Heston Makes Case For Rookie Of The Year

CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

It’s late July and around the league, rookies have solidified themselves as either future stars, role players or duds. Thankfully for the San Francisco Giants, they have a star in the making with Chris Heston.

As a 27-year-old, Heston may be considered a little old for a rookie, but his experience in the minor leagues have prepared him for the weight he has carried for the Giants this season. After six full seasons in the minors, Heston got his shot when Matt Cain and Jake Peavy broke down early on in the season. He filled in and never looked back.

Leading all rookie starting pitchers with an 11-5 record and 3.14 ERA, Heston has been the best pitcher on the Giants behind only Madison Bumgarner. He threw a no-hitter on the road in just his 12th big league start and he has allowed more than three runs in just five…

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