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Jason Heyward | Outfielder | #22

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (14) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and finished with four total RBI in the Cubs' 14-3 rout of the Pirates on Monday.
Heyward took Chad Kuhl deep to right-center in the Cubs' four-run first inning and drove in Ben Zobrist on a groundout in the Cubs' five-run second. Heyward is now batting .294/.342/.456 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 18 games this season. It took him until May 25 last year to reach 16 RBI. Apr 24 - 10:38 PM

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Jason Heyward homered for the second consecutive day and plated four runs on Saturday as the Cubs routed the Reds in Cincinnati.

Heyward launched his first home run of the season on Friday and followed it up with a three-run blast in the sixth inning on Saturday that increased the Cubs' advantage to 11-6. He added an RBI single in the ninth, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk with two runs scored and four RBI. After a slow start, Heyward has come on with a fury and is now hitting .300/.354/.433 with two bombs and 10 RBI.
Apr 22 - 4:36 PM

Jason Heyward slugged his first home run of the season Friday versus the Reds.

It was a solo shot against Tim Adleman in the fourth inning. According to ESPN Stats and Info, it was his longest home run since July of 2012. Coming off a disastrous first season with the Cubs, Heyward tried to rework his swing over the winter. It’s early, but he’s showing signs of progress. Heyward is hitting .286/.333/.375 through 15 games.
Apr 21 - 11:43 PM

Jason Heyward is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Brewers.

Matt Szczur is starting in right field and batting leadoff and Albert Almora is in center field and hitting sixth Wednesday versus Milwaukee left-hander Tommy Milone. Ben Zobrist is also getting the day off.
Apr 19 - 10:29 AM

Jason Heyward tripled and drove in three runs in the Cubs' 7-4 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.

Heyward's two-run triple in the top of the first inning put the Cubs up 4-0 and his RBI single in the seventh gave them a 7-3 advantage. Heyward is off to a good start offensively in 2017 as he tries to put his sluggish 2016 in the rare view, boasting a .333/.391/.429 batting line through five games. He hit .230/.306/.325 last year.
Apr 9 - 6:26 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Brewers.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Heyward with left-hander Tommy Milone on the hill for the Brewers. Albert Almora Jr. is starting in center field and batting ninth for the Cubs.
Apr 8 - 2:27 PM

Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 with an RBI single on Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

The run-scoring single was a jam shot that dropped in between the shortstop and left fielder. Heyward also had a couple dribblers to second base, which became a regular occurrence for him last season. The outfielder has changed the placement of his hands in the batter's box in hopes of turning things around at the plate after last year's disaster.
Apr 4 - 11:27 PM

Jason Heyward went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Rockies.

Heyward rocked German Marquez for a two-run home run with one out in the sixth inning. It was his second dinger of the spring. Heyward has adjusted his swing in the hopes of generating more consistency during the coming season, but until he offers proof of concept -- he has largely struggled in Cactus League play -- he will remain nothing more than a filler outfield option for fantasy purposes.
Mar 25 - 7:50 PM

Jason Heyward went 1-for-3 with a single in Friday’s loss to the Indians in Cactus League action.

Much was made out of Heyward’s revamped swing this spring, but even after getting a hit on Friday, he’s batting just .140 with 10 strikeouts and a .469 OPS over 43 at-bats during Cactus League action. It’s a frustrating situation for the Cubs, but fortunately fantasy owners can pass on him in drafts.
Mar 24 - 6:52 PM

Jason Heyward showed off his revamped swing by going 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Monday’s 13-10 victory over the Angels in Cactus League action.

Heyward began the spring 0-for-15, but he snapped out of it in a big way by launching a solo blast off Jesse Chavez in the second inning. He later poked a two-run double to left field. It was just one day, but it was an encouraging showing as Heyward attempts to bounce back from a rough first year in Chicago where he posted a career-worst .631 OPS over 142 games. His revamped swing will be a story to track all spring. He remains a wait-and-see option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 6 - 8:43 PM

Jason Heyward will play two out of every three games this spring and will continue to work on his swing during his days off.

Heyward been retooling his swing this offseason following last year's disastrous campaign that saw him hit .230/.306/.325 in the regular season and .104/.140/.167 in the postseason. Results during spring training games are often a lot of fluff, but it will be worth tracking how Heyward does in Cactus League play.
Feb 26 - 12:45 PM

Jason Heyward has spent the offseason trying to recapture the swing he used in 2012.

2012 was Heyward's high-water mark offensively as he clubbed a career-high 27 home runs while adding 82 RBI. "He’s trying to mirror the swing he had then," said hitting coach John Mallee, who has worked extensively with Heyward this offseason. "Right now the path is not the same it was then. It’s not making a change. It’s getting him back to who he was." The 27-year-old bottomed out last season, hitting just .230 with seven homers and 49 RBI. He's entering the second year of an eight-year, $184 million contract.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 14 - 11:24 PM

Jason Heyward is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Cubs on Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series.

Heyward was on the bench for four playoff games in a row but is receiving a second straight start after picking up a couple singles in Game 4. David Ross is also getting a start, as he's serving as Jon Lester's catcher as usual. The full Cubs' lineup looks like this: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Addison Russell SS, Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, David Ross C, Lester P.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Jason Heyward will start in right field and bat seventh for the Cubs in Game 4 of the World Series against the Indians on Saturday.

Heyward has struggled mightily this entire season and is hitting .064 (2-for-31) in the playoffs including 0-for-3 in the World Series. Here's how the Cubs will line up against Corey Kluber as they attempt to even the series at two games apiece: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Willson Contreras C, Addison Russell SS, Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, John Lackey P.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 03:13:00 PM

Jason Heyward is out of the Cubs' starting lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Indians on Tuesday.

Heyward is just 2-for-28 (.071) with eight strikeouts this postseason, so he's being benched in favor of Chris Coghlan against right-hander Corey Kluber. Also of note, Kyle Schwarber is in the starting lineup as expected, batting fifth out of the DH spot. The full lineup for Chicago: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Schwarber DH, Javier Baez 2B, Coghlan RF, Addison Russell SS, David Ross C. Jon Lester will start for the Cubs.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 03:08:00 PM