Jonah Heim

Jonah Heim

26-Year-Old CatcherC
Texas Rangers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
A very strong defensive backstop, Heim played roughly half the time for Texas last season, hitting .196/.239/.358 with 10 home runs and three steals in 285 PA. He belongs on a big-league roster, but the Rangers traded for an upgrade atop the depth chart, acquiring Mitch Garver from the Twins shortly after the lockout. Garver's biggest weakness is his durability, so Heim could still set a career best in plate appearances this year. However, the Garver acquisition relegates Heim primarily to AL-only appeal. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#514
ADP
$Traded to the Rangers in February of 2021.
Remains primary backstop
CTexas Rangers
May 20, 2022
With Mitch Garver expected to serve as designated hitter only for the foreseeable future, per Kennedi Landry of MLB.com, Heim is expected to get most of the starts behind the plate.
ANALYSIS
Garver was activated off the injured list, where he was while recovering from a right forearm strain. He was the DH on Thursday while Heim went 1-for-4 as the starting catcher. It's uncertain when Garver will be cleared to begin a throwing program, which means Heim should get opportunities over the next few 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
1
4
1
1
4
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
2
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+52%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+91%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+33%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+58%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .859 117 9 5 20 0 .295 .345 .514
Since 2020vs Right .566 293 33 9 31 3 .188 .242 .324
2022vs Left 1.365 27 4 2 5 0 .429 .556 .810
2022vs Right .713 57 11 2 9 0 .245 .298 .415
2021vs Left .728 81 5 3 13 0 .253 .275 .453
2021vs Right .547 204 17 7 19 3 .174 .225 .321
2020vs Left .667 9 0 0 2 0 .333 .333 .333
2020vs Right .422 32 5 0 3 0 .172 .250 .172
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+17%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+34%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+41%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+23%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .700 197 22 9 33 2 .228 .270 .429
Since 2020Away .599 213 20 5 18 1 .207 .272 .326
2022Home .787 45 7 2 9 0 .262 .311 .476
2022Away 1.055 39 8 2 5 0 .344 .462 .594
2021Home .706 135 12 7 22 2 .222 .261 .444
2021Away .501 150 10 3 10 1 .173 .220 .281
2020Home .423 17 3 0 2 0 .188 .235 .188
2020Away .519 24 2 0 3 0 .227 .292 .227
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Stat Review
How does Jonah Heim 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
0.83
 
BB Rate
11.9%
 
K Rate
14.3%
 
BABIP
.310
 
ISO
.230
 
AVG
.297
 
OBP
.381
 
SLG
.527
 
OPS
.908
 
wOBA
.395
 
Exit Velocity
85.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.7%
 
Barrels/PA
7.4%
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
After a strong showing in the upper minors in 2019, Heim made his big-league debut last year and appeared in 13 games without making much of an impact at the plate. The 25-year-old switch hitter excels at making contact, and he could emerge as a solid OBP source even without the kind of BABIP boost (.395) he saw at Triple-A Las Vegas, but it's his impressive defense that has locked him into the No. 2 spot on the depth chart for the A's. Starter Sean Murphy has a higher offensive ceiling but has also had some injury issues in his career, which should open the door for more playing time for his backup. Heim likely isn't going to supply enough power to be a real difference-maker in the modern fantasy environment, but in deeper formats he could settle in as a catcher who won't hurt you either, along the lines of Francisco Cervelli in his prime.
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Starting at catcher
CTexas Rangers
May 19, 2022
Heim is starting Thursday's game against the Astros.
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Receives breather
CTexas Rangers
May 17, 2022
Heim is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.
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Swats insurance blast
CTexas Rangers
May 17, 2022
Heim went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a second RBI and run scored in Monday's 7-4 win over the Dodgers.
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Not starting Wednesday
CTexas Rangers
May 11, 2022
Heim isn't starting Wednesday against the Royals.
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Takes on primary role
CTexas Rangers
May 11, 2022
Heim started at catcher, batted fourth, and went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Royals.
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