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Sat Jul 2016:17Jonah Heim Out Of Saturday Lineup
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim will head to the bench Saturday night for their game against the Baltimore Orioles in favor of veteran Andrew Knizner. It appears to be a standard day of rest for Heim. The veteran backstop is hitting .238 with eight home runs, 36 RBI, one stolen base, and 32 runs scored. Look for Heim to be back in the lineup as the Rangers close out the series with the Orioles tomorrow afternoon.
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Wed Jul 1019:15Jonah Heim Returns Against Angels
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim (neck) is back behind the plate and will hit seventh on Wednesday against the hosting Los Angeles Angels and right-hander Griffin Canning. Heim is feeling good enough to give it a go after he was scratched from Tuesday night's lineup with neck stiffness as a precaution. He hasn't picked up a hit in four career at-bats against Canning, but Heim should be returned to starting lineups nevertheless. The former fourth-round pick by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 has hit .333 (15-for-45) with two home runs, three doubles, four RBI and eight runs scored in 13 games (11 starts) since June 24. Heim's overall numbers don't really scream superstar -- .244 average, eight home runs, 36 RBI -- but the switch-hitting backstop is on pace to set a new career-high in long balls after making his first All-Star team in 2023.
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Tue Jul 921:10Jonah Heim Out With Neck Stiffness
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim (neck) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the division-rival Los Angeles Angels with neck stiffness. It doesn't sound like a serious issue, so fantasy managers should consider Heim day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's series finale in Anaheim. In 78 games for the Rangers this season, the switch-hitting backstop is batting .244 (68-for-279) with eight homers, 36 RBI, and one stolen base. In his place, Adolis Garcia is now operating as the designated hitter while Derek Hill enters the lineup to bat ninth against Angels right-hander Roansy Contreras and park in right field.
Source: Shawn McFarland - Dallas Morning
Sun Jul 719:16Jonah Heim Collects Four Hits
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim has been on a tear at the plate during Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The switch-hitting catcher went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored in the blowout win. Heim came out of the gate slowly but he has been getting it going with the bat lately. Over his last 15 games, Heim is 15-for-49 with two home runs and five RBI. Fantasy managers in need of help behind the plate should take a look at Heim.
Thu Jun 2711:11Jonah Heim Homers, Gets On Base Three Times
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Brewers. It was the seventh long ball of the season for the backstop, The 29-year-old has a .234-7-33-25-1 line on the season with a .281 wOBA and 79 wRC+, which is a far cry from his .324 wOBA and 103 wRC+ campaign from a season ago. The switch hitter drove in 95 runs last season in 501 plate appearances but is on pace for just 63 this season. Still, he sits just outside the top-12 at the position for fantasy so he makes for a fine backup catcher if needed.
Thu Jun 610:31Jonah Heim With A Double, Home Run Wednesday
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in Wednesday's 9-1 romp over the Tigers. The home run was his sixth of the season, but after posting a solid .438 SLG last season, the switch hitter owns a .372 SLG thus far, along with a .295 wOBA and 89 wRC+. Heim's 95 RBI last season led all catchers by a wide margin, but the 28-year-old is on pace for just 72 this season. Still, his current numbers put him in the Top-12 at the catcher position, so if he can build off this game then he could rise further up the ranks in no time.
Thu May 223:33Jonah Heim Posts Seventh Multi-Hit Game Of The Season
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim tallied two hits for the seventh time of the season to lead the Rangers to a series victory over the Washington Nationals. Heim laced a single to left field in the second frame and was able to cross home plate via an Ezequiel Duran double. The 28-year-old then knocked an RBI single in the eighth inning to score Nathaniel Lowe to increase the Texas lead. During the young season, Heim has proven to be a solid batting average contributor with a .263 AVG, which is on pace to be a new career-high. Heim remains a strong second catcher in two-catcher leagues and is a sneaky play in DFS due to the strong lineup around him.
Tue Apr 2316:15Jonah Heim Back From Bereavement List
The Texas Rangers activated catcher Jonah Heim from the bereavement list on Tuesday and optioned catcher Sam Huff to Triple-A Round Rock after Sunday's game in a corresponding move. Heim will be back behind the dish to catch right-hander Dane Dunning on Tuesday while hitting eighth in the batting order against the visiting Seattle Mariners and right-hander Logan Gilbert. The left-handed-hitting backstop has a .300 average with a home run and four RBI in 20 career at-bats against Gilbert, so fantasy managers will surely want to get him back into their starting lineups right away. Heim has been decent at the plate to start the year, too, going 19-for-72 (.264) with three home runs, 15 RBI, one stolen base and seven runs scored in 18 games played.
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Tue Apr 1610:24Jonah Heim Gets Day Off
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim will get a routine day off on Tuesday versus the Detroit Tigers. With the Rangers playing last night, Heim will get the afternoon to rest his knees. Heim has been off to a nice start this season with a .271 batting average to go along with two homers and 11 RBI as part of a strong Texas Rangers lineup. In place of Heim on Tuesday with be backup catcher Andrew Knizner. Knizner is hitless in 11 at-bats this season and can be avoided against Casey Mize and the Tigers. Heim should return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Wed Feb 2116:44Jonah Heim Won't Make Spring Debut Until Feb. 28
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim won't make his first Cactus League start until Feb. 28. Heim isn't injured, but the Rangers are giving him extra recovery time this spring after a long season in 2023 that culminated in the franchise's first-ever World Series championship. There's no need for the Rangers to rush Heim into Cactus League action with games kicking off this weekend. The 28-year-old switch-hitting backstop made his first All-Star team in 2023 and hit .258/.317/.438 with a career-high 18 home runs, 28 doubles, 95 RBI and 61 runs scored in 131 games for the Rangers in the regular season. In an effort to give Heim more days off early on in 2024, the Rangers may keep three catchers on the major-league roster. Although he's almost 30, Heim is a top-15 fantasy backstop.
Source: - Jeff
Fri Oct 20 202314:09Jonah Heim Moved Down To Nine-Hole In Game 5
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim has been demoted to the bottom of the lineup for Friday night's ALCS Game 5 matchup with the Houston Astros and right-hander Justin Verlander. Indeed, Heim will catch and hit ninth on Friday in the midst of a slump that has seen him go just 2-for-14 so far in the ALCS, although one of his hits went for a home run. Nonetheless, Heim is hitting just .200 with one home run and a .549 OPS across 38 plate appearances in the postseason altogether. While he began the playoffs with a seven-game hitting streak, he has yet to record a multi-hit game while his home run is his lone extra-base hit in the postseason.
Mon Sep 18 202318:13Jonah Heim Back At It Monday
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim is back in the starting lineup Monday versus the Boston Red Sox and right-hander Kutter Crawford. Heim took a seat for Sunday's series finale against the Cleveland Guardians but will return to the lineup out of the seven-hole Monday at home. A first-time All-Star this season, Heim has struggled mightily since the Midsummer Classic. After hitting .282 with an .812 OPS in the season's first half, the 28-year-old has hit just .214 with a .658 OPS across 37 second-half games, although a wrist injury could very well be the culprit of his second-half struggles. That said, he has two homers, a double and eight RBI over his last six games and should remain a top-tier fantasy backstop into the 2024 campaign.
Sat Aug 26 202318:24Jonah Heim Remains On The Bench
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim is out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins. This marks the second day in a row that Heim has been on the bench. The switch-hitter has gone 2-for-24 at the plate since returning from his wrist injury. There is no indication that the wrist injury is still bothering Heim right now. This appears to be just a few rest days in order to get Heim back on track. In the meantime, Mitch Garver will cover behind the plate and bat fifth versus right-hander Joe Ryan on Saturday. Fantasy managers will have to check back for another update on Heim's status.
Fri Aug 25 202317:39Jonah Heim Getting A Breather Against Twins
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim is starting Friday's contest against the Minnesota Twins on the bench. Austin Hedges will do the catching for Texas and will hit in the nine-hole against Twins right-hander Sonny Gray. It's quite possible that Heim is still bothered by a left-wrist injury that caused him to miss around a month of action. Since returning from the injured list on Aug. 13, he's gone 2-for-24 with no home runs or RBI, eight strikeouts and one run scored in eight games (seven starts). Overall this year, though, Heim has been useful in single-catcher leagues for his power. He currently has 14 home runs, 70 RBI, 50 runs scored and a .267/.325/.452 slash line in 352 at-bats. Hedges will be one to avoid in DFS on Friday at the catcher position.
Mon Aug 14 202317:42Jonah Heim Gets A Breather Against Angels
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim will be given the day off on Monday against the division-rival Los Angeles Angels. Heim just returned from the injured list due to a torn tendon sheath in his wrist on Sunday, so the Rangers are going to ease him back into starting catching duties. Mitch Garver will catch right-hander Max Scherzer on Monday and will hit fifth against Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval. Heim went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in his first game back on Sunday, and the 28-year-old switch-hitting catcher is now batting .278/.336/.474 on the season with an .810 OPS, 14 home runs, 70 RBI and 49 runs scored in 331 at-bats. Heim has been plenty valuable in single-catcher leagues as a first-time All-Star in 2023.
Sun Aug 13 202314:00Jonah Heim Activated From The Injured List, Starting On Sunday
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim has been activated from the 10-day injured list and is starting on Sunday. This one came out of left field as Heim is dealing with a torn left wrist tendon that had the potential to end his season. He took some batting practice earlier in the week and apparently feels ready to give it a go on Sunday. He's starting behind the plate and batting fifth against Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants. Heim was putting together a phenomenal season before getting hurt. He's slashing .280/.337/.479 with 14 home runs, 70 RBI, and two stolen bases over 328 at-bats. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect the same type of production, however, as he's playing with the injury to his wrist.
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Fri Aug 11 202319:34Jonah Heim Takes Batting Practice Friday
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim (wrist) took live batting practice on the field at Oracle Park on Friday before the game against the San Francisco Giants. Heim continues to take batting practice this week and is healing nicely from a partially torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. Barring a setback this weekend, the 28-year-old switch-hitting backstop could return early next week for the Rangers. When he does return, he should resume primary catching duties behind the plate in Texas. Heim made his first All-Star team this year and is hitting .280/.337/.479 with an .816 OPS, 14 home runs, 70 RBI and 49 runs scored in 90 games. He's been extremely valuable in fantasy at a weak catcher position. Mitch Garver will continue to see more starts behind the plate until Heim is back.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Evan
Wed Aug 9 202312:30Jonah Heim Takes Batting Practice
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim (wrist) took batting practice on Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist. The 28-year-old left-handed-hitting backstop also caught a bullpen session. Manager Bruce Bochy said it's possible that Heim will face live pitching as early as Monday, and he could return from the injured list to rejoin the active roster during the club's six-game homestand that starts next week. Heim is making great progress from a pretty serious injury, but he's expected to only hit from the left side once he returns. He's shown more power from the left side (13 of his 14 home runs), but he's been better from the right side average-wise (.324) than the left side (.269). Regardless, Heim should return to primary catching duties in Texas when he's healthy.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Evan
Tue Aug 8 202308:18Jonah Heim Hitting Off The Tee
Texas Rangers backstop Jonah Heim (wrist) caught a side session and began hitting off a tee on Monday, according to The 28-year-old hit the injured list in late July after sustaining a left wrist tendon sprain. Heim is expected to be out until at least mid-August. Over 90 games before the injury, the 2023 All-Star slashed .280/.337/.479 with 14 homers, 49 runs, 70 RBI, and two stolen bases. That kind of production is rare from the catching position, so fantasy managers should want Heim back as soon as possible.
Fri Jul 28 202319:35Jonah Heim Lands On Injured List
The Texas Rangers placed catcher Jonah Heim (wrist) on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 27) on Friday with a left wrist tendon strain. In corresponding moves, the team activated right-hander Josh Sborz (biceps) from the 15-day injured list, recalled outfielder Bubba Thompson from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned right-hander Owen White to Round Rock. Heim will attempt to rest for two to three weeks, but there's a chance he'll need season-ending surgery eventually. It's a major blow to the Rangers and fantasy managers, as the 28-year-old All-Star backstop is having a breakout year with a .280/.337/.479 slash line, 14 home runs and 70 RBI in 90 games. Mitch Garver and Sam Huff figure to split the catching duties while Heim heals up.
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