Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:22:46 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey hit a grand slam, and C Devin Mesoraco drove in a career-high four runs Sunday, April 13.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:00:20 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double Saturday, March 15. He's hitting .412 with a 1.000 slugging percentage this spring. Heisey said he got a boost when he worked with New York Mets minor-league OF Joe Tuschak this offseason. "He has his hands real low," Heisey said. "He looks real relaxed. That's kind of what I've been trying to get to -- a place where I could be relaxed and loose."
Fantasy Tip: Heisey said he had a history of tinkering with his stance in the big leagues, but this one looks like a keeper. Heisey is Cincy's fourth outfielder, but with potential Billy Hamilton struggles at the plate and Ryan Ludwick's injury history and advanced age, Heisey could easily find 300 to 400 productive at-bats even as a reserve. He's a fine NL-only speculation and someone to watch post-draft in mixed leagues.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:59:07 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with OF Chris Heisey Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.76 million deal.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:13:25 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (arm) was not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 10, but does not think he will have to go on the disabled list.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:24:54 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (elbow) left the game Tuesday, July 9, against the Milwaukee Brewers after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow. X-rays were negative.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:14 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 25, and optioned OF Donald Lutz to the minors in a corresponding move. Also, INF Henry X. Rodriguez was called up.
Fantasy Tip: Heisey will likely go back to some sort of platoon role in left field, probably with some combination of Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson. Heisey should be owned in all NL leagues, but should only be considered in deep mixed formats with deep outfield arrangements.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:21:03 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker hopes OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) will return to the team Tuesday, June 25. Heisey has gone 4-for-7 in two rehab games for Triple-A Louisville.
Fantasy Tip: Heisey was awful in his early-season performance, but the streaky bat with solid reverse-platoon splits could return to fantasy relevance in deep mixed leagues. He should get close to full-time at-bats in left field.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:37:51 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with Triple-A Louisville Monday, June 17, and will play again for Louisville Wednesday, June 19.
Fantasy Tip: Heisey seems close to returning to the Reds, which will likely mean Donald Lutz will be sent back to the minors. Heisey could split left field duties with Xavier Paul when he comes back. Because Heisey likely won't play every day when he's back, he's more of an NL-only commodity.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:07:08 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) hasn't had a rehab assignment scheduled yet despite feeling good.
Fantasy Tip: We guess previous reports of one last week didn't come to fruition. He'll probably get a chance to contribute fantasy numbers before Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) does, but any failure to show anything significant could lead to a Billy Hamilton sighting later in the summer.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:05:42 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) will throw on the field Friday, June 14, for the first time since his April shoulder surgery. He said he thinks he's about two months away from returning.
Fantasy Tip: Chris Heisey or Billy Hamilton later this summer, but he'd be an upgrade over Cincy's current left-field timeshare between Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson.