Jonah Heim Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/27/1995 (28)
Jonah Heim Season Stats
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Jonah Heim News
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.
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.
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 enjoyed a breakout campaign last season as he set career-bests in all major statistical categories while backstopping the Rangers to a World Series championship. The first-time All Star batted .258 with a .739 OPS and swatted 18 homers, en route to finishing as the fifth-best catcher for fantasy in 5x5 roto formats. Heim certainly benefitted from playing for a star-studded Rangers team as he scored 61 runs, and his 95 RBI were 15 more than any other catcher. A look under the hood fully supports Heim's breakout as his hard-hit rate (38.5%), average exit velocity (91.4 MPH), and barrel rate (8%) were all better than MLB average. Entering his age-28 campaign, Heim again projects as a top catcher for fantasy as he's slated to get every day at-bats for one of the best lineups in baseball. Even if Heim regresses slightly from last season's peak performance, he should still deliver solid production from the catcher spot thanks to elite plate-discipline. He struck out under 20-percent of the time each of the past two seasons while posting a sturdy eight-percent walk rate, so expect plenty of runs and RBI as part of a great Texas lineup. Draft Heim with confidence as your starting catcher near his average-draft position of 180th overall.