Jonah Heim Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/27/1995 (28)
Jonah Heim Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jonah Heim News
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.
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.
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.
Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim enjoyed his best season as a Major-League player last season, hitting .227 with a .298 on-base percentage, 16 home runs, and a pair of stolen bases in 450 plate appearances. While he provides more value to the Rangers with his glovework behind the plate, Heim also provided value for fantasy managers last season with his ability to contribute home runs and the occasional steal at the catcher position. His .227 batting average was a career-high, but it also might've been a bit on the unlucky side, what with just a 19.3% strikeout rate and a .249 BABIP. If Heim's BABIP isn't as unlucky next year, he could be in for a considerably better fantasy season. Plus, with his ability to impact the game behind the plate, Heim should continue to get regular plate appearances for the Rangers. As of right now, the 26-year-old's only competition for starts behind the plate is Sam Huff and Mitch Garver, though Huff has only appeared in 44 games at the Major League level and Garver saw most of his starts at designated hitter last season.