Jimmy Heck grew up in Saint Louis Park, Mn and attended Benilde-St Margaret’s high school. He was all-conference his junior and senior seasons before moving on to play at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. At UMD he was a four-year starter. His junior year he was named 1st team all-region and conference gold glove winner at 2nd base. He played in the Northwoods summer league following his junior season for the Duluth Huskies. In his senior year he was a part of the best team in UMD history. They were regular season conference champions, advanced to a regional tournament for just the second time in school history and broke countless single season school records. He broke the previous UMD single season record for home runs (15) his senior year with 17 only to be out hit by his roommate, D2 player of the year Alex Wojciechoski who hit 33. Following the season he was named an All-American. After UMD he began his pro career in the Pecos League for the Saguaros in Tuscon, Arizona. He helped the team win the Pecos league championship before getting a call to join the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League for the rest of their 2016 season. The Joliet Slammers is where he will begin his 2017 season.