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Chris Heston

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

16.50

WHIP

3.33

K

3

SV

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2018 ADP:

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/10/1988   BORN: Palm Bay, FL   COLLEGE: East Carolina   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Heston Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Giants in July 2013.

August 16, 2017  –  Chris Heston News

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Heston (shoulder) was activated from the 7-day DL at Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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Chris Heston 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
2010 22 A AUG 26 26 0 148.2 161 63 6 124 33 5 13 0 0 0 3.81 1.31
2011 23 A+ SAN 24 24 0 151.0 144 53 10 131 40 12 4 0 0 0 3.16 1.22
2012 24 AA RIC 25 25 0 148.2 123 37 2 135 40 9 8 0 0 0 2.24 1.10
2013 25 AAA FRE 19 19 1 108.2 129 70 14 97 46 7 6 0 0 0 5.80 1.62
2014 26 AAA FRE 28 28 1 173.0 152 65 16 125 51 12 9 0 0 0 3.38 1.17
2014 26 MAJ SF 3 1 0 5.3 6 3 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.06 1.69
2015 27 MAJ SF 31 31 1 177.7 169 78 16 141 64 12 11 0 0 0 3.95 1.31
2016 28 A+ SAN 1 1 0 4.1 5 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.23 1.95
2016 28 R SCO 1 2 0 6.2 7 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.45
2016 28 AAA SAC 1 14 0 81.1 82 41 8 53 32 2 9 1 0 0 4.54 1.41
2016 28 MAJ SF 4 0 0 5.0 9 6 0 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 10.80 3.00
2017 29 R GUL 1 1 0 5.0 7 3 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 5.40 1.40
2017 29 AAA TAC 1 6 1 31.2 26 12 2 28 11 2 1 0 0 0 3.41 1.19
2017 29 AAA OKL 1 0 0 3.0 4 3 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 1.67
2017 29 AAA ROC 1 6 0 27.0 56 30 8 12 15 0 3 0 0 0 10.00 2.63
2017 29 MAJ SEA 2 1 0 5.0 14 11 3 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 19.80 3.80
2017 29 MAJ MIN 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ SEA/MIN 3 1 0 6.0 15 11 3 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 16.50 3.33
3-Year Averages     12 10 0 62.9 64 31 6 49 25 4 4 0 0 0 4.44 1.42
Career  (View All)     41 33 1 194.0 199 98 19 151 78 13 13 0 4.55 1.43

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Chris Heston Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201716135011.385
201612223100.300
201536155388619312.270

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017222210102.500
201617146210.500
20153858626831734.238

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20173.001024118.003.67
20161.711012010.803.00
201588.7570733263.761.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20173.000011215.003.00
20163.300024010.803.00
201589.07406832104.151.26
Chris Heston vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Chris Heston 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
2010 22 A AUG 26 26 148.2 7.53 2.00 3.76 0.36 69.7% 3.81 2.90 .345
2011 23 A+ SAN 24 24 151.0 7.81 2.38 3.28 0.60 75.3% 3.16 3.28 .312
2012 24 AA RIC 25 25 148.2 8.20 2.43 3.38 0.12 78.3% 2.24 2.44 .300
2013 25 AAA FRE 19 19 108.2 8.07 3.83 2.11 1.16 65.2% 5.80 4.61 .356
2014 26 AAA FRE 28 28 173.0 6.50 2.65 2.45 0.83 73.8% 3.38 4.00 .273
2014 26 MAJ SF 3 1 5.3 6.75 5.06 1.33 0.00 4.00 66.7% 89.7 MPH 5.06 3.39 .352
2015 27 MAJ SF 31 31 177.7 7.14 3.24 2.20 0.81 2.31 71.4% 89.0 MPH 3.95 4.08 .298
2016 28 A+ SAN 1 1 4.1 2.20 6.59 0.33 0.00 62.5% 6.23 4.91 .321
2016 28 R SCO 1 2 6.2 10.16 2.90 3.50 0.00 100% 0.00 1.91 .400
2016 28 AAA SAC 1 14 81.1 5.88 3.55 1.66 0.89 68.9% 4.54 4.51 .296
2016 28 MAJ SF 4 0 5.0 5.40 10.80 0.50 0.00 1.50 60% 87.3 MPH 10.80 5.60 .448
2017 29 R GUL 1 1 5.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 57.1% 5.40 1.20 .435
2017 29 AAA TAC 1 6 31.2 8.08 3.17 2.55 0.58 71.4% 3.41 3.49 .286
2017 29 AAA OKL 1 0 3.0 12.00 3.00 4.00 6.00 66.7% 9.00 10.20 .310
2017 29 AAA ROC 1 6 27.0 4.00 5.00 0.80 2.67 65.1% 10.00 7.83 .428
2017 29 MAJ SEA 2 1 5.0 5.40 9.00 0.60 5.40 0.89 50% 87.0 MPH 19.80 12.80 .498
2017 29 MAJ MIN 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 100% 87.0 MPH 0.00 3.20 .262
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ SEA/MIN 3 1 6.0 4.50 7.50 0.60 4.50 1.00 52.9% 87.0 MPH 16.50 11.28 .463
3-Year Averages     12 10 62.9 7.01 3.58 1.96 0.86 69.9% 4.44 4.07 .311
Career     41 33 194.0 7.01 3.62 1.94 0.88 69.4% 4.55 4.16 .312

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Chris Heston Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 177.7 5 17 5 0 89 3 0 0
2016 P 5 -1 1 -1 0 2 -1 0 0
2017 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 5 -1 1 -1 0 3 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 -1 4 0 4
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Heston    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.60 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.50 K/9
TERRIBLE
7.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
87.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
4.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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16.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
3.33 WHIP
TERRIBLE
11.28 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.463 BABIP
HIGH
52.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Heston will head to the minor-league DL with right shoulder tendinitis, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports.

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Heston was designated for assignment Friday.

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Heston could be recalled to start one game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Indians, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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Heston was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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Heston was claimed by the Twins and will be in Seattle for Minnesota's game Wednesday night, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

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Heston was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers on Friday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Heston was designated for assignment Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

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Heston was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

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Heston (0-1), just recalled from Triple-A Tacoma, gave up seven earned runs on seven hits and four walks over three-plus innings in Sunday's 8-1 loss to the White Sox. He struck out two.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Chris Heston.

2017

Heston was a fantasy darling for the first half of the 2015 season, but an improved rotation and an oblique injury kept him out of the majors for the majority of 2016. Prior to suffering the injury mid-season, the 28-year-old put up lackluster numbers in 14 starts with Triple-A Sacramento (4.54 ERA and a 1.7 K/BB ratio). Heston's power sinker and big curveball give him a unique repertoire for a starter, but his inability to control those pitches with regularity makes him a volatile asset. He was traded to the Mariners this offseason for a player to be named later, which shows just how far his stock has fallen over the past year. Heston will have to compete with Nathan Karns and Ariel Miranda for the final two spots in the Mariners rotation. Heston will likely lose out and open the year at Triple-A, but he should eventually find his way to at least a handful of starts with his new club in 2017.

2016

This movie looks familiar. Ryan Vogelsong since 2011: 3.89 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 7.1 K/9, and 2.3 K/BB ratio in 793 IP. Heston as a major leaguer (mostly 2015 with a little 2014 thrown in): 3.98 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 7.1 K/9, and 2.2 K/BB ratio in 183 IP. Heston's volatility might not be as wide as Vogelsong's has been over the last few years, given that Heston is 10 years younger. Heston had a sharp spike in walks over the second half the season after giving no more than nine free passes in any of the first three months. His April-June walk rate was 6.6 percent; his mark thereafter was 11.8 percent. While he did get worse as the season wore on, his best month by ERA was July, so it's not as though he just went straight down after a strong start. Heston is the prototypical back-end innings-eater who has more real-life baseball value than fantasy baseball value. He keeps the ball down and has a great home ballpark so the best strategy is to stream him at home.

2015

Heston tossed a career-high 173 innings at Triple-A Fresno in 2014, posting a 3.38 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League and eventually earning a start in San Francisco in September when the Giants needed someone to chew up innings during the final week of the season. Throughout his development, Heston has been successful by limiting the damage of free passes, but there are questions as to how many bats he'll miss if he remains a starter in the big leagues. With a fastball that hovers around 90 mph as a starter, Heston utilizes three others pitches to retire opposing hitters, and he might prove more valuable as a reliever if he can't consistently induce weak contact against top-level bats. If he can continue to get lefties out, and induce a large share of his outs on the ground, Heston could be a No. 5 starter. The Giants have not said that he'll end up a reliever, but he'll likely begin 2015 back at Triple-A with the team's new affiliate in Sacramento.