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Jason Heyward

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.225

HR

6

RBI

34

R

47

SB

8

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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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.

August 23, 2016  –  Jason Heyward News

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Heyward hit his sixth home run, a two run shot, in a 1-for-4 game in Monday's win over San Diego.

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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 ROM 120 505 449 88 145 44 27 6 11 52 15 3 49 74 0 7 0 .323 .388 .483 .871
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
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 111 471 422 47 95 27 20 1 6 34 8 3 42 80 1 1 5 .225 .302 .320 .622
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3-Year Averages     135 564 500 73 137 41 27 2 12 52 15 3 57 87 0 2 5 .274 .353 .408 .761
Career  (View All)     946 3,894 3,427 493 899 303 178 22 103 386 94 30 413 714 2 15 37 .262 .347 .417 .764

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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
Aug. 24 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .302 .320 .622
Aug. 23 @SD 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .303 .321 .624
Aug. 22 @SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .304 .320 .624
Aug. 21 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 19 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 18 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 17 Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .304 .313 .617
Aug. 16 Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .305 .311 .616
Aug. 16 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .305 .311 .616
Aug. 14 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .307 .314 .621
Aug. 13 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .308 .315 .623
Aug. 12 StL Did not play.
Aug. 11 StL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .308 .316 .624
Aug. 10 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .310 .317 .627
Aug. 9 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .313 .320 .633
Aug. 7 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 6 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .313 .321 .634
Aug. 5 @Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .314 .324 .638
Aug. 3 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .314 .324 .638
Aug. 2 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .317 .328 .645
Aug. 1 Mia 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .318 .329 .647
Jul. 31 Sea 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .230 .316 .324 .640
Jul. 30 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .316 .323 .639
Jul. 29 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229 .316 .323 .639
Jul. 28 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .317 .315 .632
Jul. 27 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .317 .315 .632
Jul. 26 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .315 .315 .630
Jul. 25 @CWS 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .316 .316 .632
Jul. 24 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .318 .315 .633
Last 7 Games 13 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .538 .769
Last 14 Games 34 2 7 2 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 .206 .200 .353 .553
Last 30 Games 89 6 18 5 0 2 6 2 15 0 0 1 1 1 .202 .226 .326 .552

Jason Heyward: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 111 23 102
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
2016120112151.217.308.610
2015162212208.272.364.709
2014142162147.169.225.477

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016302364197.228.325.627
201538558114015.301.470.835
20144315894413.304.436.820

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016212192143.212.283.574
20152574052412.307.436.824
20142783452611.248.338.681

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016206284205.238.359.674
20152903983611.279.441.773
2014295406329.292.427.787
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 ROM 505 449 9.7% 14.7% 0.66 84% .368 .160
2008 18 A MYR 25 22 8% 16% 0.50 82% .222 .091
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
2015 25 MAJ STL 608 547 9.2% 14.8% 0.62 84% .331 .146
2016 26 MAJ CHC 471 422 8.9% 17% 0.53 81% .265 .095
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3-Year Averages     564 500 10.1% 15.4% 0.66 83% .312 .134
Career     3,894 3,427 10.6% 18.3% 0.58 79% .305 .155

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2016 Stat Review for Jason Heyward    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.225 AVG
TERRIBLE
81% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.265 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.320 SLG
TERRIBLE
.095 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.53 BB/K
GOOD
8.9% BB Rate
GOOD
17.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.622 OPS
TERRIBLE
.302 OBP
WEAK

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

Heyward is back in the lineup Monday after taking the weekend off.

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Heyward will sit out of Friday's and Saturday's games against the Padres, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Heyward is out of Friday's lineup against the Rockies.

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Heyward is out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

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Heyward is not in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Milwaukee.

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Heyward is not in the lineup Friday.

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Heyward is out of the lineup Sunday against Oakland.

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Heyward went 1-for-5 with a leadoff double in the 12th inning and scored the winning run in Sunday's 7-6 extra-inning victory over the Mariners.

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Heyward went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and two-run homer in Friday's 12-1 victory over the Mariners.

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Heyward is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

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Heyward is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets.

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It was Heyward's idea to move down to sixth in the batting order, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.