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Jason Heyward (CF,RF)

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Heyward went 0-for-3 with a walk in the 3-1 victory. His walk lead to Heyward scoring the last run of the game in a 3-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward was the big-name free agent signing among the positional additions in the off-season. He has been outstanding on defense, but his bat has only recently started performing like people hoped and injuries have nagged at him, causing some missed games. He will likely have a better second half.

 

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Heyward went 0-for-3 but drew a walk which allowed him to be on base when Szczur produced the last run-scoring play that put the Cubs up 6-0.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward was the big-name free agent signing among the positional additions in the off-season. He has been outstanding on defense, but his bat has only recently started performing like people hoped and injuries have nagged at him, causing some missed games. He will likely have a better second half.

 

Heyward went 2-for-4 in the 8-4 loss. He tripled and then came home on a ground ball to score the first run for the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward was the big-name free agent signing among the positional additions in the off-season. He has been outstanding on defense, but his bat has only recently started performing like people hoped and injuries have nagged at him, causing some missed games.

 

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Heyward went 2-for-4 with a walk Monday. His first inning double gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead as part of the fast start that put the game away in the first two innings.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward was the big-name free agent signing among the positional additions in the off-season. He has been outstanding on defense, but his bat has been inconsistent and injuries have nagged at him, causing some missed games.

 

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Heyward went 1-for-5, but that lone hit would result in Anthony Rizzo knocking him in for the first run of the game before the onslaught from the Mets that would result in a 14-3 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward was the big-name free agent signing among the positional additions in the off-season. He has been outstanding on defense but his bat has not fully come around and injuries have nagged at him, causing some missed games.

 

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Heyward will not be in the starting lineup when the Cubs take the field against the Mets on Thursday night with Ben Zobrist starting in right field and Javier Baez at second base. (Source: Mark Gonzales on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the second straight day Heyward has sat out as he is getting some extra rest due to a sore left side. He is expected to return to the lineup on Friday against Jacob deGrom and the Mets.

 

Heyward went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI. His first run scored was also the first run of the game, He then drove in and then scored a run in the four-run fourth inning that helped the Cubs get some breathing room for the later run the Reds made in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward got off to a slow start with the bat, but recently has started to show signs of life. His defense has been elite through-out the season. He will get plenty of opportunities in this powerful offense.

 

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Heyward went 1-for-4. He singled up the middle in the fourth inning which got mishandled into Heyward ending up at third base, where he would score on Bryant's sacrifice fly.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward got off to a slow start with the bat, but recently has started to show signs of life. His defense has been elite through-out the season. He will get plenty of opportunities in this powerful offense.

 

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Heyward went 1-for-3 with a walk. He drove in a run in the 3rd inning to reduce deficit to 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward got off to a slow start with the bat but recently has started to show signs of life. His defense has been elite through-out the season. He will get plenty of opportunities in this powerful offense.

 

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Heyward went 3-for-5 with a run scored during the 10-5 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward got off to a slow start with the bat but recently has started to show signs of life. His defense has been elite through-out the season. He will get plenty of opportunities in this powerful offense.

 

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Heyward went 1-for-5, but his lone hit drove in two runs to put the Cubs up 2-0 in a game they would eventually win 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward got off to a slow start with the bat but recently has started to show signs of life. His defense has been elite through-out the season. He will get plenty of opportunities in this powerful offense.

 

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Heyward went 3-for-4 with two walks during the 13-2.victory. He would come around to score three times.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward got off to a slow start with the bat but recently has started to show signs of life. His defense has been elite through-out the season. He will get plenty of opportunities in this powerful offense.

 

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Heyward went 3-for-5 with a solo HR to open up the scoring Saturday. He also added another run scored in the 8-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: His average is still low, but it is encouraging to see him reach three times this game and show some power with the HR. Heyward's defense has stayed an elite so he will likely be given plenty of time to try to turn it around at the plate.

 

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Heyward went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored a run as the Cubs won 8-1.

Fantasy Impact: His average is still low, but it is encouraging to see him reach three times this game. Heyward's defense has stayed an elite so he will likely be given plenty of time to try to turn it around at the plate. The odds seem to be in favor of seeing a turnaround at some point.

 

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Heyward had a hitting streak between May 25-30 going 5-for-17 with four runs scored and four RBI in the four games.

Fantasy Impact: It was not a historic four games, but it is some sign of life for a really good player who was off to a horrible offensive start. If his owner is still willing to sell low on him, take him up on it.

 

Jason Heyward has returned to the Cubs' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. Heyward will bat second and play right field.

Fantasy Impact: Great news for Heyward owners after his scary collision with the outfield wall in San Francisco this weekend. Make sure to get him back in your lineups.

 

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Jason Heyward was encouraged by a round of batting practice he took Monday. He and the Cubs hope he'll be able to return from his rib cage injury during the team's current series against the Cardinals. (Source: Cubs.MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: It's good news for owners as this would indicate that Heyward will avoid a stint on the disabled list, assuming he doesn't face a setback. After his slow start, he had shown signs of life at the plate. Hopefully his progress won't be derailed by yet another injury.

 

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Jason Heyward was diagnosed with a bruise on his right side and will miss three to five games. The injury occurred in the bottom of the first inning versus the San Francisco Giants, when Hayward crashed into the wall as he made an outstanding catch to rob Denard Span of extra bases. (Source: CBS Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Many were concerned that Heyward suffered a neck injury, and the MRI results are great news for the Cubs and Hayward's fantasy owners. The diagnosis will keep Hayward from landing on the 15-day disabled list, so owners should just slot him on the bench for the time being. The Cubs activated outfielder Matt Szczur from the disabled list, and will likely share right field duties with Jorge Soler for the post part as Hayward recuperates.

 

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Jason Heyward had walked in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning and then made an amazing catch in the bottom of the first inning to rob Denard Span of an extra-base hit. Heyward left the game with a rib injury, but fortunately said that his ribs were not broken. There will be an MRI today, so fantasy owners need to keep that in mind for their lineups on Saturday. (Source: Jessie Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heyward may be the best defensive right-fielder in baseball, but his .611 OPS is the worst of any RF in baseball as well. He has only six extra-base hits and a .225 batting average this season, showing no pop in his first season with the Cubs. Although he has not shown pop this season, he does have a .329 OBP because of his 21 walks, 20 runs scored, and five stolen bases, giving some value for fantasy owners. Considering that he has had his offensive issues and that he may be injured, bench Heyward through the weekend.

 

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Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Cubs' loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should still wait patiently for Heyward to spring into action, yet frustrations are understood as his flashy glove has definitely outshone his bat thus far. He may have a prime opportunity to heat up this week as the Cubs face off against the subpar Milwaukee Brewers for their next series.

 

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Jason Heyward does have a four-game hitting streak, scoring twice against San Diego on Tuesday, but only has one extra-base hit in his last 10 games. Heyward had a huge opportunity joining a powerful Cubs lineup, but only has a .580 OPS this season. The Cubs will face the Pirates on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs' right fielder only has five extra-base hits, all doubles, this season and has only driven in 13 runs. There are decent signs of fantasy relevance for Heyward, though, as he has walked enough to have a .321 OBP and has stolen four bases in 2016. Heyward is 3-for-13 with an RBI against Friday's starter for the Pirates, Francisco Liriano.

 

Jason Heyward returned to the Cubs' lineup on Friday after missing time with his wrist injury. He went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Heyward back, and the extra-base hit was also promising. There's reason to believe that his funk prior to missing time was due to the injury. Hopefully, he'll be able to return to the form that was expected of him entering the season.

 

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Heyward has been dealing with a wrist injury the last couple of days and is not in the Cubs lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates. (Source: Baseball Press)

Fantasy Impact: Considering that the Cubs have not placed Heyward on the disabled list must mean that he should be able to return to the lineup within the next few days. Patience is a virtue in this case. Ben Zobrist will start in right field with Kris Bryant playing left field and Javier Baez starting at third for the Cubs.

 

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Jason Heyward is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates. He remains day-to-day with a wrist injury.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs are hoping that a few days off will be enough to cure Heyward's ailing right wrist. Continue to monitor the situation and hope that Heyward does not end up on the DL.

 

Jason Heyward was held out of Monday's game due to a right wrist injury. (Source: Jesse Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heyward is considered day-to-day for the time being. The team hasn't indicated that it's considering a stint on the disabled list for the OF. After showing signs of improvement, Heyward is now 0-for-17 over his last four games, including three strikeouts. The injury could explain his recent struggles at the plate.

 

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Jason Heyward heating up

Sun, Apr 24th 10:21pm EDT
By Brian Harl

Jason Heyward had a great game on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with one run and three RBI in the Cubs victory over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: He is really starting to find his groove as we near May. Over the last seven games, he is hitting .345 with six runs, five RBI and five walks. Look for him to continue to be a solid contributor in multiple fantasy categories as the season progresses, particularly with the potent Cubs lineup surrounding him.

 

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Jason Heyward put up solid number against the Reds on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with two runs and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: While he has started slow this year, fantasy owners should remember that his performance early on in 2015 was similar. The odds look pretty good for him to continue a steady increase in offensive performance over the next week as he squares up against the Reds, Brewers and Braves.

 

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Jason Heyward was again hitless Monday night against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has been limited to a single hit over his last 16 at-bats, dropping his average below .200. He's yet to show the power (two extra-base hits, no home runs) or speed (one stolen base) that owners expected when they drafted him.

 

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Even though Addison Russell's three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning will get the headlines for the Cubs in their comeback, 5-3 win against the Reds, Jason Heyward opened the scoring for the Cubs with a bases-loaded two-run single in the seventh. Heyward finished 1-for-4 and has a five-game hitting streak for the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has only one hit in each of his last four games, resulting in only a .250 batting average in 28 at-bats this season, but he has shown that he is a big part of the Cubs' offense with six runs scored and five RBI. He has a respectable .364 OBP this season and had scored a run in four of his last five games coming into Monday's matchup with Cincinnati. Look for more power from Heyward as the season progresses and for him to approach 100 runs scored, giving him high-end OF2 potential.

 

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Jason Hayward went 1-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners shouldn't worry if Hayward gets off to a slow start this month. His April 2015 line was .217/.261/.349, yet he ended the season with a respectable .293/.359/.439 and 13 home runs.

 

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Jason Heyward went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should not worry if Heyward struggles a bit to start the season. His April 2015 line was .217/.261/.349, yet he finished the season with a respectable .293/.359/.439 and 13 home runs.

 

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Heyward last season batted .293 with 13 HRs, and 23 SBs. He only had 60 RBI but scored 79 runs.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward is projected to go .279 with 16 HR and 18 stolen bases. He is projected to move up to 67 RBIs and 86 runs. I believe there is upside beyond those numbers for his ceiling.

 

Jason Heyward signs with Cubs

Fri, Dec 11th 1:18pm EST
By Chris Zolli

The biggest free agent hitter is off of the free agent market, as Jason Heyward stayed in the NL Central and signed with the Chicago Cubs. The 26-year-old is the newest addition to a crowded Cub outfield. (Source: Gordon Wittenmyer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jason Heyward is coming off of a season where he hit a career-high .293 and stole 23 bases in 26 attempts. He would be a perfect option at the top of the Cubs lineup and will consistently score 100 or more runs per season with sluggers Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo behind Heyward in the lineup. He has a career .898 OPS at Wrigley Field and his power would improve at the hitter friendly Wrigley Field. Hayward has averaged 46 extra base hits per season in his six MLB seasons and should be a 50 extra base hit/20 steal/100 run player in Chicago.

 

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The Cardinals pounded the Pirates in the second game of a double-header last night, 11-1. Jason Heyward provided a big blow, with a grand slam in the third inning. He finished 3-for-4 with a walk and is now batting .292 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward's batting average is 25 points above his career average, while his on-base percentage and OPS nearly mimic his career mark. He's a solid, all-around offensive player who should continue to be a good second or third fantasy outfielder next season.

 

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In five plate appearance on Sunday, Heyward reached base four times. The Cardinals' outfielder finished Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers 2-for-3 with two singles and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward's 2015 numbers are almost identical to his 2014 season. His home run, RBI and stolen base totals are pretty much the same, the only increase is in average (.289 this season, .271 last season). All in all, it has been another solid year for Heyward; he remains a middle of the pack play among outfielders.

 

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Heyward was delegated to bench duties on Wednesday. Even with Heyward on the bench, the St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Cincinnati Reds 10-2.

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals' outfielder had played in 23 straight games before Wednesday so a day of rest and relaxation was well deserved. Heyward has slowed down a bit in the month of September, but is putting together a fine season, and remains a key piece in the Cardinals' lineup moving forward.

 

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The Cardinals defeated the Brewers no Tuesday by the score of 3-1. Jason Heyward provided the bulk of the offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI. Heyward also drew a walk and is now batting .296 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has hit safely in his last six games, going 11-for-23 during that stretch. He has 32 doubles, 22 stolen bases and a solid .809 OPS for the season. Heyward keeps swinging a hot bat and is a good option down the stretch.

 

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The Cardinals fell to the Reds on Saturday by the score of 5-1. Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 for the Cardinals with his 52nd RBI of the season. Heyward raised his batting average to .292.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has 28 doubles and 21 stolen bases to go along with an on-base percentage of .351 and a solid .784 OPS. While there are better fantasy options in the outfield, Heyward is a good number two or three outfielder coming down the stretch.

 

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Jason Heyward supplied two of the St. Louis Cardinals seven hits on Monday night against the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals' outfielder finished the game 2-for-2 with a walk and two singles.

Fantasy Impact: In a poor performance from the Cardinals' offense, Heyward was one of the few bright spots. Heyward reached base three times in the contest and saw his average rise back up to .288 after a recent cold spell. The 26-year-old is putting together a nice 2015 season and remains a viable option in all formats.

 

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The St. Louis Cardinals couldn't come away with a win on Wednesday night, but it wasn't at the fault of Jason Heyward. The Cardinals' outfielder finished the game 2-of-5 with two singles and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Not the flashiest of games, but Heyward keeps on trucking along. Heyward is hitting .357 in his last seven games and has four multi-hit games over that span. Continue to start Heyward with confidence as a high-end No. 3 or low-end No. 2 outfielder in standard leagues.

 

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The Cardinals pounded 13 hits in a 7-5 win over the Giants on Sunday. Jason Heyward lead the Cardinals with three hits, including a double and triple. He knocked in a run and scored two and is now batting .291 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Heyward has been a solid all-around fantasy contributor and is on pace to hit 32 doubles, 14 home runs and steal 25 bases. His batting average is 25 points above his career average, while he's nearly on his career average in on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

 

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Jason Heyward didn't get the start on Friday night, but was inserted late into the game as a pinch hitter. In his lone plate appearance (0-1), Heyward put the ball in play; unfortunately he couldn't make his way to first base.

Fantasy Impact: Despite limited action tonight, the New Jersey native is putting together a nice second half of the season. Heyward has raised his average .044 points since the All-Star break and is really settling into his own. The 2015 season continues to be a strong one for Heyward as he remains a solid high-end No. 3 outfielder in standard leagues.

 

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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: SportsbookReview.com’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.