Originally Posted by Kingspoint
Because only once in Heisey's career has he had more than 60 PA's in back-to-back months, and it was much fewer than 80 PA's. That's about 3/5th's of a Spring Training Starters' Plate Appearances in March. And, only one other time has Heisey had more than 50 PA's in back-to-back months. Heisey's best plate appearances of his career are ahead of him, not behind him. Dusty knows this. Walt knows this. Heisey has never been given a legitimate chance to see what he can do, yet. Heisey is not "what he is". You have yet to see the best of Chris Heisey.
If you panic in April, you won't be around in September.
Based off of what? The fact that they gave a 36 year old player $15MM over the next two years to start over him? The fact that they continued to start Drew Stubbs and his .277 OBP over him last year? The fact that they continue to platoon (as they should for now) him with an OF who has never started anywhere and sports a .677 career OPS?
Everytime Chris Heisey has been given an extended (more than a couple weeks) chance to start, he has proven why he is best suited as a reserve OF. This season appears no different.
Hell, he even said himself he feels better and more focused as a pinch-hitter than he does as a regular starter. What more evidence do you need?