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On the Psychological Nature of Jason Heyward’s Struggles

Much has been made about the shifting mechanics of Jason Heyward’s swing and the disappointing results it has yielded this season. I’ve covered the toe-tap, the hands tucked in so close to the body that you wonder how he can possibly elevate a pitch, and the frustration that he’s faced as even solid contact seems to find gloves. And I’m certainly not alone, as this has been...
Via Cubs Insider
3 hours ago

Heyward breaks out with HR in 3-RBI showing

It's only one game, but Jason Heyward had to feel a sense of relief on Friday when he launched a two-run homer in the third inning of the Cubs' 12-1 romp over the Mariners at Wrigley Field. It was his first home run since June 11, but it possibly felt like his first of the season.
19 hours ago

PGL: Heyward finds success in win

Todd Hollandsworth discusses what worked well in a Cubs victory over the Mariners. Jason Heyward had an impressive game despite recent struggles.
Via CSN Chicago
19 hours ago

Heyward tries 'not to dwell' on his struggles

Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward discusses his lack of hitting.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Cubs keeping the faith with Jason Heyward despite season-long struggles

The calendar is about to flip into August and the narrative around high-priced outfielder Jason Heyward is still the same.The Cubs entered play Wednesday night
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Luck Has Not Been Jason Heyward’s Problem

The worst hitter on the Cubs has also been their most expensive. For Jason Heyward, there are two silver linings. One, he’s impossibly rich, and he can provide for himself and his family without ever feeling a great deal of concern. He’s living and shall live a privileged existence. Two, the Cubs are so good Heyward hasn’t yet been the focus. People have noticed his numbers...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward’s Not Making it Easy for Me to Defend Him

Of 161 qualified Major League batters, Jason Heyward’s Off (FanGraphs’ aggregate offensive metric) mark of -10.8 ranks him ahead of only seven. No other Cubs batter with at least 50 plate appearances has a lower number and the next closest is the -9.6 hung by John Lackey. That’s, uh, well…it’s bad. Really bad. I’ve tried to figure out what’s wrong with Heyward’s...
Via Cubs Insider
4 days ago

The Hole In Jason Heyward’s Swing Is Glaring

It’s always been easy to forget that Jason Heyward‘s actually a pretty good hitter. The bar was set so high, with a 134 wRC+ as a 20-year-old in 2010, that it became easy to overlook his consistent above-average performance at the plate from 2012-15 as underwhelming. This year, it’s become even easier for Heyward to appear underwhelming, because for once, he actually has been...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Heyward suffers injury on amazing catch

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward made a ridiculous catch to rob the San Francisco Giants’ Denard Span of extra bases in the first inning on Friday night at AT&T Park, but was forced to leave the game after suffering an injury on the play. Heyward ran a long way at full speed, before making a sliding catch and slamming into the wall, right by the 421-foot mark (the...
Via The Comeback
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward gets attacked by bees during spring training game

An angry swarm of bees tried to disrupt Sunday’s Cubs-Mariners spring training game. The weather was nice and everyone in attendance was enjoying themselves, so of course an external factor not related to the game in any way came in and disrupted the action. It was so bad, that Jason Heyward attempted to hop the fence to get away from them. Heyward said he got stung at least...
Via The Sports Daily
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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