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Jason Heyward | Outfielder | #22

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 home run and finished with four RBI in total in Thursday's drubbing of the Mets.
Heyward had a fielder's choice RBI in the second inning but did his big damage in the sixth, launching a three-run shot off Mets reliever Paul Sewald. The dinger was Heyward's 10th of the year. The 28-year-old has hits in six of his last seven games but is still the owner of a pedestrian slash line with a few weeks to go in the season, hitting .259/.320/.384 in 113 games overall. Sep 15 - 2:00 AM

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Jason Heyward went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

Heyward reached on a two-out single off Corey Knebel in the bottom of the ninth, but Javier Baez struck out swinging to end the ballgame. The Cubs managed just five hits on the night. That's right, the night. This was the first regular season Friday night game in the history of Wrigley Field.
Sep 9 - 12:16 AM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

Heyward had one of the team's seven doubles in the contest, driving in a run in the fifth to extend the Cubs' lead. The double was just his fifth extra-base hit since the start of August, amazingly. The 28-year-old who, we are contractually obligated to remind you, is in the early stages of an eight-year, $184 million contract, is hitting a disappointing .259/.320/.384 through 107 games.
Sep 8 - 12:35 AM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with two RBI against the Reds on Tuesday.

Heyward is still barely treading water offensively, coming in at .258/.320/.385 through 330 at-bats. He hasn't homered since July 29, and the multi-RBI game tonight was his first since July 15. At least his defense remains very, very good.
Aug 22 - 11:43 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Heyward has historically struggled against left-handers (.230 lifetime average), so he'll take a seat Saturday with southpaw Patrick Corbin throwing for Arizona. The Cubs will go with an outfield of Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora and Ben Zobrist Saturday in the middle game of a three-game set.
Aug 12 - 4:44 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

The Cubs are stacking their lineup with right-handers against lefty Patrick Corbin. Ben Zobrist will fill in at right field and bat leadoff. Heyward, who is hitless in four career at-bats versus Corbin, has slashed respectable .271/.317/.475 in 59 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Aug 1 - 6:24 PM

Jason Heyward hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to break a tie, and the Cubs held on to beat the Brewers 2-1 on Saturday.

Perhaps better known lately for robbing homers, Heyward reminded us he's still capable of getting into one every now and again, too, when he yanked a Jared Hughes offering over the right-center field wall in the 11th. It was his only hit in five at-bats. He's now got eight homers on the year, and the 27-year-old is batting a pedestrian .254/.312/.403 overall.
Jul 30 - 12:31 AM

Jason Heyward went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

Heyward also grounded into a double play. The night wasn't a complete bust for him, as he robbed a home run from Ryan Braun in the third inning. The 27-year-old appeared to be getting it together offensively earlier this month with four multi-hit games in the span of five games, but he’s hitting .137 (4-for-29) over his last seven games. The high-priced outfielder is batting .255 with a .709 OPS overall.
Jul 29 - 12:01 AM

Jason Heyward is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

Ben Zobrist, Albert Almora, Jr., and Ian Happ will start from right to left in Chicago's outfield. Zobrist is hitting leadoff against lefty Carlos Rodon.
Jul 25 - 10:31 AM

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

Jon Jay will start in right field and bat leadoff versus knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Ben Zobrist is also getting the day off for the visiting Cubs.
Jul 19 - 9:38 AM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

He roped a bases-loaded triple and came around to score on a Javier Baez single in the fifth inning. Heyward has a .262 batting average with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 243 plate appearances. Once regarded as an uber-elite prospect, the 27-year-old is barely serviceable in most fantasy formats these days.
Jul 15 - 10:29 PM

Cubs activated OF Jason Heyward from the 10-day disabled list.

Heyward, out since June 18 with a laceration on his left hand, was cleared to return after playing a couple of rehab games. He's in the lineup on Tuesday against the Rays, batting sixth and playing right field.
Jul 4 - 11:39 AM

Jason Heyward (hand) went 2-for-3 with a run scored Monday in his second rehab game with Low-A South Bend.

The Cubs have yet to make an official announcement, but Heyward could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday. The 27-year-old has been sidelined since June 18 with a laceration on his left hand.
Jul 4 - 10:23 AM

Jason Heyward (hand) went 1-for-1 with an RBI single and a walk Sunday in his first rehab game with Low-A South Bend.

Heyward was pulled after three innings, but his exit was weather-related. He's scheduled to play another rehab game on Tuesday, but it's unclear what the next step will be. Heyward has been out since June 18 with a laceration on his left hand.
Jul 3 - 12:37 PM

Jason Heyward (hand) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Low-A South Bend on Sunday.

This comes only a day after manager Joe Maddon said Heyward didn't look "quite right" in the batting cage. It's surprising Heyward would begin a rehab assignment without being 100 percent, but here we are. We'll see how Heyward fares in South Bend but if he's still struggling, the team could certainly wait until after the All-Star break to activate him.
Jul 1 - 9:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
RF1Jason Heyward
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena
10Dillon Maples
11Rob Zastryzny
12Mike Montgomery