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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
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Jason Heyward is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Cubs on Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series.
Heyward was on the bench for four playoff games in a row but is receiving a second straight start after picking up a couple singles in Game 4. David Ross is also getting a start, as he's serving as Jon Lester's catcher as usual. The full Cubs' lineup looks like this: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Addison Russell SS, Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, David Ross C, Lester P. Oct 30 - 3:18 PM

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Jason Heyward will start in right field and bat seventh for the Cubs in Game 4 of the World Series against the Indians on Saturday.

Heyward has struggled mightily this entire season and is hitting .064 (2-for-31) in the playoffs including 0-for-3 in the World Series. Here's how the Cubs will line up against Corey Kluber as they attempt to even the series at two games apiece: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Willson Contreras C, Addison Russell SS, Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B, John Lackey P.
Oct 29 - 3:13 PM

Jason Heyward is out of the Cubs' starting lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Indians on Tuesday.

Heyward is just 2-for-28 (.071) with eight strikeouts this postseason, so he's being benched in favor of Chris Coghlan against right-hander Corey Kluber. Also of note, Kyle Schwarber is in the starting lineup as expected, batting fifth out of the DH spot. The full lineup for Chicago: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Schwarber DH, Javier Baez 2B, Coghlan RF, Addison Russell SS, David Ross C. Jon Lester will start for the Cubs.
Oct 25 - 3:08 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

With world-class left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the hill for the Dodgers, Heyward will take a seat on the pine in favor of Albert Almora Jr. Here's the full lineup for the Cubs as they look to defeat Clayton Kershaw and advance to the World Series: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Javy Baez 2B, Willson Contreras C, Addison Russell SS, Albert Almora Jr RF, Kyle Hendricks P.
Oct 22 - 3:13 PM

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

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.
Source: MLBlogs.com
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