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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 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

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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

Jason Heyward had an impressive night at the dish in his Cardinals debut Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in a victory over the Cubs.

Heyward also showed off his blazing speed as the front half of a double steal with Matt Holliday. Situated in between Matt Carpenter and Holliday in the Cardinals' lineup, Heyward could prove to be a five-category fantasy force in 2015. It's a contract year for the 25-year-old outfielder, who can build a case to become the next $200 million player in Major League Baseball.
Apr 5 - 11:24 PM

Jason Heyward is starting in right field and batting second in Sunday's Opening Night game versus the Cubs.

It comes as no surprise, as Heyward spent all of spring training in the two-hole. The full Cardinals' lineup is as follows: Matt Carpenter (3B), Heyward (RF), Matt Holliday (LF), Jhonny Peralta (SS), Matt Adams (1B), Yadier Molina (C), Kolten Wong (2B), Jon Jay (CF), Adam Wainwright (RHP).
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Apr 5 - 3:04 PM

Jason Heyward hit his first spring homer Thursday off the Marlins' Henderson Alvarez.

We're hoping to see more power from Heyward this year, but going into today, he didn't have an extra-base hit in 25 at-bats this spring. He seems to think he needed to focus less on power to be a quality top-of-the-order guy in Atlanta. Still, he'd be more helpful pounding the ball over the fence now and again.
Mar 26 - 5:39 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals plan to put Jason Heyward "near the top of their order, likely batting No. 2."

Heyward hit in the No. 2 spot in each of his first two Grapefruit League contests and is slated to bat there again on Sunday. It's a good spot for him, as he'll be behind on-base machine Matt Carpenter and in front of slugger Matt Holliday. Heyward could be poised for a big bounce-back season at the plate in his walk year.
Mar 8 - 9:34 AM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in an interview on KMOX 1120 AM Sunday that he envisions Jason Heyward batting anywhere from 3-5 in the lineup.

Manager Mike Matheny has indicated previously that he's leaning towards batting Heyward second, and that could be where he winds up since the skipper has final say so. Heyward hitting in the middle of the lineup would obviously be great news for his fantasy value and could mean a move up to the No. 2 spot for Matt Holliday, who batted second 14 times last year but has spent almost all of his St. Louis career in the No. 3 spot.
Feb 15 - 1:00 PM

Jason Heyward said he won't rule out talking about an extension with the Cardinals once the season starts.

"As this point, I don't," Heyward told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch when asked if he would have a reason to stop talking about his contract when the season started. "They asked me to be here and I was traded into this situation, and it's a good situation. For me, I just feel like I need to show up and do my job, kind of follow their lead with certain things. After that, we'll see what happens. It's kind of a unique situation because this is my last year before free agency." Heyward would likely command a big contract on the open market, so it won't be cheap if the Cardinals want to keep him around beyond this year.
Jan 17 - 4:26 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has indicated that Jason Heyward is likely to start off next season hitting second in the batting order.

"I can see Jason as a ‘2’ or ‘3’ guy," said Matheny. "And I really like him in the ‘2’ hole." General manager John Mozeliak said last month that the team was toying with the idea of moving Matt Carpenter down in the order, but it appears at this point Matheny is leaning towards keeping the third baseman in the leadoff spot directly ahead of Heyward. The former Braves spent 94 of his 148 starts last season in the leadoff spot.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 02:31:00 PM

Cardinals acquired OF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden from the Braves for RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins.

It's a blockbuster trade that seemingly sprung out of nowhere. Heyward had an underwhelming .271/.351/.384 batting line in 2014 for the Braves, but he rated as one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball and he still has tremendous offensive upside at age 25. Now we'll see if the Cardinals can extend the former first-round pick, who is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2015 season.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Braves executive John Hart said Wednesday that he has not engaged in contract extension talks with outfielders Jason Heyward or Justin Upton.

And there's no plan to get those negotiations started. Both players are set to become free agents after the 2015 season and could be trade candidates this winter or next summer. Heyward batted just .271/.351/.384 in 2014 for Atlanta, but he's one of the best defensive outfielders in the majors and doesn't turn 26 years old until next August.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Jason Heyward has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner in right field.

It's his second Gold Glove award. Heyward didn't have a great year at the plate in 2014 but was fantastic defensively, finishing head and shoulders above all right fielders in UZR. He beat out Giancarlo Stanton and Gerardo Parra for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
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
S1Adam Wainwright
2Lance Lynn
3John Lackey
4Michael Wacha
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva