Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 8/15/13
Don’t look now, but Jason Heyward is back to having a quality season at the dish. He is not running like we saw last year and his power numbers are down, but his overall offensive performance is up and he is improving in the right areas. For long term leagues, it’s a great sign that Heyward has started to hit coming out of the All-Star break. Even more specifically Heyward has been great since being moved to the leadoff spot on July 27. In 17 games started since his move to the leadoff spot, he is hitting .382/.455/.603 with three home runs, six doubles, 20 runs scored, and 12 RBI. Whether his improved performance has to do with him leading off is undeterminable and nothing to fret on. One thing that is likely is that the commitment to having him lead off should lead to a few extra plate appearances over the course of the remainder of the year and some more runs scored. One worry is that the Braves are already 14 games ahead and the team may opt to sit more of its starters during w...
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