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Aaron Heilman

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS:    THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   DOB: 11/12/1978   BORN: Logansport, IN   COLLEGE: Notre Dame   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Aaron Heilman Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers in April of 2012.

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Heilman agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Aaron Heilman Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 25 AAA NOR 25 25 0 147.7 152 73 15 123 65 7 10 0 4.45 1.47
2005 26 MAJ NYM 53 7 1 108.0 87 38 6 106 37 5 3 5 3.17 1.15
2006 27 MAJ NYM 74 0 0 87.0 73 35 5 73 28 4 5 0 3.62 1.16
2007 28 MAJ NYM 81 0 0 86.0 72 29 8 63 20 7 7 1 3.03 1.07
2008 29 MAJ NYM 78 0 0 76.0 75 44 10 80 46 3 8 3 5.21 1.59
2009 30 MAJ CHN 70 0 0 72.3 68 33 9 65 34 4 4 1 4.11 1.41
2010 31 MAJ ARI 70 0 0 72.0 73 36 9 55 26 5 8 6 8 12 4.50 1.38
2011 32 AAA IND 7 0 0 8.2 3 0 0 6 3 2 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.73
2011 32 AAA LEH 7 0 0 9.2 14 9 1 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 8.38 2.17
2011 32 MAJ ARI 32 0 0 35.3 48 27 8 33 11 4 1 0 1 5 6.88 1.67
2012 33 AAA ROU 34 0 0 47.0 45 21 4 43 16 2 1 8 0 0 4.02 1.30
3-Year Averages     32 0 0 35.3 48 27 8 33 11 4 1 0 1 5 6.88 1.67
Career  (View All)     477 25 1 630.0 602 308 72 548 256 35 46 16 4.40 1.36

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Aaron Heilman Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 25 AAA NOR 25 25 147.7 7.50 3.96 1.89 0.91 71.3% 4.45 4.36 .318
2005 26 MAJ NYM 53 7 108.0 8.83 3.08 2.86 0.50 72.9% 3.17 3.02 .290
2006 27 MAJ NYM 74 0 87.0 7.55 2.90 2.61 0.52 1.30 68.8% 3.62 3.27 .283
2007 28 MAJ NYM 81 0 86.0 6.59 2.09 3.15 0.84 1.21 75% 3.03 3.67 .263
2008 29 MAJ NYM 78 0 76.0 9.47 5.45 1.74 1.18 1.06 69.4% 93.4 MPH 5.21 4.68 .326
2009 30 MAJ CHN 70 0 72.3 8.09 4.23 1.91 1.12 1.11 74.2% 92.3 MPH 4.11 4.48 .298
2010 31 MAJ ARI 70 0 72.0 6.88 3.25 2.12 1.13 0.82 70% 92.3 MPH 4.50 4.59 .302
2011 32 AAA IND 7 0 8.2 6.59 3.29 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.83 .149
2011 32 AAA LEH 7 0 9.2 7.83 5.87 1.33 0.98 57.9% 8.38 4.83 .420
2011 32 MAJ ARI 32 0 35.3 8.41 2.80 3.00 2.04 1.29 62.7% 90.6 MPH 6.88 5.29 .375
2012 33 AAA ROU 34 0 47.0 8.23 3.06 2.69 0.77 70.2% 4.02 3.63 .314
3-Year Averages     32 0 35.3 8.41 2.80 3.00 2.04 62.7% 6.88 5.21 .375
Career     477 25 630.0 7.83 3.66 2.14 1.03 70% 4.40 4.21 .301

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Aaron Heilman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Heilman signed a minor league contract with Seattle that includes an invitation to spring training, ESPN reports.

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Heilman has signed a minor league deal with the Pirates, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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The Phillies released Heilman on Saturday, David Hale of the Wilmington News Journal reports.

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The Phillies have signed Heilman to a minor league contract, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

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The Diamondbacks have released Heilman, team's official site reports,

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Arizona could release Heilman, MLB.com reports.

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Heilman (shoulder) could be back in the Arizona bullpen after another simulated game, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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Heilman (shoulder) may be ready to return following a simulated game, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Aaron Heilman.

2012

Heilman was released by both Arizona and Philadelphia last season before signing a minor league deal with Pittsburgh. The right-hander threw 8.2 scoreless frames at Triple-A Indianapolis, closing out a rough year in which he registered a 6.88 ERA for the Diamondbacks prior to his release. He'll compete for a bullpen spot this spring with Seattle, but likely needs some time at Triple-A to prove he belongs back in the majors. Heilman has good strikeout rates (he bounced back to 8.4 K/9IP from 6.9 K/9IP in 2010), but gives up too many homers. He has some bounceback potential since he had a high .360 BABIP last season in the majors, and a move to Seattle could help him keep balls in the park.

2011

Heilman was one of four relievers to pick up a save for the D-Backs last season as the job was a revolving door until Juan Gutierrez held it down for most of the second half. Pitching for his third club in as many seasons, Heilman's strikeout rate tumbled again (8.1 K/9IP to 6.9), but his control is actually improving (4.2 BB/9IP to 3.3). Since becoming a full-time reliever with the Mets in 2006, Heilman has been one of the most durable bullpen arms in baseball having made 373 appearances over the last five years. It wouldn't be surprising to see someone overpay for Heilman's services with a multi-year deal during free agency, but given that he's unlikely to earn more than the occasional save, he's more valuable to major league teams than fantasy owners.

2010

Heilman's strikeout rate is good enough to merit late-inning relief work, but he needs to cut down on the free passes and keep the ball in the park. The latter could be a particular concern in his new home, Chase Field, one of the better hitter's parks in baseball. Expect him to pitch in middle relief or setup duty for the Diamondbacks.

2009

Heilman struggled down the stretch and helped contribute to the Mets' late-season collapse for the second straight year. Overall, his ancillary numbers went in the wrong direction - resulting in over a two-run jump in his ERA and 50 percent rise in WHIP. After the season, Heilman revealed that he has been pitching through tendinitis in his left knee all season, which may have prevented him from driving through the ball, causing his sinker and changeup to stay up in the zone. His desire to start for the Mets or be traded was granted with a deal to the Mariners. Though with the rotation options in Seattle, he might end up back in the pen as a closing option.

2008

Heilman improved his numbers across the board, excelling after a poor first half of the season, to finish with a 3.03 ERA, 1.070 WHIP and .224 BAA. He battled some mild elbow tendinitis and an inability to keep his changeup down in the zone was also a key factor in his early struggles. Heilman credited his second half resurgence to improved fastball command as well as a redefined role, as he once again was the primary right-handed arm out of the bullpen and the heavier workload prevented him from overthrowing and allowed the natural movement of his pitches to take over. If Duaner Sanchez returns, Heilman will probably move back into his seventh-inning role but there is some speculation that the Mets may give him another shot at starting if they strike out in the free-agent or trade market.

2007

Heilman complained all season about having to pitch out of the bullpen rather than as a starter, but it was his valuable relief work that forced the Mets to keep him in that role. His fastball-curveball repertoire makes him perfect for the bullpen as hitters have been able to figure him out once he has gone through the batting order. Heilman started out as the team's seventh-inning pitcher but moved into the set-up role when Duaner Sanchez was injured, forming an excellent bridge to Billy Wagner. Heilman had a rough stretch in the middle of the season when mechanical difficulties prevented him from getting the ball over and keeping it down, but he rebounded to have a dominant second half. His number against lefties weren't as good as in 2005 but he improved his WHIP and BAA against righties, and unless he is traded, Heilman will once again pitch in relief for the Mets.

2006

But for the first week of the season, Heilman spent 2005 in the majors, dominating at times. The 2001 first-rounder out of Notre Dame reverted to the three-quarters arm slot he used in college and it turned around his year, and possibly his career. He dominated both righties and lefties, using his changeup as a great equalizer against port-siders (.208 BAA). He spent the majority of the year in the bullpen, and while he was rumored in nearly every trade conversation the Mets had in the offseason, the likelihood is that he will begin 2006 as one of the main set-up men to Billy Wagner. If the team does trade some of it starting surplus, he could end up back in the rotation as the third or fourth starter.

2005

Heilman bottomed out in his first exposure to the majors in 2003, earning a spot in Triple-A Norfolk's rotation to begin 2004. Things did not get any better as a Tide and he began the year 0-7 before finally turning things around, showing why he was a first-round draft pick in 2001. Heilman won five straight decisions once he started to be consistent with his delivery, and kept the ball down in the strike zone, moving back into the Mets' good graces. He closed 2004 with three solid efforts in his last four outings, but will probably need a change of venue to pitch in the majors since the Mets rotation appears to be filled. If he continues to build on the success he had the last few months in the minors, he projects to be a No. 3 or 4 starter in the majors.

2004

Heilman's first exposure to the big leagues was an unequivocal bust, as the Mets' first-round pick in 2001 showed little of the form that prompted his promotion from Triple-A. Heilman struggled with his control and confidence on the mound, as he tried to be too fine, running his pitch counts high. He will receive more seasoning in Triple-A, as Mets owner Fred Wilpon has already indicated that Heilman will not be in the rotation to begin the 2004 season. Heilman, if he can recover from his initial baptism in the major leagues, still projects to be a quality No. 3 starter in the future.

2003

The Mets' first-round pick in 2001 and their best pitching prospect this side of Scott Kazmir. The Mets advanced him aggressively, placing him in High Single-A ball right after he signed and in Double-A last spring. He'll likely begin the year in Triple-A, although there's a possibility that he'll be used as trade bait.