Re: Saturday 9/12/09 Minor League Updates
I loved Heisey's numbers and think he's a decent CF as well, with good range, a solid to above average arm, and good speed. But his bat, IMO, is pretty questionable. He's really far in front of good breaking pitches and hits often out of balance. (Off his front foot.)
The plus is that he has some speed and a good idea how to use it. If he's struggling, Heisey's perfectly willing to lay down a bunt or two. Problem is, that I've seen, he's not yet a great bunter. (Would love to see him drag bunt next season, as that's a weapon no many use and difficult to defend.)
He has some pop when he balanced and a short line drive stroke. Good speed. (Though not nearly as good as Stubbs, who may be among the five or six fastest players in MLB.)
He's polished with a low ceiling, but a high floor. At this point, I like his bat better than Stubbs. (Much better, actually.) In the GABP, he could be a 775-800 OPS bat. Actually, he reminds me a bit of Brady Clark and a bit of Chris Denorfia. (Their bios are really close to each other-- small colleges, late bloomers, power late in the minors, etc.)
At this point, a good option as a CFer for cheap, assuming LF and RF can hit and have some range.
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