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Jason Heyward | Outfielder | #22

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 is not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Heyward will take a seat against left-hander Rich Hill. The 27-year-old hit just .207/.300/.286 against southpaws this season. Jorge Soler will make the start in right field while Javier Baez will slide into the No. 5 spot in the order. The full lineup for the Cubs: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Ben Zobrist LF, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Baez 2B, Soler RF, Addison Russell SS, Miguel Montero C, Jake Arrieta SP. Oct 18 - 3:57 PM

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Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer Monday in the Cubs' 5-2 victory over the Reds.

Look who might be finding his stroke, just in the nick of time. Heyward has seven hits in the last four games, three of them going for extra bases. The Cubs offense would be a whole lot more difficult to deal with in October if Heyward can give them another threat in the bottom half of the order.
Sep 19 - 11:00 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Sunday night's showdown against the Astros.

It looks to me nothing more than a day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Albert Almora is starting in his place in right field and will bat ninth for the Cubs.
Sep 11 - 4:25 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Giants.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Heyward, and a good time to get him out of there with tough opposing southpaw Madison Bumgarner on the hill for the Giants. Matt Szczur will start in his place in left field and bat eighth for the Cubs on Saturday.
Sep 3 - 10:40 AM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk Wednesday against the Pirates.

Heyward is 12-for-36 with a homer, three doubles and five RBI in nine games since his little break earlier this month. That's not quite spectacular, but with his defense, he doesn't need to be a stud hitter to help the cause.
Sep 1 - 12:24 AM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

He'll get a routine day of rest with left-hander Julio Urias on the hill for the Dodgers. Ben Zobrist is sliding over to start in right field while Javier Baez gets the start at second base and will bat eighth for the Cubs.
Aug 27 - 12:53 PM

Jason Heyward hit his sixth homer of the year Monday against the Padres.

It was his second homer in two months, and it gave him his first two RBI since Aug. 5. It's probably going to take more than just the one for him to regain his confidence.
Aug 23 - 1:41 AM

Jason Heyward is back in the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Padres.

The struggling Heyward was held out of the lineup for the entire weekend series at Coors Field, but he's back in there Monday and hitting sixth against Edwin Jackson. Kris Bryant will start in left field Monday while Javier Baez plays third.
Aug 22 - 5:25 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that he plans to rest Jason Heyward for the entire weekend series against the Rockies at Coors Field.

The Cubs face two left-handers in the three game set, so it's a good opportunity for Maddon to sit down the struggling outfielder and let him clear his head. Heyward is hitting a disappointing .225/.304/.313 with five homers, 32 RBI and a 77/42 K/BB ratio over 458 plate appearances.
Aug 20 - 9:07 AM

Jason Heyward clubbed a two-run homer on Friday as the Cubs routed the Mariners 12-1 in an afternoon matinee at Wrigley Field.

Heyward's two-run blast off Hisashi Iwakuma in the third inning increased their early lead to 5-0. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He has had a rough go of it at the plate this season, slashing a mere .229/.316/.323 with five homers and 31 RBI.
Jul 29 - 7:01 PM

Jason Heyward is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday night against the White Sox.

Heyward has played his usual brand of elite-level defense this season in the Cubs' outfield, but he's batting just .229/.317/.315 in 91 games and he'll sit Thursday versus ace left-hander Chris Sale. Ben Zobrist will start in right field and hit cleanup. Javier Baez is at second base.
Jul 28 - 3:30 PM

Jason Heyward will hit seventh in Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

This is the first time that Heyward has hit seventh during the 2016 campaign. He has struggled in his first season with the Cubs, slashing just .228/.315/.315 with four homers and 28 RBI over 346 at-bats. Daily Slant: While the Cubs are in a dream spot against Anthony Ranaudo (who has allowed a wOBA of at least .359 to both sides of the plate in his young career), Heyward is maybe the only Cubs bat that isn't worth a strong look. He's been hitting the ball on the ground far too often (nearly a 50% GB rate, which would be a great mark for any pitcher) and owns a negative Hd-Sft% against both right and left handed pitchers. Heyward's 79.5 MPH exit velocity over the past week is his worst mark for any week dating back to mid May.
Jul 27 - 4:35 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Mets.

Manager Joe Maddon is stacking the lineup with right-handers against Mets lefty Steven Matz. Matt Szczur is starting in right field with Albert Almora Jr. getting the nod in center. Heyward has been a fantasy disappointment this year with just four homers, eight steals and a .245 average through 82 appearances.
Jul 18 - 2:27 PM

Jason Heyward sprayed three hits versus the Pirates on Saturday.

He hit two singles and a double in the 3-for-5 night. Heyward has been a big disappointment with the bat this year and was recently dropped from second to sixth in the Cubs' batting order. His .247/.336/.342 slash line reveals the 6-foot-five, 245 pound man has shown almost no power this season. His four home runs and 28 RBI are not endearing him to fantasy owners. Maybe today's game is a sign of better things to come.
Jul 9 - 11:16 PM

Jason Heyward has been dropped to the sixth spot in the Cubs' batting order on Monday.

It's about time, really. Heyward has basically hit second all season for Chicago, to the tune of a rough .231/.321/.320 batting line. He signed an eight-year, $184 million free agent contract this winter.
Jul 4 - 11:19 AM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton