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Jason Heyward | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Angels "aren’t ruling out a pursuit" of Jason Heyward.
The report notes that the Angels "are only in the preliminary stages" in their search for an everyday outfielder and Heyward is just one of the names they're considering. If the Halos did land Heyward, they would have the reigning Gold Glove-winning right fielders from both leagues (they'd move Kole Calhoun to left field to accommodate Heyward). The Cardinals would love to re-sign Heyward but know they'll be facing plenty of competition. Nov 23 - 9:47 PM

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OF Jason Heyward declined the Cardinals' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

Heyward will be arguably the top position player in free agency this winter, so rejecting the qualifying offer was a no-brainer. There will be many clubs that go after him this offseason and he could wind up with a contract approaching $200 million. The Cards would like to bring him back.
Nov 13 - 5:20 PM

Jason Heyward was announced as the 2015 National League Rawlings Gold Glove winner in right field.

Only Andrelton Simmons (25) and Starling Marte (24) edged out Heyward (22) in Defensive Runs Saved in the NL. Heyward finished on top in the NL with his UZR of 20.2. The rest of the Gold Glove winners in the NL are as follows: C- Yadier Molina, 1B- Paul Goldschmidt, 2B- Dee Gordon, 3B- Nolan Arenado, SS Brandon Crawford, LF- Marte, CF- A.J. Pollock, P- Zack Greinke.
Nov 10 - 8:12 PM

Cardinals extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to OF Jason Heyward.

It was a given, obviously, as Heyward is poised to hit it big this winter in free agency. While the power hasn't fully come around as hoped, Heyward offers elite defense and baserunning and is a quality offensive player who turned just 26 in August. The Cards will do their best to re-sign him, but the competition figures to be fierce.
Nov 6 - 11:22 AM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak confirmed Thursday that he will make a hard push at re-signing Jason Heyward.

From the general manager's season-wrapping presser in St. Louis: "Do we want to re-sign Heyward? Yes. Jason was a tremendous fit on this club. If we're able to make it happen we're going to try." Heyward figures to haul in one of the richest contracts on the free agent market this winter after turning in yet another productive season. He's a 26-year-old outfield dynamo with big time upside on offense.
Oct 15 - 1:21 PM

Impending free agent Jason Heyward called his fit with the Cardinals an "ideal situation."

Heyward is set to hit the free agent market, but it makes sense that he feels comfortable in the winning environment offered by the Cardinals. During the 2015 campaign, the 26-year-old outfielder slashed .293/.359/.439 with 13 homers, 60 RBI and a career-high 23 steals. The Cards were eliminated by the Cubs in Game 4 of Tuesday's NLDS match-up.
Oct 14 - 8:44 AM

Jason Heyward doubled and launched a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

Heyward doubled to lead off the second inning and then cut Chicago's lead to one in the sixth with a two-run shot. Surprisingly, offense wasn't in short supply for the Cardinals against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs' bullpen, but they got out-slugged. Stephen Piscotty also went deep for the Redbirds.
Oct 12 - 10:01 PM

Jason Heyward hit a grand slam as the Cardinals clinched the NL Central with a victory over the Pirates in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Heyward removed most of the doubt that the Cardinals would have to wait to clinch the NL Central, as his grand slam boosted the lead to 6-0 in the third inning. He finished 3-for-4 with a walk and a double along with the salami. Heyward's put together a solid year for the Cardinals, batting .292/.358/.439 with 13 home runs, 60 RBI, 79 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases.
Sep 30 - 10:10 PM

Jason Heyward hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the 10th inning and finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored as the Cardinals topped the Brewers 3-1 on Tuesday.

Heyward was the majority of the Cardinals' offense in the contest, ending up with two doubles, the two-run homer, two runs scored and a stolen base to boot. The home run was his 12th of the season, besting his total from last year. Heyward is hitting .296/.356/.449 with 55 RBI, 72 runs scored and 22 steals ahead of what should be an eventful winter for the 26-year-old.
Sep 15 - 11:36 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 and drove home the Cardinals' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

His run-scoring single plated Matt Carpenter in the first inning to give the Cardinals the early advantage, but that wound up being the extent of their offense in the ballgame. He's having a nice season in the middle of the Cardinals lineup, slashing .292/.353/.434 with 11 homers and 52 RBI.
Sep 12 - 4:42 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak acknowledged Wednesday that any contract talks with Jason Heyward will likely have to wait until after the World Series.

"In terms of when we can actually engage, it's really going to be this offseason," the Cardinals general manager told KMOX. It's a no-brainer for Heyward to test the free agent market at this point and he's going to cash in big as a 26-year-old with a range of high-level skills. Heyward is batting .292/.349/.441 in 128 games this season for first-place St. Louis and has continued to play Gold Glove defense in the outfield. He'll have many aggressive, deep-pocketed suitors.
Sep 3 - 12:47 PM

Jason Heyward had two hits, two RBI, and two runs scored in four at-bats as the Cardinals bested the Nationals on Monday.

Heyward singled and scored in a three-run fourth inning. In the seventh, he hit a two-run double and later scored as the Cardinals plated five runs to retake the lead. The outfielder has multiple hits in three consecutive games and is now hitting .293/.350/.445 with 11 home runs, 50 RBI, 67 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases.
Aug 31 - 11:27 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple, a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Lovely game from Heyward, who was off to the races with an RBI triple against Giants starter Chris Heston in the first inning. After a dreadful April, he's been everything the Cardinals could have hoped for when they traded for him in the off-season, as he now maintains a .291/.349/.442 triple-slash with 11 homers, 48 RBI and 20 steals.
Aug 30 - 7:19 PM

Jason Heyward finished 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Heyward's two-run single in the first inning was the start of a nine-run outburst from the Cardinals' offense in the win. Heyward stole second base shortly thereafter, his 20th stolen base of the year. It is the third time in the past four seasons the 26-year-old has hit the 20-steal benchmark. Heyward is hitting .290/.349/.441 with 11 homers, 46 RBI and 62 runs scored on the year.
Aug 26 - 1:42 AM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Padres.

The triple was Heyward's third of the season. A hamstring injury hampered him earlier in the week, but it's clearly a good sign for his legs that he feels comfortable stretching for three bases. While Heyward could do nothing right in April, he's settled in nicely as the season's progressed. Following Sunday's action, he now sports a very respectable .290/.349/.444 triple-slash along with 11 home runs and 44 RBI.
Aug 23 - 8:24 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Charlie Tilson
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Carlos Martinez
3Michael Wacha
4Lance Lynn
5Jaime Garcia
6John Lackey
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Steve Cishek
6Sam Tuivailala
7Miguel Socolovich
8Mitch Harris
9Dean Kiekhefer
10Juan Gonzalez