Originally Posted by Kc61
Brutus, I know you like Heisey. My preference is a different kind of hitter. Heisey has value, I'm not suggesting your view is unreasonable. I just would want a different player.
I honestly don't know why you care about style more than bottom-line results. My preference is for the Reds to obtain an everyday, quality centerfielder. But the Reds could do a lot worse than Heisey (and they already are doing worse).
Why do you care what pitch Heisey swings at if he continues to hit .812 against right-handed pitching? Honestly, I don't see why it matters too much. Results are results and after nearly 900 plate appearances, one has to think it's not a fluke.
Heisey can swing at whatever pitch he likes. If he, as a CF, puts up an .812 OPS against RHP, he fits that role you describe perfectly.