Guillermo Heredia

Guillermo Heredia

30-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Mets in December of 2020. Waived by the Mets in February of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Braves in February of 2021.
Back to bench after five starts
OFAtlanta Braves
August 24, 2021
Heredia isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees.
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Heredia started in each of past five games and is typically included in the lineup versus opposing lefty pitchers like the Yankees' Andrew Heaney, but he'll head to the bench while manager Brian Snitker turns to the lefty-hitting Joc Pederson in center field. Heredia didn't help his case for sticking in the starting nine by going 1-for-19 over the past five games.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
10
13
28
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
8
18
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+30%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+56%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .771 239 32 4 20 1 .270 .339 .433
Since 2019vs Right .592 367 50 7 29 2 .188 .288 .304
2021vs Left .757 100 15 1 7 0 .258 .330 .427
2021vs Right .628 247 31 4 19 0 .204 .304 .324
2020vs Left .650 15 4 0 0 1 .250 .400 .250
2020vs Right .538 13 1 1 3 0 .154 .154 .385
2019vs Left .795 124 13 3 13 0 .281 .339 .456
2019vs Right .511 107 18 2 7 2 .156 .267 .244
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+15%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+170%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .705 294 39 4 22 1 .248 .317 .387
Since 2019Away .615 316 43 7 27 2 .191 .295 .320
2021Home .726 176 25 2 14 0 .259 .318 .407
2021Away .598 171 21 3 12 0 .175 .304 .294
2020Home .919 11 3 1 3 0 .222 .364 .556
2020Away .340 21 2 0 0 1 .150 .190 .150
2019Home .648 107 11 1 5 1 .232 .311 .337
2019Away .686 124 20 4 15 1 .220 .301 .385
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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 2019 data (min 400 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
0.40
 
BB Rate
9.2%
 
K Rate
23.3%
 
BABIP
.282
 
ISO
.134
 
AVG
.220
 
OBP
.311
 
SLG
.354
 
OPS
.665
 
wOBA
.297
 
Exit Velocity
79.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.2%
 
Barrels/PA
3.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After three seasons with Seattle, Heredia joined Tampa Bay as part of a five-player trade last November. The change of scenery did little to wake up his sleepy stick as Heredia posted the lowest batting average (.225) and OBP (.306) of his career. The Cuban outfielder made moderate gains in the power department -- his .137 ISO and 40.8 AB/HR were career bests -- but both marks were below league average and certainly not a worthwhile balance to the spike in his strikeout rate (26.0%). Heredia has also been a negative on the basepaths throughout his career, succeeding in only six of 18 stolen-base attempts. In short, there's nothing Heredia does particularly well offensively, and his defense has failed to make enough impact to justify increased playing time. Heredia was non-tendered by the Rays in December and could struggle to find a new team. Even if he does, he'll be irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
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).
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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Fourth straight start
OFAtlanta Braves
August 22, 2021
Heredia will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Orioles.
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Launches fifth homer
OFAtlanta Braves
August 12, 2021
Heredia went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-6 win over Cincinnati.
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On outs as everyday player
OFAtlanta Braves
August 8, 2021
Heredia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.
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Back in lineup Sunday
OFAtlanta Braves
August 1, 2021
Heredia will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday against the Brewers.
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Reaches base twice
OFAtlanta Braves
July 26, 2021
Heredia went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.
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