26 Kurt Heyer
26 Kurt Heyer
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Previous College: University of Arizona
Position: P

Born: 01/23/1991

Bats/Throws: L/R

2018 Status: Experienced

- Entering first season with Southern Illinois in 2018

- Split the 2017 season between Les Aigles de Trois-Rivieres (Can-Am) and the Sioux City Explorers (American Association), with one start at Triple-A Memphis in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

- Played five full seasons in the Cardinals organization, including the last three between Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis, going 4-7 with a 5.34 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 26 walks in 94 1/3 innings over 34 games and 12 starts in 2016

- Appeared primarily as a reliever in 2015 with Springfield/Memphis, going 7-2 with a 4.09 ERA in 41 games (6 starts), striking out 57 and walking 23 in 83 2/3 innings

- Was a workhorse starter in 2014 at Springfield/Memphis, tossing 152 1/3 innings over 28 games (27 starts) with a 4.84 ERA, 109 strikeouts and 46 walks

- Drafted by the Cardinals in the 6th round of the 2012 MLB Draft after leading the University of Arizona to the College World Series national championship with a 13-2 record, 2.24 ERA, 113 strikeouts and only 28 walks in 153 innings pitched over 19 starts with seven complete games as a junior, earning Second Team All-America honors from Baseball America

- For his career at Arizona, was a three-time all-Pac 12 selection as the Wildcats' #1 starter, going 28-11 over 56 games (55 starts) with a 2.56 ERA, 356 strikeouts and only 84 walks in 393 innings while also earning 3rd Team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball as a sophomore and Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and Louisville Slugger