Jason Heyward

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 5"/245
  • Age: 26


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Jason Heyward 2015 Postseason Stats

.357 1 2 0 1.080

Jason Heyward Postseason Career Stats

.208 2 6 0 .608

Jason Heyward Stats

.293 13 60 23 .797

Jason Heyward MLB Career Stats

.268 97 352 86 .784

Jason Heyward Bio

  • Full Name: Jason Alias Heyward
  • Born: 8/9/1989 in Ridgewood, NJ
  • Draft: 2007, Atlanta Braves, 1st rd. (14th overall)
  • High School: Henry County, McDonough, GA
  • Debut: April 5, 2010
  • Relationship(s): brother of Jacob Heyward
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2015 Postseason Stats 14 2 5 1 2 0 .357 .438 1.080
Postseason Career Stats 53 3 11 2 6 0 .208 .250 .608
2015 Stats 547 79 160 13 60 23 .293 .359 .797
MLB Career Stats 3005 446 804 97 352 86 .268 .353 .784

Jason Heyward Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Cubs NL 610 343 91.32 195.25 1.54 5.19 24.81
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38


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December 16, 2015 at 5:54 AM ET

Heyward officially inks deal with Cubs

On Tuesday, the Cubs officially announced the signing of outfielder Jason Heyward to an eight-year deal.

December 11, 2015 at 1:22 PM ET

Heyward chooses to sign with Cubs

Outfielder Jason Heyward has agreed to join the Cubs on an eight-year contract worth $184 million with two opt-outs, the first being after the 2018 season, according to multiple reports Friday.


Jason Heyward Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Atlanta NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2012 Atlanta NL
2014 Atlanta NL
2015 St. Louis NL

Wilson MLB Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2014 Atlanta NL

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2014 Atlanta NL
2015 St. Louis NL

NL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
04/2010 Atlanta NL
05/2010 Atlanta NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/25/2012 Atlanta NL

Baseball America Major League Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2010 Atlanta NL

MLBPAA Braves Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2010 Atlanta NL
2014 Atlanta NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2009 Myrtle Beach CAR

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year

Year Team League
2009 Mississippi SOU

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Myrtle Beach CAR

Baseball America Low Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Rome SAL

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/18/2009 Myrtle Beach CAR

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Kinston CAR

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Rome SAL

SAL Most Outstanding Major League Prospect

Year Team League
2008 Rome SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Rome SAL

Jason Heyward Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2015 .293 17th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2012 27 14th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 21 21st in NL
2014 20 14th in NL
2015 23 10th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2010 .849 22nd in NL
2015 .797 20th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2010 .393 4th in NL
2014 .351 20th in NL
2015 .359 18th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2012 .479 22nd in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2012 93 10th in NL
2014 74 24th in NL
2015 79 22nd in NL


Season BB Rank
2010 91 4th in NL
2012 58 25th in NL
2014 67 13th in NL
2015 56 19th in NL


Season H Rank
2012 158 21st in NL
2015 160 17th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2015 33 13th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2010 5 19th in NL
2012 6 15th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2012 158 6th in NL
2015 154 16th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2012 587 18th in NL
2014 573 22nd in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2012 651 19th in NL
2014 649 15th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2012 281 12th in NL
2015 240 25th in NL


Season SO Rank
2010 128 23rd in NL
2012 152 10th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2010 6 23rd in NL
2012 8 12th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2010 10 6th in NL
2013 8 23rd in NL

Jason Heyward Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 15, 2015 Chicago Cubs signed free agent CF Jason Heyward.
November 2, 2015 RF Jason Heyward elected free agency.
November 17, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals traded RHP Shelby Miller and RHP Tyrell Jenkins to Atlanta Braves for RF Jason Heyward and RHP Jordan Walden.
September 20, 2013 Atlanta Braves activated RF Jason Heyward from the 15-day disabled list.
August 22, 2013 Atlanta Braves placed RF Jason Heyward on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured right jaw.
May 17, 2013 Atlanta Braves activated RF Jason Heyward from the 15-day disabled list.
May 9, 2013 Atlanta Braves sent RF Jason Heyward on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
April 23, 2013 Atlanta Braves placed RF Jason Heyward on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 21, 2013. Appendectomy.
June 15, 2011 Atlanta Braves activated RF Jason Heyward from the 15-day disabled list.
June 13, 2011 sent RF Jason Heyward on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
May 23, 2011 Atlanta Braves placed RF Jason Heyward on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 22, 2011. Sore right shoulder.
July 15, 2010 Atlanta Braves activated RF Jason Heyward from the 15-day disabled list.
June 29, 2010 Atlanta Braves placed RF Jason Heyward on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 27, 2010. Bone bruise in left thumb.
April 3, 2010 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of RF Jason Heyward from Gwinnett Braves.
February 17, 2010 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster RF Jason Heyward to spring training.
September 5, 2009 Jason Heyward assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Mississippi Braves.
July 3, 2009 Jason Heyward assigned to Mississippi Braves from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
June 17, 2009 Jason Heyward assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Danville Braves.
June 1, 2009 Jason Heyward assigned to Danville Braves from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Jason Alias Heyward Bio Info

Resides in Atlanta, GA...Attended Henry County (GA) High School...Signed by Brian Bridges.


Spent a fifth season playing rightfield for Atlanta; his 149 games played were his 2nd highest total behind 158 in 2012...Earned his second career Rawlings Gold Glove as a rightfielder and was a Platinum Glove finalist in the N.L. Was also named Wilson MLB Defensive Player of the Year...Had the highest number of total chances (375) and putouts (365) among rightfielders in the National League, with just one error - tied for the fewest in the N.L. (100 or more games played)...His nine outfield assists tied for the most in the N.L. among RF players (100+ games). Has 23 OF assists between 2012-2014, 3rd most in the N.L. during that time span...Primarily served as the leadoff hitter for the Braves, appearing 94 times in the top spot in the lineup (.270, 103-382). Batted out of the no. 5 spot in the order in 54 games (.274, 52-190)...His 155 hits and .271 batting average were 2nd on the Braves behind Freddie Freeman (175 H, .288). Walked 67 times, 2nd for ATL and T13th in the League...Had two 11-game hit streaks: 5/11-23 (.381, 16-42) and 5/26-6/7 (.354, 17-48), one short of his career high 12 in 2012. During that span (5/11-6/7) had hits in 22 of 24 games, batting .340 (33-97) with five of his 11 homers coming during that time...Tied for the Atlanta team lead with 20 steals, one shy of his career high of 21 in 2012. Ran out 19 infield hits, 2nd for the Braves (Simmons, 20)...His 44 multi-hit games were T19th in the N.L. and he produced 23 multi-hit games in 62 contests from 7/8 to end of season, batting .313 (73-for-233) during that span...After slow start, posted a .286 average over his final 134 games (since 4/19), lifting his season batting average from .136 to .271...Reached base safely in 100 of 117 games with an AB (.288) from 5/9 to end of season...After a .309 July (25-81), his best month came in August when he hit .330 (35-106)...Missed four games 9/19-22 after being HBP on his left thumb 9/17 vs. WSH.


In his seventh professional campaign, batted .254 (97-for-382) with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 104 games. Defensively, appeared in 86 games in right field, including 76 starts, and 20 games in centerfield, all starts. In 37 games in the "second half," posted a .305 batting average (40-for-131) with nine doubles, seven home runs and 17 RBI. His on-base percentage was .397 with a .932 OPS. Hit . 322 (38-for-118) and had an on-base percentage of .403 in 30 games batting in the leadoff position in the lineup. During a 19-game span, from 7/28-8/17, owned a .400 (30-for-75) average with six doubles, five homers - including four from the leadoff spot - 15 RBI, eight walks and 23 runs scored to go with a .457 on base percentage from the No. 1 spot in the lineup. The Braves went 71-33 in the 104 games Heyward appeared in. Made his third career appearance on a postseason roster. Started all four games of the Division Series vs. LAD and went 3-for-18 (.167) with one home run, four RBI and one run scored from the leadoff position. Poked his first career postseason home run with a two-run shot in Game 3 of the NLDS. His two-out, two-RBI double in Game 2's seventh inning proved significant in the Braves 4-3 win. Ranked 10th in the Majors with a .348 (23-for-66) batting average in the month of August. Over 73 games, from 6/3 through the remainder of the season, batted .297 (82-for-276) with 12 home runs, 30 RBI, 15 runs scored with 28 multi-hit efforts. In his first 31 contests to open the season, hit .142 (15-for-106) with two home runs and eight RBI. From 7/1 through the end of the year, he reached base safely via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 40 of 47 games. Suffered a fractured jaw on 8/21 at NYM after being hit by a pitch. Underwent surgery in Atlanta on 8/22 and was activated off the disabled list on 9/20. The Braves went 13-13 in his absence. Hit at a .333 (38-for-114) clip over his last 31 games of the season (from 7/28 on). Set career highs in hits (five) and extra-base hits (four) and matched his career high with three doubles in 9/26's game vs. PHI. Also on 9/26, drilled his third career - and third of the season - leadoff homer. Blasted a pair of two-homer games on the season, including a game-tying two-out, two-run shot in the ninth inning on 8/17 vs. WSH. His first multi-homer game came 6/10 at SD. Placed on the disabled list on 4/23 after undergoing appendectomy surgery on 4/22 in Denver, CO. Played in five rehabilitation games with Gwinnett (AAA) and was activated off the disabled list on 5/17.

2012 Won his first career NL Gold Glove Award after recording 11 outfield assists, tied for third-best in the NL. Became the first Brave to win the award since 2007 (Andruw Jones and Jeff Francoeur)...Bounced back from an injury-plagued 2011 by setting career highs in games (158), at bats (587), runs (93), hits (158), doubles (30), triples (six), home runs (27), RBI (82) and stolen bases (21)...Became the first Brave to record at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season since Andruw Jones clubbed 36 home runs while swiping 21 bags in 2000...Recorded 18 game-winning RBI, tied for fifth-most in the Majors...Batted .300 (105-for-350) with 20 home runs vs. right-handed pitchers, compared to .224 (53-for-237) with seven home runs against lefties...Named NL Player of the Week for June 18-24, after batting an NL-best .522 (12-for-23, three HR) during the span...Collected his second and third career multi-homer games in a two-week span. After hitting a pair of solo home runs on June 7 at MIA, Heyward followed with two home runs at NYY on June 20...Tied a career high with four RBI on Sept. 22 at PHI, going 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in an 8-2 win...Hit .455 (20-for-44) with four home runs during a career-best 12-game hitting streak from June 13-27. 2011 In his sophomore season, battled through injuries, batting .227 (90-for-396) with 18 doubles, 14 home runs and 42 RBI in 128 games...Had one stint on the disabled list. Was placed on the DL on 5/24 (retroactive 5/22) and missed 18 games with right shoulder soreness. Left 5/10's game in the eighth inning with a sore right shoulder. An MRI on 5/12 revealed no structural damage, however it did show an inflamed rotator cuff in his right shoulder. Also missed two games in mid-July with a left foot contusion...Clubbed a solo home run in his first at-bat on 3/31 at WSH for his second home run in as many opening days. He also drilled a home run in his first career at-bat on opening day last season to become just the second player in Major League history to hit a home run in his first at-bat in each of his first two seasons...Hit safely in six of his last eight games he has started to end the season (9-for-25, .360)...Drilled his first career grand slam and tied his career RBI high (four, four times).on 8/23 at CHI...His sixth-inning home run on 7/1 vs. BAL was his first since 4/29 vs. STL, a span of 104 at-bats...Over an eight-game span, from 4/22-30, went 14-for-35 (.400) with three homers, seven RBI, a .447 onbase percentage and a .714 slugging percentage...In 292 at-bats vs. right-handed pitchers batted .240, compared to .192 (20-for-104) vs. left-handed pitchers. 2010 Completed an impressive rookie campaign batting .277 with 18 home runs and 72 RBI in 142 games...Finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting to SF's Buster Posey (Catcher). Heyward collected 107 total votes, including nine first-place votes, compared to Posey's 129 (20)...Was named Baseball America's Rookie of the Year in the National League...Voted by the players as the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year...Ranked first among Major League rookies in on-base percentage (.393), slugging percentage (.456) and walks (91).Was second in RBI (72), third in average (.277), hits (144) and extra-basehits (52) and tied for fifth in home runs (18)...His 91 walks tied for fourth in the NL and were tied for eighth in the majors...Played in four Division Series games vs. SF, going 2-for-16 (.125) with eight strikeouts. His two hits, both singles, came in Game 4 off Madison Bumgarner...In his first season in the majors was selected to the NL All-Star team as a starter, but a left thumb injury kept him out of the game...Hit a three-run home run his first major league plate appearance, becoming the sixth player in Atlanta history and the 11th player in franchise history to hit a home run in his ML debut. He is just the sixth player in franchise history to homer in his first career plate appearance joining Bob Horner (1978), Jermaine Dye (1996), Marty Malloy (1998), Jeff Francoeur (2005) and Jordan Schafer (2009)...At the young age of 20, Heyward became the youngest player to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat since 1950, when CIN's Ted Tappe, then 19, belted a pinch-hit home run at Ebbets Field. The youngest player to ever accomplish the feat was Whitey Lockman of the New York Giants, whose first at-bat home run came 20 days before his 19th birthday in 1945...Became just the second Braves rookie to make his MLB debut in the opening day starting lineup since 1981 (OF Jordan Schafer in 2009)...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/27 with a deep bone bruise in his left thumb; activated off the DL on 7/15...Suffered a left thumb injury in mid-May that eventually landed on the DL in late June. Excluding the six weeks from 5/14-7/15 in which Heyward played through the injury, he hit .301 (109-for-362) in 102 games with 22 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 55 RBI while posting a .420 on-base percentage for the season...Batted .302 (80-for-265) from 7/15 (activated off DL) through the end of the season. Also, reached base safely in 37 of the final 40 contests of the year...Drilled a solo home run on 8/9 vs. HOU, his 21st birthday, to become just the sixth player since 1900 have hit a home run on their birthday at age 21 or younger joining Buddy Lewis (1936), Aramis Ramirez (1998), Frank Robinson (1956) and Alex Rodriguez (1996) and Ted Williams (1939)...Had back-to-back-to-back homer games, 4/29-5/1...Garnered NL Rookie of the Month honors for May after leading all rookies with six HRs and 19 RBI, and finishing tied for ninth in the majors in RBI. He also posted a .520 slugging percentage and a .360 on-base percentage...Was also named NL Rookie of the Month for April to become the first rookie since CHI's Geovany Soto in 2008 (April/August) to win the award twice in a season, and the first since MIL's Ryan Braun in 2007 (June/July) to win the award in consecutive months. Heyward led all rookies with three 3B, 19 RBI, 19 R and three SB.He also tied for first with four HR and 16 BB while pacing NL rookies with a .337 batting average. 2009 Enters 2010 ranked as the #1 overall prospect by Baseball America, MLB.com and ESPN.com...Following a remarkable season in which he hit .323/17/63 at three minor league stops, earned Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year award...Baseball America also tabbed him as the #1 Braves prospect, the #1 prospect in the Southern League and Carolina League, as well as the Double-A "Best Batting Prospect" and the Class A "Most Exciting Player."...Recipient of the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the top offensive player in the Braves organization...Ranked in the top 10 in the organization in many offensive categories including second in runs (69), third in average (.323), home runs (17) and OPS (.966), sixth in hits (117) and RBI (63) and tied for seventh in doubles (25)...Participated in the 2009 Futures Game in St. Louis and went 1-for-2...Played in 99 games due to a nagging oblique injury suffered in late May...Was selected to the Carolina League All-Star team. Did not participate in the game due to oblique injury...Collected 34 hits, including 11 doubles, three home runs, 19 RBI, 14 walks and posted a 1.230 OPS in 22 July contests en route to being named the Braves organization Mississippi Player of the Month...Earned Carolina League Player of the Week honors for the week ending 5/18: 6-for-23 (.261), 3 HR, 5 RBI...Began the season at Myrtle Beach (A) and reached base in 42-of-49 contests, including 16 multi-hit games...Received promotion to Mississippi (AA) on 7/4 and at the time of his promotion carried a nine-game hitting streak to MS where he would extend it to 13 games (.365, 19-for-52 with four doubles and 14 RBI)...Continued his trend of reaching base safely at MS, where he logged a .446 OBP and a 1.057 OPS...Made a late-season appearance on the Triple-A Gwinnett roster, 9/5-7...Matched his career high with four-hit performance, 7/16 vs. HVL...Was limited to four games (.286, 4-for-14, 3 2B, 1 RBI) with the Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League due to a hamstring gluteal strain. 2008 Entered the 2009 as the fifth-best prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America...In just his second professional season, Heyward proved to be a standout by being named the Rome Braves (A) Player of the Year by the organization...Named by Baseball America to numerous accolades: South Atlantic League's Most Outstanding Prospect, Minor League All-Star, Mid- and Post-Season All-Star, Low-Class A All- Star, SAL's Top Batting Prospect and Most Exciting Player...Ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' second- best prospect...Named MLB.com's third-best overall prospect...ESPN.com named him the best corner outfield prospect in all of the minor leagues and also named him the top Atlanta prospect and third-overall minor-league prospect...Ranked third in the SAL with a .323 batting average, ranked fourth with a .388 onbase pct., ranked fifth in runs scored (88) and sixth in OPS (.874)...Tied for tops in the Braves minor-league system with a .316 batting average, tied for second with 91 runs, tied for fifth with 29 doubles, ranked fifth with 149 hits, ranked sixth with an .854 OPS and tied for sixth with six triples...Promoted to Myrtle Beach (A) on 8/25 where he hit .182 (4-for-22) with 4 RBI in seven games...Finished in the top three on the R-Braves in nine major offensive categories...Named Rome's April Player of the Month, hitting .330 (33-for-100) with 3 HR, 16 RBI and 7 SB in 26 games...Hit over .300 in every month except for July at Rome: April (.330), May (.345), June (.315), July (.250), August (.386)...Had a season-high 11 game hitting streak from 5/7-19 (.386 with 5 2B and 2 HR)...Had 42 multi-hit games with Rome, including two four-hit games (4/20 vs. SAV and 5/27 at HIC)...While with Rome he hit .351 (33-for-94) off LHP with 4 HR and .315 (112-for-355) with 7 HR vs. RHP...Had a season-high 5 RBI to go with three hits and a home run on 6/30 vs. Columbus. 2007 Baseball America listed him as the second-best prospect in the Braves organization...Hit a combined .302 with one home run and six RBI in 12 games between GCL Braves and Danville (R)...Hit a solo home run in first professional game.