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Jason Heyward | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Jason Heyward was removed from the second inning of Friday's game against the Angels after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.

It happened during Heyward's first at-bat, just two pitches into the game. He was able to stay in the game to run for himself, and played another two innings in the field, but was lifted for a pinch-hitter the next time his spot came around. He'll likely head for precautionary X-rays, and expect the team to have an update on his status shortly.
Jun 13 - 8:28 PM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and three runs scored as the Braves topped the Diamondbacks 5-2 on Friday.

Heyward is 16-for-43 with three homers, nine RBI, 10 runs scored and six walks during his current 10-game hitting streak. It was another slow start for him this year, but he's back looking like a top-20 fantasy outfielder now.
Jun 7 - 1:19 AM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Friday's win over the Marlins.

Heyward tied the game with a triple in the seventh inning and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by B.J. Upton. The 24-year-old has hit safely in five straight games and has pulled his batting line up to .246/.332/.362 on the year. He's coming around.
May 30 - 10:20 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

Heyward's fifth homer of the season came in the third inning off of Jake Peavy, a shot to right field to put the Braves up 1-0. Heyward has homered twice in his last three games, which the Braves hope is a sign that the outfielder is ready to break out. He has been mostly disappointing this season, carrying a .243/.330/.351 slash line on the season.
May 29 - 10:20 PM

Jason Heyward went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Heyward took Jon Lester deep in the first inning for his fourth homer of the season. It's a rare display of power for the 24-year-old outfielder, who is now slashing a disappointing .240/.332/.339 with 12 RBI. He does have eight stolen bases, so he has that going for him.
May 27 - 10:52 PM

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Rockies on Friday.

Heyward has now hit safely in 11 consecutive games. He has pulled his batting average up from .206 to .247 along the way. The window to buy low in fantasy leagues is closing rapidly.
May 24 - 12:01 AM

Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with two steals and two runs scored against the Brewers on Monday.

Heyward's average is up to .228, the highest it's been since the first week of the season. While he's been a fantasy disappointment again, at least he has stolen eight bases in 10 tries, a big improvement from last year's two steals in six attempts. If he stays healthy, his career high of 21 steals seems likely to fall.
May 19 - 11:09 PM

Jason Heyward is not in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

He's getting a breather versus left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Ryan Doumit is starting in right field, while Tyler Pastornicky is in Heyward's normal leadoff spot.
May 14 - 1:12 PM

Jason Heyward went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

The homer was his first in over a month and just his third of the season. Heyward is hitting .209/.302/.324 on the year, but he remains in the Braves' leadoff spot for lack of better options. The outfielder now has 10 RBI in 35 games.
May 11 - 4:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
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
6Cory Gearrin
7Jonny Venters
8David Hale
9Chasen Shreve
10Gus Schlosser