Guillermo Heredia Molina Jr. is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. In 2016, he debuted in the major leagues.
He’s played for the Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Mets in the past. He bats and throws with his right hand.
On Tuesday, the Braves bolstered their depth by making two trades that will keep Orlando Arcia and Guillermo Heredia in Atlanta.
Atlanta signed Arcia to a two-year, $3 million contract with a club option, and Heredia to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Arcia, who began his career as a shortstop, spent most of his time in left field for the Braves after being acquired in a trade with the Brewers in April. In 32 games with Atlanta, the 27-year-old batted.214 with two home runs and 13 RBIs.
After being taken off waivers from the Mets in February, Heredia, a good defensive center fielder, played 120 games for the Braves in 2021. The 31-year-old smacked a home run. With five home runs and 26 RBIs, he batted 220.
When the 2021 season began, Heredia appeared to be little more than a roster long shot, but he ended up playing a significant role on and off the field during Atlanta’s championship run.
Heredia was one of the team’s biggest supporters in the dugout and helped cover the vacuum in the outfield early on. He appeared in 120 games, hitting .220/.311/.354 with five home runs.
He made the most impact against left-handed pitchers, hitting .259/.330/.427 with a 101 wRC+ against them. Heredia is more suited as a fourth or fifth outfielder, but his ability to play center field adds to his worth.
How Tall Is Guillermo Heredia?
Guillermo Heredia stands at a height of 1.78 m.