Originally Posted by Kc61
Last year Heisey had a 3.7% walk rate and a 20.9% K rate. This was actually a slight improvement over the prior year's 4.5% walk rate and 27.3% K rate. His lifetime OPS means nothing to me because it is all slanted toward his early seasons, before the league knew him. His last two seasons were not good.
His OBP last season was .279. Lifetime it's .308. In the last three seasons, his high OBP was .315. This is the kind of hitter the Reds need to get away from. RH power hitters who don't get on base.
As for alternatives, there are dozens of bench players in the majors who play CF. Many can get on base with a reasonable degree of frequency.
Heisey is a .310 OBP guy. If you want to upgrade that significantly, not just .325 guys or whatever, you must only be seeking DeJesus. If anybody has a CF that gets on base, they are going to be tough to trade for. Not saying it's impossible. A Hamilton/DeJesus platoon might go okay. I would still keep Heisey for his defense and versatility.