Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
1 month ago

Heisey agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Nationals on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had a nice moment in the postseason, hitting a two-run homer off Max Scherzer in Game 5 of the NLDS, but Heisey simply didn't play enough during the regular season to make much of a fantasy impact. Despite being on the active roster for the entire year, Heisey totaled just 155 plate appearances (21 starts). The 31-year-old could play a little more if Ben Revere is non-tendered but Heisey's not on the mixed-league radar for 2017.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
3 months ago

Heisey went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Monday to help propel the Nationals to a 6-4 win over the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey got the start in left field in place of Jason Werth on Monday, and took advantage of the opportunity. The blast was Heisey's ninth of the season, and was part of a five-run third inning that was more than the Braves mustered over the course of the whole game. While starting sparingly, Heisey has now homered in three consecutive starts and four of his last six. While he remains a backup to Jason Werth, Heisey's doing all he can to try and maneuver more playing time.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
4 months ago

Heisey went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

In a part-time role, Heisey is now slashing .216/.298/.466 in 120 at-bats on the year. After hitting at least .254 in each of his first three seasons in the majors, he's failed to surpass the .222 mark in any of his last three seasons.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
4 months ago

Heisey went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The part-timer hit his second bomb in 17 August at-bats, and he's now slashing .206/.295/.421 in 121 at-bats on the year. The veteran hasn't been able to post an OPS of at least .700 since 2012.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
5 months ago

Heisey got a start in right field and hit seventh Thursday, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in a 13-4 rout of the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The bottom of the order did most of the damage for the Nats in this one as Ryan Zimmerman, Heisey and Danny Espinosa combined for six hits and 12 RBI. Heisey managed just a .172/.172/.241 slash line in 29 June at-bats though and the RBI were his first since May 13, so don't expect him to get much of a chance to build on Thursday's performance.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
6 months ago

Heisey is in the lineup and leading off for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Heisey's first start since June 1 when he went 1-for-5 with a strikeout against the Phillies, bringing his season line to .220/.328/.500 with four home runs through 30 games.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
6 months ago

Heisey is in the lineup and leading off for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey will start for Bryce Harper who is missing his second consecutive game with a knee contusion. The 31-year-old struggled offensively in May, hitting just .217 with two home runs and three RBI in 16 games.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
7 months ago

Heisey is in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Heisey will replace a resting Jayson Werth in left field Saturday, and bat second in the order. He will have a tough draw facing off against Jose Fernandez. Heisey is slashing just .240/.296/.560 against right-handers on the season.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
7 months ago

Heisey is in the lineup and batting ninth for Tuesday's game against the Royals, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jayson Werth will get the start at DH, allowing Heisey to step into the lineup as the left fielder. Heisey is hitting .261/.346/.652 with three home runs on the season but has not started since April 24.

Chris Heisey
LF/RF WSH
8 months ago

Heisey was not in the starting lineup Sunday but entered the game in the top of the 10th inning to play right field, going 2-for-3 with a walk-off solo shot in the bottom of the 16th, his second home run of the season.

EDGE Analysis

See if you can follow the improbable chain of events that led to Heisey's walk-off heroics. Bryce Harper pinch-hit for Michael Taylor in the ninth and tied the game with his own solo shot, but manager Dusty Baker has promised Harper the day off and so put Heisey in his place to begin the 10th. Because of that, however, the Nats ran out of position players, forcing Oliver Perez to hit for himself in the 15th, at which point Perez laid down a bunt with two outs and Danny Espinosa on second. Twins catcher John Ryan Murphy threw the ball over Joe Mauer's head at first base, Espinosa scored to tie the game at 5-5, and the stage was set for Heisey in the 16th. He's now hitting .250/.348/.550 in 20 at-bats to begin the season, and with Taylor struggling at the plate, Heisey could see an uptick in playing time in the short term, but if you pick him up don't expect anything more than a low batting average and occasional power.