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Chase Headley | Third Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Chase Headley clobbered his second home run of the season and drove home three runs on Sunday, leading the Yankees in a 14-4 rout over the Red Sox.
Headley's two-run blast of Clay Buchholz put the Yankees on top 6-0 in the first inning and was followed by a solo shot off the bat of Stephen Drew. He later added an RBI single in the sixth, finishing the night 3-for-5. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .222/.276/.444 with a pair of long balls and five RBI. Apr 12 - 11:40 PM

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Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBI to lead the Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Astros on Sunday.

Headley hit second today, which is something he's done frequently with Jacoby Ellsbury out. Before Ellsbury was hurt, the plan was to bat Headley sixth or seventh this season. We think he makes quite a bit more sense at the top of the order, in part because he can help break up the lefties, but he'll probably still bat lower if Ellsbury returns for the opener as planned.
Mar 29 - 4:52 PM

Chase Headley homered off Kevin Slowey to lead the Yankees past a Phillies split-squad 3-2 on Sunday.

Headley is hitting .364 in 22 at-bats this spring. We still think it would make sense for the Yankees to break up their lefties some by hitting Headley second in the lineup. However, manager Joe Girardi appears committed to Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner at the top. As a result, Headley could hit as low as seventh to begin the regular season.
Mar 15 - 3:58 PM

Chase Headley went 3-for-3 with a double on Tuesday, giving him half of the Yankees' six hits against the Orioles.

Headley's OPS would fit nicely into the two hole for the Yankees, but it looks like he'll hit quite a bit lower initially, perhaps in the seventh spot. It's one of those arrangements that could change several times this season. Headley would almost surely have more fantasy value batting in the top third of the order.
Mar 10 - 4:02 PM

Yankees re-signed 3B Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract.

Headley was said to prefer re-signing with New York all along, and that's what he wound up doing after drawing interest from the Giants, Marlins, and Astros, among others. The 30-year-old third baseman batted just .243/.328/.372 in 135 games this past season between the Padres and Yankees, but he's only 30 years old and was an MVP candidate not long ago. This deal could wind up being a steal for New York.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 02:01:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have reached a four-year deal with Chase Headley.

The 30-year-old third baseman drew serious interest this winter from the Giants, Astros, and Marlins, but the Yanks have outbid them all to bring Headley back on board. Headley hit .262/.371/.398 with six homers, 28 runs scored, and 17 RBI in 58 games this past season for New York after the July 22 trade from San Diego -- good fantasy production with the hope of even better in 2015. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the new four-year deal is worth $52 million guaranteed.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:51:00 AM

According to WFAN's Sweeny Murti, free agent Chase Headley could make a decision as early as Monday.

Headley had been expected to sign by the end of the Winter Meetings, but he was still shopping around for offers over the weekend. The 30-year-old third baseman seems to be drawing heavy interest from the Yankees and Giants, and milder interest from the Marlins and Astros. He reportedly has a four-year, $65 million on the table -- quite a price for a guy who hit .243/.328/.372 in 2014.
Source: WFAN
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 09:12:00 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are "still in" the Chase Headley sweepstakes.

Headley was expected to sign with a team before the end of the Winter Meetings, but that seems unlikely now. He has also been drawing interest from the Marlins, but they're reportedly "dead set" against going beyond three years to sign him. There was a report last week that the 30-year-old third baseman has a four-year, $65 million on the table.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 02:07:00 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Giants are "dead set against going past three years" for Chase Headley.

Headley reportedly has a four-year, $65 million offer on the table, which might mean the Giants will be priced out. But their focus for now is still on free agent starter Jon Lester, so things can obviously change. Headley is also thought to be drawing interest from the Yankees, Astros, and Marlins. He's expected to sign somewhere by the end of this week's MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Chase Headley is expected to make a decision on who to sign with by the end of the Winter Meetings.

Sherman notes that the Yankees and Giants are "among 3-4 teams bidding." They seem like the strong two favorites to sign the third baseman, although the Astros and Marlins have reportedly poked around. Headley alleged has a four-year, $65 million offer in hand from an unidentified team.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:14:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Astros have "kicked the tires" on free agent third baseman Chase Headley.

"Kicked the tires" is one of the more vague Hot Stove phrases, so this could have been a matter of due diligence on the part of the Astros. Still, Headley would be a solid upgrade over Matt Dominguez at third base. The Yankees and Giants are still strongly in the mix.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:27:00 PM

Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees are willing to go four years for Chase Headley and/or David Robertson, but that it will "have to be at the right price."

Previous reports indicated that the Yankees were only willing to go three years to keep Headley, so this would certainly enhance their chances. The 30-year-old reportedly has a four-year, $65 million offer in hand from an unidentified team. Robertson reportedly wants a four-year deal in the range of $50 million, but the Yankees likely won't go there unless his price drops.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports confirms that the Yankees are still in strong on free agent third baseman Chase Headley.

The Yankees do not believe in Alex Rodriguez's ability to handle third base defensively and would like to bring back Headley to solidify the hot corner while providing another potent bat in the middle of their lineup. The Giants are also believe to have strong interest in Headley, who is believed to have a four-year, $65 million offer in hand.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:48:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney hears that the reported four-year, $65 million offer Chase Headley has in hand didn't come from the Giants.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday that the Giants were upping their pursuit of Headley, but it appears they're still playing catch-up. Of course, that doesn't mean they won't eventually decide to match or exceed the $65 million offer. It's a figure that's still $30 million less than they were willing to pay Pablo Sandoval.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:03:00 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Giants have turned aggressive in their pursuit of free agent third baseman Chase Headley.

The Giants have a massive hole to fill at the hot corner after the departure of Pablo Sandoval and Headley represents the top target on the free agent market. There are several other teams interested though, and Headley is believed to already have a four-year $65 million offer on the table.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Chase Whitley
7Chris Capuano
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Chasen Shreve