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Chris Heisey | Outfielder | #14

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Messiah
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 17 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Heisey went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.
He took Jeremy Hellickson over the left field wall in the seventh inning for his first homer of the season. Heisey drew his first start of the year today in place of the resting Jayson Werth. He normally serves as a pinch-hitter and had accumulated only four plate appearances in four games prior to today. The 32-year-old will not hold any fantasy value this season barring a rash of injuries to Nationals' outfielders. Apr 15 - 4:02 PM

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Chris Heisey estimates that he lost 15 to 20 pounds this offseason.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker apparently noticed an immediate difference when Heisey reported to camp. "The second I walked in his office, he goes, ‘Dang, you look good!’ " Heisey said. The 32-year-old slugged nine homers with a .736 OPS in just 155 plate appearances last season and will again serve as a right-handed bench bat in 2017.
Feb 21 - 8:16 AM

Nationals re-signed OF Chris Heisey to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

The deal had been agreed upon last week but it took a few days to iron out the details and make it official. Heisey hit just .216/.290/.446 with nine homers and 17 RBI in a reserve role with the Nationals in 2016. He'll hold very little fantasy value outside of the deepest NL-only formats.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:50:00 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with Chris Heisey.

The 31-year-old outfielder spent the 2016 season as a reserve outfielder in Washington, slashing .216/.290/.446 with nine homers and 17 RBI in 155 plate appearances. He'll continue to function in a backup role, playing primarily against left-handed pitching.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:07:00 PM

Chris Heisey smacked a solo home run in the bottom of the 16th inning to deliver the Nationals to a 6-5 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Yes, 16 innings. The Twins should have wrapped this one up in nine after they took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Nationals scored two in that frame to tighten up the margin. Bryce Harper would then smack a pinch-hit solo homer to dead central off Twins reliever Kevin Jepsen in the ninth to tie the game at 4-4. Minnesota scored a run in the top of the 15th and had the Nationals down to their last out, but a throwing error by catcher John Ryan Murphy would knot the game at 5-all. An inning later, Heisey struck for his walk-off solo shot against Michael Tonkin.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of OF Chris Heisey from Triple-A Syracuse.

Heisey beat out Matt den Dekker for the final reserve outfielder role on the team's Opening Day roster. Barring injury, he won't see enough playing time to be fantasy relevant.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Chris Heisey has earned a spot on the Nationals' Opening Day roster.

The veteran outfielder played his way into a reserve role by hitting .233 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI in 43 at-bats during Grapefruit League play. Given the strength of the club's fourth outfielder (Michael Taylor), there doesn't appear to be much playing time available for Heisey, so his fantasy value is non-existent.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 10:24:00 PM

Chris Heisey hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Nationals a 9-7 win over a Braves split-squad on Thursday.

Heisey wouldn't seem to have any shot of making the Nationals, but perhaps he can impress another team this spring. The former Reds outfielder still plays quality defense in the corners and shows some pop. Unfortunately, he just hasn't been able to hit for a respectable average in years.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Nationals signed OF Chris Heisey to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The move reunites the veteran outfielder with his former skipper Dusty Baker from their days in Cincinnati. He'll battle in spring training to earn a reserve outfielder role on the Opening Day roster.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Chris Heisey has elected free agency.

Heisey refused an outright assignment by the Dodgers and will look for a gig elsewhere. He hit a disappointing .182/.347/.327 in 33 games for Los Angeles this season.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:22:00 PM

Chris Heisey hit a grand slam in Thursday afternoon's 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

After Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin got into a sticky spot, he was relieved of duty in the fifth inning. That sticky spot then lit on fire, as reliever Andrew Chafin proceeded to walk A.J. Ellis to load the bases before Heisey stepped up to unload them for the grand salami. The home run was his first of the season, proving that timing really is everything. He's 9-for-52 since joining the Dodgers on September 1.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of OF Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Heisey is back with the Dodgers after a brief detour to Toronto. He'll provide outfield depth with Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) hurt.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 02:08:00 PM

Dodgers acquired OF Chris Heisey from the Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Heisey signed with the Blue Jays last month after the Dodgers released him, but now he's back with the organization. The 30-year-old is 4-for-26 (.154) in 17 games at the major league level this season. The Dodgers said in their announcement that the deal was done Monday night (before the August 31 waiver deadline), which means that he would be eligible for the postseason.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Blue Jays signed OF Chris Heisey to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Heisey was released by the Dodgers last week. The 30-year-old outfielder is a .246/.300/.417 career hitter in 1,486 plate appearances at the major league level.
Source: Sportsnet
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Dodgers released OF Chris Heisey.

Heisey was removed from the 40-man roster last week and is now out of the organization altogether. The 30-year-old hit only .154/.353/.192 in 17 games with the Dodgers this season and batted .236/.355/.481 with 14 homers at Triple-A.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 05:19:00 PM

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C1Matt Wieters
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1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Michael Taylor
2Brian Goodwin
3Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
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2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Jacob Turner
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2Koda Glover
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4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Enny Romero
8Matt Albers
9Matt Grace