Nick Heath Is Grinding Out A Career In MLB | He’s Ready For Whatever, Whenever

Nick Heath Is Grinding Out A Career In MLB | He’s Ready For Whatever, Whenever

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Nick Heath wants to make his mark in MLB.

So far during the 2021 season he’s bounced around from the minors to the majors. But on June 23, the Diamondbacks recalled Heath from the Triple-A Reno Aces, and he now has another opportunity to stay on the team throughout the remainder of the season. 

Heath started the season on the big league roster and made his debut with the team on April 18.



Heath went 3-for-4 at the plate, impressing many people with his performance, and giving Diamondbacks’ fans a lot to smile about.

Now that’s the performance you want to have in your first game with a new team. After that impressive performance, Heath struggled at the plate. He went hitless over his next six games and finished April with a .190 batting average.

Heath was sent back to the minors in May, but he wasn’t there for long. When the Diamondbacks recalled Heath in June, they designated pitcher Stefan Crichton for assignment.


Nick Heath Is Out To Prove He Belongs In The Show


Through 18 games this season, Heath is batting .156 with five hits and an RBI. Before he was recalled back to the team, his last appearance for the Diamondbacks was on May 16 against the Washington Nationals. He went 0-for-1 with a strikeout.

Diamondbacks’ manager Torey Lovullo knows that Heath is a talented young player and has the potential to make an impact on the team.

“Nick’s gonna obviously get some opportunities, get a couple at-bats,” Lovullo told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.” “He’s a good player, he’s a good baseball player and he’s helped us win some baseball games earlier this year.”

“Anytime you get a young player up here to help you win some baseball games you’ve got to be excited about that. I’m not sure what type of rotation will be there yet.”

Heath has had his share of success during his time in the minors and that’s a big reason why he’s back on the roster for the Diamondbacks.

He’s posted a .297 batting average with two home runs and 11 RBI in the minors this year.

This brother can play at the highest level and he has the potential to have success. All he needs to do is make the most of his opportunities and now he’s getting another chance to do that.



The 27-year-old has not recorded a hit since his return to the team in June. He’s only made five appearances since coming back to the team and has had one appearance at the plate.

One thing you always have to do in this sport and in any sport is stay ready, because you never know when that opportunity is going to come. 

For Heath, that is exactly what he’ll have to do. Whether he’s coming in for a pinch-hitter role or if he’ll start a game, he has to be ready to perform at the highest level.

And Heath has the potential to do just that. He can make an impact at the plate and in the field. The Diamondbacks have a hidden gem on their hands with Heath and his time will come.

Nick Heath Is Out To Prove He Belongs In The Show

Nick Heath Is Out To Prove He Belongs In The Show

The Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves at the bottom of the pack in a loaded NL West division. It’s going to be a battle for the Diamondbacks to make a strong push for the playoffs and they’ll need production from every player.

One player who is new to the team and trying to make a name for himself is Nick Heath. Heath is in his second year, though he did not play a full season in 2020. He’s looking to change that in 2021 and become a mainstay in the league.

The 27-year-old had a memorable performance in his Diamondbacks debut on April 18 against the Washington Nationals. Our MLB Bro was on fire at the plate, going 3-for-4 in that game. 

Heath was filled with excitement after his productive performance. 


“Being able to come out here and be yourself and know these guys are pulling for you even though you’re the new guy on the block, man that’s pretty awesome,” he said in an article from

The days leading up to his debut with the Diamondbacks were a complete rollercoaster. Going into the season, the outfielder was a member of the Kansas City Royals, but that didn’t last long.

He found out that the Royals designated him for assignment, removing him from the team. Here, you had a player unsure of what his future would look like and wondering what his next move would be.

Well, the Diamondbacks saw something in this brother and decided to pick him up.

“Showing up, I didn’t know what to expect,” Heath said in the article. “Didn’t know what role I was going to be in. … It’s kind of tough, these guys losing somebody they’ve been around for a while so the goal for me right now is to just step in and be able to fill in the role.”



Heath is still considered one of the young guys.  He’s just getting his feet wet and his career has a lot of chapters to still complete. 

After his breakout debut with Arizona, Heath’s bat went cold. Through 31 at-bats this season, he has only five hits, with three of them coming in the same game. But 31 bats is too small a sample size to judge right now. In fact, he’s only had 53 major league plate appearances in his lifetime. 

The good thing about baseball is that it’s a long season and Heath has the potential to get out of this slump that he’s in. He’s currently batting .161 with an RBI. 

The Royals drafted Heath in the 16th round of the MLB draft out of Northwestern State University. He spent five seasons in the minors before getting the call-up with the Royals in 2020. 



He appeared in 15 games that season and recorded two hits. The journey to get to the big leagues is a tough one and Heath has put in the work to reach the big stage.

Now, it’s all about staying there. This season, he’s already spent some time with the AAA affiliate team, the Reno Aces. Our MLB bro will have multiple opportunities this season to make a name for himself and show why he belongs in the league. 

Don’t sleep on our brother Heath, this guy is talented.