35  Zach Helton
Zach Helton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Knoxville Central

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
Infield

Experience:
2L

Bats/Throws:
R/R


Outlook for 2010
Has worked very hard to overcome shoulder surgery that sidelined him in 2009...Will provide leadership in the outfield and can be a situational pinch hitter.

2009 (Sophomore)
Played in five games (all as a reserve) before suffering a season-ending labrum injury...Was hitless in three at-bats...Saw two games as a reserve outfielder, two as a pinch runner and one as a pinch hitter.

2008 (R-Freshman)
Played in 15 games...Made two starts as a DH vs. UT-Martin (4/16/08) and Dallas Baptist (4/19/08)...Led Memphis' with eight pinch hit at-bats...Scored twice as a pinch runner.

2007
Redshirted 2007 season.

Prep
Four-year letterwinner and starter in both baseball and football at Knoxville Central High School...Played football for his father Joel Helton, and baseball for Danny Sharp...Batted .430 as a junior and .390 as a senior a KCHS...Earned All-Area on the diamond as a senior...Four-time All-Region pick in football...Garnered All-State honors his junior and senior seasons...Tabbed Region Player of the Year in 2005...Tennessee Class 4A American General Mr. Football finalist as a senior...Completed 79-of-140 passes for 1,532 yards and 17 touchdowns to go along with 354 rushing yards his senior campaign...Named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team.

Personal
Full name is Zachary Joel Helton...Son of Joel and Chris Helton...Born Oct. 15, 1987...First cousin of Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton...Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 37th round of the 2006 draft...Majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

Helton'sCareer Stats
Season GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO SB-A
2007 Redshirted
2008 15-2 .000 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 5 0-0
2009 5-0 .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..000 0 0 2 0-0
2010 ------- ---- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---- -- -- -- ----
Career 20-2 .000 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 ..000 2 0 7 0-0

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