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Chase Headley

29-Year-Old Third Baseman – San Diego Padres

2014 Stats

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.174

HR

1

RBI

4

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3

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After driving in an NL-leading 115 RBI in 2012, Headley had a tough act to follow, and a fractured thumb sustained late in spring training didn't exactly aid in realizing similar output, as his season...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/9/1984   BORN: Fountain, CO   COLLEGE: Tennessee   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chase Headley Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $10.525 million contract with the Padres in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 11, 2014  –  Chase Headley News

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Headley was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, three RBI and a run scored on Friday night.

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Chase Headley 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
2006 22 A A 129 558 484 79 141 45 33 0 12 73 4 5 74 96 0 0 0 .291 .389 .434 .823
2007 23 AA SAN 121 522 433 82 143 63 38 5 20 78 1 0 74 114 0 4 11 .330 .437 .580 1.017
2007 23 MAJ SDG 8 21 18 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 .222 .333 .278 .611
2008 24 AAA POR 65 295 259 49 79 38 24 1 13 40 0 0 31 65 0 2 3 .305 .383 .556 .939
2008 24 MAJ SDG 91 368 331 34 89 30 19 2 9 38 4 1 30 104 0 2 5 .269 .337 .420 .757
2009 25 MAJ SDG 156 612 543 62 142 45 31 2 12 64 10 2 62 133 0 2 5 .262 .342 .392 .734
2010 26 MAJ SDG 161 674 610 77 161 43 29 3 11 58 17 5 56 139 1 4 3 .264 .327 .375 .702
2011 27 MAJ SD 113 439 381 43 110 33 28 1 4 44 13 2 52 92 1 3 2 .289 .374 .399 .773
2012 28 MAJ SD 161 699 604 95 173 64 31 2 31 115 17 6 86 157 0 5 4 .286 .376 .498 .874
2013 29 A+ Lak 4 12 12 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .333 .583
2013 29 MAJ SD 141 600 520 59 130 50 35 2 13 50 8 4 67 142 0 2 11 .250 .347 .400 .747
2014 30 MAJ SD 12 49 46 3 8 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 3 10 0 0 0 .174 .224 .283 .507
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chase Headley
3-Year Averages MAJ   138 577 501 65 137 48 31 1 16 69 12 4 68 130 0 3 5 .273 .364 .435 .799
Career  (View All) MAJ   843 3462 3053 374 817 269 176 12 81 373 69 20 358 781 2 18 31 .268 .349 .413 .761

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Chase Headley Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .160 .208 .260 .468
Apr. 14 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .224 .283 .507
Apr. 13 Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .186 .222 .302 .524
Apr. 12 Det 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .220 .325 .545
Apr. 11 Det 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .189 .278 .467
Apr. 9 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .152 .125 .277
Apr. 9 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .107 .138 .107 .245
Apr. 8 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .167 .130 .297
Apr. 5 @Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .150 .105 .255
Apr. 4 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .063 .063 .126
Apr. 2 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .166
Apr. 1 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 30 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 22 3 5 2 0 1 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 .227 .292 .455 .747
Last 14 Days 42 3 8 2 0 1 4 3 8 0 0 0 0 4 .190 .244 .310 .554
Last 30 Days 50 3 8 2 0 1 4 3 11 0 0 0 0 4 .160 .208 .260 .468

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Chase Headley: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12
2013 140
2012 1 159
2011 107
2010 158
2009 1 28 114 114 2

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Chase Headley Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013149175161.248.436.764
20121852511462.265.481.801
201110590143.352.476.891

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013371428347.251.385.740
201241970206915.296.506.906
20112763443010.264.370.729

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013261285242.253.406.763
20123014713515.272.455.812
2011181151147.243.326.674

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013259318266.247.394.731
201230348186412.300.541.937
2011200283306.330.465.864
Chase Headley Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 A A 558 484 13.3% 17.2% 0.77 80% .343 .143
2007 23 AA SAN 522 433 14.2% 21.8% 0.65 74% .411 .250
2007 23 MAJ SDG 21 18 9.5% 19% 0.50 78% .286 .056
2008 24 AAA POR 295 259 10.5% 22% 0.48 75% .365 .251
2008 24 MAJ SDG 368 331 8.2% 28.3% 0.29 69% .367 .151
2009 25 MAJ SDG 612 543 10.1% 21.7% 0.47 76% .327 .130
2010 26 MAJ SDG 674 610 8.3% 20.6% 0.40 77% .326 .111
2011 27 MAJ SD 439 381 11.8% 21% 0.57 76% .372 .110
2012 28 MAJ SD 699 604 12.3% 22.5% 0.55 74% .341 .212
2013 29 A+ Lak 12 12 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .300 .083
2013 29 MAJ SD 600 520 11.2% 23.7% 0.47 73% .321 .150
2014 30 MAJ SD 49 46 6.1% 20.4% 0.30 78% .200 .109
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3-Year Averages MAJ   577 501 11.8% 22.5% 0.52 74% .341 .162
Career MAJ   3462 3053 10.3% 22.6% 0.46 74% .336 .145

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2014 Stat Review for Chase Headley    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.174 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.200 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.283 SLG
TERRIBLE
.109 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
POOR
6.1% BB Rate
WEAK
20.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.507 OPS
TERRIBLE
.224 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Chase Headley (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
J.C. Gutierrez SF 9 6 1 7 0 1 1 .667 1.222 1.922
Juan Nicasio COL 12 6 2 3 0 6 1 .500 1.000 1.500
Stephen Strasburg WAS 8 4 0 1 2 2 2 .500 .750 1.350
Ryan Vogelsong SF 13 4 2 2 4 4 1 .308 .846 1.317
David Hernandez AZ 9 3 1 1 5 1 0 .333 .667 1.267
Travis Wood CHI-N 15 6 2 4 0 3 0 .400 .800 1.200
Ricky Nolasco MIN 18 8 1 1 1 6 1 .444 .722 1.196
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 13 6 0 2 1 3 1 .462 .692 1.192
Manny Parra CIN 13 4 2 3 2 1 0 .308 .769 1.169
Chris Capuano BOS 12 4 1 4 4 3 0 .333 .667 1.167

Worst Matchups for Chase Headley (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Wainwright STL 18 3 0 0 1 7 0 .167 .167 .377
Wade Miley AZ 15 2 0 1 2 3 0 .133 .133 .369
Matt Garza MIL 8 1 0 0 1 4 1 .125 .125 .347
Santiago Casilla SF 8 1 0 1 1 5 0 .125 .125 .347
John Lannan NY-N 17 2 0 2 1 2 1 .118 .176 .343
Brian Wilson LA 16 2 0 0 0 6 0 .125 .188 .313
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Ramon Ramirez SEA 10 1 0 0 0 3 1 .100 .100 .200
J.A. Happ TOR 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
Dan Hudson AZ 14 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .067

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Chase Headley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Headley (knee) went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Padres' victory over the Indians in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

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Headley is sitting out the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader in Cleveland due to a sore knee, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "It's been giving me a little soreness the last few days," he said Wednesday morning. "It's something that we're fairly confident has nothing to do with the stuff from last year. It's the same knee, but it's not related. It's not something we think is serious. It just needs to calm down for a day or two and it should be OK."

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Headley is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Indians, according to Padres announcer Bob Scanlan.

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Headley has tallied a hit in three of the last four games, after going 1-for-4 on Sunday in Miami.

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Headley tallied three RBI and two runs during a 2-for-4 performance Sunday against the Rangers.

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Headley will be in the lineup at third base and bat third Thursday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Headley got in seven at-bats between two of the Padres' minor league clubs on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

It's amazing what can happen when power ends up in the hands of the right man at the right time. In 2012, Headley found that power and put it to good use as he hit a career-high 31 homers and 31 doubles. His 115 RBI were not only a career high, but led the National League as well. As for his other skills, Headley made contact 74.8 percent of the time, which is low for him, but otherwise stayed true to who he is with walk and strikeout rates within his normal range. At 29 years old, owners should not be expecting an encore performance in 2013 from Headley as there is little to suggest the power he showed in 2012 (.212 ISO after a .110 mark in 2011) is likely to carry over. The switch-hitting Headley should benefit from having the fences in right field moved in at Petco Park, however. If anything, invest in him for his speed, which has produced double-digit steals each of the last four seasons, and be happy with more moderate power.

2012

When Headley first arrived in San Diego, he was a highly touted third-base prospect who was capable of hitting for a high average with decent power totals. While it has taken a few seasons in the majors to make the necessary adjustments, he finally found his groove in 2011 and posted a career best .289/.374/.399 slash line. With an improved 11.8 percent walk rate and an annually improving 80 percent contact rate, Headley has finally delivered the on-base numbers we saw back in the minors and is becoming more of a complete ballplayer. His minor league power may never translate in the majors due to the dimensions of Petco Park, but he should still produce everywhere else, including the continued contribution of double-digit steals.

2011

Headley stole more bases and reduced his strikeout rate for the second season in a row, but the rest of his skills remained the same in 2010, which wasn't a good thing. He again didn't hit for average, had trouble getting on base, didn't hit for power and continued to struggle against lefties. For someone who plays third base (or any position), these aren't the best skills to have. If he can continue to reduce his strikeout rate and turn around his sliding slugging percentage, there's hope that he can become a useful fantasy asset entering his age 27 season. However, it appears that a platoon role would likely be in his and fantasy owners' best interest.

2010

Strikeouts and power need to be correlated for hitters. If you can't make enough contact to hit .300, then you need to be able to drive the ball when you do connect. Headley hasn't been that guy, with a 25 percent strikeout rate chewing up his batting average and limiting his OBP, but just a .403 SLG in two seasons as a regular that doesn't make up for it. Throw in bad defense at a hitting position, and he's been a disappointment. If the Padres ever free up third base for him, he might hit a little better and he'd certainly field better; until then, he's someone you'll be looking to improve upon. Caveat: He's third-base eligible in most formats, so worth a late pick.

2009

Headley's strong start at Triple-A Portland earned him a mid-June promotion. He had an odd season as he hit five homers but did not walk in his first 87 at-bats, then hitting only four more homers in his last 244 at-bats, but walking 30 times. This is the type of plate discipline Headley displayed in the minors, though his contact rate with the Padres was less than 70 percent, a mark he needs to improve as his power will become more consistent as he matures. Originally a third baseman, Headley showed surprising dexterity in left field, where he will likely spend his 2009 season. If Kevin Kouzmanoff has any issues getting healthy in time for Opening Day, Headley could spend time at the hot corner to begin the year.

2008

The Padres love Headley and would give him the reins at third base if Kevin Kouzmanoff wasn't already there. As a result, Headley's 2008 role is uncertain. The Padres will experiment with him as an outfielder during spring training. Triple-A is also a possibility, although the Padres think the 23-year-old is ready for prime time. Headley is a solid all-around hitter; in 433 Double-A at-bats last year, he hit .330 with 20 homers, 78 RBI and 74 walks. He gained 15 pounds of muscle during the offseason and is up to 230 pounds. Headley is a very good sleeper, but watch his role during spring training.

2007

Headley has excellent plate discipline and moderate power and was named to the High-A California League's Postseason All-Star Team after he hit .291/.389/.434 with 12 homers and 73 RBI in 484 at-bats. He was believed to be San Diego's best young third baseman until the team traded for Kevin Kouzmanoff in November, a move which considerably clouds Headley's future with the Padres.