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Jason Heyward | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jason Heyward started off Wednesday's win against the Mets with a lead-off home run, his only hit in four at-bats.
Heyward greeted Zack Wheeler rudely, slugging the right-hander's third pitch over the fence to the opposite field. The Braves outfielder now has 11 home runs on the season with 53 RBI and a .270/.351/.391 slash line. Aug 27 - 10:18 PM

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Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a lead-off home run and a sacrifice fly as the Braves defeated the Pirates on Monday.

Heyward sparked the Braves' six-run top of the first inning with a lead-off home run off of Vance Worley. Despite a recent slump, Heyward has been hitting better in the second half, batting .322 (29-for-90). Overall, he has a mediocre .268/.351/.389 slash line with 10 home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 18 - 10:26 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 against the Mariners on Tuesday.

While it was just a pair of singles, we're keeping an eye on Heyward to make sure his back doesn't flare up again. He had missed four games before returning on Saturday, and it looks like he's no worse for the wear. Since returning from the minor injury, he's 7-for-13 with a double and a triple in three games. On the year, he's slashing .267/.355/.393.
Aug 6 - 1:19 AM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Heyward hit an RBI triple, his third triple of the season, in the seventh, and his double in the ninth off Padres closer Joaquin Benoit led to the game-tying run. He also stole his 13th base of the season in the loss. A strong month of July has Heyward's line quietly climbing, as the 24-year-old is now batting .267/.355/.393 on the year.
Aug 3 - 10:43 PM

Jason Heyward (back) was back in the Braves lineup on Saturday.

Heyward had missed three in a row with back soreness, but he was apparently feeling good enough to give it a go on Saturday. It appears that the few days of rest were more of a precautionary measure than anything resembling a DL concern. Deploy Heyward as you normally would in your lineups.
Aug 2 - 7:38 PM

Jason Heyward (back) is hoping to return to the Braves' lineup on Saturday.

Heyward has sat out three straight games with a sore back, but he started to feel some relief on Thursday. He'll hope to play in the final two games of the weekend series in San Diego.
Aug 1 - 8:44 AM

Jason Heyward (back) is expected to be out of the Braves lineup until Friday at the earliest.

His back soreness has kept him out of two straight games, and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll likely give Heyward another day off Thursday to get right. "We talked about it today and he’s still not feeling well," Gonzalez said of Heyward. "If he comes in tomorrow and he’s not feeling well, I’m not doing it, I’m not running him in there." Even with the days off, a DL stint doesn't appear to be in the cards for Heyward at this point.
Jul 30 - 10:40 PM

Jason Heyward (back) is expected to return to the Braves' lineup on Wednesday or Thursday.

Heyward left Monday's game with lower back soreness and is sitting out on Tuesday, but it appears it's just a minor issue. Ryan Doumit is getting the start in right field Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 7:10 PM

Jason Heyward left Monday afternoon's series finale against the Padres with lower back soreness.

Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning in his only at-bat of the game. Ryan Doumit replaced him in right field. Heyward is day-to-day.
Jul 28 - 1:14 PM

Jason Heyward knocked in three runs on two singles in four at-bats, but the Braves lost to the Marlins on Tuesday.

Heyward, who has had markedly better results at the plate over the past two weeks, tied the game up at 1-1 with a single in the bottom of the first inning. He attempted to help the Braves stage a comeback with a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth, but ultimately the Braves were a run short. Heyward's numbers are still well below where we would expect a player of his caliber to be, but his .258/.345/.381 has been a work in progress. He also has nine home runs, 42 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Jul 22 - 10:43 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Phillies.

Heyward had a solo homer off A.J. Burnett in the second inning and later added an RBI single in the fifth inning. He now has four straight multi-hit games. This has largely been an up-and-down season for the 24-year-old, but he's capable of big things when he's right.
Jul 18 - 11:29 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Heyward had been struggling in recent days, but he managed to make his presence felt at the plate and on the basepaths Tuesday. The three-hit day was his first in over a month, and he hadn't stolen a base since May. It's been a disappointing first half for the 24-year-old, who's batting .247/.338/.366 overall.
Jul 8 - 10:46 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Heyward, batting leadoff, was the only Brave to have multiple hits against Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies' bullpen. He was stranded after doubling in the third, and his fifth-inning single knocked in a run to put the Braves on the board. Through two and a half months, Heyward hasn't done a whole lot at the plate, slashing .254/.334/.384 with eight home runs, 27 RBI, and nine stolen bases.
Jun 17 - 10:37 PM

Jason Heyward (hand) will return to the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

Heyward was forced to leave Friday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right hand. X-rays came back negative however, and he feels good enough to give it a go on Saturday.
Jun 14 - 3:05 PM

Jason Heyward was diagnosed with a right hand contusion and is considered day-to-day after x-rays came back negative on Friday.

Heyward was hit by a C.J. Wilson offering in the first inning of Friday's game. It looks as though he was able to avoid any significant injury though, and should return to the Braves starting lineup at some point over the weekend.
Jun 13 - 9:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Juan Jaime
10Chasen Shreve
11Cory Gearrin
12Jonny Venters