Re: Any Info on Chris Heisey?
Heisey got a lot more playing time last year in Billings because he got off to a very hot start- like many rookie draftees, he faded slowly as the year went on. This year it's been a similar pattern- he hit .286/.324/.471 in April before slumping to .227/.292/.364 in May.
Chris is about two months younger than Drew Stubbs and won't turn 23 until the offseason.
Denorfia, by comparison, had to play almost his entire first year in the Gulf Coast League and then turned 23 in the middle of his second season playing in High-A. But it wasn't until his third year, after repeating High-A to start, that he began putting up eye-catching numbers.
Heisey seems like he has the plus tool, though, with the speed- but might not be as well-rounded baseball-wise yet. It will be interesting to see how and if that changes. Denorfia had zero power for his first two pro seasons but always had the plate discipline. (Power and patience are the last two things to develop in most players.) Heisey's got more "raw materials" but a tad less polish, in other words.