I think Chipper is on another level than Helton, but i still think both make the hall. Helton still has a .964 OPS for his career while playing solid D. If you dont let him in the hall i dont see how any Rockies player could make it because of the advantage their field gives them. Helton, IMO, will get in, but hes not going to be considered top 10 or anything close to that.
Walker had a 1.044 OPS while playing for the Rockies home + away, he deserves to go in the HOF well before Helton. Walker was .965 OPS overall while playing about 40% of his games for two other teams (much lesser hitting parks in St. Louis and Montreal).
Helton is a very good 1B with the glove, Walker was a better RF - and that's a tougher position.
Walker was a great base runner, Helton is not.
Walker was a borderline great playoff player, Helton is not.
Walker > Helton
Last edited by bagwell368; 10-01-2012 at 04:14 PM.
Todd Helton has decided that the 2013 season will be his last, Will/should Helton get as much respect from fans and players as Chipper has this year. (standing ovations from opposing fans, bobble head night, ceremony at end of year, getting put on the NL all star team even if his numbers are not as great as others, etc....) Not taking anything away from Chipper, he has had an all star year, but at the time of the All Star game, his numbers were not as great as they are now at the end of the year.
Chipper Jones vs. Todd Helton Comparison
Hits: 2724 vs. 2420
Home Runs: 468 vs. 354
RBI: 1623 vs. 1345
AVG: .303 vs. .320
All Star Appearances: 8 vs. 5
Gold Gloves: 0 vs. 3
Silver Slugger Award: 2 vs. 4
MVP Award: 1 vs. 0
MLB Years Played: 18 vs. 16
World Series Rings: 1 vs. 0
Both played their entire careers for their respective franchise. If Helton decides that next year is his last, they both would have played their last season in their age 40 season. I think that they are very, very similar. Chipper is arguably the best player in Braves franchise history other than Hank Aaron. Helton is arguably the best Rockie in franchise history period. Chipper might have a shot at another ring this year, but Helton's Rockies will most likely not have a shot next year. Either way, i think Todd Helton has earned the same respect that Chipper Jones has earned throughout his career. Do you?