Originally Posted by bucksfan2
Heisey is a 4th type OF. IMO he is a pure guess hitter, hacking early in the count and sits fastball in most of his at bats. He takes more pitches right down broadway for strike three more than I have ever seen. His defense often times leaves you wanting more. He is an adequate defensive CF and a better corner OF based upon his above average speed.
IMO if Stubbs gets out of his massive slump he is a better option going forward in CF. I am all for playing the hot bat, but lets not assume Heisey is the second coming.
Honestly, who on this board really thinks Heisey is the second coming? Frankly, I don't think anyone is advocating he be the Reds' future centerfielder let alone the second coming.
At most, I've seen people that believe he's a better player than Stubbs right now. That's really not a stretch considering his OPS is over 130 points higher and he's arguably as good a defender. All of the defensive metrics say he is, at very least, in the same ballpark.
Whether he hacks at the first pitch, watches a strike three down the middle, or works a 10-pitch at-bat, his OPS right now for his career continues to stick around .770 with average defense. That makes him an average to above-average centerfielder. Right now, that's a definite upgrade from Stubbs.