• Full name John Luke Heyer
  • Born 09/26/1996 in Lithia, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Kentucky
  • Drafted in the 8th round (254th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018 (signed for $47,500).
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    After an excellent stint at Central Florida JC, Heyer was a versatile reserve for Kentucky in 2017 as a junior. He stepped up into a much larger role this year as he became the Wildcats everyday third baseman and biggest power threat. Heyer hit a team-best 18 home runs and slugged a team-best .690 during the regular season. He generates power with leverage and strength, although scouts are more skeptical that he'll be able to hit for average in pro ball, as his power comes with some swing-and-miss tendencies and a pitcher who can locate can stay a step ahead of Heyer. Defensively, he's fringy at third base with a fringe-average arm. He'll most likely slide back and forth between third base and left field (he's a 40 runner) in pro ball. Heyer fits as a useful senior sign who could go in the sixth to 10th round.

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