Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:52:15 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward has been susceptible up in the hitting zone, and opposing pitchers have attacked that weakness. Heyward's power metrics have declined since his rookie season, while the amount of pitches he has seen in the upper third of the zone has increased.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:01:04 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (thumb) is back in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23, after missing four games with a bruised left thumb. X-rays came back negative for a fracture last week, but he hadn't been able to grip a bat since. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is confident Heyward isn't risking further injury by playing.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:25:20 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (thumb) is in the team's starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:33:10 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (thumb) was out of the lineup again Monday, Sept. 22.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:37:59 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (thumb) is likely to be out of the lineup until at least Monday, Sept. 22.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:17:06 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (thumb) and C Evan Gattis (kidney) are both available off the bench to pinch hit Friday, Sept. 19, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez noted Gattis had not participated in any baseball activities since Sunday, Sept. 7, though.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:29:16 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 19. He left the game early Wednesday, Sept. 17, after being hit by a pitch on his left thumb.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:14:03 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (thumb) left the game Wednesday, Sept. 17, against the Washington Nationals after being hit by a pitch on the left thumb. He said X-rays were negative for a fracture. Heyward said after the game that he wasn't ready to commit to whether he'll be ready to play Friday, Sept. 19, after the team's scheduled day off. "We'll see what happens," Heyward said. "Once the swelling is in there it's tough to get it out."
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:35:01 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward has hit in the leadoff spot in six consecutive games. The Braves have won five of those games, and manager Fredi Gonzalez is committed to Heyward batting first.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward's RBI opportunities take a major hit, but he should see an uptick in steals and runs scored.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:20:40 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward will stay in the team's leadoff spot for a while, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. The Braves are hoping that Heyward will provide a spark for the offense like he did last summer.
Fantasy Tip: Atlanta is desperately trying to jumpstart their offense as they chase the Washington Nationals in the National League East. Heyward's move to the leadoff spot could help his runs scored go up, but it'll likely also limit his RBI chances, especially if the club continues to struggle with the sticks.