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Chris Heston | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Heston held the Diamondbacks to one run in 7 2/3 innings in a victory Saturday.
Heston has a 0.87 ERA in three starts in place of Matt Cain in the Diamondbacks rotation. We still wouldn't recommend him in mixed leagues -- his stuff isn't all that impressive -- but he's certainly worth playing in NL-only leagues for however long he's in the Giants rotation. Apr 19 - 1:09 AM

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Chris Heston yielded two runs (one earned) in seven innings in a loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Heston earned his first major league win last week against the Diamondbacks and he was plenty effective in this one, allowing seven hits and two walks to go along with five strikeouts. While the 27-year-old took the loss, the Giants have to be thrilled with what they have seen from him so far. He lines up for a start against the Diamondbacks this weekend at home.
Apr 13 - 8:32 PM

Chris Heston allowed two runs on three hits over six innings in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Heston was making a spot start in place of Matt Cain, who is rehabbing an arm injury. The 26-year-old struck out five and walked two while picking up the win. It was a nice outing considering the circumstances, and he'll get another turn in the Giants' rotation next Monday -- San Francisco's home opener against the Rockies. Heston pitched to a 3.38 ERA and 1.17 ERA in 28 Triple-A starts last season.
Apr 9 - 1:04 AM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll make a spot start on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks in place of the injured Matt Cain (forearm). Jake Peavy (back) is expected to return to the rotation this weekend, which means Heston is likely to be sent back down after Wednesday's outing, with Ryan Vogelsong assuming Cain's spot. Of course, if Heston pitches well Wednesday, those plans could change.
Apr 7 - 6:55 PM

Chris Heston delivered a strong start in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Dodgers, allowing two runs on four hits over six frames.

Heston didn't issue a walk or strike out a batter on the night. With the number of rotation options that the Giants already have, the 26-year-old hurler has no chance of cracking the Opening Day roster. He'll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A to begin the season and could be called upon to make a spot start at some point during the season.
Mar 28 - 12:55 AM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento.

Hester yielded two runs in his six relief innings this spring. He'll get a shot in the Giants' bullpen at some point this season.
Mar 20 - 5:10 PM

Chris Heston struggled in his first major league start, giving up three runs on six hits over four innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday.

Heston walked and pair and struck out two on the afternoon. He settled in after the Padres scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, but was unable to hang around through five innings for a chance at the victory. He's unlikely to crack the Giants Opening Day rotation in 2015.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Chris Heston will make his first major league start in the Giants season finale against the Padres on Sunday.

The 26-year-old right-hander posted a 3.38 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 125/51 K/BB ratio over 173 innings at Triple-A Fresno this season. Those looking for a streaming option on the final day of the season could do a lot worse than firing up Heston against an abysmal Padres squad.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Fresno.

Heston, 26, compiled a 3.38 ERA and 125/51 K/BB ratio in 173 innings across 28 starts this season. He has pitched almost exclusively as a starter in the minors, but the Giants will likely use him in long relief.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Giants re-signed RHP Chris Heston; assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.

Heston was just released on Tuesday but has agreed to return to the organization. The 25-year-old has posted a 5.80 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 19 starts at Fresno this season.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 07:22:00 PM

Giants released RHP Chris Heston.

Heston had been designated for assignment earlier this month. The 25-year-old will now look to catch on elsewhere.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Giants designated RHP Chris Heston for assignment.

The move was made on Saturday in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Jeff Francoeur. Heston has had a miserable year at Triple-A Fresno, posting a 5.80 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 19 starts.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Chris Heston's miserable spring continued on Friday as he was torched for five runs on five hits in just four innings of work against the Rockies.

Heston also walked three while striking out two on the afternoon. He's the proud owner of a 9.28 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 5/4 K/BB ratio through 10 2/3 innings this spring. The 24-year-old posted gaudy numbers at the Double-A level in 2012, but isn't close to securing a spot in the Giants rotation any time soon.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 07:18:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Chris Heston from Double-A Richmond.

Heston is coming off a fine year at Double-A, having posted a 2.24 ERA while striking out 135 over 148 2/3 frames. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 09:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Erik Cordier