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Jason Heyward

28-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

AVG

.259

HR

11

RBI

59

R

59

SB

4

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

According to FanGraphs, Heyward was worth $12.8M during the 2016 regular season in the first year of an eight-year deal with the Cubs. If the speech he gave teammates during the rain delay of Game 7 o...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/9/1989   BORN: Ridgewood, NJ   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Heyward Contract Information:

Signed an eight-year, $184 million contract with the Cubs in December of 2015.

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Jason Heyward Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 17 R GCL 8 29 27 1 8 5 4 0 1 5 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 .296 .355 .556 .911
2007 17 R DAN 4 17 16 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .313 .353 .375 .728
2008 18 A MYR 7 25 22 3 4 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 .182 .240 .273 .513
2008 18 A ROM 120 505 449 88 145 44 27 6 11 52 15 3 49 74 0 7 0 .323 .388 .483 .871
2009 19 A MYR 49 212 189 34 56 22 12 0 10 31 4 0 21 30 0 2 0 .296 .369 .519 .888
2009 19 AA MIS 47 195 162 32 57 24 13 4 7 30 5 1 28 19 0 3 2 .352 .446 .611 1.057
2009 19 AAA GWI 3 13 11 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 .364 .462 .364 .826
2010 20 MAJ ATL 142 623 520 83 144 52 29 5 18 72 11 6 91 128 0 2 10 .277 .393 .456 .849
2011 21 AAA GWI 2 7 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
2011 21 MAJ ATL 128 454 396 50 90 34 18 2 14 42 9 2 51 93 0 3 4 .227 .319 .389 .708
2012 22 MAJ ATL 158 650 587 93 158 63 30 6 27 82 21 8 58 152 0 3 2 .269 .335 .479 .814
2013 23 AAA GWI 6 26 20 1 6 1 1 0 0 6 1 0 4 7 0 1 1 .300 .423 .350 .773
2013 23 MAJ ATL 104 439 382 67 97 37 22 1 14 38 2 4 48 73 1 0 8 .254 .349 .427 .776
2014 24 MAJ ATL 149 649 573 74 155 40 26 3 11 58 20 4 67 98 0 3 6 .271 .351 .384 .735
2015 25 MAJ STL 154 608 547 79 160 50 33 4 13 60 23 3 56 90 0 3 2 .293 .359 .439 .798
2016 26 MAJ CHC 142 592 530 61 122 35 27 1 7 49 11 4 54 93 1 2 5 .230 .306 .325 .631
2017 27 A SOU 3 8 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .571 .625 .571 1.196
2017 27 MAJ CHC 126 480 432 59 112 30 15 4 11 59 4 4 41 67 2 2 3 .259 .326 .389 .715
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3-Year Averages     148 615 550 71 145 40 28 2 10 55 18 3 59 93 0 2 4 .264 .338 .376 .715
Career  (View All)     1103 4,495 3,967 566 1,038 341 200 26 115 460 101 35 466 794 4 18 40 .262 .344 .412 .756

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Jason Heyward Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Cin 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .326 .389 .715
Sep. 30 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .326 .388 .714
Sep. 29 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 28 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 27 @StL 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .327 .390 .717
Sep. 26 @StL 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .328 .389 .717
Sep. 25 @StL 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .325 .382 .707
Sep. 24 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .324 .381 .705
Sep. 23 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .325 .384 .709
Sep. 22 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .323 .384 .707
Sep. 21 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .324 .385 .709
Sep. 20 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 19 @TB 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .326 .388 .714
Sep. 17 StL 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .324 .388 .712
Sep. 16 StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .320 .382 .702
Sep. 15 StL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .320 .382 .702
Sep. 14 NYM 4 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .320 .384 .704
Sep. 13 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .321 .378 .699
Sep. 12 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .320 .379 .699
Sep. 10 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .321 .381 .702
Sep. 9 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .321 .382 .703
Sep. 8 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .322 .383 .705
Sep. 7 @Pit 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .320 .384 .704
Sep. 6 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .319 .380 .699
Sep. 5 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .319 .383 .702
Sep. 4 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .320 .384 .704
Sep. 3 Atl 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .323 .388 .711
Sep. 2 Atl 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .323 .388 .711
Sep. 1 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .317 .378 .695
Aug. 31 Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .318 .379 .697
Last 7 Games 15 3 4 2 0 1 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .389 .600 .989
Last 14 Games 31 4 9 3 0 1 6 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .405 .484 .889
Last 30 Games 76 12 20 4 0 3 13 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .364 .434 .798

Jason Heyward: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 124 13 120
2016 141 24 131
2015 147 10 144
2014 149 149
2013 103 20 87
2012 156 2 154
2011 122 122
2010 140 140

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Jason Heyward Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017116101120.267.371.662
2016140142181.207.286.586
2015162212208.272.364.709

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173164910474.256.396.734
20163904753110.238.338.647
201538558114015.301.470.835

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017222314233.257.369.688
2016269263235.227.305.606
20152574052412.307.436.824

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017210287361.262.410.744
2016261354266.234.345.656
20152903983611.279.441.773
Jason Heyward vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Kyle Hendricks CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Yu Darvish LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500

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Jason Heyward Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 17 R GCL 29 27 6.9% 13.8% 0.50 85% .318 .260
2007 17 R DAN 17 16 5.9% 29.4% 0.20 69% .455 .062
2008 18 A MYR 25 22 8% 16% 0.50 82% .211 .091
2008 18 A ROM 505 449 9.7% 14.7% 0.66 84% .361 .160
2009 19 A MYR 212 189 9.9% 14.2% 0.70 84% .305 .223
2009 19 AA MIS 195 162 14.4% 9.7% 1.47 88% .360 .259
2009 19 AAA GWI 13 11 15.4% 15.4% 1.00 82% .444 .000
2010 20 MAJ ATL 623 520 14.6% 20.5% 0.71 75% .335 .179
2011 21 AAA GWI 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .200 .166
2011 21 MAJ ATL 454 396 11.2% 20.5% 0.55 77% .260 .162
2012 22 MAJ ATL 650 587 8.9% 23.4% 0.38 74% .319 .210
2013 23 AAA GWI 26 20 15.4% 26.9% 0.57 65% .429 .050
2013 23 MAJ ATL 439 382 10.9% 16.6% 0.66 81% .281 .173
2014 24 MAJ ATL 649 573 10.3% 15.1% 0.68 83% .308 .113
2015 25 MAJ STL 608 547 9.2% 14.8% 0.62 84% .329 .146
2016 26 MAJ CHC 592 530 9.1% 15.7% 0.58 82% .266 .095
2017 27 A SOU 8 7 12.5% 0% 0.00 100% .571 .000
2017 27 MAJ CHC 480 432 8.5% 14% 0.61 84% .284 .130
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3-Year Averages     615 550 9.6% 15.1% 0.63 83% .301 .112
Career     4,495 3,967 10.4% 17.7% 0.59 80% .300 .150

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Jason Heyward Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 51 3 10 2 3 34 0 12 1
2015 RF 1217.3 39 256 21 39 607 7 262 1
2016 CF 171 4 49 2 4 88 0 28 0
2016 RF 1029.7 29 201 17 29 556 7 275 0
2017 CF 89.3 0 22 1 0 56 2 41 2
2017 RF 919 30 194 13 30 487 5 327 8
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2015 RF 10 0 10 0 0 1 1 20 0 22
2016 CF 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
2016 RF 3 9 4 0 0 -2 1 15 0 14
2017 CF 3 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 0 1 12 0 0 2 2 14 0 18

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2017 Stat Review for Jason Heyward    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.61 BB/K
GOOD
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
14.0% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.715 OPS
WEAK
.326 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.259 AVG
WEAK
.284 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.389 SLG
POOR
.130 ISO
POOR

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Jason Heyward: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Heyward is in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Wednesday.

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Heyward is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Nationals.

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Heyward is out of the lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Heyward is out of the lineup against Washington on Saturday.

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Heyward is not in the lineup against the Reds on Friday.

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Heyward is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

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Heyward went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and two walks in Tuesday's 8-7 loss at St. Louis.

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Heyward is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

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Heyward is out of the lineup against the Rays on Wednesday.

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Heyward went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Cardinals.

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Heyward is out of the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

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Heyward is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

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Heyward went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored during Saturday's win over Atlanta.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Heyward has proven himself to be one of the game's best all-around players, but unfortunately, fantasy owners aren't really rewarded for excellent outfield defense. He has yet to grow into the kind of power bat he flashed in 2012 when he hit 27 home runs for the Braves. Heyward has yet to hit 15 home runs in a season since then. Heyward has, however, developed into a fine contact hitter, as he had a career-low 14.8-percent K rate and a career-high .293 batting average in 2015. He is also exhibiting increasingly efficient baserunning, as he stole 23 bases in 26 attempts (88 percent) last year and has 43 steals in 50 attempts (86 percent) over the past two seasons. Heyward never hit more than 18 home runs in his brief minor league career, so this could just be who he is, but at just 26 years old, Heyward could still tap into more power. He figures to slot in to a top-third lineup spot after signing with the Cubs in December.

2015

If you subscribe to WAR, Heyward was a top-25 overall player in 2014, but his real-life value far outweighed his fantasy utility. The major-league leader in defensive runs saved with 32, Heyward improved his average by nearly 20 points and saw a dramatic spike in stolen base production, but he finished three homers shy of his 2013 total despite playing in 45 more games (209 more PA), resulting in a 60-point drop in ISO (from .173 to .113). He struggled against left-handed pitching to the tune of a .477 OPS, down from .802 in 2013, and he hit just .268 against four-seamers, well below the league average. There are some concerns that his issues against fastballs could be a lingering effect of him being drilled in the jaw with a fastball late in 2013, but he improved his contact rate to a career-high 82.2%, and his HR/FB rate (6.5%) figures to return closer to the mean (13.0%) in 2015. A November blockbuster sent Heyward to St. Louis, where he'll look to finally break out under the guidance of hitting coach John Mabry.

2014

Three weeks into the 2013 season, Heyward, who had hit just .121 to that point, was forced to undergo an emergency appendectomy, and he continued to struggle immediately upon his return in mid-May. Slowly but surely, Heyward began heating up (.312 average in June), and he was off to a nice start to the second half before a broken jaw, the result of being drilled by a fastball, put him back on the shelf in August. All in all, Heyward hit .254/.349/.427 with 14 home runs and just two steals in 104 games. His ISO fell by nearly 40 points (from .210 to .173), and he took off on the basepaths a mere six times. There were some positive takeaways, however, as Heyward improved upon his strikeout rate dramatically (from 23.3 percent in 2012 to 16.6 percent), while also walking more frequently. He bettered his average against lefties by 40 points, and hit .322/.403/.551 after moving atop the batting order. Heyward is a likely candidate to lead off for Atlanta in 2014, and he's an obvious candidate to bounce back at the dish, after hitting just .199/.321/.323 on the road last year.

2013

Heyward's power numbers took a big step forward in 2012 as he hit 27 home runs, more doubles and triples than ever before in his career, and easily set a new personal best in RBI and runs scored. He also stole 21 bases, more than he ever stole in his career, even in the minors. After suffering heavy sophomore struggles in 2011, his on-base percentage still has not come close to approaching the dazzling .393 OBP he posted in his rookie season, but it took a step back in the right direction at .335 in 2012 as his batting average also bounced back to .269. Sooner or later, Heyward should break out into a true MVP candidate. A lot of great players have done so in their age-23 season, which Heyward is entering. Even if it doesn't happen just yet, he will still be one of the most valuable fantasy outfielders available.

2012

Heyward may have been the most disappointing player in fantasy baseball last seasons as he hit just .227 and was benched most of August in favor of Jose Constanza and later platooned with Matt Diaz against lefties (he struggled with just a .577 OPS against left-handed pitching). There are reasons to think he'll rebound as he's just 22 this season, he was bothered by a shoulder injury much of the season, he still drew walks at a decent rate and had a low .261 BABIP. A series of tests in the offseason also showed no structural damage in his shoulder. He needs to reduce his strikeouts and improve against lefties and last season leaves doubt he'll become an elite player. Still, the price for a young player with his talent and minor league track record may never be lower.

2011

Heyward entered 2010 as the top hitting prospect in baseball and didn't disappoint. He finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .277/.393/.456 with 18 home runs while playing outstanding defense in right field. Heyward won the starting right field job in spring training and started off hot by hitting eight home runs with a 1.033 OPS in his first 31 games. However, he strained a ligament in his thumb on May 14 and continued to play with the injury before landing on the DL in July (and missed taking the field after being named to the All-Star Game), hitting .222 with a .689 OPS over that stretch. Once healthy, he hit .302 with a .875 OPS in the second half. Heyward has as much upside as any player in the game with excellent power, great strike-zone judgment, speed and an outstanding glove and arm in right field. He turned just 21 last season, so his initial performance in the majors shows he could quickly improve, especially given that he struggled with a hand injury much of the season. But there are some reasons for concern. Heyward struck out 128 times (75 percent contact rate) and hit just . 249 with a .755 OPS against lefties. Still, he drew walks at a strong rate (15 percent of plate appearances) and should see more power as he grows. It may not be too long before he's one of the best players in the game.

2010

Heyward may be the best prospect in baseball after dominating at Double-A last season as a 19-year-old and he could be a fixture in Atlanta as early as 2010. Heyward hit .296/.369/.519 with 10 home runs at High-A and then hit .352/.446/.611 at Double-A before a three-game taste of Triple-A. His stats were even more impressive given that he turned 20 in August. He has all of the qualities you like to see in a prospect including excellent power, great strike-zone judgment, speed and all the tools to be a plus fielder. He'll likely start the season at Triple-A, but it may only be until late May or early June before he's in the everyday lineup for the Braves.

2009

Heyward, the Braves' 2007 first-round pick could be a fast riser through the system after a strong 2008 season. He has all the qualities you like to see in a prospect including excellent power, great strike zone judgment, some speed and all the tools to be a plus fielder. He'll start the season at High-A Myrtle Beach and could be a factor in the majors as early as 2010.

2008

Heyward, Atlanta's first-round pick in the 2007 draft, hit .288/.386/.404 in his first professional season in rookie ball. He has enormous power, good strike zone judgment and the tools to play right field. He's got a chance to rise very quickly in the system.