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Jason Heyward

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

AVG

.260

HR

9

RBI

42

R

53

SB

12

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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. Sl...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Back
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 245   DOB: 8/9/1989
BORN: Ridgewood, NJ   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Heyward Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $13.3 million contract with the Braves in February of 2014.

July 30, 2014  –  Jason Heyward News

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Heyward (back) is expected to remain out of the Braves' lineup until at least Friday, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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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 DAN 4 17 16 3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .313 .353 .375 .728
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
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 103 452 396 53 103 27 16 2 9 42 12 4 50 70 0 1 5 .260 .350 .379 .729
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3-Year Averages     130 513 455 70 115 44 23 3 18 54 10 4 52 106 0 2 4 .253 .333 .435 .768
Career  (View All)     635 2,618 2,281 346 592 213 115 16 82 276 55 24 298 516 1 9 29 .260 .351 .432 .783

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Jason Heyward Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 31 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 30 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 29 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 28 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .350 .379 .729
Jul. 27 SD Did not play.
Jul. 26 SD 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .350 .380 .730
Jul. 25 SD 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .347 .379 .726
Jul. 24 Mia 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .343 .379 .722
Jul. 23 Mia 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .261 .346 .382 .728
Jul. 22 Mia 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .345 .381 .726
Jul. 21 Mia 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .343 .380 .723
Jul. 20 Phi 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .342 .379 .721
Jul. 19 Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256 .344 .383 .727
Jul. 18 Phi 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .344 .385 .729
Jul. 13 @ChC 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .342 .375 .717
Jul. 12 @ChC 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .341 .375 .716
Jul. 11 @ChC 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .338 .371 .709
Jul. 10 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .337 .364 .701
Jul. 9 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .338 .365 .703
Jul. 8 @NYM 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .247 .338 .366 .704
Jul. 7 @NYM 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .334 .362 .696
Jul. 6 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .336 .364 .700
Jul. 5 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .245 .339 .369 .708
Jul. 4 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .339 .370 .709
Jul. 2 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .340 .372 .712
Jul. 1 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .341 .373 .714
Jun. 30 NYM 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .344 .378 .722
Jun. 29 @Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .343 .373 .716
Jun. 28 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .344 .377 .721
Jun. 28 @Phi 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .345 .378 .723
Last 7 Days 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .667 .400 1.067
Last 14 Days 31 7 10 0 0 1 6 5 3 1 0 1 0 1 .323 .432 .419 .851
Last 30 Days 92 15 27 4 0 1 13 10 11 3 1 1 0 1 .293 .369 .370 .739

Jason Heyward: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 103 103
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
20149913294.152.232.453
2013110163111.264.455.801
2012237307284.224.354.635

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014297407338.296.428.818
20132725111271.250.415.766
201235063205417.300.563.934

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014200275227.260.370.725
20132214410231.294.502.873
20122874193213.258.425.750

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014196264205.260.388.732
2013161234151.199.323.644
20123005218508.280.530.875
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 DAN 17 16 5.9% 29.4% 0.20 69% .455 .062
2007 17 R GCL 29 27 6.9% 13.8% 0.50 85% .318 .260
2008 18 A MYR 25 22 8% 16% 0.50 82% .222 .091
2008 18 A ROM 505 449 9.7% 14.7% 0.66 84% .368 .160
2009 19 A MYR 212 189 9.9% 14.2% 0.70 84% .309 .223
2009 19 AA MIS 195 162 14.4% 9.7% 1.47 88% .368 .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% .337 .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% .263 .162
2012 22 MAJ ATL 650 587 8.9% 23.4% 0.38 74% .321 .210
2013 23 AAA GWI 26 20 15.4% 26.9% 0.57 65% .462 .050
2013 23 MAJ ATL 439 382 10.9% 16.6% 0.66 81% .281 .173
2014 24 MAJ ATL 452 396 11.1% 15.5% 0.71 82% .297 .119
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3-Year Averages     513 455 10.1% 20.7% 0.49 77% .293 .182
Career     2,618 2,281 11.4% 19.7% 0.58 77% .303 .172

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2014 Stat Review for Jason Heyward    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.260 AVG
WEAK
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.297 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.379 SLG
WEAK
.119 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.71 BB/K
GREAT
11.1% BB Rate
GREAT
15.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.729 OPS
WEAK
.350 OBP
GOOD

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

Heyward (back) remains out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Heyward (back) said he's hoping to play Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Heyward (back) is out of the Braves' lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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Heyward exited Monday's game against the Padres due to lower back soreness.

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Heyward is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

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Heyward went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and a couple of runs scored in Friday's win over the Phillies.

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Heyward went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs, and an RBI in Saturday's 11-6 win over the Cubs.

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Heyward has been dropped from the leadoff spot to fifth in the order for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

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Heyward (hand) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

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Heyward left Friday's game with a right hand contusion, and X-rays were negative, the Braves' official Twitter feed reports.

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Heyward left Friday's game in the second inning after being hit in the hand by a pitch in the first inning, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.