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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 went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 7-6 post-season clinching win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
He smoked an Ivan Nova offering over the wall with Anthony Rizzo along for the ride in the first inning. He added a run-scoring single that plated Javier Baez in the fourth. The win clinched at least a wild card slot for the Cubs and they lead the NL Central by a half game over the Brewers. Heyward has once again failed to hit well enough to merit much in the way of fantasy consideration. He is slashing .272/.338/.401 -- which isn't too bad -- but he has converted that into just eight home runs, 55 RBI and one stolen base in 474 plate appearances. The former ultra-elite prospect never quite lived up to the hype. Sep 27 - 1:06 AM

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Jason Heyward went 1-for-2 with a run scored in the Cubs’ blowout win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Heyward drilled a line-drive double to center field off Diamondbacks starter Matt Andriese in the second inning and came around to score on an extra-base knock by Ian Happ later in the frame. He also grounded out against lefty reliever Jake Diekman in the fourth inning before being lifted for pinch-hitter Albert Almora with the Cubs leading by seven runs in the fifth. The 29-year-old veteran outfielder had been out since August 31 due to a hamstring injury.
Sep 19 - 12:59 AM

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

Heyward is not in Sunday's lineup but is available off the bench. The Cubs figure to be judicious with his playing time down the stretch so as not to aggravate his hamstring injury going into the playoffs.
Sep 16 - 12:41 PM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) isn't expected back in the Cubs' lineup anytime soon.

Heyward did some running outside Monday and said that he hasn't had any setbacks. However, at this point the best the Cubs can hope for is probably for Heyward to get in a few token appearances late this month before the playoffs.
Sep 10 - 5:00 PM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Heyward has been on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in his right hamstring since the end of August. We likely won't see the outfielder back with the Cubs until near the end of the season, with a best-case scenario of rejoining in the middle of September.
Sep 5 - 7:37 PM

Cubs placed OF Jason Heyward on the 10-day disabled list with right hamstring tightness.

Heyward sustained the injury while attempting to make a diving catch in the outfield on Thursday. Rather than risking further aggravation, they'll sit him down to ensure that it heals before he rejoins the squad in mid-September.
Aug 31 - 6:44 PM

Jason Heyward (hamstring) will be placed on the disabled list.

That's if Friday's game against the Phillies isn't rained out, as there would be no need to place him on the DL Saturday with rosters expanded. Either way, Heyward appears slated to miss at least a couple weeks of action after straining his right hamstring Thursday.
Aug 31 - 5:38 PM

Jason Heyward was lifted from Thursday's game against the Braves due to right hamstring tightness.

He suffered the injury while attempting to make a diving catch in the outfield. He's still under evaluation and the severity of the injury remains unknown, but the early indications are that it isn't likely to require a trip to the disabled list. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Aug 30 - 9:59 PM

Jason Heyward was removed from Thursday's game against the Braves after injuring himself while attempting to make a diving catch in the outfield.

It isn't yet clear exactly what Heyward injured, but he looked to be shaken up as he was leaving the field. Expect the Cubs to provide an update on his status after the conclusion of Thursday's contest.
Aug 30 - 9:21 PM

Jason Heyward (ankle) returned to the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

Heyward missed the previous two games with what the team considered a minor ankle injury. He's back out there in center field and batting fifth for the Cubs against Luis Castillo and the Reds on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Aug 25 - 10:46 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Jason Heyward's left ankle is "bothering him a little bit."

It helps explain why Heyward is out of the lineup for a second straight day Friday. The outfielder looks to be day-to-day. Ben Zobrist is in right field again Friday.
Aug 24 - 1:10 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs' lineup Thursday against the Reds.

Heyward is just getting a breather. He could probably use one after managing just two hits in his past 20 at-bats. Ben Zobrist will handle right field and bat cleanup in Thursday's series opener at Wrigley.
Aug 23 - 4:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
3Bobby Wilson
4Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Javier Baez
2Addison Russell
3Mike Freeman
4Jack Reinheimer
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
3David Bote
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Johnny Field
CF1Albert Almora
2Ian Happ
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Cole Hamels
6Mike Montgomery
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
13Dillon Maples
14James Norwood