ESPN's Keith Law recently highlighted eight players who he believes are destined to take a leap forward in performance this season. One of those players he included was Reds platoon outfielder Chris Heisey.
Here is what Law had to say about him:
I've always thought the Reds didn't like Heisey, given how they've relegated him to super-sub duty in the outfield. But other execs have told me the Reds refused to discuss him in deals this winter, so perhaps they are likely to give him the playing time he deserves -- especially with no true center fielder on the roster. Heisey is a better pure hitter at this point than Ryan Ludwick, who isn't likely to hit 26 homers again at age 34.
Heisey's performance in 2011 (16 HR, 50 RBI) suggested bigger things were to come in 2012, but that wasn't necessarily the case. Heisey received nearly 70 more at-bats last season than he did in '11, but his power numbers didn't rise as the team hoped it would. He hit just five homers and drove in ...