Scott Matthew Heineman…brother, Tyler, is a catcher in the San Francisco organization and made his Major League debut with Arizona in 2019…the brothers Heineman hosted the second annual Prime Time Charity Casino Classic on 1/9/20…the event raises money for Team Prime Time, whose mission is to provide intervention programs for at-risk children from low-income areas of Los Angeles that combine academics, athletics, leadership training and the arts…Scott and his family were supporters of Gabe Marshall, a 9-year-old boy with a brain tumor from Hutchinson, Kan.…the family arranged several special events for Gabe, including a trip to a Kansas City Chiefs game in December 2016…his selection in the draft was dedicated to Julie McGraw, who is the wife of Pacific Northwest amateur scout Gary McGraw...Julie was recovering from a stroke at the time…participated in the Dallas minicamp at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy in January.
Heineman had 2 stints with the Rangers in his 1st ML action: 8/2-7 and 8/19-end of season…went 2-for-10 in 4 G during his 1st stint, and was optioned to Nashville (AAA) following 2nd game of doubleheader on 8/7 at CLE…appeared in 21 G for Texas during 2nd stint, batting .215 (14-65) …had 21 starts w/ TEX at CF (9), 1B (4), LF (4) and RF (4)…marked 1st career action at 1B…went 2-for-4 in his ML debut with start in CF on 8/2 vs. DET, the 1st Ranger with a multi-hit game in his ML debut since Brett Nicholas (2 H) on 4/11/16 at SEA…both of his home runs came against NYY, the 1st on 9/3 at Yankee Stadium (off Jonathan Loaisiga) and the 2nd on 9/27 in Arlington (off Chance Adams)…posted a career-best 3 RBI on 9/24 vs. BOS…reached safely a career-best 5 times on 9/28 vs. NYY, one of 6 such games by a Ranger in 2019…went 6-for-15 over final 4 G, multiple hits in 2 of 4, to raise batting average from .167 to season-ending .213...in the minor leagues, slashed a combined .347/.415/.591/1.006 (61-176) with 10 HR and 31 RBI in 46 G between Nashville and AZL Rangers...entered season as Texas' 26th-best prospect according to Baseball America.
Posted the 5th-highest average among Texas organization qualifiers and finished 4th in RBI...spent opening week of season with Frisco and hit safely in 6 of 7 G before promotion to Round Rock...compiled 15-G hit streak from 5/27-6/13, batting .354/.432/.631/1.063 (23-65) with 5 HR and 18 RBI during that span...also reached safely in 16 straight G from 6/29-7/17...struck out in 19.6% of plate apperances, a decrease from previous campaign (22.9% in '17)...tied Christian Lopes for club lead in stolen bases (16)...recorded a pair of multi-HR games: 6/9 at Las Vegas, 8/26 vs. New Orleans...notched career-high 6 RBI on 6/10 at Las Vegas.
Ranked among the Frisco club leaders in runs scored (1st, 82), triples (1st, 7), hits (2nd, 133), doubles (2nd, 26), HR (T4th, 9), and RBI (5th, 44)…earned Texas League Player of the Week honors twice, 6/19-25 and 8/14-20…saw action at all 3 outfield spots…had a pair of 25 G on-base streaks, 4/6-5/5 and 6/6-7/10, T7th-longest in the TL…batted .296/.383/.487/.870 over 1st 36 G and .221/.301/.320/.622 over next 59 G through 8/10…hit .435/.495/.612/1.107 over final 22 G.
Returned to action following ankle surgery in 2015 and earned a spot on the California League postseason All-Star team in his 1st pro season…ranked among the Texas minor league leaders in RBI (2nd, 80), batting (3rd, .303), and stolen bases (3rd, 30)…led the CAL League in doubles (39) and hits (159), while also ranking among the league leaders in average (4th) and stolen bases (5th, 30)…batted .315/.393/.476 (53- 168) over 1st 44 games with the Mavericks…hit .253/.344/.419 over next 48 games through 7/19 to drop season average to .282…batted .345/.425/.626 over final 42 games…was 10-for-30 (.300) with 4 RBI, 7 runs scored, and 3 walks over 7 postseason games…hit .231 (15-65) with 2 doubles, a home run, 6 RBI, and 13 walks over 20 games with the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League.
Did not see official action after undergoing right ankle surgery on 7/1.