % in his final 24 road games.2006Reached career highs in games (140), average (.329) and triples (5)...Led all ML players with a .385 (50-130) average after the All-Star break, the highest second-half average in FLA's team history...Batted .311 (14-45), 2 HR, 10 RBI as a pinch-hitter, finishing 5th in the NL in average and 8th in hits...Became the 1st major league player to collect 3 pinch triples in one season since 1990 (HOU's Casey Candaele)...Tied his career high with 2 HR, 6/14 vs ATL (4th time)...Had 20 multi-hit games...Made 88 appearances at 1B (42 starts), 24 at 3B (5 starts) and one in LF.2005Played in 98 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, hitting .298 with four home runs and 24 RBI...recorded .301 average against lefties, and hit .294 against right-handed pitchers...Ranked second in the Major Leagues with a .381 batting average as a pinch-hitter...only one player, Colorado's Jorge
Piedra (.455 / 15x33) had a higher average with at least 25 pinch-hit at bats...led the Brewers with 16 pinch-hits, marking the most pinch-hits by a Brewers player since Lenny Harris had 22 in 2002...Helms' 16 pinch-hits marked the second most in club history...Collected season-high three hits on September 5 at Cincinnati going 3x4...drove in multiple runs five times and plated a season-best three runs on June 30 vs. San Francisco.2004Was the Brewers' Opening Day third baseman...hit career-best .263 in 92 games with four home runs and 28 RBI...raised average 34 points in May, batting .302 (16x53) with a home run and seven RBI...hit first career walkoff homer May 11 off T.J. Tucker, (14th inning) resulted in 8-5 win vs. Montreal...suffered knee injury at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on May 19 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, slipping on rubber mat in the tunnel en route to the field...placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a torn meniscus in his right knee...had surgery performed on May 24 by Dr. William Raasch, who arthroscopically debrided the displaced meniscus in the right knee...made a rehabilitation assignment with Indianapolis (AAA), hitting .304 (6x19) in six games...returned from rehab and reinstated from DL on June 28... posted a .317 batting average (13x41) in August with one RBI...belted his third career grand slam on September 9 at Cincinnati off Juan Padilla...collected his 300th career hit in with his final base knock of the season, a single off Kiko Calero on October 3 at St. Louis.2003Became just the second third baseman in Brewers history to hit 20 home runs in a season, joining Tommy Harper (31 in 1970)... excluding August, the only month he spent time on the disabled list, improved his average in each month of the season... homered in consecutive games April 29-30 vs. Montreal... hit in career-best 11 consecutive games from May 10-21 (.326, 15x46)... equaled career mark with second four-hit game (4x5) on May 16 vs. Cincinnati... hit second career grand slam on May 16 vs. Cincinnati off Scott Sullivan... was one of two five RBI nights, also on June 21 vs. Minnesota... connected for first multi-homer game of season, third of career, on June 21 vs. Minnesota... batted .282 in June despite going 0x14 to close out the month... placed on 15-Day Disabled List from August 7-21 with a sore right hamstring... hit .400 (2x5) with a walk and a strikeout in two-day rehab at Indianapolis (AAA)... activated from the disabled list on August 22... hit his 20th home run of the season on September 8 vs. Houston... hit safely in each of his last six games (.350, 7x20) pushing his September average to .310.2002Part of an early-season platoon at first base while also filling in at a few positions to keep his bat in the lineup ... had a five-game hitting streak (with an extra-base hit in each game) April 23 - 27 ... opened the season 10 x 22 (.455) through April 24 ... made Major League debut in outfield on May 24 vs the Reds and had three starts there ... had 31 starts at first and 14 at third ... his four hits July 24 at Florida set a career high ... hit first career grand slam August 2 vs St. Louis off Jason Simontacchi ... went on disabled list August 10 - September 10 with sprained right thumb.2001In his first full season in the Majors, filled in at first and third base while providing righthanded punch off the bench ... connected for first career multi-homer game May 20 vs San Francisco ... went three-for-five with a triple, two home runs and seven runs batted in August 4 at Milwaukee, becoming the first Brave to drive in seven runs in a game since Brian Jordan on May 21, 2000 vs San Diego ... hit an inside-the-park home run on October 7 vs Florida off of A.J. Burnett, making two straight days with home runs.2000Received organization's Hank Aaron Award in honor of the top performance in Braves minor league system ... named Braves' eighth best minor league prospect by Baseball America ... tied for third in the International League in total bases (256), while ranking fourth in hits and games played ... led club in games, hits, runs, runs batted in and multi-hit games (42) ... his 88 RBI ranked 10th on all-time Richmond list and were a pro high ... hit in 14 straight games July 8 - 24 ... collected a pair of four-hit affairs June 3 at Norfolk and August 1 vs Rochester ... belted grand slam June 25 at Rochester ... named International League Player of the Week July 31 - August 6 (10-24, .417, 4 HR, 10 RBI) ... received Tommie Aaron Memorial Award as clubbs Most Valuable Player ... became just the second Richmond Brave to win award twice, joining Gerald Perry (1982 and 1986) ... recalled by Atlanta September 4.1999Endured injury-plagued campaign ... opened season at extended spring training, then returned to action in July with a rehabilitation stint with Gulf Coast League Braves following successful arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder in March ... batted .455 in nine games before being optioned to Double A Greenville July 15 ... after a hitless debut, reeled off a 12-game hitting streak July 17 - 28 ... played in only 30 games for Greenville before being placed on disabled list August 15 due to a separated left shoulder suffered in a collision while playing first base ... did not undergo surgery and instead began a rehab program in the off-season.1998Named Richmond's Most Valuable Player, hitting .275 with 13 home runs and 75 runs batted in ... compiled a pair of 12-game hitting streaks: April 27 - May 9 and July 11 - 21 ... drove in season-high four runs May 21 vs Syracuse ... batted .331 with runners in scoring position and .471 with the bases loaded ... promoted to Atlanta September 3 ... made Major League debut September 5 at New York (N) ... collected first Major League hit on September 20 at Arizona off of Vladimir Nunez ... hit first Major League home run September 23 at Florida off Justin Speier.1997Hit only .191 in 32 games for Richmond before being assigned to Double A Greenville May 6 ... highlight of Richmond stint was a two-homer game April 30 at Charlotte ... left the yard twice while with Greenville against Chattanooga on June 6 ... landed on disabled list June 12 - July 2 with a broken middle finger on right hand ... went three-for-five with a grand slam and five runs batted in vs Mobile July 18 and hit another slam July 29 at Chattanooga ... named Greenvillebs Player of the Month in August ... closed season by hitting safely in 15 of his last 16 games.1996Split season between Class A Durham and Greenville ... turned in outstanding 67-game stint with Durham, batting .322 with 13 HR and 54 RBI ... hit safely in 11 straight games April 5 - 16 ... belted a pair of home runs and plated five runs May 9 vs Frederick ... followed that performance with a five-for-five outing blasting a home run and driving in a pair May 25 at Frederick ... selected to the Carolina League All-Star team ... ranked third in the Carolina League in homers at the time of his promotion to Greenville June 19 ... compiled a seven-game hitting streak August 10 - 16.1995Produced strong campaign for Class A Macon, batting .276 in 134 games with 11 home runs and 85 runs batted in ... had a seven-game hitting streak May 17 - 23 ... hit two homers in a 7-6 victory over Charleston July 31 ... second homer, a ninth-inning blast, was the game-winner ... homered in consecutive games at Columbia August 21 - 22 ... tied for 13th among all Class A players with 89 runs.1994Began pro career in the Rookie Gulf Coast League hitting .266 in 56 games.