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Chicago Cubs: Will Jason Heyward clutch up in the postseason?

After acquiring Jason Heyward in the offseason from the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs expected a lot more from him after giving him an 8-year contract worth 184 million. He’s struggled this season, only hitting .232 with seven homers and 45 RBIs. But will “The J-Hey Kid” clutch up in October baseball? Jason Heyward […] Chicago Cubs: Will Jason Heyward clutch up in...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 days ago

Jason Heyward Bearing Fruit of New Habit

There’s an axiom regarding habits that tells us it takes 21 days to either establish or break one. That can obviously vary and I’m going to take some liberties with timing as we continue, but Jason Heyward’s opposite-field rocket in Monday’s defeat of the Reds got me thinking again about the changes in his swing and how they’ve taken hold. In general, it’s a bad idea...
Via Cubs Insider
6 days ago

Heyward: 'Nobody's going to hand you anything'

Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward discusses the team's future goals after a 5-2 win over the Reds on Monday.
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago

Heyward: Swings 'didn't go our way' in loss to Brewers

Jason Heyward breaks down what went wrong for the Cubs in theier 3-1 loss to the Brewers on Sunday.
Via CSN Chicago
7 days ago

Better Pitch Selection Might Help Jason Heyward

It’s been the kind of season for Jason Heyward that scholars will study for years to come. He’s had a miserable time at the plate, beginning with an April slump that seemingly would never end. Still, even through the poor hitting, there was always one thing that people knew they could count on with Heyward as […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jason Heyward comfortable as a Chicago Cub?

The Chicago Cubs signed Jason Heyward to a eight-year, $184 million contract in December. At the time, it looked like a great move. Now, not so much. Heyward is currently batting .227 on the season with five home runs and 32 RBI’s. His OBP is .307, which is actually lower than the top 13 batting averages in the National League. Yikes! It’s safe to say Heyward is not living up...
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 14, 2016  |  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 Has Made Some Weird Decisions

I don’t know what the scariest thing is about the Cubs. It might be that they have baseball’s best record, and a historically excellent run differential. Or maybe it’s that they have baseball’s best record, and a historically excellent run differential, while Jason Heyward has been a worse hitter than Alexei Ramirez (who has been a bad hitter). Heyward hasn’t gotten going...
Via Fangraphs
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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