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Jason Heyward (RF)

St. Louis Cardinals - 94% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Jason Heyward had a superb performance against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. Heyward finished the game 3-of-4 with a single, double, triple, two runs and an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: What a game and what a solid season it has been for Heyward. He now sports a cool .290 average (career high) on the season along with 11 home runs and 44 RBI. Also, add in 19 stolen bases to furthermore pad his fantasy production.


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Heyward was back in the lineup for the Cardinals on Friday, batting in the cleanup spot. He went 0-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward had missed the two previous games resting his hamstring. With all of the Cardinals injuries in the outfield they need Heyward in the lineup. The hamstring injury could limit his stolen base opportunities until it is fully healed. Heyward currently has 18 SBs on the season.


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The Cardinals outfielder left the game early on Monday with a tight hamstring and was held out of the lineup on Tuesday. He said that he was hoping to play Friday after another game off on Wednesday and a team off day on Thursday. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: Keep Heyward out of your lineup for the next couple days and watch for a status update before Friday's game. With both Heyward and Randal Grichuck out of the lineup, expect rookie Tommy Pham to get the start in the outfield on Wednesday night.


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Jason Heyward had a day on Sunday afternoon. The St. Louis Cardinals slugger had a power surge and finished the game 2-of-4 with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward is putting the finishing touches on a solid all-around season and continues to reward fantasy owners for taking him on draft day. The 26-year-old is beginning to scratch the surface of his potential and his best baseball is still ahead of him. Continue to roll with him as a high No. 3 outfielder or low No. 2.


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The Cardinals got a three run fifth inning and held on for a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Tuesday. Jason Heyward played a key role, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. He raised his batting average to .289 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward is having a very solid season, after starting off slowly. He has 24 doubles, nine home runs and 18 stolen bases. His batting average is 23 points above his career average and his OPS is a solid .774.


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Heyward was one of the most productive hitters in the St. Louis Cardinals lineup on Thursday afternoon. The Cardinals' right fielder went 1-for-4 in the game with a single, two runs scored and two stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: The all-around productivity was nice to see from Heyward. His career started off slow, but Heyward is really coming into his own this season. With a prominent spot in the middle of their order (No.3), he has the opportunity to put up some solid numbers down the stretch.


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The Cardinals defeated the Rockies on Sunday by the score of 3-2. Jason Heyward had a big night, going 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored. One of those runs was the game-winner in the 9th inning. Heyward is now batting .289 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has hit safely in his last six games, going 9-for-18 during that span. Heyward is on pace to hit 35 doubles and 14 home runs. He's likely to get days off against tough left-handers, but should be a solid outfield option on most nights.


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The Cardinals got 15 hits on Saturday and pounded the Mets, 12-2. Jason Heyward provided a big bat, going 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI. He's now batting .288 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward raised his batting average 11 points in the game. HIs OPS is now nearly identical to his career average. Heyward is on pace to hit 16 home runs and a is decent fantasy option as a third outfielder in most leagues.


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Jason Heyward only managed a single on Tuesday night against Chris Sale. Heyward finished 1-of-4 with a walk and strikeout in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Over the past 12 games, Heyward has a hit in all of them but one. The month of June has been a good one for Heyward (.326 average, four home runs, 14 RBIs) and now we'll see is he can continue on into July. Heyward has been one of the Cardinals hottest hitters of late, so continue to ride his hot streak into the All-Star break


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The Cardinals had 13 hits on Saturday with nine players collecting at least one hit. One of those players was Jason Heyward, who went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Heyward raised his average to .278 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games. He's batting .333 this month and has raised his batting average 27 points in the process. He's on pace to hit 20 home runs, which would be his highest home run total since 2012.


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Jason Heyward finished 1-of-3 with a solo home run against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. The home run was Heyward's eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has really hit the ball well over the past two weeks. Since June 9, Heyward raised his batting average 27 points and has seven RBIs and three home runs in that span. If you're a Heyward owner you don't need me to tell you that he should be active in all leagues.


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The St. Louis Cardinals have been doing a lot of things very well all season. But they still haven't mastered life on the road and Redbird hitters have been susceptible to left-handed pitchers. On Thursday, Jason Heyward took advantage of some right-handed pitching and parked a ball over the fence. Heyward finished the game 1-of-3 with a solo home run and a walk. (Source:’s MLB analyst, Willie Bee)

Fantasy Impact: Surprisingly, Heyward has found more success against left-handed pitching this season. When Heyward took Minnesota Twins' starter Mike Pelfrey, he ended up with his sixth home run (fourth against right-handers) of the year. Heyward is a tough fantasy player to figure out because of his inconsistencies, but he has a high ceiling and is worth a start on a daily basis, depending on the matchup.


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The St. Louis Cardinals got eight hits but only a single run in their loss to the Twins on Wednesday. Jason Heyward knocked in the run and finished 2-for-3. He's now batting .259 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward's numbers are down from his career averages. He's on pace for 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 538 at-bats. Heyward's on base percentage is just .302 and his OPS is .686. Heyward will likely sit against tough left-handers the remainder of the season.


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Jason Heyward didn't do much against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. The St. Louis Cardinals right fielder went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has not hit right-handed pitching well this season (.238 average), so the odds weren't in his favor against the righty Kyle Gibson. That being said, Heyward is still underachieving as his lack of power and average leave more to be desired. At this point, Heyward is only worth a start against left-handed pitchers, until he heats up.


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The Cardinals got down 5-0 after the first and 10-1 after four in their 11-3 loss to the Rockies on Monday. Jason Heyward was one of the few bright spots for the Cardinals, going 2-for-4. He's now batting .253 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has been solid of late, hitting safely in eight of his last ten games. His overall numbers, though, are still below his career averages. Heyward is on pace for 14 home runs and 47 RBI.


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Jason Heyward was back in the lineup for the first time since May 22 and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout in the Cardinals win over the Diamondbacks. Heyward, hitting seventh in the lineup, is now hitting .239 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has struck out 33 times and has hit just four home runs this season. His RBI total is also low and has an on-base percentage of .292. Heyward still has potential to be a strong fantasy outfielder, but owners may want to shy away from him until he gets hot at the plate.


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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.