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Jason Heyward
RF | B/T: L/L | 6' 5" 240LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2007 | Rd: 1, #14, Atlanta Braves | Henry County (GA) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 54 51 3 10 1 2 0 .196 .241 .314 .554
12 Seasons 5815 5118 734 1335 151 603 112 .261 .344 .413 .756
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .196 1 2 0 .554
12 Seasons .261 151 603 112 .756

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 2348 460 13 2.8 89.1 111.2 4.8 23.9 .253 .361 .346 .306 .321 36 14.8 9.2
2016 2281 440 13 3 86.8 110.8 10.7 28.9 .249 .345 .282 .298 .308 31.3 15.7 9.1
2017 1729 369 15 4.1 86.6 112.7 11.4 29.3 .263 .392 .311 .319 .333 31.3 14 8.5
2018 1830 384 11 2.9 88.4 110.7 9.3 29.4 .264 .384 .319 .317 .325 39.1 12.3 8.6
2019 2231 406 23 5.7 88.8 111.8 11.3 31.8 .253 .392 .328 .320 .345 36.5 18.7 11.5
2020 809 112 5 4.5 87.6 108.1 11.3 42 .287 .451 .372 .385 .418 40.2 20.4 16.6
2021 208 35 1 2.9 91.5 111.4 10.4 28.6 .187 .313 .246 .237 .306 48.6 29.6 5.6
11436 2206 81 3.7 88 112.7 9.5 29.2 .256 .377 .319 .315 .330 35.3 15.8 9.8
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 133 63.9 40 37 10 6 3 0 1 8 29 .270 .242 .432 .412 .332 .306 92.6 11 15.4 26.7
2021 Breaking 53 25.5 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 .000 .048 .000 .063 .000 .048 85.4 9 47.6 30.8
2021 Offspeed 22 10.6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .000 .028 .000 .030 .000 .026 91.0 -12 54.5 66.7
2020 Fastballs 468 58.1 102 79 20 15 1 2 2 19 61 .253 .303 .392 .481 .362 .411 89.5 10 19.4 17.3
2020 Breaking 232 28.8 47 43 13 8 3 0 2 11 33 .302 .302 .512 .478 .373 .373 85.6 20 23.7 13.8
2020 Offspeed 105 13.0 31 25 6 2 2 0 2 7 18 .240 .215 .560 .308 .401 .317 85.2 0 37.8 19.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 58.3 13.3 22.4 6.1 40 35.7 24.3 2.6 45.7 15 25 4.1 2.8
2016 46.4 16.1 26.6 10.9 39.5 38.2 22.3 3.2 38.4 23.6 27.5 3 3
2017 49.1 14.9 24.4 11.7 44.4 34.4 21.1 5.4 38.5 22.5 24.9 3.8 4.1
2018 47.9 17.2 25 9.9 40.9 32.3 26.8 1.8 39.6 22.1 26.3 6 2.9
2019 47.3 20.4 25.1 7.1 39.4 38.7 21.9 2.7 35.5 23.6 25.4 5.9 5.7
2020 45.5 16.1 34.8 3.6 47.3 37.5 15.2 3.6 33 15.2 35.7 8 4.5
2021 48.6 11.4 25.7 14.3 51.4 28.6 20 2.9 40 28.6 8.6 14.3 2.9
49.7 16.2 25.2 8.8 41.3 35.9 22.8 3.1 39.3 21 26.1 4.9 3.7
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Splitter -14.8 0 1 0.5 1 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2021 Curveball -1 0 18 8.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .106 .115 .096 0
2021 Cutter -0.5 0 15 7.2 4 .25 .25 .225 0 25 20 .034 .054 .035 0
2021 Changeup -4.5 -1 21 10.1 4 0 0 0 50 75 60 .035 .037 .032 0
2021 Slider -6 -2 35 16.8 7 0 0 0 52.6 57.1 40 .032 .048 .034 33.3
2021 Sinker 16.3 4 24 11.5 9 .625 1.125 .839 0 0 0 .405 .861 .544 75
2021 4-Seamer -2.5 -2 94 45.2 27 .16 .24 .244 21.7 25.9 30.4 .224 .325 .268 55.6
2020 Splitter 9.4 1 11 1.4 5 .5 1.25 .72 0 0 0 .217 .394 .338 25
2020 Cutter 4.8 1 30 3.7 7 .333 .667 .457 33.3 28.6 33.3 .307 .346 .347 25
2020 Curveball 4.2 5 114 14.1 21 .316 .526 .393 15.2 9.5 5.1 .381 .563 .453 50
2020 Changeup 0.6 1 94 11.6 26 .19 .429 .342 41.5 26.9 21.2 .215 .292 .312 28.6
2020 Slider 2.2 3 122 15.1 26 .292 .5 .4 31.3 34.6 22 .239 .41 .308 20
2020 Sinker -2.7 -4 132 16.3 34 .2 .2 .297 16.7 20.6 22.6 .214 .274 .325 47.4
2020 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 306 37.8 61 .271 .458 .394 19.6 16.4 13.7 .348 .607 .467 47.4
2019 Splitter -5.4 -2 38 1.7 14 .071 .071 .064 21.1 28.6 26.7 .139 .155 .13 10
2019 Cutter -1.4 -2 157 7 43 .194 .278 .349 22.7 16.3 17.9 .23 .402 .334 27.6
2019 Curveball -2.2 -6 268 12 69 .141 .266 .21 25.8 23.2 21.1 .194 .311 .248 35.4
2019 Slider -1.6 -5 299 13.4 72 .197 .288 .251 40.4 44.4 28.8 .207 .275 .248 41.2
2019 Changeup -0.6 -2 284 12.7 74 .197 .379 .283 27.6 23 23 .222 .366 .287 26
2019 Sinker 1.4 5 347 15.6 100 .311 .533 .406 9.6 7 12.5 .317 .524 .38 46.4
2019 4-Seamer 1.4 11 815 36.5 206 .326 .547 .423 17.4 12.1 12.3 .292 .437 .371 37.2
2018 Splitter -2.6 -1 46 2.5 6 0 0 0 31.3 33.3 16.7 .181 .366 .227 75
2018 Cutter -2.9 -2 75 4.1 20 .059 .059 .15 36.1 40 32 .159 .228 .247 11.1
2018 Changeup 0.2 0 160 8.7 41 .25 .306 .3 31.7 9.8 12.5 .256 .333 .314 34.4
2018 Curveball -2.6 -5 205 11.2 43 .105 .184 .162 18.5 16.3 15.2 .222 .377 .287 45.5
2018 Slider -0.5 -2 312 17 68 .18 .23 .246 24.8 23.5 14.4 .214 .324 .282 40
2018 Sinker 0.9 3 354 19.3 106 .284 .49 .349 9.9 4.7 8.6 .254 .384 .291 38.8
2018 4-Seamer 2.6 17 660 36.1 198 .369 .517 .416 9.5 8.6 10.6 .316 .442 .367 39.4
2017 Knuckleball 1.1 0 12 0.7 3 .5 .5 .533 25 0 0 .35 .392 .449 50
2017 Splitter 1.9 0 23 1.3 9 .375 .375 .378 50 55.6 55.6 .111 .114 .167 0
2017 Cutter -2.8 -2 87 5 19 .167 .167 .179 16.7 15.8 12.5 .262 .286 .268 33.3
2017 Curveball -1.1 -2 141 8.2 30 .286 .357 .31 34.7 36.7 26.8 .22 .279 .247 47.1
2017 Changeup -0.4 -1 164 9.5 43 .195 .366 .28 29.7 16.3 18.9 .18 .288 .222 20.6
2017 Slider -1.5 -4 235 13.6 67 .172 .276 .26 35.5 31.3 25.9 .214 .287 .281 32.4
2017 Sinker 1.2 5 395 22.8 120 .327 .527 .409 5.4 4.2 7 .317 .501 .373 34.6
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 2 662 38.3 186 .261 .376 .323 8.4 8.1 9.6 .283 .432 .347 29.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 637 2640 -6 0 21 15 30
2011 450 1777 -10 -10 7 9 -4
2012 654 2633 -7 2 10 10 15
2013 456 1859 -2 -8 11 10 11
2014 646 2537 -14 -14 24 10 7
2015 596 2313 -8 -8 13 9 6
2016 632 2451 -27 -29 15 10 -31
2017 498 1798 1 -26 12 8 -4
2018 485 1820 -8 -5 14 8 9
2019 578 2207 -8 -14 11 11 -1
2020 188 835 -5 -3 11 4 7
2021 54 208 -2 -2 2 0 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2348 45.6 61 91.9 24 64.9 43.3 18.9 41.1 16.2 7 61
2016 2281 48.9 59.7 87.7 23.9 70.5 44.3 18.1 41.5 17 7 63.9
2017 1729 48.8 67.6 89.6 26.3 68.1 44.8 31.9 46.5 16.4 6.6 81.4
2018 1830 47.7 64 88.1 28.7 73.2 44.1 27.5 45.5 16.9 6.3 69.6
2019 2231 45.9 66.3 83.5 27.6 64.8 43.6 27.5 45.5 22.7 6.4 73.9
2020 809 48.5 56.6 80.2 18.5 63.6 41.7 11.6 37 23.4 6.6 60.4
2021 208 51.9 66.7 81.9 25 48 47.6 20.4 46.6 26.8 8.2 76.5
11436 47.5 63.1 87.4 25.4 67.6 43.9 23.5 43.3 18.5 6.7 68.7
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 46 59 33 26 65 33 25 58 52 79 72 82 62
2016 24 41 12 11 51 21 18 15 20 76 63 80 68
2017 42 62 28 20 57 25 26 26 25 86 50 84 51 95
2018 42 71 31 20 58 12 11 40 59 92 50 86 63 84
2019 43 45 23 22 73 39 29 38 36 69 82 67 62 93
2020 91 88 65 45 98 16 20 30 54 62 96 63 55 67
2021 6 12 14 26 4 10 15 75 75 25 26 49 32 8
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.2 21 13.1 8 15 16 2 9.5
2020 22.4 6 5.4 1 1 5 2 33.3
2021 21.6 1 1 0 0 0 1 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 21 16 18 14 19 9 13 15 14 15 17 14 6 9 12 15 7 14 8 15 6 9 9 13 15 15 15 11 16 13 20
2020 6 5 7 4 7 6 6 6 7 4 8 7 3 6 5 7 4 4 4 6 3 5 6 4 4 7 6 3 5 4 8
2021 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.1 86.8 -2.3 86.6 -0.2 88.4 1.8 88.8 0.4 87.6 -1.2 91.5 3.9
Launch Angle 4.8 10.7 5.9 11.4 0.7 9.3 -2.1 11.3 2 11.3 0 10.4 -0.9
Barrel % 2.8 3 0.2 4.1 1.1 2.9 -1.2 5.7 2.8 4.5 -1.2 2.9 -1.6
Hard Hit % 36 31.3 -4.7 31.3 0 39.1 7.8 36.5 -2.6 40.2 3.7 48.6 8.4
Sweet Spot % 23.9 28.9 5 29.3 0.4 29.4 0.1 31.8 2.4 42 10.2 28.6 -13.4
xBA .253 .249 -0.004 .263 0.014 .264 0.001 .253 -0.011 .287 0.034 .187 -0.1
BA .293 .23 -0.063 .259 0.029 .27 0.011 .251 -0.019 .265 0.014 .196 -0.069
xwOBA .306 .298 -0.008 .319 0.021 .317 -0.002 .32 0.003 .385 0.065 .237 -0.148
wOBA .346 .282 -0.064 .311 0.029 .319 0.008 .328 0.009 .372 0.044 .246 -0.126
xSLG .361 .345 -0.016 .392 0.047 .384 -0.008 .392 0.008 .451 0.059 .313 -0.138
SLG .439 .325 -0.114 .389 0.064 .395 0.006 .429 0.034 .456 0.027 .314 -0.142
K% 14.8 15.7 0.9 14 -1.7 12.3 -1.7 18.7 6.4 20.4 1.7 29.6 9.2
BB% 9.2 9.1 -0.1 8.5 -0.6 8.6 0.1 11.5 2.9 16.6 5.1 5.6 -11
Swing % 41.1 41.5 0.4 46.5 5 45.5 -1 45.5 0 37 -8.5 46.6 9.6
Whiff% 16.2 17 0.8 16.4 -0.6 16.9 0.5 22.7 5.8 23.4 0.7 26.8 3.4
In Zone % 45.6 48.9 3.3 48.8 -0.1 47.7 -1.1 45.9 -1.8 48.5 2.6 51.9 3.4
Out of Zone % 54.4 51.1 -3.3 51.2 0.1 52.3 1.1 54.1 1.8 51.5 -2.6 48.1 -3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 24 23.9 -0.1 26.3 2.4 28.7 2.4 27.6 -1.1 18.5 -9.1 25 6.5
First Pitch Swing % 18.9 18.1 -0.8 31.9 13.8 27.5 -4.4 27.5 0 11.6 -15.9 20.4 8.8
First Pitch Strike % 52.8 55.1 2.3 61 5.9 58.8 -2.2 54.5 -4.3 48.6 -5.9 48.1 -0.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 577 90 15.6 .282 .280
2017 L 478 30 6.3 .312 .303
2018 L 482 90 18.7 .324 .308
2019 L 578 258 44.6 .312 .335
2020 L 180 116 64.4 .389 .362
2021 L 54 36 66.7 .284 .227

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