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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jason Heyward (thumb) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

Heyward hasn't played since he was hit in the left thumb by a pitch last Wednesday, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll bat fifth against Bucs starter Gerrit Cole.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 03:12:00 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) remains out of the Braves' lineup Monday against the Pirates.

Heyward hasn't played since he was hit in the left thumb by a pitch last Wednesday. It was reported Sunday that he was still unable to grip a bat, so fantasy owners would do well to have a backup plan this week.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Jason Heyward is unable to grip a bat well enough to hit due to swelling in his left thumb.

Heyward hasn't played since Wednesday due to the injury, and it doesn't sound like he's on the verge of returning. Emilio Bonifacio is handling right field on Sunday in Heyward's place.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) remained out of the Braves' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since suffering a left thumb injury on Wednesday. Heyward remains day-to-day, but there's been no indication as to when he might return to the lineup. Emilio Bonifacio is handling right field on Sunday.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

Heyward exited Wednesday's game with a left thumb injury, and although X-rays came back clean, the thumb is still swollen. He's listed as day-to-day and could be available as a defensive replacement Friday. Ryan Doumit is in right field in Heyward's place.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 03:23:00 PM

X-rays on Jason Heyward's left thumb came back negative.

Heyward left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game after the thumb, which has caused him problems previously this season, acted up. It appears he's day-to-day for now, but his status should be clearer when he shows up to the ballpark Friday.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Jason Heyward left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

Heyward didn't show any signs of injury, but in a two-run game that the Braves desperately needed to win he was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning. He's dealt with a recurring thumb injury at points this season. The Braves will hopefully update his situation shortly. Jose Constanza replaced him in right field.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:47:00 PM

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