Guillermo Heredia

Guillermo Heredia

31-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Atlanta Braves
2022 Fantasy Outlook
In an ideal world, Heredia would be a short-side platoon bat with experience for an MLB bench. He did re-sign with Atlanta this winter, but he is backing up an outfield made up entirely of right-handed hitters, so it is rather tough to see where his playing time will come from. Should Cristian Pache not be able to hold down the everyday job in center, Heredia would seemingly be the next man up, but even increased playing time would do very little to improve Heredia's fantasy value. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Braves in November of 2021.
Slugs second homer
OFAtlanta Braves
May 4, 2022
Heredia went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored Wednesday against the Mets.
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Heredia was a late addition to the lineup after Travis Demeritte (undisclosed) was a late scratch. Heredia took advantage of the unexpected opportunity and smacked his second home run of the season in the eighth inning. He's served primarily as a depth outfielder -- particularly since Ronald Acuna's return -- and has only four hits in 33 plate appearances this season.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#4
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#9
2
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .719 134 22 2 9 1 .237 .321 .398
Since 2020vs Right .611 281 35 6 24 0 .194 .288 .323
2022vs Left .563 19 3 1 2 0 .118 .211 .353
2022vs Right .454 21 3 1 2 0 .105 .190 .263
2021vs Left .757 100 15 1 7 0 .258 .330 .427
2021vs Right .628 247 31 4 19 0 .204 .304 .324
2020vs Left .650 15 4 0 0 1 .250 .400 .250
2020vs Right .538 13 1 1 3 0 .154 .154 .385
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+23%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+71%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+170%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .705 205 31 3 18 0 .242 .312 .392
Since 2020Away .574 214 26 5 15 1 .168 .280 .293
2022Home .356 18 3 0 1 0 .067 .222 .133
2022Away .610 22 3 2 3 0 .143 .182 .429
2021Home .726 176 25 2 14 0 .259 .318 .407
2021Away .598 171 21 3 12 0 .175 .304 .294
2020Home .919 11 3 1 3 0 .222 .364 .556
2020Away .340 21 2 0 0 1 .150 .190 .150
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Stat Review
How does Guillermo Heredia compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
10.0%
 
K Rate
50.0%
 
BABIP
.143
 
ISO
.194
 
AVG
.111
 
OBP
.200
 
SLG
.306
 
OPS
.506
 
wOBA
.228
 
Exit Velocity
77.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.5%
 
Barrels/PA
8.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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This player will receive an outlook for the 2021 fantasy baseball season.
After three seasons with Seattle, Heredia joined Tampa Bay as part of a five-player trade last November. The change of scenery did little to wake up his sleepy stick as Heredia posted the lowest batting average (.225) and OBP (.306) of his career. The Cuban outfielder made moderate gains in the power department -- his .137 ISO and 40.8 AB/HR were career bests -- but both marks were below league average and certainly not a worthwhile balance to the spike in his strikeout rate (26.0%). Heredia has also been a negative on the basepaths throughout his career, succeeding in only six of 18 stolen-base attempts. In short, there's nothing Heredia does particularly well offensively, and his defense has failed to make enough impact to justify increased playing time. Heredia was non-tendered by the Rays in December and could struggle to find a new team. Even if he does, he'll be irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Heredia came to the plate 337 times in 2018, hitting a palatable .236/.318/.342 while filling in at all three outfield positions. He managed to pick up walks (9.5 BB%) while avoiding strikeouts (15.4 K%), but there's just not enough power or speed there to make him an interesting fantasy option. He also doesn't play strong enough defense to where he has a legitimate future as a everyday starter -- his glove graded out as below average by both UZR and DRS. Heredia will be 28 for the entirety of the 2019 season, and it would be a surprise to see him suddenly take a big step forward. His offseason move to Tampa Bay doesn't impact his outlook significantly, as he will once again be confined to a strict short-side platoon role (101 career wRC+ against LHP, 74 wRC+ against RHP).
Heredia's defense was one of his selling points when he came over from Cuba, but it hasn't been good enough to make up for his offensive shortcomings. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder doesn't have much power in his build yet, and his career 47.7 groundball percentage digs a deeper hole. To be fair, he underwent surgery in October to repair a lesion that caused a dislocation of his left (non-throwing) shoulder. Management implied he might've played through the injury for most, if not all, of the season. Even at 100 percent, he's not a legitimate threat to steal bases, which would at least make up for his modest plate work. The Mariners' acquisition of Dee Gordon to play center field leaves the right-handed bat fighting for scraps, with his best avenue being the bottom side of a platoon with Ben Gamel -- if he stays with the club. Heredia's recovery may seep into the regular season, which would put him further behind in a quest to make the 25-man roster.
A recent legend in Cuban baseball but a fringe prospect for the major leagues, Heredia made his stateside debut in 2016 after signing with Seattle last March. Scouts mostly favor his fielding over his bat, which lends itself more to gap power than the over-the-fence variety. At 26, he has some time to develop into something more than that, and Seattle may let him learn on the job as a backup in the majors. He projects to open the year as Seattle's fourth outfielder, occupying the short side of a right field platoon with Seth Smith. Perhaps AL-only owners can extract some value out of that, but if he falters, Mitch Haniger, Taylor Motter and top prospect Tyler O'Neill will be waiting in the minors to take his spot. The lack of plus speed or plus power make it difficult to justify taking a flyer on Heredia, whose excellent approach and strong defense make him a better real life player than fantasy option.
Heredia was one of Cuba's top players this decade. However, he's struggled a bit his last two years in Cuba, compiling a line of just .255/.376/.349 in 2013-14. Since he's older and has played five seasons in Cuba, he won't be subject to bonus pool limitations for MLB teams signing international talent. He's known for his defense in center field, but doesn't offer much power. Heredia is thought to be MLB ready, but he may need some extended time in the minors given his long layoff since he last played.
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Added to lineup
OFAtlanta Braves
May 4, 2022
Heredia is starting Wednesday against the Mets.
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Belts first long ball
OFAtlanta Braves
April 19, 2022
Heredia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.
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Scores three times
OFAtlanta Braves
April 13, 2022
Heredia went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs and an RBI in Tuesday's 16-4 win over the Nationals.
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Not starting Saturday
OFAtlanta Braves
April 9, 2022
Heredia isn't starting Saturday's game against the Reds, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Not starting Thursday
OFAtlanta Braves
April 7, 2022
Heredia isn't starting Thursday's game against the Reds.
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