|Cincinnati Reds – No. 28|
December 14, 1984 |
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|May 3, 2010 for the Cincinnati Reds|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||125|
Heisey graduated from Donegal High School in 2003 and went on to Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. At Messiah College, he set career records in batting average (.405), total bases (294), doubles (41), home runs (23), extra base hits (71), and consecutive game hitting streak (14). Following his junior year of college, he was drafted by the Reds in the 17th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.
Chris played in the Reds' minor league system for all or part of six seasons. During his time in the minor leagues, Chris had a .294 overall batting average, 52 home runs, 241 RBI, and 88 stolen bases. In 2009, Heisey was named the Reds' minor league player of the year.
Chris played his first major league game with the Cincinnati Reds on May 3, 2010. On May 11, 2010, Chris got his first three major league hits, including his first home run, in a 9-0 win against the Pirates. Chris played in 97 games his rookie season and batted .254 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs. He excelled as a pinch hitter hitting 4 Home runs to share the Major league lead in pinch hit home runs with San Diego Padres Outfielder Matt Stairs. On June 22, 2011, Heisey hit three home runs in a game against the New York Yankees. In 2011, he finished his second full major league season with a .254 batting average, 18 home runs, and 50 RBI.
After qualifying as a Super Two player, giving him an extra year of arbitration eligibility, Heisey agreed to a one-year, $1.325 million contract on January 31, 2013.
- Nicholson-Smith, Ben (January 31, 2013). "Reds Avoid Arbitration With Simon, Heisey". MLB Trade Rumors.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)