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Jason Heyward
Birthdate: 8/9/1989 (27 y, 7 m, 20 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/235     Position: OF
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 14, Overall: 14, Team: Atlanta Braves
Contract: $184M / 8 Years (2016 - 2023)
RotoWire News: Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he likes Heyward's approach "a lot" and is confident the results will come for the struggling outfielder, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. (3/27/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: His brilliance in the field notwithstanding, 2016 went about as poorly as it could have in Jason Heyward's first year with the Chicago Cubs. First, his park-adjusted offense came in 28 points below league average. He hit just .230, his lowest total since 2011, while reaching base at just a .306 clip that represented the lowest mark of his career. Interestingly enough, his strikeout and walk rates remained typically respectable, as he walked at a 9.1% rate that came in just below his career average, while striking out at a 15.1% rate that is better than his career average. He also hit fewer ground balls and more line drives. However, his 27.0% rate of soft contact was the lowest of his career, which did him no favors on his way to a putrid .266 batting average on balls that he did put in play. Given that many of his peripheral numbers remained the same or similar, including his swing and contact rates, it's difficult to call this a new norm for Heyward. It's more likely the result of a mechanical flaw that he's spent the winter correcting, and we should see harder contact and, subsequently, a more frequent on-base presence from Jason Heyward. For now, though, he's not nearly the sure-fire pick that he's been in years past, but he could very easily return to prominence in 2017. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Jason Heyward was a mess at the plate throughout 2016, managing an average of just .230 and an on-base percentage of .306. But with his approach and contact trends remaining similar to past seasons, better days should lie ahead for the veteran outfielder.

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DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
Total- - -- - -- - -- - -6511583062793822188.9 %23.3 %.210.319.269.335.479.351121
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-04-09ATL@HOU9RF1000000000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-12ATL@STL7RF5000000000.0 %80.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-21ATL@PHI3RF4000000000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-03ATLHOU3RF40000100025.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-07-27ATLPHI3RF40000100025.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-07-02ATLCHC3RF4100000000.0 %75.0 %.0001.000.250.250.250.22133
2012-06-18ATL@NYY7RF4100010000.0 %75.0 %.0001.000.250.250.250.22133
2012-06-09ATLTOR5RF4000000000.0 %75.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-22ATL@CIN5RF4110001000.0 %75.0 %.2501.000.250.250.500.31496
2012-08-07ATL@PHI3RF3000000000.0 %66.7 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-29ATLSTL6RF3100000000.0 %66.7 %.0001.000.333.333.333.29583
2012-08-12ATL@NYM3RF50000000020.0 %60.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-23
2012-04-18ATLNYM3RF5101010000.0 %60.0 %.400.500.200.200.600.31999
2012-09-28ATLNYM3RF4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22133
2012-08-28ATL@SDP3RF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-13ATLSDP3RF4100000000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22133
2012-08-01ATLMIA3CF40000000025.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-07-17ATLSFG3RF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-15ATLNYM3RF4100011000.0 %50.0 %.000.500.250.250.250.22133
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-05-28ATLSTL5RF4110010000.0 %50.0 %.250.500.250.250.500.31496
2012-05-18ATL@TBR7RF41000000025.0 %50.0 %.0001.000.333.500.333.394149
2012-05-08ATL@CHC7RF4101010000.0 %50.0 %.500.500.250.250.750.398153
2012-04-28ATLPIT5RF4110010100.0 %50.0 %.250.500.250.250.500.31496
2012-04-21ATL@ARI7RF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-05ATL@NYM7RF4000000000.0 %50.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-26ATL@SFG3RF5200121100.0 %40.0 %.600.500.400.4001.000.588281
2012-08-18ATLLAD3RF50000000020.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-23
2012-08-17ATLLAD3RF51000011020.0 %40.0 %.000.500.250.400.250.31596
2012-08-06ATL@PHI3RF5200121000.0 %40.0 %.600.500.400.4001.000.588281
2012-07-30ATLMIA3RF5200131000.0 %40.0 %.600.500.400.4001.000.588281
2012-07-29ATLPHI3RF5100121000.0 %40.0 %.600.000.200.200.800.412162
2012-07-14ATLNYM3RF52000110020.0 %40.0 %.0001.000.500.600.500.492216
2012-07-08ATL@PHI3RF51000000020.0 %40.0 %.000.500.250.400.250.31596
2012-06-28ATLARI2RF5000000000.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-30ATLSTL6RF50000000020.0 %40.0 %.000.000.000.200.000.138-23
2012-05-13ATL@STL5RF51100030020.0 %40.0 %.250.500.250.400.500.390147
2012-07-19ATLSFG3RF3000000000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-27ATLWSN7RF3000000000.0 %33.3 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-05-11ATL@STL7RF6200122000.0 %33.3 %.500.333.333.333.833.490215
2012-04-14ATLMIL6RF3100010000.0 %33.3 %.000.500.333.333.333.29583
2012-09-27ATLMIA3RF40000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-09-26ATLMIA3RF41000001025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.394149
2012-09-25ATLMIA3RF4101010000.0 %25.0 %.500.333.250.250.750.398153
2012-09-17ATL@MIA3RF4100020000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22133
2012-09-15ATLWSN3RF4100112000.0 %25.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515231
2012-09-14ATLWSN3RF4100000000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22133
2012-09-11ATL@MIL3RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-10ATL@MIL3RF4200000010.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442182
2012-09-06ATLCOL3RF4200000000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442182
2012-09-04ATLCOL6RF4200000000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442182
2012-09-03ATLCOL3RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-01ATLPHI3RF4100000000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22133
2012-08-29ATL@SDP3RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-27ATL@SDP3RF4110000000.0 %25.0 %.250.333.250.250.500.31496
2012-08-24ATL@SFG3RF4100111000.0 %25.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515231
2012-08-22ATL@WSN3RF4200000000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442182
2012-08-21ATL@WSN3RF4300000100.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.750.750.750.663331
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-08-19ATLLAD3RF4101000000.0 %25.0 %.500.333.250.250.750.398153
2012-08-16ATLSDP3RF4310111000.0 %25.0 %1.0001.000.750.7501.7501.050592
2012-08-05ATLHOU3RF40000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-08-04ATLHOU3RF4110000000.0 %25.0 %.250.333.250.250.500.31496
2012-07-28ATLPHI3RF4200001100.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442182
2012-07-23ATL@MIA3RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-22ATL@WSN3RF4210010000.0 %25.0 %.250.667.500.500.750.535245
2012-07-21ATL@WSN3RF40000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-07-07ATL@PHI3RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-07-06ATL@PHI3RF4200000000.0 %25.0 %.000.667.500.500.500.442182
2012-07-05ATLCHC3RF4200112000.0 %25.0 %.750.500.500.5001.250.735380
2012-06-29ATLWSN3RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-24ATL@BOS6RF4310121000.0 %25.0 %1.0001.000.750.7501.7501.050592
2012-06-20ATL@NYY6RF4200223000.0 %25.0 %1.500.000.500.5002.0001.029578
2012-06-19ATL@NYY7RF42010110025.0 %25.0 %.6671.000.667.7501.333.792418
2012-06-15ATLBAL7RF4110000000.0 %25.0 %.250.333.250.250.500.31496
2012-06-07ATL@MIA6RF4200222000.0 %25.0 %1.500.000.500.5002.0001.029578
2012-06-06ATL@MIA6RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-25ATLWSN6RF41001110025.0 %25.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.687347
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-05-24ATL@CIN3RF40000000025.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-05-21ATL@CIN6RF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-16ATLMIA7CF4000000000.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-14ATLCIN7RF4100000000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22133
2012-05-07ATL@CHC7RF4100111000.0 %25.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.695353
2012-05-06ATL@COL5RF40000100050.0 %25.0 %.000.000.000.500.000.345117
2012-04-25ATL@LAD7RF4100001000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22133
2012-04-24ATL@LAD7RF41000100025.0 %25.0 %.000.500.333.500.333.29583
2012-04-23ATL@LAD6RF4100000100.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22133
2012-04-16ATLNYM6RF4200000100.0 %25.0 %.0001.000.667.667.667.589281
2012-04-10ATL@HOU7RF4100010000.0 %25.0 %.000.333.250.250.250.22133
2012-04-07ATL@NYM6RF41010000050.0 %25.0 %1.0001.000.500.7501.500.744385
2012-09-18ATL@MIA3RF5210010000.0 %20.0 %.200.500.400.400.600.428173
2012-08-11ATL@NYM3RF5200011000.0 %20.0 %.000.500.400.400.400.353122
2012-08-08ATL@PHI3RF5110010000.0 %20.0 %.200.250.200.200.400.25154
2012-08-02ATLMIA3RF5300021000.0 %20.0 %.000.750.600.600.600.530242
2012-07-31ATLMIA3RF5200011000.0 %20.0 %.000.500.400.400.400.353122
2012-07-24ATL@MIA3RF51000020140.0 %20.0 %.000.500.500.600.500.453190
2012-07-21ATL@WSN3RF50000000040.0 %20.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27670
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-07-18ATLSFG3RF51000002020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31596
2012-07-13ATLNYM3RF51000111140.0 %20.0 %.000.500.333.600.333.453190
2012-06-30ATLWSN3RF51100110020.0 %20.0 %.250.333.250.400.500.390147
2012-05-04ATL@COL6RF51000001120.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31596
2012-04-20ATL@ARI7RF51000010020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31596
2012-04-19ATL@ARI6RF5210011100.0 %20.0 %.200.500.400.400.600.428173
2012-04-17ATLNYM2RF51000011020.0 %20.0 %.000.333.250.400.250.31596
2012-09-08ATL@NYM3RF61100100016.7 %16.7 %.200.250.200.333.400.325103
2012-08-20ATL@WSN3RF72001130114.3 %14.3 %.500.250.333.429.833.519234
2012-07-20ATL@WSN3RF72000110028.6 %14.3 %.000.500.400.571.400.450187
2012-10-03ATL@PIT3RF3200020100.0 %0.0 %.000.667.667.667.667.589281
2012-10-01ATL@PIT3RF4100001000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22133
2012-09-30ATLNYM3RF4110001000.0 %0.0 %.250.250.250.250.500.31496
2012-09-29ATLNYM3RF4000001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-23ATL@PHI3RF4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-22ATL@PHI3RF52100240020.0 %0.0 %.250.500.500.600.750.566266
2012-09-19ATL@MIA3RF4000001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-09-16ATLWSN3RF4100011000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22133
2012-09-12ATL@MIL3RF4100111000.0 %0.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515231
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-09-09ATL@NYM3RF50000000040.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.400.000.27670
2012-09-07ATL@NYM6RF4200111000.0 %0.0 %.750.333.500.5001.250.735380
2012-09-05ATLCOL3RF41000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394149
2012-09-02ATLPHI6RF4220020000.0 %0.0 %.500.500.500.5001.000.629308
2012-08-31ATLPHI3RF5000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-25ATL@SFG3RF51001130120.0 %0.0 %.750.000.250.4001.000.550255
2012-08-23ATL@SFG8PH1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-15ATLSDP3RF42200120050.0 %0.0 %1.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.974541
2012-08-14ATLSDP9RF1000010100.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-08-10ATL@NYM3RF4100112000.0 %0.0 %.750.000.250.2501.000.515231
2012-07-25ATL@MIA3RF4210121000.0 %0.0 %1.000.333.500.5001.500.829443
2012-07-04ATLCHC3RF40000001025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-07-03ATLCHC3RF5100111000.0 %0.0 %.600.000.200.200.800.412162
2012-07-01ATLWSN3RF5200010000.0 %0.0 %.000.400.400.400.400.353122
2012-06-27ATLARI2RF41001110025.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.687347
2012-06-26ATLARI2RF5200011000.0 %0.0 %.000.400.500.400.500.353122
2012-06-23ATL@BOS7RF4100010000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22133
2012-06-22ATL@BOS7RF4320020000.0 %0.0 %.500.750.750.7501.250.849457
2012-06-17ATLBAL6RF3100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.333.333.29583
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-06-16ATLBAL5RF3100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.333.333.29583
2012-06-13ATLNYY6RF52200000020.0 %0.0 %.500.500.500.6001.000.641316
2012-06-12ATLNYY5RF1000001000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-06-11ATLNYY7RF3100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.333.333.29583
2012-06-08ATLTOR5RF5210021100.0 %0.0 %.200.400.400.400.600.428173
2012-06-05ATL@MIA6RF53100210020.0 %0.0 %.250.750.750.8001.000.743385
2012-06-03ATL@WSN6RF4100002000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22133
2012-06-02ATL@WSN6RF3100000000.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.333.333.29583
2012-05-26ATLWSN6RF41000100025.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.394149
2012-05-23ATL@CIN9RF0000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000 
2012-05-20ATL@TBR5RF4100001000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22133
2012-05-19ATL@TBR6RF4100010000.0 %0.0 %.000.250.250.250.250.22133
2012-05-17ATLMIA7RF4100001010.0 %0.0 %.000.333.333.500.333.401155
2012-05-15ATLCIN6RF4110001000.0 %0.0 %.250.250.250.250.500.31496
2012-05-09ATL@CHC6RF40000000025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-05-05ATL@COL7RF51001210040.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.6001.333.688348
2012-05-03ATLPHI5RF3000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-05-02ATLPHI9PH-RF31000120166.7 %0.0 %.0001.0001.0001.0001.000.755393
2012-04-29ATLPIT7RF4000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
DateTeamOppBOPosPAH2B3BHRRRBISBCSBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+
2012-04-27ATLPIT7RF40000101025.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.250.000.1731
2012-04-22ATL@ARI9PH1000000000.0 %0.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100
2012-04-15ATLMIL7RF41001110025.0 %0.0 %1.000.000.333.5001.333.687347
2012-04-13ATLMIL7RF52000100020.0 %0.0 %.000.500.500.600.500.492216
2012-04-11ATL@HOU6RF4300122100.0 %0.0 %.750.667.750.7501.500.956529
2012-04-08ATL@NYM7RF4110012100.0 %0.0 %.250.250.250.250.500.31496