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Chris Heisey

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

3

RBI

4

R

4

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Heisey's production has dwindled in every season since hitting 18 home runs and posting a .796 OPS back in 2011. His OPS actually went up in 2015 versus 2014, but with a slash line that's nothing to b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 12/14/1984   BORN: Lancaster, PA   COLLEGE: Messiah   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Heisey Contract Information:

Signed minor league deal with the Nationals in November 2015.

May 3, 2016  –  Chris Heisey News

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Heisey is in the lineup and batting ninth for Tuesday's game against the Royals, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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Chris Heisey Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 22 A DAY 104 399 374 60 108 35 24 2 9 46 19 5 25 57 0 0 0 .289 .350 .436 .786
2007 22 A SAR 12 47 43 6 15 2 1 0 1 5 3 1 4 6 0 0 0 .349 .396 .442 .838
2008 23 A SAR 117 504 436 77 125 45 31 7 7 51 27 2 57 69 8 3 0 .287 .381 .438 .819
2008 23 AA CHA 19 82 79 11 25 9 6 1 2 10 5 0 3 15 0 0 0 .316 .341 .494 .835
2009 24 AA CAR 70 309 266 54 93 33 18 2 13 40 13 1 34 33 2 2 5 .350 .430 .579 1.009
2009 24 AAA LOU 63 271 245 37 68 27 17 1 9 37 8 2 14 43 2 5 5 .278 .323 .465 .788
2010 25 AAA LOU 20 89 79 6 19 7 3 0 4 13 2 0 7 23 1 1 1 .241 .307 .430 .737
2010 25 MAJ CIN 97 226 201 33 51 19 10 1 8 21 1 2 16 57 1 2 6 .254 .324 .433 .757
2011 26 AAA LOU 4 13 12 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 .083 .077 .333 .410
2011 26 MAJ CIN 120 308 279 44 71 28 9 1 18 50 6 1 19 78 1 4 5 .254 .309 .487 .796
2012 27 MAJ CIN 120 375 347 44 92 28 16 5 7 31 6 3 18 81 3 0 7 .265 .315 .401 .716
2013 28 AAA LOU 6 22 20 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 .200 .227 .250 .477
2013 28 MAJ CIN 87 244 224 29 53 21 11 1 9 23 3 0 9 51 4 2 5 .237 .279 .415 .694
2014 29 MAJ CIN 119 299 275 34 61 25 15 2 8 22 9 2 15 64 5 2 2 .222 .265 .378 .643
2015 30 AAA BUF 17 67 58 5 9 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 9 16 0 0 0 .155 .269 .259 .528
2015 30 AAA OKL 66 262 216 46 52 24 8 1 15 41 3 0 39 57 0 1 6 .241 .370 .495 .865
2015 30 MAJ LAD 33 72 55 8 10 4 2 0 2 9 0 1 15 17 0 2 0 .182 .347 .327 .674
2016 31 MAJ WAS 16 31 28 4 7 4 0 1 3 4 0 0 2 11 0 0 1 .250 .323 .643 .966
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3-Year Averages     79 204 184 23 41 16 9 1 6 18 4 1 13 44 3 2 2 .223 .279 .380 .659
Career  (View All)     592 1,555 1,409 196 345 129 63 11 55 160 25 9 94 359 14 12 26 .245 .302 .422 .724

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Chris Heisey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 5 @ChC Did not play.
May. 4 @KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .323 .643 .966
May. 3 @KC 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .667 1.000
May. 2 @KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .346 .652 .998
May. 1 @StL 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .360 .682 1.042
Apr. 30 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 29 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 28 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .524 .857
Apr. 27 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 26 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 24 Min 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .348 .550 .898
Apr. 23 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .300 .353 .653
Apr. 22 Min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231 .375 .462 .837
Apr. 21 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 20 @Mia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .462 .795
Apr. 19 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .545 .930
Apr. 18 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .417 .600 1.017
Apr. 16 @Phi 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .714 1.089
Apr. 15 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .453
Apr. 14 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Apr. 13 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Apr. 12 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 11 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 10 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 9 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 7 Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Apr. 6 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Atl Did not play.
Last 7 Days 7 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 1.000 1.286
Last 14 Days 15 2 4 0 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 .267 .313 .800 1.113
Last 30 Days 28 4 7 0 1 3 4 2 11 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .323 .643 .966

Chris Heisey: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 10 7 2 1 1
2015 28 12 10 12
2014 77 53 16 14
2013 75 69 1 6 4
2012 101 63 36 13
2011 102 88 18 10
2010 77 38 22 27

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Chris Heisey: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 73

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Chris Heisey Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201692220.3331.0001.455
2015412160.146.268.570
20148313364.205.398.627

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016192120.211.474.724
2015146130.286.500.974
2014192215165.229.370.650

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016132110.231.462.795
2015294280.207.483.851
2014141174136.248.383.681

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016152230.267.8001.113
2015264010.154.154.477
201413417493.194.373.604
Chris Heisey Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 22 A DAY 399 374 6.3% 14.3% 0.44 85% .321 .147
2007 22 A SAR 47 43 8.5% 12.8% 0.67 86% .389 .093
2008 23 A SAR 504 436 11.3% 13.7% 0.83 84% .328 .151
2008 23 AA CHA 82 79 3.7% 18.3% 0.20 81% .371 .178
2009 24 AA CAR 309 266 11% 10.7% 1.03 88% .364 .229
2009 24 AAA LOU 271 245 5.2% 15.9% 0.33 82% .306 .187
2010 25 AAA LOU 89 79 7.9% 25.8% 0.30 71% .288 .189
2010 25 MAJ CIN 226 201 7.1% 25.2% 0.28 72% .316 .179
2011 26 AAA LOU 13 12 0% 38.5% 0.00 58% .000 .250
2011 26 MAJ CIN 308 279 6.2% 25.3% 0.24 72% .290 .233
2012 27 MAJ CIN 375 347 4.8% 21.6% 0.22 77% .328 .136
2013 28 AAA LOU 22 20 4.5% 27.3% 0.17 70% .286 .050
2013 28 MAJ CIN 244 224 3.7% 20.9% 0.18 77% .268 .178
2014 29 MAJ CIN 299 275 5% 21.4% 0.23 77% .261 .156
2015 30 AAA BUF 67 58 13.4% 23.9% 0.56 72% .175 .104
2015 30 AAA OKL 262 216 14.9% 21.8% 0.68 74% .257 .254
2015 30 MAJ LAD 72 55 20.8% 23.6% 0.88 69% .222 .145
2016 31 MAJ WAS 31 28 6.5% 35.5% 0.18 61% .286 .393
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3-Year Averages     204 184 6.4% 21.6% 0.30 76% .261 .157
Career     1,555 1,409 6% 23.1% 0.26 75% .291 .177

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2016 Stat Review for Chris Heisey    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.250 AVG
WEAK
61% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.643 SLG
ELITE
.393 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.18 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
35.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.966 OPS
ELITE
.323 OBP
AVERAGE

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Chris Heisey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Heisey was not in the starting lineup Sunday, but entered the game in the top of the 10th inning to play right field, going 2-for-3 with a walk-off solo shot in the bottom of the 16th -- his second home run of the season.

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Heisey is in the lineup and hitting leadoff against the Phillies on Sunday.

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Heisey will hit leadoff in Thursday's game against the Braves.

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Heisey signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Saturday, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

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Heisey will become a free agent after passing through waivers unclaimed, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Heisey went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk in a 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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Heisey's contract was selected by the Dodgers on Sunday.

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Heisey is expected to be added to the Dodgers' active roster in advance of Tuesday's game, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

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Heisey was traded to the Dodgers on Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

When Heisey hit 18 homers in 308 plate appearances in 2011, many thought he was on his way to being the Reds' long-term answer in left field. Alas, it didn't work out that way, as he's regressed each season since then, bottoming out in 2014 to the tune of a .222/.265/.378 line. To be sure, he's been unlucky on balls in play the last two seasons (.268 and .261 respectively), but he's also shown no growth in his plate discipline and his isolated power has dropped. The cries to "Free Chris Heisey" have been muted, and he's now buried in a deep outfield in Los Angeles after being acquired by the Dodgers during the offseason.

2014

It looked like Heisey was finally going to get his big break after Ryan Ludwick went down on Opening Day. Instead, Heisey first spit the bit and then went down with the never-ending hamstring injury. By the time he got untracked over the second half, it was still a case of too little (he hit with more power but still had a .300 OBP in the second half, with a September collapse), too late (with Ryan Ludwick returning in August). Heisey's best path for playing time in 2014 is to hope Billy Hamilton flops or that Ludwick gets hurt again, but there's little hope of him breaking out to be the player he was once expected to become.

2013

By most measures, Heisey's 2012 campaign was a disappointment. Despite a small boost in playing time, Heisey's power dropped off considerably, while his plate discipline actually worsened. What started out as a timeshare with Ryan Ludwick evolved into Ludwick's job full-time in left field, with Heisey trying to pick up the spare start scraps at all three outfield spots. He really could benefit from being on a team where he got all of the platoon at-bats against left-handers, who he hit pretty well against in limited action. Otherwise, his playing time is going to remain unstable.

2012

While Heisey had his moments in the sun in 2011, the movement to "Free Chris Heisey" was only partially fulfilled. Jonny Gomes was eventually dealt and Fred Lewis demoted, but in their place came Yonder Alonso and Dave Sappelt to take away time in left field. As much as Heisey's power and defense are interesting, he probably benefits the most with the Reds' decision to trade Alonso to the Padres. The addition of Ryan Ludwick all but guarantees Heisey will sit against left-handed starters, but he could still provide cheap power as part of a platoon in left field and occasional replacement for Drew Stubbs in center.

2011

Heisey came back to earth after a 2009 breakout season that saw him climb three minor league levels, but he still held his own as the Reds' fourth outfielder in his rookie season. He excelled in a pinch-hitting role with the team, hitting .348/.448/.957 with four of his eight total homers. Look for him to get a little bit more playing time in left field than he did in 2010, whenever the Reds opt to prioritize his defense ahead of Jonny Gomes.

2010

Heisey progressed from a middling prospect to one towards the top of the Reds' food chain in 2009, blowing up at Double-A Carolina before holding his own at Triple-A Louisville and later in the Arizona Fall League. His short-term problem is that the Reds have a slew of candidates to fill the left-field slot that will probably get a shot before Heisey, but it wouldn't hurt him developmentally or the Reds financially to have him spend three months in Triple-A Louisville. Look for a midseason callup.