Latest Update Jason Heyward opened up the game with his eleventh home run of the season and the Braves went on to beat the Mets 3-2 on Wednesday. Wed Aug, 27, 10:29 PM
A unique mix of size, power, speed and skill, he's also very mature and has a great approach to the game--including good plate patience. Is also excellent defensively and does the little things well.
Flaws: : Needs to keep refining his game in all areas to maximize his significant potential. Must also be able to handle the pressure of being a much-ballyhooed prospect. Also, can he hit left-handed pitching as well as righties?
Heyward is now slashing .314/.365/.419 with two home runs and 11 RBI in the month of August as he continues to find success hitting atop the Braves lineup. Although he has yet to live up to his MVP-type hype, Heyward remains a must-start in all but the shallowest of fantasy formats while providing decent production across the board down the stretch. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Emilio Bonifacio gets the start in right field in place of Heyward, who gets a rare day off from patrolling the outfield for the Braves. Aside from a lack of power, Heyward has been a dependable if not exciting outfielder for fantasy purposes this season.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Heyward is now hitting .310 with five RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games as he continues to do a good job atop the Braves lineup. Although he has yet to live up to his full potential, since moving to the leadoff spot Heyward has been able to utilize his solid on-base percentage (.335) and turn it into stolen bases (14). As long as he continues to show patience, he makes for a nice fantasy piece even if the power stats aren't there to back him up. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Heyward has found a groove while sitting atop the Braves lineup, as he is now hitting .322 with two home runs and 14 RBI since returning from the All-Star break. Although he has been unable to reach the lofty expectations put on him up to this point in his career, if he is able keep up the pace and help get the Braves in the playoffs it will be easier for both Braves fans and fantasy owners to shallow his inefficiencies. Analyst: Matthew Beck