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Jason Heyward | Outfielder | #22

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 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

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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

Jason Heyward (side) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Heyward missed a couple days of action with some tightness in his left side. He's in right field and batting second against Jacob deGrom and the Mets.
Jul 1 - 3:40 PM

Jason Heyward has been dealing with muscle tightness in his left side for a few days.

Heyward suffered the injury making a throw from right field. He's healthy enough to play but manager Joe Maddon decided to play it safe by giving him another day off Thursday against Mets left-hander Steven Matz. Heyward should be back in the lineup on Friday.
Jun 30 - 5:01 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs' lineup Thursday.

He's sitting out for the second straight day against a lefty. The Cubs have Ben Zobrist in right field, Matt Szczur in left, Albert Almora in center and Javier Baez at second base.
Jun 30 - 3:40 PM

Jason Heyward is not in Wednesday's lineup versus the Reds.

The Cubs will go with Matt Szczur, Albert Almora, and Ben Zobrist from left to right in their outfield. Javier Baez, fresh off his grand slam in extras on Tuesday, will play second base.

Jason Heyward smacked a two-run homer in Monday's win over the Phillies.

Heyward hit a laser off of Adam Morgan just over the right-field wall in the fourth inning. It was his lone hit on the night and just his third longball of the season. Cubs manager Joe Maddon has stuck with Heyward in the No. 2 spot despite his struggles at the plate, but the outfielder is surely going to need more nights like Monday to stay put.
Jun 6 - 11:21 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 and homered Thursday versus the Dodgers.

The homer was just his second of the year. The Cubs obviously haven't suffered for Heyward's slow start, but they'd still sure like to see him get going. He's hitting .229 with a .634 OPS.
Jun 2 - 4:55 PM

Jason Heyward (ribs) has returned to the Cubs' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

This confirms what Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance Tuesday. Heyward ended up missing three starts due to a contusion on his right side. The 26-year-old is batting just .225/.329/.282 through his first 37 games this season. He'll bat second against his former team on Tuesday.
May 24 - 2:19 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance that Jason Heyward (ribs) is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Heyward hasn't played since he suffered a contusion on his right side while making a fantastic catch on Friday against the Giants. However, he took batting practice without any issues on Monday and has apparently convinced the Cubs that he's ready to go.
May 24 - 1:46 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Jason Heyward (ribs) could play in this week's series against the Cardinals.

Heyward is out of the lineup for the third straight game as a result of a bruise near his right rib and hip suffered while making a diving catch on Friday. However, he was able to hit on the field Monday, which is a good sign.
May 23 - 6:38 PM

Jason Heyward (ribs) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night in St. Louis.

Heyward bruised the right side of his rib cage Friday on a diving catch attempt in San Francisco. Kris Bryant is starting in right field and batting second Monday versus Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. Javier Baez will start at third and bat seventh.
May 23 - 3:53 PM

Jason Heyward's MRI revealed only a bruise on his right side near his rib cage.

He'll be sidelined for the next 3-5 days. Heyward hurt himself Friday when he made a diving catch against the Giants. Though he's struggled offensively, Heyward has run well (five steals) this year while providing his usual Gold Glove-caliber defense in right field. The Cubs should be relieved to know their $184 million outfielder will avoid the disabled list.
May 21 - 6:45 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Mike Montgomery
6Trevor Cahill
7Travis Wood
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Joe Nathan
10Zac Rosscup