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Portrait of Slade Heathcott

Slade Heathcott CFYankees

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .232 5 30 22 7 .233 -0.2
Birth Date9-28-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age24 years, 0 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 YAN Rk 3 11 .142 .224 .296 .280 .241 .125 96 -0.5 0.1 0 0.2 -0.3 -0.6 -0.0 -0.6 -0.0
2010 CSC A 76 351 .283 .257 .326 .370 .265 .379 87 8.6 10.2 0.8 -6.7 4.0 25.3 1.9 25.3 1.9
2011 CSC A 52 237 .280 .263 .327 .392 .260 .353 99 5.1 6.9 -0.5 5.1 0.9 12.3 1.8 12.3 1.8
2011 TAM A+ 1 5 .562 .261 .323 .385 .252 .667 106 1.7 0.1 0 -0.0 -0.1 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2012 TAM A+ 60 243 .287 .248 .314 .363 .243 .421 107 7.2 7.3 -3.1 1.3 1.1 12.7 1.4 12.7 1.4
2012 YAN Rk 5 22 .284 .236 .301 .326 .238 .308 96 0.6 0.7 -0.4 0.0 0.8 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2012 SCO Wnt 18 83 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .481 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 TRN AA 103 444 .274 .259 .329 .400 .270 .336 95 6.5 12.1 0 -5.8 1.7 20.5 1.6 20.5 1.6
2014 TRN AA 9 37 .207 .272 .326 .420 .265 .300 98 -2 1.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.7 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 YAN Rk 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 .142 -0.6 0.2 -0.0
2010 CSC A 351 48 77 16 3 2 30 42 101 15 10 .258 .358 .352 .094 .283 25.3 -6.7 1.9
2011 TAM A+ 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 .600 .562 1.6 -0.0 0.2
2011 CSC A 237 36 57 11 4 4 16 19 57 6 7 .271 .342 .419 .148 .280 12.3 5.1 1.8
2012 TAM A+ 243 38 66 16 2 5 27 20 66 17 4 .307 .378 .470 .163 .287 12.7 1.3 1.4
2012 SCO Wnt 83 13 26 6 3 1 15 12 14 5 3 .388 .494 .612 .224 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 YAN Rk 22 3 4 2 0 0 2 5 4 2 0 .235 .409 .353 .118 .284 1.6 0.0 0.2
2013 TRN AA 444 59 104 22 7 8 49 36 107 15 8 .261 .327 .411 .150 .274 20.5 -5.8 1.6
2014 TRN AA 37 4 6 2 0 0 1 3 13 0 1 .182 .250 .242 .061 .207 -2.4 -0.5 -0.3

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-02 - 60-DL - - Right Knee Recovery From Surgery -
2014-05-28 2014-09-02 Minors 97 0 Right Knee Surgery -
2014-04-05 2014-05-15 Minors 40 0 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Surgery - Patellar Tendinopathy and Small Meniscus Tear - -
2013-08-11 2013-09-05 Minors 25 0 Right Knee Tendonitis Patellar Tendon -
2013-03-13 2013-03-17 Camp 4 0 - Knee Inflammation Patellar Tendonitis - -
2013-03-01 2013-03-09 Camp 8 0 Right Thumb Sprain Player Collision - -
2012-04-05 2012-06-25 Minors 81 0 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery - -
2011-07-01 2011-09-05 Minors 66 0 Left Shoulder Surgery - -
2011-06-14 2011-06-29 Minors 15 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2010-10-08 2010-10-08 Minors 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2010-10-08 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/20/13. Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2009 (1-29) (Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas). Signed 8/17/09, $2.2M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 518 65 133 26 4 14 58 37 134 17 7 .283 .337 .444 .281 22.8 CF -3, LF 0 2.1
80o 495 60 120 24 4 12 53 34 132 16 7 .266 .319 .418 .266 14.7 CF -3, LF 0 1.3
70o 478 56 110 22 3 11 50 31 130 15 6 .255 .306 .400 .255 9.3 CF -3, LF 0 0.7
60o 463 52 104 21 3 11 47 29 128 14 6 .245 .295 .384 .246 4.9 CF -3, LF 0 0.2
50o 450 49 97 19 3 10 44 27 126 13 5 .236 .284 .370 .237 1.1 CF -3, LF 0 -0.2
40o 437 47 91 18 3 9 41 26 124 12 5 .227 .274 .355 .228 -2.5 CF -3, LF 0 -0.6
30o 422 44 84 17 2 9 38 24 122 11 5 .217 .263 .340 .219 -6.2 CF -3, LF 0 -1.0
20o 405 40 77 15 2 8 35 22 119 10 4 .206 .250 .322 .208 -10.1 CF -3, LF 0 -1.4
10o 382 36 67 13 2 7 31 19 115 9 4 .190 .232 .297 .194 -15.0 CF -3, LF 0 -1.9
Weighted Mean45751100203104528127136.240.290.377.2413.0CF -3, LF 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 10% 3% 9% 29%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201524250265110242416707.226.283.346.231-0.4-2.20.30.014.9-17.5-1.6
2016253413874152836249410.239.298.379.2490.78.80.4-0.014.9-6.5-2.2
2017265666212122413593815717.236.294.370.2440.25.70.6-0.214.9-9.6-3.6
2018276006613026513634216618.239.298.377.2470.47.10.5-0.414.9-7.9-3.8
2019286106813426515664316317.242.302.385.2510.69.20.3-0.614.9-5.5-3.9
2020296076713627513634315117.247.308.383.2520.69.5-0.0-0.714.9-4.7-3.9
2021306076813227315654314415.240.301.381.2480.36.6-0.6-0.914.9-6.9-3.9
2022316127013426316684214814.242.302.389.2510.47.9-0.7-1.114.9-5.3-3.9
2023326026813226315654314513.241.302.381.2490.26.0-1.0-1.214.9-6.7-3.9

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
10.35.414.711.53.43.246.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Trayvon Robinson 2011 .225
2 90 Austin Jackson 2010 .261
3 90 Xavier Paul 2008 .000 DNP
4 90 Bryan Petersen 2009 .000 DNP
5 90 Brandon Short 2012 .000 DNP
6 89 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2011 .000 DNP
7 88 Javier Herrera 2008 .000 DNP
8 88 Thomas Pham 2011 .000 DNP
9 87 Jai Miller 2008 -.015
10 87 Peter Bourjos 2010 .221
11 87 Jordan Danks 2010 .000 DNP
12 86 Miguel Velazquez 2011 .000 DNP
13 86 Richie Robnett 2007 .000 DNP
14 86 Brett Eibner 2012 .000 DNP
15 86 T.J. Steele 2010 .000 DNP
16 86 Rainel Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
17 85 Angel Morales 2013 .000 DNP
18 85 Christopher Grayson 2013 .000 DNP
19 85 George Springer 2013 .000 DNP
20 85 Gorkys Hernandez 2011 .000 DNP
21 84 Sean Ratliff 2010 .000 DNP
22 84 Ben Guez 2010 .000 DNP
23 84 Aaron Cunningham 2009 .178
24 84 Travis Taijeron 2012 .000 DNP
25 84 Collin Cowgill 2009 .000 DNP
26 84 Keon Broxton 2013 .000 DNP
27 84 Alejandro Selen 2012 .000 DNP
28 83 Zoilo Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
29 83 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
30 83 Lane Adams 2013 .000 DNP
31 83 Quincy Latimore 2012 .000 DNP
32 83 Starling Marte 2012 .270
33 83 Chris Young 2007 .256
34 83 Josh Reddick 2010 .198
35 83 Felix Pie 2008 .220
36 83 Ronnie Welty 2011 .000 DNP
37 83 Jordan Schafer 2010 .000 DNP
38 82 Joe Benson 2011 .225
39 82 Nicholas Longmire 2012 .000 DNP
40 82 Johermyn Chavez 2012 .000 DNP
41 82 Brandon Guyer 2009 .000 DNP
42 82 Dexter Fowler 2009 .266
43 81 Xavier Avery 2013 .000 DNP
44 81 David Lough 2009 .000 DNP
45 81 Nate Schierholtz 2007 .240
46 81 D' Vontrey Richardson 2012 .000 DNP
47 81 Travis Witherspoon 2012 .000 DNP
48 81 Angel Castillo 2012 .000 DNP
49 81 Daniel Carroll 2012 .000 DNP
50 81 Roger Kieschnick 2010 .000 DNP
51 81 Kyle Jensen 2011 .000 DNP
52 81 Darrell Ceciliani 2013 .000 DNP
53 81 Ryan Royster 2010 .000 DNP
54 81 Drew Stubbs 2008 .000 DNP
55 81 Abraham Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
56 81 Michael Saunders 2010 .244
57 81 Wilkin Ramirez 2009 .369
58 80 Chris Swauger 2010 .000 DNP
59 80 Tyler Henson 2011 .000 DNP
60 80 Chris Lubanski 2008 .000 DNP
61 80 Steven Selsky 2013 .000 DNP
62 80 Brandon Meredith 2013 .000 DNP
63 80 Jason Place 2011 .000 DNP
64 80 Collin DeLome 2009 .000 DNP
65 80 Jarrett Parker 2012 .000 DNP
66 80 Wes Hodges 2008 .000 DNP
67 80 Kevin Rivers 2012 .000 DNP
68 80 Danny Valencia 2008 .000 DNP
69 80 Joe Holden 2007 .000 DNP
70 80 Junior Lake 2013 .280
71 80 Sean Henry 2009 .000 DNP
72 80 Michael Taylor 2009 .000 DNP
73 80 Brian Fletcher 2012 .000 DNP
74 80 Kevin Keyes 2012 .000 DNP
75 80 Raul Reyes 2010 .000 DNP
76 80 Andrew Lambo 2012 .000 DNP
77 80 Michael Choice 2013 .294
78 80 Marcus Knecht 2013 .000 DNP
79 80 Chad Tracy 2009 .000 DNP
80 79 Marc Krauss 2011 .000 DNP
81 79 Starlin Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
82 79 Juan Valdes 2008 .000 DNP
83 79 Cody Rogers 2012 .000 DNP
84 79 Mark Shorey 2008 .000 DNP
85 79 Lorenzo Cain 2009 .000 DNP
86 79 Destin Hood 2013 .000 DNP
87 79 Matthew Sulentic 2011 .000 DNP
88 79 Scott Cousins 2008 .000 DNP
89 79 Scott Van Slyke 2010 .000 DNP
90 79 Kevin Clark 2009 .000 DNP
91 79 Tyler Colvin 2009 .187
92 79 Christian Marrero 2010 .000 DNP
93 79 Neil Medchill 2010 .000 DNP
94 79 Juan Crousset 2013 .000 DNP
95 79 Mickey Hall 2008 .000 DNP
96 79 Derek Dietrich 2013 .260
97 79 Chris Pettit 2008 .000 DNP
98 79 Cory Vaughn 2012 .000 DNP
99 79 Alex Presley 2009 .000 DNP
100 79 Engel Beltre 2013 .227

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Recovery from shoulder surgery (his second since being drafted) kept Heathcott out until June, but his play in 60 games for Tampa and subsequent white-hot .388/.494/.612 showing in the Arizona Fall League reminded evaluators why the Yankees picked him in the first round in 2009. The 22-year-old has some work to do on his swing, but his speed and defense are special, and he always devotes his maximum effort on the field (which can come back to bite him à la Aaron Rowand). Heathcott has already overcome not only previous injuries but also an alcohol problem and unhappy home, which should give him the mental strength to allow his five-tool potential to flourish, provided his body cooperates.
2012 After two separate shoulder surgeries, the Yankees 2009 first-rounder Slade Heathcott retains promise, but a consistent approach to the strike zone, power, and most of all durability await.
2011 The Yankees’ 2009 first-rounder, Slade Heathcott, was challenged with a quick promotion to Low-A Charleston. The speedster showed a willingness to take a walk but was quite raw in most other respects—including whiffing in nearly one-third of his plate appearances—and required labrum surgery on his left shoulder at the end of the season.
2010 The system hasn't produced an impact outfielder since Bernie Williams, but Slade Heathcott, their top pick in 2009, is their latest attempt. He features great raw power and a history of inactivity due to injuries and bad behavior.

BP Articles

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The Lineup Card: Seven Unsigned Top Draft PicksBaseball Prospectus2014-07-24
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBaseball Prospectus2014-06-27
Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David PriceBen Lindbergh2014-06-27
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The Prospect Proximity RankingsR.J. Anderson2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-12-16
Pebble Hunting: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade For, Jake PeavySam Miller2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 23Zach Mortimer2013-07-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
What Scouts Are Saying: July 18, 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 28-30Zach Mortimer2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 21-23Zach Mortimer2013-06-24
Perfect Game Presents: MLB Mock DraftPatrick Ebert2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 10-12Zach Mortimer2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 30Zach Mortimer2013-05-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seeing What You Want to SeeBret Sayre2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 11Zach Mortimer2013-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Eastern League Prospects to FollowChris Mellen2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Spring Training Scouting ReportsZach Mortimer2013-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Yankees Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part Two: 51-100Josh Shepardson2013-03-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 100 Dynasty League Prospects: Part Two: 51-100Bret Sayre2013-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 14Jason Martinez2012-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 1Jason Martinez2012-11-02
Minor League Update: Games of October 30Bradley Ankrom2012-10-31
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 9Kevin Goldstein2012-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 7Kevin Goldstein2012-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1Kevin Goldstein2012-08-02
BP Unfiltered: Slade Heathcott, Film CriticBen Lindbergh2012-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Yankees Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-03-08


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What Yankee prospect is most likely to make an eventual impact?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Saying "most likely" puts an interesting twist on the question. Guys like Tyler Austin, Slade Heathcott and Mark Montgomery will all likely have extensive big league careers, but I don't know how impactful those careers will be. I still believe Gary Sanchez's bat can carry him to the Major Leagues and I think there's some hope that he can catch well enough that you live with it because of the impact of his bat. (Mark Anderson)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these Yankee OF prospects, Slade Heathcott, Mason Williams or Tyler Austin, do you feel will have the best major league career?
(TheDonCharleone from North Carolina)
Austin. Better bat. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the improvments Slade Heathcott has made a mirage? Or does he continue to get better?
(Ray from Minneapolis)
Not sure. I might be slow to the dance with Heathcott. I'm not a huge believer right now. I'll gladly admit I was slow to get it, but I don't see a star like some people do. I can't see it at all, actually. (Jason Parks)


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