Date of Birth: 11/10/1993
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 180 lbs
College Experience: San Jacinto College
Resides: Conroe, TX
The 2018 season will mark Helmink's 4th season in professional baseball.
Helmink was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 22nd round of the 2012 MLB Draft from Willis High School (Willis, TX) but did not sign. He was once again drafted by the Diamondbacks two years later in the 12th round out of San Jacinto College (Houston, TX). Helmink would spend two seasons in the Diamondbacks organization, appearing in 26 games and owning a 4.55 ERA. Helmink played the 2016 season for the independent Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League.
Helmink began his collegiate career at the University of Texas before transferring to San Jacinto College. He pitched one season there, finishing with a 3.38 ERA and a save, striking out 22 in 16 innings pitched before being selected by the Diamondbacks. Helmink earned All-Greater Houston area first team honors as a pitcher in his senior season at Willis High School.