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Jason Heyward

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

AVG

.179

HR

2

RBI

6

R

9

SB

4

2014 RotoWire 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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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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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 19 90 78 9 14 4 2 0 2 6 4 1 11 22 0 0 1 .179 .289 .282 .571
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Heyward
3-Year Averages MAJ   130 513 455 70 115 44 23 3 18 54 10 4 52 106 0 2 4 .253 .333 .435 .768
Career  (View All) MAJ   551 2256 1963 302 503 190 101 14 75 240 47 21 259 468 1 8 25 .256 .349 .437 .786

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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
Apr. 22 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .289 .282 .571
Apr. 21 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .291 .284 .575
Apr. 20 @NYM 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .171 .284 .286 .570
Apr. 19 @NYM 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .141 .267 .250 .517
Apr. 18 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .271 .254 .525
Apr. 16 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .288 .273 .561
Apr. 15 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .160 .311 .300 .611
Apr. 13 Was 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .149 .286 .298 .584
Apr. 12 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .275 .279 .554
Apr. 11 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .283 .308 .591
Apr. 10 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 .171 .293 .343 .636
Apr. 9 NYM 4 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .278 .375 .653
Apr. 8 NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .107 .219 .214 .433
Apr. 6 @Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .259 .261 .520
Apr. 5 @Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .318 .333 .651
Apr. 4 @Was 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .231 .412 .462 .874
Apr. 2 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
Apr. 1 @Mil 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .444 .750 1.194
Mar. 31 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Last 7 Days 28 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 9 0 1 0 0 0 .214 .241 .250 .491
Last 14 Days 50 7 11 2 0 1 4 8 13 3 1 0 0 0 .220 .328 .320 .648
Last 30 Days 78 9 14 2 0 2 6 11 22 4 1 1 0 0 .179 .289 .282 .571

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Jason Heyward: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 19 19
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
2013110163111.264.455.801
2012237307284.224.354.635
201110414272.192.308.577

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132725111271.250.415.766
201235063205417.300.563.934
20112923612357.240.418.754

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132214410231.294.502.873
20122874193213.258.425.750
2011198235195.222.364.682

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013161234151.199.323.644
20123005218508.280.530.875
2011198279234.232.414.734
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 90 78 12.2% 24.4% 0.50 72% .222 .103
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Heyward
3-Year Averages MAJ   513 455 10.1% 20.7% 0.49 77% .293 .182
Career MAJ   2256 1963 11.5% 20.7% 0.55 76% .301 .181

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

Contact

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.179 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.222 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.282 SLG
TERRIBLE
.103 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
12.2% BB Rate
ELITE
24.4% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.571 OPS
TERRIBLE
.289 OBP
POOR

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Best Matchups for Jason Heyward (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dan Jennings MIA 9 6 0 1 0 1 0 .667 1.111 1.778
Tyler Clippard WAS 8 5 0 3 3 0 0 .625 .875 1.602
Zach Duke MIL 6 4 0 1 2 1 0 .667 .833 1.583
Jason Hammel CHI-N 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Bud Norris BAL 7 3 1 4 1 1 1 .429 1.000 1.444
Trevor Cahill AZ 8 4 1 1 1 0 0 .500 .875 1.431
Kyle Lohse MIL 10 4 1 2 2 2 0 .400 .900 1.400
Wade LeBlanc ANA 9 4 1 2 1 2 0 .444 .889 1.389
Jhoulys Chacin COL 7 3 1 2 1 2 0 .429 .857 1.357
Ethan Martin PHI 7 4 0 1 1 1 0 .571 .714 1.339

Worst Matchups for Jason Heyward (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jacob Turner MIA 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 .111 .111 .222
Jaime Garcia STL 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Chris Capuano BOS 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .111 .222
Sean Burnett ANA 7 0 0 2 2 2 0 .000 .000 .222
Josh Collmenter AZ 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 .091 .091 .182
Shaun Marcum CLE 12 1 0 0 0 7 0 .083 .083 .167
Tom Koehler MIA 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .125
Mike Gonzalez WAS 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Leake CIN 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz AZ 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Heyward is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Heyward went 0-for-4 out of the leadoff spot Thursday against the Phillies, dropping his average to .136.

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Heyward was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI Wednesday night against the Mets.

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Heyward went 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season Tuesday against the Brewers.

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Heyward is hitting .333 (15-for-45) with three home runs in 17 springs games.

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Heyward, who showed up to spring training with some added muscle, said that he'll wear a protective guard on his batting helmet this season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Heyward signed a two-year, $13.3 million contract with the Braves on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com reports.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he is planning to use Heyward in the leadoff spot next season, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Heyward had a big game in Thursday's win over Philadelphia, going 5-for-5 with three doubles and a solo home run.

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Heyward is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

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Heyward is not in the lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

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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.