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Chris Heisey

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

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.128

HR

1

RBI

3

R

5

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

2016 was more of the same for Heisey, as he posted his fifth straight season with less than 10 home runs following a 2011 season where he hit 18 home runs in 308 plate appearances for the Reds. He str...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Biceps     EST. RETURN:  6/28/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 12/14/1984
BORN: Lancaster, PA   COLLEGE: Messiah   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Heisey Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Nationals in November of 2016.

May 26, 2017  –  Chris Heisey News

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Heisey (biceps) was diagnosed with a complete biceps tendon rupture Friday but will not need surgery, Jorge Castillo 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 SAR 12 47 43 6 15 2 1 0 1 5 3 1 4 6 0 0 0 .349 .396 .442 .838
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
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 83 155 139 18 30 13 3 1 9 17 0 1 13 44 0 1 2 .216 .290 .446 .736
2017 32 MAJ WAS 28 50 47 5 6 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 3 15 0 0 0 .128 .180 .213 .393
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3-Year Averages     78 173 156 20 33 13 6 1 6 16 3 1 14 41 1 1 1 .212 .279 .378 .657
Career  (View All)     687 1,729 1,567 215 374 140 67 11 62 176 25 10 108 407 14 13 27 .239 .297 .414 .711

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Chris Heisey Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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. 27 SD Did not play.
May. 26 SD Did not play.
May. 25 Sea Did not play.
May. 24 Sea Did not play.
May. 23 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .128 .180 .213 .393
May. 21 @Atl Did not play.
May. 20 @Atl Did not play.
May. 19 @Atl Did not play.
May. 18 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .184 .217 .401
May. 17 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .188 .222 .410
May. 16 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .191 .227 .418
May. 14 Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .196 .233 .429
May. 14 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .128 .190 .231 .421
May. 13 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .132 .195 .237 .432
May. 10 Bal Did not play.
May. 9 @Bal 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .135 .200 .243 .443
May. 8 @Bal Did not play.
May. 7 @Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .200 .250 .450
May. 6 @Phi Did not play.
May. 5 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .138 .194 .276 .470
May. 4 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .222 .320 .542
May. 3 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .333 .564
May. 2 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .240 .348 .588
Apr. 30 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .250 .364 .614
Apr. 29 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .261 .381 .642
Apr. 28 NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .400 .673
Apr. 27 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .400 .673
Apr. 26 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .286 .421 .707
Apr. 25 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .444 .744
Apr. 24 @Col Did not play.
Last 7 Games 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .100 .200
Last 30 Games 30 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .097 .067 .164

Chris Heisey: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 15 12 3
2016 44 25 3 16 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
2017100000.100.200.300
2016465350.239.457.764
2015412160.146.268.570

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017375130.135.216.416
201693136120.204.441.722
2015146130.286.500.974

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017174120.118.294.505
2016759480.227.413.715
2015294280.207.483.851

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017301010.133.167.328
2016649590.203.484.762
2015264010.154.154.477
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 SAR 47 43 8.5% 12.8% 0.67 86% .389 .093
2007 22 A DAY 399 374 6.3% 14.3% 0.44 85% .321 .147
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 155 139 8.4% 28.4% 0.30 68% .244 .230
2017 32 MAJ WAS 50 47 6% 30% 0.20 68% .161 .085
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3-Year Averages     173 156 8.1% 23.7% 0.34 74% .248 .166
Career     1,729 1,567 6.2% 23.5% 0.27 74% .284 .175

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Chris Heisey Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 38 1 7 1 1 16 0 18 0
2015 CF 63 -2 7 0 -2 41 0 39 0
2015 RF 62.3 1 12 1 1 41 1 34 1
2016 LF 124.3 -3 36 -2 -3 53 0 30 -1
2016 CF 16 0 2 0 0 9 0 7 0
2016 RF 104.7 1 22 1 1 75 0 22 0
2017 LF 61 -1 17 -1 -1 21 0 10 0
2017 RF 15.7 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 CF 1 0 -1 0 0 1 0 -1 0 0
2015 RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 LF -1 1 -3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2016 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 LF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Heisey    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.0% BB Rate
POOR
30.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.393 OPS
TERRIBLE
.180 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.128 AVG
TERRIBLE
.161 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.213 SLG
TERRIBLE
.085 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Heisey will undergo an MRI on his right biceps Thursday to determine if he'll need surgery, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Heisey was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right bicep rupture, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Heisey, who was originally scheduled to start in left field, will instead come off the bench Wednesday against the Orioles.

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Heisey is starting in right field for Friday's game against the Phillies.

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Heisey replaced Jayson Werth (groin) in the third inning Wednesday and went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in a 14-4 rout of the Braves.

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Heisey has one hit, a home run, in six at-bats this season.

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Heisey estimates that he dropped "15 to 20 pounds" in the offseason by paying more attention to his diet, The Washington Post reports.

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Heisey agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Nationals on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

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Heisey went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Monday, powering a 6-4 win over the Braves.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 brag about. In reality, the OPS was inflated by an astronomical 20.8-percent walk rate, a number largely driven by a sample size of just 72 plate appearances. Not surprisingly, Heisey went unclaimed when the Dodgers placed him on waivers in November, and he eventually latched on with the Nationals after becoming a free agent. Like he experienced in 2015, expect Heisey to spend a good portion of the season as Triple-A insurance, as although he still has a pretty good glove, a discerning batting eye, and a bit of pop, Heisey will likely never hit enough to see regular big league at-bats.

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.