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Heston Kjerstad

DH · Baltimore Orioles

Bats L Throws R
Height 6'3" Weight 205
DOB 1999-02-12 Age 25.3
Hometown Amarillo, TX
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 40.06, 591st

Season Projections

SourceFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
ATC109.641155142183771518103623.410.258.317.417.734.159
Draft Buddy123.046174159214181520114123.610.258.316.415.731.157
Steamer108.537150135183671518103322.310.263.321.432.753.169
THE BAT107.14316214918378141893823.510.251.306.391.697.140
Zeile142.051201184244891623134622.911.261.318.418.736.157

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Heston Kjerstad Doubles On Sunday, Worth A Close Watch At Triple-A

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    Baltimore Orioles prospect Heston Kjerstad went 1-for-5 with a double for the Norfolk Tides against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Kjerstad is hitting .233 with a home run and six RBI in June. After a brief stint with the Orioles in which he was 2-for-14 in limited playing time, Kjerstad is back in Triple-A, refining his game. Despite a slight dip in June, the 25-year-old has been very consistent at Triple-A this season with a .310 batting average and a 1.033 OPS. His 14 homers and 50 RBI show he can hit for power when given the opportunity. The Orioles have shown a willingness to promote young prospects this season, as seen with Jackson Holliday , Connor Norby , and Kjerstad himself. Kjerstad's power potential and a potential spot in the potent Orioles' lineup make him one of the top minor league stashes for fantasy managers.

    Jun 10 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad Jackson Holliday Connor Norby
  • Heston Kjerstad Extends Hitting Streak

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    Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad went 1-for-4 on Tuesday night against the Gwinnett Stripers, extending his hitting streak to eight games. Throughout this streak, he's slashing .419/.500/.774 with five doubles, two home runs, and nine home runs in 37 appearances. After a brief stint with the O's, he was demoted in the middle of May. Since his return to Triple-A Norfolk, he's slashing .348/.421/.674 with six doubles, three homers, and 14 RBI in 58 plate appearances. For the time being, Kjerstad will likely continue to dominate in minors. Given how many talented outfielders the Orioles have, it's uncertain when he'll see big-league action again.

    May 29 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Extends Hitting Streak With 13th Long Ball

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    Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad extended his impressive multi-hit hitting streak to three games on Thursday with a three-hit performance in addition to hitting his 13th home run of the season. Kjerstad has been outstanding with Triple-A Norfolk this season, riding an overall .347/.427/.754 line with 44 RBI. The 25-year-old earned a promotion to the major leagues on April 23 but did not receive consistent playing time and was eventually sent back down to the minor leagues to further his development on May 13. Since his return to Triple-A, Kjerstad has posted a .344/.415/.781 line with three home runs. The number four prospect in the Baltimore system is clearly ready for the major leagues but does not have a spot to fill in the Baltimore lineup. For now, he will continue to dominate Triple-A but could be the first name called if needed to replace an injured player making him a solid stash option in most leagues.

    May 24 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Continues To Mash Amid Demotion

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    After getting demoted earlier in the week, Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad went back to what he was familiar with and hit a home run for Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday. After hitting 10 homers out of the gate for Norfolk, Kjerstad was promoted to the big-league club on April 23. Unfortunately for the 25-year-old, he only got 14 at-bats and had two hits in those at-bats. Kjerstad being sent back down has more to do with getting him everyday at-bats with that not happening at the big-league level. The Top-25 prospect has shown immense power on the farm, but it will likely take an injury or a trade for him to make an impact for managers in redraft leagues as there just is not enough for volume for him at the moment. Managers in dynasty leagues should continue to hold Kjerstad, even if it is not until 2025 that he makes a major impact.

    May 16 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Orioles Claim Corbin Martin, Recall Kyle Stowers

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    1:23pm: Baltimore will option top outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad to Norfolk to make room for Stowers, tweets Ghiroli. 12:50pm: The Orioles announced Monday that they've claimed right-hander Corbin Martin off waivers from the Brewers. He's been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Baltimore's 40-man roster had an open spot and is now at capacity. It seems as...

    May 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Baltimore Orioles Milwaukee Brewers Corbin Martin Heston Kjerstad Kyle Stowers
  • Heston Kjerstad Optioned To Triple-A

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    The Baltimore Orioles optioned outfielder Heston Kjerstad to Triple-A ahead of their three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. Kjerstad was one of the hottest hitters at Triple-A this season, batting an absurd .349 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 21 games. As a result, the Orioles decided to call him up in late April. However, the left-handed slugger didn't see the playing time he deserved upon his promotion and only started four games for Baltimore over the past three weeks. He had just two hits across 17 plate appearances in 2024. The move to send down MLB Pipeline's No. 23 prospect has likely something to do with the team wanting the young outfielder to get more consistent at-bats at the plate. In a corresponding move, the Orioles called up Kyle Stowers from Triple-A Norfolk.

    May 13 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Riding Pine Again On Monday

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    Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad is not in the starting lineup yet again on Monday as the team takes on the visiting New York Yankees at Camden Yards. This will be the fifth straight game that Kjerstad is not in the O's starting lineup after he started the first two contests following his promotion from Triple-A Norfolk. If this continues to be the case, don't be surprised if the Orioles send the 25-year-old left-handed hitter back to the minors so that he can play every day. The former second overall pick in 2020 out of Arkansas has gone hitless in his first five major-league at-bats with three strikeouts. It's been hard for manager Brandon Hyde to find Kjerstad consistent playing time with Colton Cowser playing so well.

    Apr 29 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Sitting Against Left-Hander

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    Baltimore Orioles rookie outfielder Heston Kjerstad is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Anderson. Kjerstad made his 2024 debut for the O's on Tuesday against a right-hander and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, so he'll head to the bench on Wednesday against a lefty that has been pitching well early this year. Colton Cowser is starting in left field and is batting eighth for the Orioles against Anderson. Kjerstad, the team's No. 4 prospect per MLB Pipeline, earned the promotion to Baltimore after hitting .349/.431/.744 with a 1.176 OPS, 10 home runs and 30 RBI in the first 21 games for Triple-A Norfolk. The 25-year-old should be rostered in mixed leagues, but don't be surprised if he continues to sit against lefties given Baltimore's stacked roster.

    Apr 24 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Hitting Eighth In Debut

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    Baltimore Orioles rookie outfielder Heston Kjerstad will make his MLB debut against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. The rookie outfielder is in right field and batting eighth during his O's debut. It's nice to see the O's giving Kjerstad a legitimate look after he tore the cover off the ball in Triple-A. Kjerstad hit 10 home runs with 30 RBI in 21 games before his promotion. He should be a strong fantasy contributor as long as he gets regular at-bats in Baltimore.

    Apr 23 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Orioles Calling Up Heston Kjerstad

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    The Baltimore Orioles plan to recall outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad from the minor leagues ahead of Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. Kjerstad, the No. 42 prospect in baseball and Baltimore's No. 4 prospect, is slashing a prolific .349/.431/.744 with 10 home runs, 30 RBI, 25 runs scored, and one stolen base in 86 at-bats (21 games) for Triple-A Norfolk this season, and it was only a matter of time before he was brought back up to the big-league club after a brief cameo late last season. The lefty-hitting 25-year-old former No. 2 overall pick figures to get most of his playing time in left field and at designated hitter against right-handed pitching with Austin Hays (calf) sidelined, but there's no guarantee for everyday at-bats with both Colton Cowser and Ryan O'Hearn off to strong starts. Even so, Kjerstad carries enough four-category fantasy upside to be an immediate add in the majority of mixed leagues.

    Apr 22 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Hits Eighth Home Run On Thursday

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    Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad launched his eighth home run of the season to cap off a 3-3 day at the plate. The 25-year-old has been off to an unbelievable start to the season with a .342/.425/.726 line and is closing in on double-digit long balls. Kjerstad held his own in the majors last season, albeit in a small sample size where he hit for a .233 AVG and two home runs, and should be in for a bigger opportunity this season. Kjerstad is on the brink of a promotion and is worth stashing even in standard leagues.

    Apr 19 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Coming Off Historic Week

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    Baltimore Orioles prospect Heston Kjerstad is a household name at this point, and he even appeared in 12 big-league games last season. A deep Orioles roster led to Kjerstad opening the 2024 campaign at Triple-A, but he's become nearly impossible to keep down at this point. He possesses impressive strength and bat speed, using these skills to produce steady contact and power. Despite his aggressive tendencies, he's done an excellent job minimizing strikeouts. Defensively, he has a decent glove and an impressive arm that should allow him to play right field long-term. You'd be hard-pressed to find an individual prospect performance as dominant as Kjerstad's from last week. The former first-round pick mashed opposing pitching, finishing the week with a 12-for-27 line, six homers, 21 RBI, five walks, and six strikeouts. Yes, you read that correctly: Kjerstad drove in 21 runs over the course of one week (six games). He's destined for a promotion to the majors sooner rather than later.

    Apr 9 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad On Fire To Start The Season

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    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad hit his fifth home run Thursday in just the sixth game of the season in the minors. The former Arkansas Razorback has been on an epic tear during the first week, batting .593 with 21 RBI. Kjerstad briefly displayed his power over a short stint with the Orioles last season and has continued his menacing ways at the plate in 2024. There is a current logjam of young talent at Camden Yards, however, there is always room for elite power. Fantasy managers should keep tabs on the former second overall draft pick, as he could earn a promotion any day.

    Apr 4 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Off To Hot Start

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    Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Heston Kjerstad has been off to a nice start for Triple-A Norfolk with six hits over his first 12 at-bats. He has also scored four runs and drove in four. The 25-year-old was drafted second overall in 2020 and has become of the top outfield prospects in the game. This past season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, Kerstad hit a healthy .303 with 29 doubles, 21 homers and 55 RBI. Although he is older than most top prospects, the power hitter would likely have a better chance at the big leagues as a member of another franchise, but he could still get a shot with the Orioles if an injury or two opens things up. For now, Kerstad should be rostered in most dynasty leagues, with minimal value in redraft leagues, due to limited opportunity.

    Apr 2 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Heston Kjerstad Reassigned To Minor-League Camp

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    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad has been reassigned to minor-league camp as the Orioles also reassigned fellow top prospects Jackson Holliday and Kyle Stowers on Friday. The 25-year-old made his big-league debut in the 2023 season and hit .233 with two home runs alongside a .748 OPS across 13 games and 33 trips to the plate. He spent the bulk of his season between Double-A and Triple-A, combining to hit .303 with 21 home runs, five stolen bases, and a .904 OPS across 122 games and 543 trips to the plate. He will open the season at Triple-A Norfolk but a promotion to the big leagues shouldn't be far away.

    Mar 22 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Heston Kjerstad
  • Offseason In Review: Baltimore Orioles

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    Between a new owner, a new lease at Camden Yards, and one of the offseason’s biggest trades, the Orioles made plenty of news on and off the field this winter.  Now the question is whether the reigning AL East champions can take the next step forward to challenge for a World Series title. Major League…

    Mar 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Baltimore Orioles Felix Bautista Kyle Bradish Peyton Burdick Corbin Burnes Yennier Cano Diego Castillo Colton Cowser Tucker Davidson Ronald Guzman Austin Hays Gunnar Henderson Jackson Holliday Cole Irvin Daniel Johnson Seth Johnson Craig Kimbrel Heston Kjerstad Dean Kremer Matt Krook Jorge Mateo Nick Maton Coby Mayo Chayce McDermott Ryan McKenna John Means Cedric Mullins Tyler Nevin Aaron Nola Connor Norby Kaleb Ort Michael Perez Cade Povich Grayson Rodriguez Anthony Santander Kyle Stowers Andrew Suarez Julio Teheran Ramon Urias Terrin Vavra Tyler Wells Jordan Westburg Kolten Wong Bruce Zimmermann
  • Hitting Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    2023BAL23.013323037102421031.300.233.281.467.748.234
    2024BAL5.0717140200002635.300.143.294.143.437.000
    2024 ATC109.641155142183771518103623.410.258.317.417.734.159
    2024 Draft Buddy123.046174159214181520114123.610.258.316.415.731.157
    2024 Steamer108.537150135183671518103322.310.263.321.432.753.169
    2024 THE BAT107.14316214918378141893823.510.251.306.391.697.140
    2024 Zeile142.051201184244891623134622.911.261.318.418.736.157

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    SeasonTeamLFRFOFDH
    2023BAL3146
    2024BAL2240

    2024

    WeekOppFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    7vs ARI, at WAS0.03550000000240.000.000.000.000.000.000
    6at CIN, vs NYY5.02740200002114.300.500.667.5001.167.000
    5vs OAK, at LAA0.02550000000360.000.000.000.000.000.000

    2023

    WeekOppFPtsGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    27vs BOS6.04980210021222.200.250.333.375.708.125
    26at CLE, at HOU11.0619182400111526.300.222.263.389.652.167
    25vs TB6.03441100110375.000.250.2501.0001.250.750

    2024

    DateOppResultFPtsOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    May 11vs ARIW 5-40.08330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    May 8at WASW 7-60.08c11000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 7at WASL 0-30.09a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 3at CINW 3-03.08420100002125.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    May 1vs NYYL 0-22.0832010000000.000.500.667.5001.167.000
    Apr 26vs OAKL 2-30.09a11000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 23at LAAL 4-70.08440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000

    2023

    DateOppResultFPtsOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Oct 1vs BOSL 1-61.0643000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Sep 30vs BOSW 5-22.06a11010001000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Sep 29vs BOSL 0-30.05330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 28vs BOSW 2-03.09a11011001000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Sep 24at CLEW 5-12.05211000001150.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Sep 22at CLEL 8-90.0733000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 21at CLEL 2-51.09a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Sep 20at HOUL 1-20.06440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 19at HOUW 9-56.06441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Sep 18at HOUW 8-72.08550200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 17vs TBW 5-40.09a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 15vs TBL 1-76.07221100110150.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Sep 14vs TBL 3-40.08a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
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