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Jason Heyward

Jason Alias Heyward (The J-Hey Kid) (twitter: @JasonHeyward)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 245 lb.

Born: August 9, 1989 in Ridgewood, NJ
High School: Henry County HS (McDonough, GA)
Drafted
by the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed August 12, 2007. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 2010 (Age 20.239, 17,289th in MLB history)   vs. CHC 5 AB, 2 H, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Braves/Cardinals 2010-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 2 yrs/$13.3M (14-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 5.000, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Mgmt, previously: Career Sports Mgmt [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 ★ 20 ATL NL 142 623 520 83 144 29 5 18 72 11 6 91 128 .277 .393 .456 .849 131 237 13 10 0 2 2 *9 AS,MVP-20,RoY-2
2011 21 ATL NL 128 456 396 50 90 18 2 14 42 9 2 51 93 .227 .319 .389 .708 93 154 7 4 0 3 4 *9
2012 22 ATL NL 158 651 587 93 158 30 6 27 82 21 8 58 152 .269 .335 .479 .814 117 281 4 2 0 3 1 *9/8 MVP-28,GG
2013 23 ATL NL 104 440 382 67 97 22 1 14 38 2 4 48 73 .254 .349 .427 .776 114 163 7 8 1 0 1 98
2014 24 ATL NL 149 649 573 74 155 26 3 11 58 20 4 67 98 .271 .351 .384 .735 106 220 2 6 0 3 3 *9 GG
2015 25 STL NL 25 101 94 11 21 5 0 2 5 3 0 7 18 .223 .277 .340 .618 70 32 6 0 0 0 0 *9
6 Yrs 706 2920 2552 378 665 130 17 86 297 66 24 322 562 .261 .349 .426 .775 112 1087 39 30 1 11 11
162 Game Avg. 162 670 586 87 153 30 4 20 68 15 6 74 129 .261 .349 .426 .775 112 249 9 7 0 3 3
ATL (5 yrs) 681 2819 2458 367 644 125 17 84 292 63 24 315 544 .262 .351 .429 .781 113 1055 33 30 1 11 11
STL (1 yr) 25 101 94 11 21 5 0 2 5 3 0 7 18 .223 .277 .340 .618 70 32 6 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 ★ 20 ATL NL 142 623 32 1 2 15 -6 45 4.6 19 64 6.4 .533 .529 4.8 0.9 49 $400,000 *9 AS,MVP-20,RoY-2
2011 21 ATL NL 128 456 -4 2 1 15 -5 10 1.1 14 24 2.5 .509 .507 0.8 1.1 9 $496,500 *9
2012 22 ATL NL 158 651 15 3 3 20 -6 35 3.8 20 55 5.8 .524 .523 3.5 1.5 35 $565,000 *9/8 MVP-28,GG
2013 23 ATL NL 104 440 9 -1 1 16 -3 22 2.3 14 36 3.7 .524 .515 2.0 1.4 20 $3,650,000 98
2014 24 ATL NL 149 649 7 3 3 32 -6 39 4.2 20 59 6.2 .530 .528 2.6 2.8 27 $4,500,000 *9 GG
2015 25 STL NL 25 101 -4 1 0 3 -1 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.2 -1 $7,800,000 *9
6 Seasons 706 2920 54 10 11 101 -26 150 15.9 91 241 24.8 .523 .520 13.5 8.0 140 $17,411,500
ATL (5 yrs) 681 2819 58 9 10 98 -25 151 16.0 88 239 24.6 .524 .521 13.7 7.8 141 $9,611,500
STL (1 yr) 25 101 -4 1 0 3 -1 -1 -0.2 3 2 0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 0.2 -1 $7,800,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 20 ATL NL 623 397 98 6.6 101 .335 .277 .260 .393 .329 .456 .409 .849 .738 131 .661 26.6 2.6 .868 .363 .179 13.7
2011 21 ATL NL 456 318 52 4.4 99 .260 .227 .260 .319 .328 .389 .405 .708 .733 93 .496 -3.3 -0.3 .686 .308 .162 11.0
2012 22 ATL NL 651 444 98 5.9 103 .319 .269 .263 .335 .329 .479 .417 .814 .746 117 .621 12.4 1.2 .803 .330 .210 23.6
2013 23 ATL NL 440 297 58 5.3 97 .281 .254 .259 .349 .324 .427 .402 .776 .727 114 .590 8.2 0.8 .733 .293 .173 3.5
2014 24 ATL NL 649 427 86 5.4 95 .308 .271 .258 .351 .321 .384 .397 .735 .719 106 .612 6.2 0.6 .729 .258 .113 14.2
2015 25 STL NL 101 79 8 2.7 97 .257 .223 .259 .277 .323 .340 .403 .618 .725 70 .298 -3.9 -0.4 .532 .223 .117 2.4
6 Yrs 2920 1962 400 5.5 99 .302 .261 .260 .349 .326 .426 .406 .775 .733 112 .597 46.1 4.6 .759 .308 .165 74.7
162 Game Avg. 670 450 92 5.5 99 .302 .261 .260 .349 .326 .426 .406 .775 .733 112 .597 11 1 .759 .308 .165 17
ATL (5 yrs) 2819 1883 392 5.6 99 .304 .262 .260 .351 .326 .429 .407 .781 .733 113 .606 50.0 5.0 .769 .311 .167 72.0
STL (1 yr) 101 79 8 2.7 97 .257 .223 .259 .277 .323 .340 .403 .618 .725 70 .298 -3.9 -0.4 .532 .223 .117 2.4

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 20 ATL NL NLDS SFG L 4 17 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .125 .176 .125 .301 2 1 0 0 0 0
2012 22 ATL NL NLWC STL L 1 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 ATL NL NLDS LAD L 4 18 18 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .333 .500 6 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 9 40 39 1 6 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 16 .154 .175 .256 .431 10 1 0 0 0 0
1 NLWC 1 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 8 35 34 1 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 15 .147 .171 .235 .407 8 1 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 ATL NL 20 DNP

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 20 ATL NL 623 2.9% 20.6% 14.6% 8.4% 36% 1.41 4.1 28.9 7.2 1.29 1.78 60% 17% 12.2% 14%
2011 21 ATL NL 456 3.1% 20.4% 11.2% 7.5% 38% 1.82 4.3 28.3 9.4 1.19 1.52 64% 12% 13.0% 23%
2012 22 ATL NL 651 4.2% 23.4% 8.9% 9.7% 40% 2.62 3.9 21.7 7.2 0.78 0.99 63% 19% 12.7% 13%
2013 23 ATL NL 440 3.2% 16.6% 10.9% 8.4% 38% 1.52 5.2 27.3 10.1 0.79 1.07 67% 24% 10.0% 19%
2014 24 ATL NL 649 1.7% 15.1% 10.3% 6.2% 26% 1.46 5.8 52.1 9.9 0.84 0.93 72% 23% 5.2% 18%
2015 25 STL NL 101 2.0% 17.8% 6.9% 6.9% 33% 2.57 5.2 47.0 18.8 1.81 2.71 73% 18% 8.3% 11%
6 Yrs 2920 3.0% 19.3% 11.0% 8.0% 35% 1.75 4.5 29.7 8.6 0.97 1.23 66% 19% 10.2% 17%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.4% 8.0% 7.4% 33% 2.42 4.6 36.1 8.4 0.82 1.10 68% 21% 7.4% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 20 ATL NL 26.6 2.6 650 4.8 14.5 -9.7 1.01 4.0 0.8 44.7 4.4 0.96 45.4 2.33 3
2011 21 ATL NL -3.3 -0.3 476 -0.2 7.7 -7.9 1.00 0.1 -0.3 1.4 0.1 0.94 1.3 0.87 6
2012 22 ATL NL 12.4 1.2 686 2.4 12.8 -10.4 .96 3.1 -0.6 22.5 2.2 0.97 32.3 1.58 3
2013 23 ATL NL 5.8 0.6 452 1.3 8.2 -6.9 .96 1.4 -0.0 10.9 1.1 0.90 15.9 0.20 1
2014 24 ATL NL 7.7 0.8 682 2.8 12.8 -10.0 1.00 2.3 0.5 19.8 2.0 0.94 21.1 0.22 1
2015 25 STL NL -3.9 -0.4 103 -0.4 1.5 -1.9 1.02 -0.2 -0.2 -5.0 -0.5 0.94 -2.3 1.74 2
6 Yrs 45.2 4.5 3049 10.7 57.5 -46.9 .99 10.7 0.1 94.2 9.3 0.94 113.7 1.30 16

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 20 ATL NL 13 0 29% 286 11 6 65% 8 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 1 15 46% 42 27 13 11 4 7 19 6 13
2011 21 ATL NL 3 2 26% 174 9 2 82% 9 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 13 61% 22 8 14 5 3 2 11 3 7
2012 22 ATL NL 7 1 35% 224 21 8 72% 17 6 4 2 0 0 3 3 4 1 2 1 0 18 61% 32 16 15 10 4 6 22 4 18
2013 23 ATL NL 4 1 38% 197 2 4 33% 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 11 51% 22 14 7 9 1 8 20 7 11
2014 24 ATL NL 7 0 29% 309 20 4 83% 18 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 2 16 45% 34 23 11 14 9 5 21 5 15
2015 25 STL NL 0 0 35% 44 3 0 100% 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 55% 6 3 3 0 0 0 5 1 3
6 Yrs 34 4 31% 1234 66 24 73% 56 21 9 3 1 0 5 4 20 3 6 3 8 75 52% 158 91 63 49 21 28 98 26 67

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 20 ATL NL 623 68% 144 17 0 3 2 0 1 2.33 18 0 18 12 6 9 9 0 0 0 122 13 11% 64 20 31% 386 60 16% 29 12 41% 24 15 63% 0
2011 21 ATL NL 456 75% 90 11 0 6 0 0 0 0.87 14 1 12 12 2 5 9 0 0 0 85 7 8% 44 12 27% 255 30 12% 18 7 39% 16 9 56% 0
2012 22 ATL NL 651 61% 158 15 2 3 1 0 1 1.58 27 0 19 20 7 9 18 0 0 0 145 4 3% 63 16 25% 410 58 14% 31 19 61% 26 13 50% 0
2013 23 ATL NL 440 72% 97 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.20 14 0 2 11 3 10 4 0 1 1 100% 73 7 10% 41 10 24% 203 25 12% 15 4 27% 10 5 50% 0
2014 24 ATL NL 649 76% 155 23 0 1 0 0 0 0.22 11 0 14 9 2 5 6 0 1 0 0% 78 2 3% 38 16 42% 310 48 15% 27 20 74% 17 7 41% 0
2015 25 STL NL 101 72% 21 2 0 2 1 0 0 1.74 2 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 23 6 26% 14 7 50% 56 4 7% 4 2 50% 9 6 67% 0
6 Yrs 2920 70% 665 79 2 16 4 0 2 1.30 86 1 68 66 20 39 47 0 2 1 50% 526 39 7% 264 81 31% 1620 225 14% 124 64 52% 102 55 54% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 20 ATL NL 626 2587 4.13 1487 57.7% 32.8% 15.1% 25.6% 26.5% 67.2% 0.7% 38.7% 77.6% 20.0% 6.1% 38 2 19.2% 120 51 14.7% 92 43 47 81 36.7% 0 0 0
2011 21 ATL NL 458 1794 3.92 1079 60.6% 27.2% 17.7% 26.6% 28.4% 72.7% 2.0% 44.0% 75.4% 24.7% 7.6% 35 1 18.3% 84 37 9.6% 44 29 20 73 21.5% 0 0 2
2012 22 ATL NL 652 2624 4.02 1619 61.8% 24.5% 20.3% 28.0% 27.1% 75.4% 0.4% 46.6% 73.0% 24.2% 6.3% 41 8 18.4% 120 57 10.4% 68 40 22 130 14.5% 0 0 1
2013 23 ATL NL 440 1791 4.07 1068 59.8% 26.1% 16.5% 28.4% 29.0% 73.9% 0.6% 44.2% 77.7% 23.2% 6.6% 29 0 20.2% 89 40 12.0% 53 24 8 65 11.0% 0 0 0
2014 24 ATL NL 651 2548 3.91 1544 60.8% 28.9% 14.1% 26.1% 31.0% 71.1% 1.0% 43.3% 80.2% 21.0% 5.1% 33 2 17.7% 115 50 9.2% 60 28 20 78 20.4% 0 0 0
2015 25 STL NL 102 377 3.70 236 62.6% 30.1% 11.0% 26.7% 32.2% 69.9% 0.0% 43.8% 84.2% 24.5% 3.9% 4 0 15.7% 16 10 6.9% 7 5 6 12 33.3% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2929 11721 4.00 7033 60.2% 28.1% 16.5% 26.9% 28.5% 71.9% 0.9% 43.3% 77.0% 22.5% 6.1% 180 13 18.6% 544 245 11.1% 324 169 123 439 21.9% 0 0 3
MLB Averages 3.82 63.7% 27.8% 15.7% 27.0% 29.5% 72.2% 1.5% 46.0% 78.3% 26.8% 4.7% 14.0% 8.5% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 20 142 623 520 83 144 29 5 18 72 11 6 91 128 .277 .393 .456 .849 131 237 13 10 0 2 2
2011 21 270 1079 916 133 234 47 7 32 114 20 8 142 221 .255 .362 .427 .789 115 391 20 14 0 5 6
2012 22 428 1730 1503 226 392 77 13 59 196 41 16 200 373 .261 .352 .447 .799 116 672 24 16 0 8 7
2013 23 532 2170 1885 293 489 99 14 73 234 43 20 248 446 .259 .352 .443 .794 115 835 31 24 1 8 8
2014 24 681 2819 2458 367 644 125 17 84 292 63 24 315 544 .262 .351 .429 .781 113 1055 33 30 1 11 11
2015 25 706 2920 2552 378 665 130 17 86 297 66 24 322 562 .261 .349 .426 .775 112 1087 39 30 1 11 11

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 20 142 630 524 87 148 30 5 18 75 11 94 128 .282 .400 .462 .862 95 142
2011 21 128 460 400 54 94 19 2 15 45 9 53 93 .235 .328 .405 .733 52 128
2012 22 158 654 590 96 161 31 6 28 85 21 59 152 .273 .339 .488 .828 97 158
2013 23 104 446 387 73 102 23 1 15 41 2 50 73 .264 .360 .444 .804 60 104
2014 24 149 663 583 82 165 28 3 12 65 21 71 98 .283 .365 .403 .768 85 149
2015 25 25 104 96 12 23 5 0 2 6 3 8 18 .240 .298 .354 .652 10 25
6 Yrs 706 2957 2580 404 693 136 17 90 317 67 335 562 .269 .358 .439 .797 399 706
162 Game Avg. 162 679 592 93 159 31 4 21 73 15 77 129 .269 .358 .439 .797 92 706



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2010 NL (20, 2%)
2012 NL (28, 1%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Gold Gloves
2012 NL (RF)
2014 NL (RF)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2010 April NL Rookie of the Month
2010 May NL Rookie of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2012 Jun 24th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2010 NL  6.4 (8th)
2012 NL  5.8 (10th)
2014 NL  6.4 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2010 NL  6.4 (4th)
2012 NL  5.8 (8th)
2014 NL  6.4 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2010 NL  4.8 (10th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2014 NL  2.8 (3rd)
Active  8.0 (25th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2010 NL  .393 (4th)

Games Played s c a p y
2012 NL  158 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2012 NL  93 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2010 NL  91 (4th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2012 NL  152 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2010 NL  10 (6th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2015 NL  6 (3rd)

SB % s c a p y
2014 NL  83.33 (7th)
2015 NL  100.00 (1st)
Career  73.33 (237th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 NL  23.6 (5th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2015 NL  79 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2010 NL  44.67 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2010 NL  4.8 (3rd)
Active  10.7 (47th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2010 NL  4.0 (6th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2010 NL  4.4 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
2010 NL  born 1989-08-09 (6th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1757), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 6 (1540), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1541), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (87th), 24.8 career WAR/24.8 7yr-peak WAR/24.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/43.0 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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