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12 March 2009: Atlanta Braves' outfielder Jason Heyward watches his solo blast clear the fences during a Spring Training game against the Washington Nationals at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. The Braves defeated the Nationals 6-2 in the Grapefruit League matchup. ***** Editorial Sales Only ***** Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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ATLANTA There are days when everything is so effortless, days when Jason Heyward makes baseball look so easy. His swing, power, speed, defense and amazingly strong arm work in perfect harmony on those days. His immense skill set makes you think Heyward can do no wrong. Thats when its tough to realize that he just turned 23 years old, that he still has much to learn, that his talents, as tremendous as they might be, still need to be refined. Hes not a finished product by any means of the imagination, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. And weve seen that on occasion this season, those moments when Heyward has loafed after a ball rolling through the outfield grass in right field or when he swings and misses at pitches he has no chance at hitting or when he loses fly balls in the sun. But its then we have to remember his youth and that his upside is otherworldly. Heyward has made amazing strides this season, especially after a 2011 racked by injuries and regression and being cal...
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