Atlanta Braves
2014 Avg.
.271
 
Career Avg.
.262
Name  Jason Heyward
Born  8/9/1989
Height  6-5
Weight  240
Number  22
Position  RF
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot8/27/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday.
Insight: Heyward has batted an impressive .336 over his last 38 games, but with just three homers during that span. On the season, he's hitting .270 with 11 homers, 53 RBI, 66 runs, 14 steals and a .742 OPS.
 
Hot8/27/2014 12:48:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has gone 6-for-15 in his career against Mets starter Zack Wheeler.
Insight: Despite his 0-for-4 on Tuesday, Heyward is 11-for-31 (.355) in his last seven games. The right fielder is batting .270 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI this year.
 
Hot8/19/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has gone 42-for-121 (.347) with six doubles, a triple, two homers, 18 RBI, 20 runs and five steals in his last 32 games.
Insight: He's raised his average from .241 to .269 and his OPS from .696 to .739 in the process. Heyward went 2-for-6 with three RBI Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
 
8/18/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Monday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Heyward came into the game six for his last 35 (.171). He's hit 268 with 32 extra-base hits (10 HR), 47 RBI, 60 runs and 14 steals this season. Heyward's .157 average in 115 at-bats against left-handers is really dragging him down.
 
8/15/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward is a career 7-for-12 (.583) against Oakland starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Although Heyward is producing well below what fantasy owners (and Braves fans) think he should based on his talent level, he has batted .329 over the past four weeks to raise his average to a respectable .269.
 
8/10/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has hit a paltry .155 with 25 Ks and a .454 OPS against lefties this season and he'll face Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez on Sunday. He's 5-for-23 (.217) against Gonzalez.
Insight: Heyward has hit .388 with one homer, 12 RBI, 15 runs, four steals and a .969 OPS in his last 22 games, but his horrible numbers against left-handers and Gonzalez in particular make him a poor option Sunday.
 
8/1/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (back) isn't in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Heyward left Monday's game with back spasms and hasn't been able to play since then.
 
7/30/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (back) isn't expected to play until Friday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Heyward left Monday's game with back spasms and sat out Tuesday and Wednesday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll probably give Heyward one more day off.
 
7/30/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Heyward left Monday's game with back spasms and sat out Tuesday. He was expected back Wednesday's but isn't ready.
 
7/29/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (back) is expected back in the lineup Wednesday or Thursday, according to Mark Bowman of mlb.com.
Insight: Heyward is out of the lineup Tuesday after leaving Monday's game with lower back spasms. Ryan Doumit is starting in right field on Tuesday.
 
7/29/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left Monday's game after three innings due to a sore back and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Heyward is batting .261 with nine homers, 42 RBI and 53 runs scored. He's been playing much better lately, batting .313 in July so fantasy owners hope he makes a quick recovery.
 
7/28/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left Monday's game after three innings due to a sore back.
Insight: Heyward is batting .261 with nine homers, 42 RBI and 53 runs scored. He's been playing much better lately, batting .313 in July.
 
Hot7/23/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has batted .395 with 10 RBI over his last 11 games and he has a .455 career average against Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi.
Insight: Heyward is 10-for-22 with two doubles and a triple against the Miami right-hander. He could be a good option Wednesday.
 
Hot7/22/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has collected multiple hits in six of his last eight games.
Insight: Heyward went 2-for-4 with three RBI Tuesday against the Marlins. He's batting .258 with nine home runs, 42 RBI, 49 runs, 11 steals and a .726 OPS on the year.
 
7/20/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward hasn't been able to solve Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Heyward has gone 5-for-28 (.179) with seven strikeouts against Kendrick, Sunday's opposing starter.
 
7/18/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward had his fourth straight two-hit game Friday against the Phillies.
Insight: Heyward also hit his first home run since June 15, No. 9 on the season. The right fielder has batted .315 in July and .257 in 2014.
 
7/9/2014 1:09:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward is 8-for-21 (.381) with a homer and six walks against Mets starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Heyward went 3-for-4 Tuesday but has gone just 10-for-57 (.175) with two extra-base hits in his last 17 games and is hitting .247 with a .705 OPS on the year. He should only be used when the matchup is perfect, and Wednesday is one of those occasions.
 
Cold7/4/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward is just 1-for-11 (.091) against Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Heyward has been scuffling of late, batting just .111 over his last 12 games. Avoid this matchup.
 
6/14/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (hand) is in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Heyward left Friday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right hand. He has hit .296 with four homers, 12 RBI, 14 runs and an .888 OPS in his last 17 games, but he's still hitting just .254 with a .715 OPS this season.
 
6/13/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has been diagnosed with a bruised hand. SOURCE: Braves on Twitter
Insight: Heyward's X-rays came back negative. He shouldn't miss more than a game or two.