Graduated from Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, CA, where as a senior he was named pre-season All-America...in 2015 was drafted by the Rangers out of the University of Oregon but did not play professionally that season following left foot surgery on 7/1...his selection in the draft was dedicated to Julie McGraw, wife of Pacific Northwest amateur scout Gary McGraw...Julie was recovering from a stroke at the time...while playing for the Brewster White Caps in 2013 was named a Cape Cod League All-Star, was his team's Most Valuable Player and led the league in stolen bases...his brother, Tyler, was drafted by the Astros in the eighth round of the 2012 first-year player draft and currently is a catcher in the Cardinals organization... the brothers Heineman host the Prime Time Charity Casino Classic, which raises money to provide intervention programs for at-risk children from low income areas of Los Angeles through academics, athletics, leadership training and the arts...follow on Twitter @ScottHeineman.
Made his first Opening Day roster and played in 24 games over two stints with the Rangers, from Opening Day-9/9 and again on 9/13...Played 1B (1gs), CF (17g, 10gs), LF (3g, 2gs) and RF (1gs)...Hit his only HR on 9/1 at SF in a start in CF opposite his brother, Tyler, who started at catcher for the Giants...In 17 apps during spring training in Arizona hit .343...On 12/2 was non-tendered by the Rangers and elected free agency...the next day was re-signed to a Major League contract...on 12/11 was designated for assignment...On 12/16 was acquired by the Reds for minor league IF Jose Acosta.
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.