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Portrait of Chris Heston

Chris Heston PGiants

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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-10-1988
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age28 years, 3 months, 20 days
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2012
2013
0.02014
0.12015
0.02016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 SFN MLB 3 1 5.3 6 3 4 0 .245 93 10.1 5.1 0.0 6.8 53% .353 .274 1.69 3.29 5.06 107 4.47 0.0
2015 SFN MLB 31 31 177.7 169 64 141 16 .258 93 8.6 3.2 0.8 7.1 54% .299 .261 1.31 4.05 3.95 107 5.01 0.1
2016 SFN MLB 4 0 5.0 9 6 3 0 .257 16.2 10.8 0.0 5.4 50% .450 .368 3.00 5.56 10.80 115 6.08 -0.1
CareerMLB3832188.01847314816.258908.83.50.87.153%.306.2651.374.064.161075.020.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2009 GIA Rk 11 6 35.0 30 10 34 0 .269 91 7.7 2.6 0.0 8.7 60% .303 .223 1.14 3.66 4.11
2010 AUG A 26 26 148.7 161 33 124 6 .264 88 9.7 2.0 0.4 7.5 57% .330 .277 1.30 3.23 3.75
2011 SJO A+ 24 24 151.0 144 40 131 10 .272 96 8.6 2.4 0.6 7.8 59% .315 .242 1.22 4.03 3.16
2012 RIC AA 25 25 148.7 124 40 135 2 .258 91 7.5 2.4 0.1 8.2 54% .295 .223 1.10 2.45 2.24
2013 FRE AAA 19 19 108.7 129 46 97 14 .271 102 10.7 3.8 1.2 8.0 48% .350 .288 1.61 4.98 5.80
2014 SFN MLB 3 1 5.3 6 3 4 0 .245 93 10.1 5.1 0.0 6.8 53% .353 .274 1.69 3.29 5.06
2014 FRE AAA 28 28 173.0 152 51 125 16 .267 91 7.9 2.7 0.8 6.5 51% .266 .237 1.17 4.50 3.38
2015 SFN MLB 31 31 177.7 169 64 141 16 .258 93 8.6 3.2 0.8 7.1 54% .299 .261 1.31 4.05 3.95
2016 SFN MLB 4 0 5.0 9 6 3 0 .257 16.2 10.8 0.0 5.4 50% .450 .368 3.00 5.56 10.80
2016 SAC AAA 13 12 71.7 68 25 47 7 .264 95 8.5 3.1 0.9 5.9 55% .277 .250 1.30 4.94 3.77

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 103 0.4854 0.3592 0.7297 0.6200 0.1132 0.8065 0.3333 0.2703
2015 2772 0.4419 0.4116 0.7704 0.5788 0.2793 0.8618 0.6204 0.2296
2016 102 0.4510 0.4216 0.6744 0.5652 0.3036 0.8077 0.4706 0.3256
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-08-22 2011-08-31 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 SFN $530,000
2015 SFN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$530,000
1 yrTotal$530,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 27 dMarc Kligman1 year/$0.53M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2016). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by San Francisco 9/2/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by San Francisco 11/20/12. Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13. DFA by San Francisco 7/13/13. Released by San Francisco 7/23/13.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2009 (12-357) (East Carolina).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .274 .357 .462 .289
11 vs R (Multi) .236 .307 .335 .236
18 Split (Multi) .037 .051 .127 .053
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .270 .356 .462 .288
31 vs R (2015) .238 .307 .338 .237
38 Split (2015) .033 .048 .124 .051
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Chris Heston is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Life at the Margins: The Giants Have Had a Good WeekRian Watt2016-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe View From Behind The Backstop: We Do Write About 3s (A Lot)Jeffrey Paternostro2016-05-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Starting Pitchers on the Ocean's FloorWilson Karaman2016-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: A Refresher on ChangeupsJeff Long2016-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessRaising Aces: Free Agent Roulette: Johnny CuetoDoug Thorburn2015-12-16
Transaction Analysis: Cueto Two Years From NowMatthew Trueblood2015-12-15
Transaction Analysis: Cueto Two Years From NowBen Carsley2015-12-15
2016 Prospects: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2015-12-08
2016 Prospects: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-12-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: 2015 Endgame and Waiver-Wire Recap: NL-Only PitchersKeith Cromer2015-12-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessRetrospective Player Valuation: NL PitchersMike Gianella2015-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Some Signatures Are ForgeriesJeff Long2015-10-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Pitchers Who Put 'Em AwayWilson Karaman2015-10-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25Wilson Karaman2015-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessCold Takes: Taking the Hit Out of the Hit By PitchPatrick Dubuque2015-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 24, 2015Ian Frazer2015-08-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21J.J. Jansons2015-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 21Keith Cromer2015-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20Wilson Karaman2015-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 7, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 6, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Christopher Crawford2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!George Bissell2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Wilson Karaman2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!R.J. Anderson2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Nick Shlain2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Matthew Trueblood2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!Jeff Moore2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 28, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 27, 2015Ian Frazer2015-07-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17Wilson Karaman2015-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16Wilson Karaman2015-07-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Francisco Liriano: Back Among the Elite?Greg Wellemeyer2015-07-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14Wilson Karaman2015-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 1, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 15, 2015Ian Frazer2015-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 10, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10Wilson Karaman2015-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Another Day, Another Hard-Throwing Rookie StarterDaniel Rathman2015-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Bummed!Daniel Rathman2015-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: 8 2/3Steven Jacobson2015-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week SevenKeith Cromer2015-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week SevenMike Gianella2015-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SixWilson Karaman2015-05-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Daily Leagues and StrikeoutsJ.P. Breen2015-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FourMike Gianella2015-04-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week FourKeith Cromer2015-04-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 52Ian Lefkowitz2015-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 52Jared Weiss2015-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 52Ben Murphy2015-04-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week ThreeMike Gianella2015-04-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week ThreeKeith Cromer2015-04-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week TwoKeith Cromer2015-04-17
Expert FAAB Review: Week TwoMike Gianella2015-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week TwoWilson Karaman2015-04-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week OneKeith Cromer2015-04-10
Fantasy Rounders: Hello AgainDoug Thorburn2015-04-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Waking Sleeping GiantsDaniel Rathman2013-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of March 22-24Zach Mortimer2013-03-25
Pitcher Profile: Four Growing GiantsHarry Pavlidis2013-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-01


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)In my Yahoo league I am building for next year and thereafter. My roster is Russell Martin, Kendrys Morales, Josh Harrison, Brock Holt, Brett Gardner, Dexter Fowler, Gregory Polanco, Coco Crisp, Carlos Ruiz, Travis Snider, Kyle (and Corey) Seager, Jason Heyward, Carlos Correa, Desmond Jennings, Javier Baez, Matt Harvey, Carlos Martinez, Jimmy Nelson, Edinson Volquez, Jonathan Paplebon, Chris Heston, Noah Syndergaard, Lucas Giolito, Julio Urias, Jose Berrios, Matt Cain and Sean Doolittle. 8 keepers allowed. Comments? Suggestions?
(TimLandry from Montreal Quebec Canada)
Keep Matt Harvey eight times. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Giants rotation and when/if we might see Yusmeiro Petit?
(wml2000 from NYC)
After Madison Bumgarner it looks really thin, though Jake Peavy and Tim Hudson could certainly surprise us. Chris Heston has shown some velocity improvement and could be better than we were expecting, but I still see him as a back end guy. Tim Lincecum's velo is really down and while the deception is better, I don't trust him much. Who knows when Matt Cain's coming back? I'd love to see Petit in the rotation, but it could be a while if Heston holds up. I'll guess June. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)How many starts will the Giants need to get from pitchers other than Zito, Lincecum, Cain, Vogelsong and Bumgarner? Who will get those starts?
(Matt from San Mateo)
Rotation health has certainly been a major asset to the Giants in recent years, Matt, but the luck has to run out eventually, and with Lincecum struggling, it might not even take an injury. After only needing two last year, I'll say 12 this year, all of which will be picked up internally. My guess is that Chris Heston will get the first look, with Mike Kickham and Yusmeiro Petit in the mix, though all three have been knocked around at Triple-A Fresno. (Daniel Rathman)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chris Heston has thrown 3,047 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (76mph), Curve (72mph) and Change (80mph).