From BR Bullpen
Michael Steven Hessman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 215 lb.
- High School Mater Dei High School
- Debut August 22, 2003
 Biographical Information
Mike Hessman was the International League MVP in 2007, hitting over 30 homers and driving in over 95. He was the league's All-Star third baseman. He has tremendous power with a tendency to seldom walk and to strike out way too much.
Hessman struggled in the 2008 Olympics, going 2 for 22 as the worst hitter for Team USA, which won Bronze. He split time with Matthew Brown at third base. Both of his hits came in a one-run loss to eventual Gold Medal winner South Korea; one was a solo homer off closer Ki-joo Han.
He hit his first major league triple under unusual circumstances. Playing for the New York Mets on August 13, 2010, he hit a ball to deep left field at Citi Field against Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. The umpires initially ruled it a home run, but after LF Raul Ibanez and manager Charlie Manuel complained, the umpires went to a video review, and after six minutes of looking at video replays, declared that the ball had not cleared the fence and placed Hessman on third base.