Guillermo Heredia
Guillermo Heredia
28-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Heredia came to the plate 337 times in 2018, hitting a palatable .236/.318/.342 while filling in at all three outfield positions. He managed to pick up walks (9.5 BB%) while avoiding strikeouts (15.4 K%), but there's just not enough power or speed there to make him an interesting fantasy option. He also doesn't play strong enough defense to where he has a legitimate future as a everyday starter -- his glove graded out as below average by both UZR and DRS. Heredia will be 28 for the entirety of the 2019 season, and it would be a surprise to see him suddenly take a big step forward. His offseason move to Tampa Bay doesn't impact his outlook significantly, as he will once again be confined to a strict short-side platoon role (101 career wRC+ against LHP, 74 wRC+ against RHP). Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $782,000 contract with the Rays in March of 2019.
Homers in win
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 13, 2019
Heredia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win at Angel Stadium.
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Heredia extended Tampa Bay's lead by launching a 395-foot solo homer in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old outfielder, who was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sept. 3, now has five long balls while batting .227/.309/.369 across 82 games in the majors.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
7
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
1
3
11
12
10
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+52%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .751 411 49 9 36 2 .279 .338 .413
Since 2017vs Right .594 577 53 7 26 3 .211 .298 .296
2019vs Left .795 124 13 3 13 0 .281 .339 .456
2019vs Right .523 101 17 2 6 2 .155 .273 .250
2018vs Left .671 148 12 3 10 2 .246 .317 .354
2018vs Right .652 189 17 2 9 0 .228 .319 .333
2017vs Left .794 139 24 3 13 0 .310 .360 .434
2017vs Right .582 287 19 3 11 1 .218 .294 .288
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .653 498 52 6 28 3 .240 .314 .339
Since 2017Away .669 490 50 10 34 2 .240 .316 .353
2019Home .661 105 10 1 5 1 .237 .317 .344
2019Away .693 120 20 4 14 1 .219 .303 .390
2018Home .657 177 16 1 7 1 .243 .322 .336
2018Away .664 160 13 4 12 1 .229 .314 .350
2017Home .646 216 26 4 16 1 .239 .306 .340
2017Away .659 210 17 2 8 0 .259 .325 .333
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Stat Review
How does Guillermo Heredia compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.31
 
BB Rate
8.0%
 
K Rate
25.8%
 
BABIP
.294
 
ISO
.141
 
AVG
.227
 
OBP
.309
 
SLG
.369
 
OPS
.678
 
wOBA
.304
 
Exit Velocity
86.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.4%
 
Barrels/PA
1.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
2016
Heredia's defense was one of his selling points when he came over from Cuba, but it hasn't been good enough to make up for his offensive shortcomings. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder doesn't have much power in his build yet, and his career 47.7 groundball percentage digs a deeper hole. To be fair, he underwent surgery in October to repair a lesion that caused a dislocation of his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Management implied he might've played through the injury for most, if not all, of the season. Even at 100 percent, he's not a legitimate threat to steal bases, which would at least make up for his modest plate work. The Mariners' acquisition of Dee Gordon to play center field leaves the right-handed bat fighting for scraps, with his best avenue being the bottom side of a platoon with Ben Gamel -- if he stays with the club. Heredia's recovery may seep into the regular season, which would put him further behind in a quest to make the 25-man roster.
A recent legend in Cuban baseball but a fringe prospect for the major leagues, Heredia made his stateside debut in 2016 after signing with Seattle last March. Scouts mostly favor his fielding over his bat, which lends itself more to gap power than the over-the-fence variety. At 26, he has some time to develop into something more than that, and Seattle may let him learn on the job as a backup in the majors. He projects to open the year as Seattle's fourth outfielder, occupying the short side of a right field platoon with Seth Smith. Perhaps AL-only owners can extract some value out of that, but if he falters, Mitch Haniger, Taylor Motter and top prospect Tyler O'Neill will be waiting in the minors to take his spot. The lack of plus speed or plus power make it difficult to justify taking a flyer on Heredia, whose excellent approach and strong defense make him a better real life player than fantasy option.
Heredia was one of Cuba's top players this decade. However, he's struggled a bit his last two years in Cuba, compiling a line of just .255/.376/.349 in 2013-14. Since he's older and has played five seasons in Cuba, he won't be subject to bonus pool limitations for MLB teams signing international talent. He's known for his defense in center field, but doesn't offer much power. Heredia is thought to be MLB ready, but he may need some extended time in the minors given his long layoff since he last played.
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Laces key hit in extras
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 11, 2019
Heredia went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run in an extra-innings win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
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Returning to majors Tuesday
OFTampa Bay Rays
September 2, 2019
Heredia is slated to be called back up from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 24, 2019
Heredia was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Smacks homer in win
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 22, 2019
Heredia went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
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Makes noise of out of leadoff spot
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 13, 2019
Heredia went 0-for-3 with three walks, a stolen base and three runs in a win over the Padres on Monday.
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