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Jason Heyward (RF)

St. Louis Cardinals - 90% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Jason Heyward was moved down to the sixth spot in the batting order Wednesday and went 2-for-4.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward had struggled mightily in the two spot all season, owning an unimpressive .263 OBP heading into Wednesday's game. Perhaps this will light a spark in the outfielder whose trade to St. Louis was thought by many to be just the opportunity he needed to break out. There has been no indication yet that the move is permanent, but the situation is worth monitoring.


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Jason Heyward will miss Monday's game against the Phillies after being taken out of Sunday's contest with tightness in his left groin. Mark Reynolds will start in his place. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: Conflicting reports indicate that this could be a hamstring injury rather than a groin injury, but Heyward will sit regardless. He is considered day-to-day, but he went through full workouts Monday so the expectation is that Heyward will be back in the starting lineup very soon.


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Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 Saturday night with a run scored as the Cardinals topped the Brewers 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward is still batting just .214 on the season, so his fantasy owners have every right to be a little concerned. Since he has limited trade value at the moment, it's best to wait it out and hope he improves with the temperatures. As the number two hitter in between Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday, Heyward will get every opportunity to produce.


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Jason Heyward was 1-for-4 with his first home run as a member of the Cardinals. He also tallied one run scored and one RBI in a win over the Reds on Saturday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: It's encouraging to see Heyward knock one out of the park, even if his batting average still sits at a paltry .227 on the young season. If he can get on base more often, the Cardinals will have a formidable top of the order. He'll face Mike Leake tomorrow to finish the series versus the Reds.


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Jason Heyward went 0-for-3 in Thursday's shutout victory over the Brewers with one walk and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has been a disappointment so far for the Cardinals, but it's still too early to panic from a fantasy perspective. He's a notoriously slow starter and looks to be in a better position to improve upon his career .262 batting average hiting directly behind Matt Carpenter in St. Louis. Hang tight.


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Jason Heyward was 1-for-6 at the plate in an extra innings victory over the Reds on Sunday, although his lone hit was an RBI double in the fifth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has gone just 3-for-19 after an impressive 3-for-5 debut and has not attempted to steal a base since Opening Night. At this point, it's far too small of a sample size to start getting worried. Heyward is streaky hitter who will find his swing, but It is worth noting that the Cardinals ranked 28th out of the 30 major league teams last season in team stolen bases per game. Atlanta, Heyward's former team, ranked 16th in the same category in a year that saw him swipe 20 bags, one short of his career high.


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Jayson Heyward cooled off after a fast start to the season with an 0-for-4 day against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward reached base on an error by SS Starlin Castro but the Cardinals couldn't get him home. The entire team struggled against starter Jake Arrieta. Heyward remains one of the more promising outfielders in the game and should be used as normal.


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Jason Heyward went 3-5 in his first regular season game with the Cardinals with two doubles, a run scored, and a stolen base in a 3-0 victory over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward looked rejuvenated throughout spring training and should continue to produce, hitting in between Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday at the top of a formidable Cardinals lineup. If Heyward can regain his power stroke, he could become one of the premier fantasy batters at his position.


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Heyward continued his hot hitting ways yesterday going 1-2 with an RBI single. It was laser back up the middle. He's now hitting .444 in spring ball.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Heyward looks extremely comfortable batting for the Cardinals so far. There's no pressure of him being leadoff, so can be his natural self. Look for Heyward to be extremely successful in his contract year.


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The Cardinals are going to put Jason Heyward in a more productive spot in the lineup. As per Bernie Miklasz, they see him starting the season in the No. 2 hole and playing everyday. They even go on to say they could see him in the 3rd or 4th spot if he really catches fire. (Source: Bernie Miklasz)

Fantasy Impact: This is amazing news for Heyward fantasy owners. He struggled mightily leading off for Atlanta, but it just wasn't for him. Now, he's going to be placed in a more natural spot to drive in runs.