Latest Update X-rays on Heyward's left thumb were negative. Wed Sep, 17, 10:17 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 should only miss a few games, and should be back in Atlanta's lineup in the near future.Analyst: Colby Conway
Just a quick lineup switch from Fredi Gonzalez and one that actually makes sense. Jason Heyward is better suited for the five spot than leadoff. Emilio Bonifacio moves back to the top of the order.Analyst: Howard Bender
Although dealing with a bum right knee, he is listed as probable and should be out there this Sunday. In the season opener, Lee had four punts combining for an average 45.8 yards per punt.Analyst: Colby Conway
Heyward's stolen base in today's victory was his 18th of the year. Heyward continues to be a catalyst for the Atlanta offense. While he won't reach his home run totals from 2012, his average his higher, and should pass his 21 stolen base mark he set in the same year. Keep starting Heyward in your lineup.Analyst: Colby Conway