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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: 240 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, 17,287th 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/Cubs 2010-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2023, 8 yrs/$184M (16-23) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 6.000, Free Agent: 2024 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Mgmt, previously: Career Sports Mgmt [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2010 ATL NL 20 OF 140 136 133 1196.1 246 235 5 6 1 .976 7 15 7 15 1.81 1.71 .987 2.17 2.15 AS,MVP-20,RoY-2
2010 ATL NL 20 RF 140 136 133 1196.1 246 235 5 6 1 .976 7 15 7 15 1.81 1.71 .986 2.10 2.07 AS,MVP-20,RoY-2
2011 ATL NL 21 OF 122 106 100 990.1 228 218 4 6 0 .974 10 15 13 18 2.02 1.82 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 ATL NL 21 RF 122 106 100 990.1 228 218 4 6 0 .974 10 15 13 18 2.02 1.82 .983 2.05 2.04
2012 ATL NL 22 OF 156 151 149 1355.2 351 335 11 5 4 .986 21 20 19 17 2.30 2.22 .987 2.11 2.09 MVP-28,GG
2012 ATL NL 22 RF 154 149 147 1337.2 347 331 11 5 4 .986 23 20 20 18 2.30 2.22 .984 2.01 1.99 MVP-28,GG
2012 ATL NL 22 CF 2 2 2 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -2 0 -107 0 2.00 2.00 .990 2.50 2.45 MVP-28,GG
2013 ATL NL 23 OF 102 96 86 861.2 215 211 4 0 0 1.000 8 16 11 22 2.25 2.11 .986 2.13 2.13
2013 ATL NL 23 RF 86 76 71 697.2 176 173 3 0 0 1.000 5 15 9 26 2.27 2.05 .985 2.08 2.08
2013 ATL NL 23 CF 20 20 15 164.0 39 38 1 0 0 1.000 3 1 20 7 2.14 1.95 .987 2.49 2.49
2014 ATL NL 24 OF 149 148 142 1317.0 375 365 9 1 2 .997 30 32 28 29 2.56 2.51 .985 2.12 2.11 GG
2014 ATL NL 24 RF 149 148 142 1317.0 375 365 9 1 2 .997 30 32 28 29 2.56 2.51 .987 2.05 2.05 GG
2015 STL NL 25 OF 147 144 126 1268.1 303 290 10 3 3 .990 5 24 4 22 2.13 2.04 .986 2.07 2.06 MVP-15,GG
2015 STL NL 25 RF 144 136 124 1217.1 290 278 9 3 2 .990 3 22 3 22 2.12 1.99 .983 2.01 1.99 MVP-15,GG
2015 STL NL 25 CF 10 8 2 51.0 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 3 2 61 42 2.29 1.30 .989 2.42 2.39 MVP-15,GG
2016 CHC NL 26 OF 136 128 110 1164.2 271 264 5 2 2 .993 29 17 30 17 2.08 1.98 .985 2.07 2.06
2016 CHC NL 26 RF 126 107 101 993.2 219 213 4 2 2 .991 26 14 32 17 1.97 1.72 .984 2.01 2.00
2016 CHC NL 26 CF 24 21 9 171.0 52 51 1 0 0 1.000 3 3 18 20 2.74 2.17 .989 2.40 2.38
7 Seasons OF 952 909 846 8154.0 1989 1918 48 23 12 .988 110 139 16 20 2.17 2.07 .986 2.12 2.11
7 Seasons RF 921 858 818 7750.0 1881 1813 45 23 11 .988 104 133 16 20 2.16 2.02 .985 2.04 2.03
4 Seasons CF 56 51 28 404.0 108 105 3 0 1 1.000 6 6 18 17 2.41 1.93 .988 2.44 2.42
7 Seasons TOT 952 909 846 8154.0 1989 1918 48 23 12 .988 110 139 16 20 2.17 2.07 .986 2.12 2.11
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2010 ATL NL 20 RF 7 7 12 10 1 -5 15 15 19 -5
2011 ATL NL 21 RF 10 13 12 6 6 -2 15 18 19 -2
2012 ATL NL 22 RF 23 20 25 20 5 -2 20 18 23 -3
2012 ATL NL 22 CF -2 -107 -1 -1 -1 0 0 0 0
2013 ATL NL 23 RF 5 9 4 3 1 1 15 26 19 -3
2013 ATL NL 23 CF 3 20 2 2 -0 1 1 7 1 0
2014 ATL NL 24 RF 30 28 27 8 19 3 32 29 29 1
2015 STL NL 25 RF 3 3 -2 -6 4 5 22 22 20 1
2015 STL NL 25 CF 3 61 3 1 1 0 2 42 2 0
2016 CHC NL 26 RF 26 32 25 12 13 1 14 17 15 -2
2016 CHC NL 26 CF 3 18 1 1 1 1 3 20 2 1
7 Seasons RF 104 16 103 53 50 1 133 20 144 -13
4 Seasons CF 6 18 5 3 2 1 6 17 5 1
7 Seasons TOT 110 16 108 56 52 2 139 20 149 -12

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2010 ATL NL 20 142 136 142 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 140 0 4 1
2011 ATL NL 21 128 106 128 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 122 122 0 7 6
2012 ATL NL 22 158 151 158 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 154 156 0 3 0
2013 ATL NL 23 104 97 104 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 86 106 0 3 0
2014 ATL NL 24 149 148 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 149 149 0 1 0
2015 STL NL 25 154 144 154 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 144 154 0 8 0
2016 CHC NL 26 137 128 137 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 126 136 0 2 0
7 Seasons 972 910 972 952 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 921 963 0 28 7
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2010 ATL NL 20 6 0 4 2 2 5 1 2 1 1 66 32 1 33 9 1 19 8 0 5 2 0 25 14 0 148 65 43.9% 81 2 1.4% 3 5048 57% 73% 34% 489 49%
2011 ATL NL 21 6 0 5 1 0 4 0 1 1 2 64 34 1 23 5 1 8 5 0 9 2 0 21 9 0 125 55 44.0% 68 2 1.6% 2 4105 60% 73% 34% 428 52%
2012 ATL NL 22 5 0 2 3 0 11 2 2 2 5 65 33 1 38 8 2 21 9 0 13 4 2 27 15 0 164 69 42.1% 90 5 3.0% 6 5516 56% 74% 36% 620 55%
2013 ATL NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 41 21 2 14 2 0 10 6 1 5 2 0 15 12 0 85 43 50.6% 39 3 3.5% 0 2843 60% 74% 38% 331 53%
2014 ATL NL 24 1 0 0 1 0 9 0 7 0 2 76 42 0 41 16 0 22 16 2 20 5 1 39 19 1 198 98 49.5% 96 4 2.0% 5 5485 57% 74% 38% 696 54%
2015 STL NL 25 3 0 3 0 0 9 0 4 1 2 78 49 0 33 12 2 15 8 0 9 1 1 25 17 0 160 87 54.4% 70 3 1.9% 6 5091 59% 72% 35% 565 50%
2016 CHC NL 26 2 0 2 0 1 4 1 0 1 2 32 19 1 10 3 0 12 7 0 13 2 1 19 14 0 86 45 52.3% 39 2 2.3% 2 3995 62% 71% 34% 378 57%
7 Seasons 23 0 16 7 3 45 4 16 8 15 422 230 6 192 55 6 107 59 3 74 18 5 171 100 1 966 462 47.8% 483 21 2.2% 24 32083 58% 73% 36% 3507 53%
MLB Averages 46.6% 2.3% 57% 75% 38% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2012 ATL NL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0.0% 6 0 0.0% 0 80 58% 74% 43% 10 40%
2013 ATL NL 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 13 10 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 6 4 0 24 15 62.5% 8 1 4.2% 0 645 56% 72% 35% 67 58%
2015 STL NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 4 2 0 9 2 22.2% 6 1 11.1% 0 219 70% 68% 32% 21 57%
2016 CHC NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 8 0 6 3 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 6 2 0 25 13 52.0% 11 1 4.0% 0 721 57% 70% 35% 91 57%
4 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 24 18 0 10 4 1 5 0 1 7 0 1 18 8 0 64 30 46.9% 31 3 4.7% 0 1665 58% 71% 35% 189 57%
MLB Averages 44.5% 1.9% 57% 75% 38% 53%



* - 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 1930 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%)
2015 NL (15, 4%)
0.07 Career Shares (1058th)

Gold Gloves
2012 NL (RF)
2014 NL (RF)
2015 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

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2012 NL  21 (2nd)
2014 NL  30 (1st)
2016 NL  29 (1st)
Active  110 (6th)
Career  110 (42nd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  140 (4th)
2012 NL  154 (2nd)
2014 NL  149 (2nd)
Active  921 (8th)
Career  921 (81st)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  331 (1st)
2014 NL  365 (1st)
2015 NL  278 (4th)
Active  1,813 (7th)
Career  1,813 (78th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  11 (1st)
2014 NL  9 (1st)
2015 NL  9 (4th)
Active  45 (12th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  6 (1st)
2011 NL  6 (3rd)
2012 NL  5 (5th)
Active  23 (12th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  4 (1st)
2014 NL  2 (3rd)
2015 NL  2 (3rd)
2016 NL  2 (3rd)
Active  11 (8th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2012 NL  156 (2nd)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
2012 NL  335 (5th)
2014 NL  365 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2012 NL  11 (3rd)
2014 NL  9 (5th)
2015 NL  10 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2010 NL  6 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2012 NL  4 (2nd)
2015 NL  3 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  7 (4th)
2011 NL  10 (3rd)
2012 NL  23 (1st)
2014 NL  30 (1st)
2016 NL  26 (2nd)
Active  104 (2nd)
Career  104 (6th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2012 NL  2.30 (1st)
2013 NL  2.27 (4th)
2014 NL  2.56 (1st)
2015 NL  2.12 (2nd)
Active  2.16 (6th)
Career  2.16 (41st)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  2.22 (2nd)
2013 NL  2.05 (5th)
2014 NL  2.51 (1st)
2015 NL  1.99 (2nd)
Active  2.02 (9th)
Career  2.02 (53rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  .986 (3rd)
2014 NL  .997 (1st)
2015 NL  .990 (4th)
2016 NL  .991 (4th)
Active  .988 (5th)
Career  .988 (15th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2012 NL  21 (2nd)
2014 NL  30 (1st)
2016 NL  29 (1st)
Active  110 (2nd)
Career  110 (15th)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2014 NL  2.51 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2014 NL  .997 (2nd)
Career  .988 (94th)

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

                                         

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