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Jason Heyward

25-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.271

HR

11

RBI

58

R

74

SB

20

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 impro...

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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.

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Heyward, who stole 20 bases last season and swiped third base in a spring training game last week, should be one of the main beneficiaries of the Cardinals' more aggressive approach to baserunning this year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 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 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
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3-Year Averages     137 578 514 78 136 46 26 3 17 59 14 5 57 107 0 2 5 .265 .343 .426 .769
Career  (View All)     681 2,815 2,458 367 644 226 125 17 84 292 63 24 315 544 1 11 30 .262 .351 .429 .781

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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
Sep. 28 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Ari 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .351 .384 .735
Sep. 26 @Ari 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .349 .382 .731
Sep. 24 @ChC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .349 .382 .731
Sep. 23 @ChC 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .351 .385 .736
Sep. 22 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 21 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 20 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 19 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 18 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 17 Mil 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .272 .351 .387 .738
Sep. 16 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .351 .388 .739
Sep. 14 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .274 .354 .391 .745
Sep. 13 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .354 .392 .746
Sep. 12 Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .355 .394 .749
Sep. 11 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Cin 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .276 .355 .395 .750
Sep. 9 @Cin 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .353 .393 .746
Sep. 8 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .354 .392 .746
Sep. 7 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .355 .394 .749
Sep. 6 @Mil 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .355 .395 .750
Sep. 5 @Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .355 .395 .750
Sep. 4 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 3 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .356 .395 .751
Sep. 2 Pit 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .357 .398 .755
Sep. 1 Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 .272 .354 .391 .745
Aug. 31 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .355 .394 .749
Aug. 30 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 30 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 29 ChC 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .355 .395 .750
Last 7 Days 14 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 .214 .313 .286 .599
Last 14 Days 25 3 4 1 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 .160 .276 .200 .476
Last 30 Days 71 6 18 5 0 0 5 8 11 6 0 1 0 0 .254 .338 .324 .662

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Jason Heyward: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014142162147.169.225.477
2013110163111.264.455.801
2012237307284.224.354.635

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144315894413.304.436.820
20132725111271.250.415.766
201235063205417.300.563.934

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142783452611.248.338.681
20132214410231.294.502.873
20122874193213.258.425.750

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014295406329.292.427.787
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 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% .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 649 573 10.3% 15.1% 0.68 83% .310 .113
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3-Year Averages     578 514 9.9% 18.5% 0.53 79% .305 .161
Career     2,815 2,458 11.2% 19.3% 0.58 78% .306 .167

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.271 AVG
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83% Contact Rate
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.310 BABIP
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Power

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.384 SLG
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.113 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.68 BB/K
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10.3% BB Rate
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15.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.735 OPS
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.351 OBP
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2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jason Heyward

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

Heyward is hitting out of the second spot in the lineup to open spring training for the Cardinals Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

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Heyward was traded to the Cardinals on Monday along with Jordan Walden in exchange for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

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Heyward is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

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Heyward (thumb) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Heyward (thumb) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

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Heyward is still unable to properly grip a bat due to swelling in his left thumb, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Heyward (thumb) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

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Heyward (thumb) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mets, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Heyward (thumb) could be used as a defensive replacement or as a pinch hitter in Friday's game, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.