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Jason Heyward | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals acquired OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden from the Braves for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins.
It's a blockbuster trade that seemingly sprung out of nowhere. Heyward had an underwhelming .271/.351/.384 batting line in 2014 for the Braves, but he rated as one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball and he still has tremendous offensive upside at age 25. Now we'll see if the Cardinals can extend the former first-round pick, who is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Nov 17 - 12:12 PM

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Braves executive John Hart said Wednesday that he has not engaged in contract extension talks with outfielders Jason Heyward or Justin Upton.

And there's no plan to get those negotiations started. Both players are set to become free agents after the 2015 season and could be trade candidates this winter or next summer. Heyward batted just .271/.351/.384 in 2014 for Atlanta, but he's one of the best defensive outfielders in the majors and doesn't turn 26 years old until next August.
Nov 12 - 4:17 PM

Jason Heyward has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner in right field.

It's his second Gold Glove award. Heyward didn't have a great year at the plate in 2014 but was fantastic defensively, finishing head and shoulders above all right fielders in UZR. He beat out Giancarlo Stanton and Gerardo Parra for the award.
Nov 4 - 7:53 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Heyward hasn't played since he was hit in the left thumb by a pitch last Wednesday, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll bat fifth against Bucs starter Gerrit Cole.
Sep 23 - 3:12 PM

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

Heyward hasn't played since he was hit in the left thumb by a pitch last Wednesday. It was reported Sunday that he was still unable to grip a bat, so fantasy owners would do well to have a backup plan this week.
Sep 22 - 5:56 PM

Jason Heyward is unable to grip a bat well enough to hit due to swelling in his left thumb.

Heyward hasn't played since Wednesday due to the injury, and it doesn't sound like he's on the verge of returning. Emilio Bonifacio is handling right field on Sunday in Heyward's place.
Sep 21 - 12:10 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) remained out of the Braves' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since suffering a left thumb injury on Wednesday. Heyward remains day-to-day, but there's been no indication as to when he might return to the lineup. Emilio Bonifacio is handling right field on Sunday.
Sep 21 - 10:25 AM

Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

Heyward exited Wednesday's game with a left thumb injury, and although X-rays came back clean, the thumb is still swollen. He's listed as day-to-day and could be available as a defensive replacement Friday. Ryan Doumit is in right field in Heyward's place.
Sep 19 - 3:23 PM

X-rays on Jason Heyward's left thumb came back negative.

Heyward left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game after the thumb, which has caused him problems previously this season, acted up. It appears he's day-to-day for now, but his status should be clearer when he shows up to the ballpark Friday.
Sep 17 - 10:25 PM

Jason Heyward left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

Heyward didn't show any signs of injury, but in a two-run game that the Braves desperately needed to win he was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning. He's dealt with a recurring thumb injury at points this season. The Braves will hopefully update his situation shortly. Jose Constanza replaced him in right field.
Sep 17 - 9:47 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

All three of Heyward's hits were singles, with two coming after starter Stephen Strasburg exited. The stolen base was his 18th of the season, three shy of his career high of 21 set in 2012. The 25-year-old is hitting .276/.355/.395 overall this year.
Sep 10 - 7:24 PM

Jason Heyward started off Wednesday's win against the Mets with a lead-off home run, his only hit in four at-bats.

Heyward greeted Zack Wheeler rudely, slugging the right-hander's third pitch over the fence to the opposite field. The Braves outfielder now has 11 home runs on the season with 53 RBI and a .270/.351/.391 slash line.
Aug 27 - 10:18 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a lead-off home run and a sacrifice fly as the Braves defeated the Pirates on Monday.

Heyward sparked the Braves' six-run top of the first inning with a lead-off home run off of Vance Worley. Despite a recent slump, Heyward has been hitting better in the second half, batting .322 (29-for-90). Overall, he has a mediocre .268/.351/.389 slash line with 10 home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 18 - 10:26 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 against the Mariners on Tuesday.

While it was just a pair of singles, we're keeping an eye on Heyward to make sure his back doesn't flare up again. He had missed four games before returning on Saturday, and it looks like he's no worse for the wear. Since returning from the minor injury, he's 7-for-13 with a double and a triple in three games. On the year, he's slashing .267/.355/.393.
Aug 6 - 1:19 AM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Heyward hit an RBI triple, his third triple of the season, in the seventh, and his double in the ninth off Padres closer Joaquin Benoit led to the game-tying run. He also stole his 13th base of the season in the loss. A strong month of July has Heyward's line quietly climbing, as the 24-year-old is now batting .267/.355/.393 on the year.
Aug 3 - 10:43 PM

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CF1Jon Jay
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