Latest Update Jason Heyward hits ninth home run Sat Jul, 19, 07:10 AM
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?
While this game extended Heyward's hit streak to eight and his multi-hit game streak to four, this was his first home run since June 15, a span of 28 games. The under-achieving outfielder started to come out of his shell towards the end of the first half, but the lack of power has been a little troubling for fantasy owners. If he can start hitting for more power in the second half then perhaps he salvages some of what has been yet another lost season, but you'll have to go in with cautious optimism. Between the injury history and the years of disappointing play, you just can't assume that he's suddenly going to break out finally.Analyst: Howard Bender
Heyward has certainly been hit or miss this season, owning a .247 average with eight home runs and 33 RBI, but has recently been moved down in the batting order which will hopefully improve his fantasy production. He does hold the five tool skills to make for a great fantasy asset if he is ever able to put it all together, which is worth the investment regardless if he ever reaches his full potential. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Heyward will give way to Ryan Doumit. In game one Heyward was 0 for 3 with two walks an RBI and a run scored.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
With no Justin Upton in the middle of the lineup, the Braves will try and get a little more RBI production out of Heyward. There's no telling how long this change will last or if this change will even last. It's just Fredi Gonzalez trying to mix things up and compensate for one of his top hitters' absence.Analyst: Howard Bender