Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Despite his K rate and his BB rate, he's been a league average producer. For a fourth OF that can play all three OF positions well, Heisey has a lot of value.
Heisey has been in the majors three years. Last season he had 375 PAs, the most of his career. With that level of exposure, Chris had his worst year, had an OPS of .715 and an OPS+ of 88.
To me, the issue is whether Heisey just had a bad year in 2012 or whether his performance has declined as pitchers have become more acquainted with his swing at everything style.
We'll find out. I hope he has a great 2013 and it turns out that he just had an off year in 2012.