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Jason Heyward | Outfielder | #22

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 delivered three hits Wednesday in Chicago’s 8-4 win over the Brewers.
Heyward stretched the Cubs’ lead to 3-0 with an RBI double in the third inning. He plated another run with an RBI single in the fourth and scored later in the frame on Anthony Rizzo’s single to center field. Heyward stayed hot in the sixth, this time blasting a double to deep right field. The 29-year-old has had a resurgent year offensively, batting .281 with 50 RBI and 60 runs scored over 405 plate appearances for the first-place Cubs. Aug 15 - 6:05 PM

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Jason Heyward started a game-winning rally in the ninth inning on Sunday, helping to propel the Cubs to a come-from-behind victory over the Nationals.

The Cubs had been shut out on four total hits through the first eight innings. They found a glimmer of hope in the ninth though after Heyward reached on a one-out infield single. Two hit batsmen and a grand slam later, and the Cubs were walk-off winners. With his 1-for-4 effort on Sunday, Heyward is now hitting .279/.344/.406 for the season.
Aug 12 - 11:26 PM

Jason Heyward popped a solo home run for the Cubs' lone run in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Heyward's solo shot in the sixth inning was all the Cubbies were able to muster off of Clay Buchholz and the Arizona bullpen. He has settled in as the team's No. 3 hitter against righties lately, which is amazing to consider when you think about how little Heyward did in his first two years as a Cub offensively. Unfortunately, he doesn't run anymore and doesn't hit for much power, so Heyward remains a pretty uninteresting fantasy commodity.
Jul 24 - 11:45 PM

Jason Heyward filled up the stat sheet Thursday, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in a win over the Cardinals.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon penciled in Heyward in the No. 3 spot in the order to start the second half and the 28-year-old came through, notching three of the Cubs' 13 hits in the win. All three hits were singles, including a pair of RBI singles in third and fifth innings. It's been a resurgent year offensively for Heyward, who's now hitting .290/.349/.434 through 78 games. That batting line in the middle of a good Cubs lineup should continue to keep Heyward as a viable starter in deeper mixed leagues going forward.
Jul 19 - 11:25 PM

Jason Heyward went 1-for-5 and drove in a pair of runs on Friday as the Cubs topped the Padres in their first half finale.

Heyward delivered a two-run single off of Eric Lauer in the second inning, increasing the Cubs' early lead to 5-0, which proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Heyward has been surprisingly effective this season, slashing .285/.344/.431 with six homers and 41 RBI.
Jul 15 - 7:41 PM

Jason Heyward homered as part of a three-hit performance Wednesday in the Cubs’ 13-inning loss to San Francisco.

It was quite an afternoon for Heyward, who reached base in four of his seven plate appearances. He began his day with a walk in the first inning and followed that up with a leadoff homer in the third. Heyward added to his haul with a pair of singles in the fifth and sixth innings. Heyward had been in a 2-for-15 dry spell prior to Wednesday’s breakout.
Jul 11 - 8:35 PM

Jason Heyward (foot) went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in his return to action Sunday against the Reds.

Heyward exited Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his foot, but he's already feeling better. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a nice little bounceback at the plate this year, batting .280/.339/.421 with five homers and 38 RBI through 71 games.
Jul 9 - 8:48 AM

Jason Heyward was removed from Saturday's game against the Reds after fouling a ball off of his foot.

He was replaced by Albert Almora in center field. Heyward will presumably head for X-rays to ensure that nothing is broken and the Cubs should have an update on his status after the conclusion of Saturday's game.
Jul 7 - 3:47 PM

Jason Heyward went 4-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's scorching 14-9 win over the Twins on Saturday.

The weather was so hot that several players had to leave the game with heat-related illness. Heyward made it all the way through and was the star of the game. It was his third four-hit game of the month. He delivered RBI-singles in both the fifth and seventh innings. The veteran right fielder has his line up to .291/.349/.440 with five home runs, 37 RBI and 38 runs scored on the season. He has yet to steal a base this season.
Jun 30 - 7:21 PM

Jason Heyward blasted a two-run homer on Friday, helping to power the Cubs to victory over the Twins.

Heyward got the Cubs started on the comeback trail, clubbing a two-run shot off of Jose Berrios in the third inning. He also singled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with three runs scored. He has been surprisingly productive at the plate this season, slashing .281/.341/.434 with five homers and 35 RBI, though he still leaves a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective.
Jun 29 - 8:40 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs' lineup Thursday.

Heyward is in the midst of a nice stretch but will get a breather against Clayton Kershaw. Ian Happ is in right field.
Jun 28 - 12:23 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-5 road loss against the Dodgers.

Heyward is having an impressive June, going 27-for-92 (.310) with eight doubles, two homers and 12 RBI across the past 21 outings to raise his average from .252 to .275 just since June 1. It seems like Heyward has been around forever, but he is still just 28 years old and in the prime of his career. He's humming along at a .275/.337/.414 clip through 62 contests.
Jun 28 - 2:40 AM

Jason Heyward went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

The Cubs picked up eight hits on the night, with Heyward responsible for four of them. It was his second four-hit game of the month, a month in which he's hitting .324 with an OPS over .800. Overall, the 28-year-old is hitting a respectable .283/.345/.429 through 56 games.
Jun 21 - 11:53 PM

Jason Heyward tallied two hits Wednesday in the Cubs’ victory over Los Angeles.

Heyward doubled in the fifth and singled in the seventh. He also scored the Cubs’ first run after reaching on a fielder’s choice in the first inning. The 28-year-old had been just two for his last 18 prior to Wednesday’s breakout. Heyward’s .749 OPS is his highest since 2015 when he was a member of the Cardinals.
Jun 20 - 5:56 PM

Jason Heyward whacked a two-run home run in Saturday's road victory against the Cardinals.

Heyward is 15-for-47 (.319) with five doubles, two homers and nine RBI across the past 11 outings to raise his average from .252 to .269 just since June 2. He has struck out just five time during the impressive span. The veteran outfielder has managed at least seven multi-hit games across the past 14 outings.
Jun 17 - 3:25 AM

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C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Daniel Murphy
3Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
3David Bote
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Albert Almora
2Ian Happ
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Cole Hamels
6Mike Montgomery
7Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Brandon Kintzler
5Steve Cishek
6Justin Wilson
7Brian Duensing
8Jesse Chavez
9Tyler Chatwood
10Jorge De La Rosa
11Justin Hancock
12Randy Rosario