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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
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Jason Heyward went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Mets.
Heyward's one strikeout was actually on the nice side of things, as all five of his teammates hitting above him whiffed at least twice. The 0-for-3 continued a disappointing season for Heyward in his new home, as the outfielder is hitting just .245/.300/.388 with four homers, 12 RBI and 23 runs scored. We hope for an upswing as the season rolls along, though we've tempered our expectations. May 21 - 3:59 PM

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Jason Heyward had two hits and a walk in five trips to the plate, including a solo home run as the Cardinals routed the Mets on Wednesday.

Heyward swatted a solo home run to right-center in the fourth inning, helping to start a six-run outburst. The 25-year-old outfielder has a meager .250/.306/.396 triple-slash line with four home runs and 12 RBI on the year. The Cardinals are hoping the summer months heat up his bat.
May 20 - 10:42 PM

Jason Heyward is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

He'll take a seat against southpaw Jon Niese. Peter Bourjos will start in center field and bat leadoff while Randal Grichuk will start in right field and bat second.
May 19 - 3:38 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cardinals lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

The struggling outfielder will get a day of rest against opposing southpaw David Price. Randall Grichuk will start in his place at hit leadoff for the Cardinals.
May 16 - 11:51 AM

Jason Heyward was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

It was his third home run of the season and his first since April 24. Heyward has batted eighth in each of the last two games and might continue to stick near the bottom of the order until he shows more results. Even after Friday's performance, the 25-year-old is batting just .246/.305/.369 over 35 games this season.
May 16 - 1:09 AM

Jason Heyward finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

Heyward also scored three runs on Wednesday night and appears to be emerging from his early-season slump. He was dropped to the sixth spot in the Cardinals' batting order on Thursday, but the dynamic 25-year-old has the goods to march back up over the next few weeks. Heyward scored a total of nine runs in the Cards' four-game set against the rival Cubs.
May 7 - 4:45 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a day of rest of Heyward against tough opposing southpaw Francisco Liriano. Peter Bourjos is starting in center field with Jon Jay shifting over to handle right field. Heyward should be back in there on Sunday.
May 2 - 11:40 AM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a day of rest of Heyward against tough opposing southpaw Francisco Liriano. Peter Bourjos is starting in center field with Jon Jay shifting over to handle right field. Heyward should be back in there on Sunday.
May 2 - 11:40 AM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said on MLB Network Radio that Jason Heyward (hamstring) is expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday.

Heyward tweaked his left hamstring on Sunday and sat out Monday's game, but Matheny said they were just being cautious. Good news for the Cardinals.
Apr 28 - 2:58 PM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

Heyward revealed that he actually tweaked his left hamstring -- not left groin as previously reported -- on Sunday. The good news is that he expects to go through full workouts Monday and there would seem to be a good chance he'll be back out there Tuesday.. Mark Reynolds is getting a start in right field in Heyward's place Monday.
Apr 27 - 4:49 PM

Jason Heyward is considered day-to-day with a left groin injury.

Heyward suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Brewers while chasing down a ball in the outfield. He tested things out with some jogging and looked OK, but the Cardinals decided to be cautious here. Consider the outfielder day-to-day.
Apr 26 - 3:58 PM

Jason Heyward left Sunday's game versus the Brewers with an apparent left leg injury.

Heyward tweaked something while chasing after a ball in the right-field corner. He tested things out with some jogging and looked OK, but the Cardinals decided to go ahead and pull him just to be safe. The club should have an update on his status shortly.
Apr 26 - 3:24 PM

Jason Heyward hit his second home run of the season in Friday's win over the Brewers.

The third inning home run off of Matt Garza would be Heyward's only hit, as he finished 1-for-5. Heyward has struggled with his new team, but he's shown signs of life over the last three games, recording hits in each of them. He'll have to continue the recent trend if he wants to continue hitting second. Outside of a 27-homer campaign in 2012, Heyward has never hit more than 18 home runs in a season.
Apr 25 - 2:28 AM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 on Thursday, giving him his first multihit game since he went 3-for-5 on Opening Day.

Heyward's .213 average would be less of a problem if he were drawing his typical number of walks, but he's worked just one in his first 61 at-bats. The Cardinals are winning and can stay patient, but at some point, they might decide they'd be better off with Kolten Wong hitting second.
Apr 23 - 6:41 PM

Jason Heyward connected for a solo homer Saturday against the Reds.

It was his first home run of the season and his only hit in four at-bats on Saturday. Hitting .227 through 10 games, Heyward is off to a slow start with his new team, but this isn't something out of the ordinary. He came into Saturday's action with a .729 OPS between March and April for his career. Things should get better as the calendar flips to May and beyond.
Apr 18 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich
10Sam Tuivailala