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    It's Heisey!

    From WGAL news, http://www.wgal.com/sports/23318940/detail.html:

    Local Grad Gets Call Up To Majors

    LANCASTER, Pa. -- A hometown grad is getting a chance to play under the bright lights.

    Chris Heisey, who graduated from Donegal High School, and later Messiah College, got the call late Thursday night from the Cincinnati Reds, according to Messiah College baseball coach Bryan Engle.

    Heisey, an outfielder, hopped a flight early Friday morning to St. Louis, where the Reds begin a three-game set against the Cardinals.

    Engle wrote in an e-mail to News 8 that Heisey is the first player ever to reach the big leagues for Messiah College. He's the second Donegal grad to make it to the major leagues. The first was Bruce Sutter.

    You can view Heisey's Reds profile page here.

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    Nice find.

    Glad to see him get a chance. If he hits he should be the every day LF. Solid bat, solid defender, solid baserunner. Hope his season last year translates because hes a great fit for this team.

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    BTw how on earth did you find that lol

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    This is Heisey's chance to take the reigns on a full time starting gig. Lets hope for the best.

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    Re: It's Heisey!

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    BTw how on earth did you find that lol
    Google news

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    Quote Originally Posted by batsfan View Post
    Google news
    Figured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    This is Heisey's chance to take the reigns on a full time starting gig. Lets hope for the best.
    Hopefully he will start tonight.

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    Re: It's Heisey!

    Id have to imagine its going to be Nix or Gomes in LF tonight. Id start him tomorrow for sure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Id have to imagine its going to be Nix or Gomes in LF tonight. Id start him tomorrow for sure though.
    Maybe he couls start cf, stubbs did not get last night off, and another righty is pitching. Of course, stubbs did go 2-2, but id see if heisey could be the solution for the leadoff spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batsfan View Post
    Maybe he couls start cf, stubbs did not get last night off, and another righty is pitching. Of course, stubbs did go 2-2, but id see if heisey could be the solution for the leadoff spot.
    I hate taking Stubbs and his glove out of the game. I know Heisey is a balanced guy but hes not Stubbs out there. An outfield D of Bruce, Stubbs, and Heisey might be the best in major league history. Obviously I have no way of really telling or any stats to back a claim like that up but I can still say it cant I? lol.

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    Re: It's Heisey!

    Start him in Left and bat him 7th (for now) and I hope he stays in the bigs for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    I hate taking Stubbs and his glove out of the game. I know Heisey is a balanced guy but hes not Stubbs out there.
    Sure, but the same could be said about Taveras and Patterson. I'm not saying Stubbs is going to be like those players, but Heisey has impressed me much more then Stubbs. Stubbs has great speed and defense, but Heisey seemed to also be above average in those categories. He also has a very nice arm, and good line drive power. Heisey is a much more complete player then Stubbs.

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    Janish down? What spot opened this up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Meat View Post
    Janish down? What spot opened this up?
    Dickerson to DL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batsfan View Post
    Sure, but the same could be said about Taveras and Patterson. I'm not saying Stubbs is going to be like those players, but Heisey has impressed me much more then Stubbs. Stubbs has great speed and defense, but Heisey seemed to also be above average in those categories. He also has a very nice arm, and good line drive power. Heisey is a much more complete player then Stubbs.
    Stubbs with Bruce and Heisey around him makes a great OF. Stubbs isnt hitting right now but hes still getting on base something Willy and Patterson could never do. The fact is that Stubbs isnt even hitting and still doing better than those guys do. Not to mention Willys D was brutal. The only thing Stubbs isnt doing right now is putting the bat on the ball enough. Too many swings and misses even for someone like Stubbs who is probably going to strike out a lot his whole career. Great baserunning, great D, good eye. Someone you could be very happy with.

    I think as a package Bruce, Stubbs and Heisey could make one hell of an outfield. I'm not going to scream if Heisey plays center over Stubbs but I'm not going to like it.
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