|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||26.00||.260||63.00||95.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Thumb - Doubtful for Sept. 19 vs. N.Y. Mets|
|vs N.Y. Mets||65||18||2|| .299|| .415|| .277|
|vs Wheeler (Career)||19||7||2|| .789||.400||.368|
|vs RHP||418||127||9|| .382|| .438|| .304|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jason Heyward out Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4:19 pm ET) Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was not in the team's starting lineup Friday.
Heyward injured his thumb Wednesday, and was sent for an MRI. He will not play Friday, and it's unclear how long the issue will keep him on the bench.
|Jason Heyward injures thumb Wednesday, X-rays negative |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/14) Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was removed from Wednesday's game with a thumb injury, but X-rays revealed no fracture, MLB.com reports.
Heyward was 0 for 2 before exiting in the eighth inning Wednesday and is day-to-day moving forward. He has hit .272/.351/.387 with 11 home runs, 58 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 556 at-bats.
|Jason Heyward still lacking thump |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/15/14) Just before the All-Star break, Jason Heyward started to pick up his batting average, and he hasn't really cooled off since. Over his last 54 games, Heyward is batting .329 with a .387 on-base percentage. Sadly for his Fantasy owners, it's come with very little power.
While Heyward has hit 12 doubles and a triple over that span, he has launched only three home runs. Given that the Braves' outfielder has been an inconsistent power hitter over his five years in the majors, it's reasonable for owners to start wondering if that consistency is ever going to materialize.
In my latest blog post, I have taken a look at Heyward's offensive trends this season to get an early read on what sort of value he will have next season. His ability to make contact (32 strikeouts over his last 207 at-bats) and steal make him a must-start option right now, but given his lack of power, Heyward will be something less than an early-round option in 2015.
|Jason Heyward slugs 11th home run Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Braves outfielder Jason Heyward went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-2 win over the Mets Wednesday.
Heyward led off the game with a home run, getting right back on the board after his six-game hitting streak ended Tuesday. He has hit .270/.351/.391 with 11 home runs, 53 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 486 at-bats.
|Jason Heyward absent from Saturday lineup |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/23/14) Braves right fielder Jason Heyward is set to sit Saturday in Cincinnati despite a six-game hitting streak.
Heyward has nine hits in his last 23 at-bats with a home run, six RBI and six runs scored.
|If you look at Jason Heyward's final slash line from last season, you wouldn't think much of his 2013 campaign. He hit .254 with a .427 slugging percentage and .776 OPS. However, his numbers were affected by a slow start. He hit just .146 with a .243 slugging percentage and .533 OPS through the first two months (30 games) and even missed a few weeks in that span recovering from an appendectomy. But once June rolled around, Heyward started to heat up and finished the season performing well, despite missing about a month late in the season with a fractured jaw. Heyward hit .294 with a .373 on-base percentage, .495 slugging percentage, .867 OPS, 12 home runs, 18 doubles, 30 RBI and 50 runs in his final 74 games. After the sluggish start, Heyward started to produce like Fantasy owners expected. He falls into the category of being a high-risk, high-reward pick. You know he has the upside to be an elite Fantasy outfielder, but his struggles to stay consistent from start to finish plays a factor into drafting the 24-year-old slugger. He is more of an early-to-mid-round Fantasy pick depending on how much confidence you have in him.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/19/14||NYM||7:35 pm||Zack Wheeler|
|9/20/14||NYM||7:10 pm||Jonathon Niese|
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