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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 254 229 27 46 6 19 4 .201 .280 .336 .616
12 Seasons 6015 5296 758 1371 156 620 116 .259 .342 .410 .752
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .201 6 19 4 .616
12 Seasons .259 156 620 116 .752

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 26 2348 460 13 2.8 89.1 111.2 4.8 23.9 .253 .361 .346 .306 .321 35.7 14.8 9.2
2016 27 2281 440 13 3 86.8 110.8 10.7 28.9 .249 .345 .282 .298 .308 31.3 15.7 9.1
2017 28 1729 369 15 4.1 86.6 112.7 11.4 29.3 .263 .392 .311 .319 .333 31.3 14 8.5
2018 29 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 30 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 31 809 112 5 4.5 87.6 108.1 11.3 42 .287 .451 .368 .381 .418 40.2 20.4 16.6
2021 32 956 173 9 5.2 88 115.3 6.3 26.6 .216 .337 .277 .284 .312 41.6 21.1 9.2
12184 2344 89 3.8 87.9 115.3 9.3 29 .254 .375 .317 .313 .329 35.5 16 9.8
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




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 549 57.5 147 129 33 19 8 1 5 17 112 .256 .256 .450 .435 .347 .345 88.6 8 13.8 12.8
2021 Breaking 268 28.1 63 60 10 8 1 0 1 25 35 .167 .189 .233 .239 .197 .212 86.8 3 42.0 30.1
2021 Offspeed 138 14.5 41 37 3 1 2 0 0 11 26 .081 .120 .135 .156 .150 .178 87.0 3 40.8 30.6
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 .358 .358 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 44.2 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 52.6 16.8 19.7 11 42.2 38.2 19.7 4.6 41.6 21.4 18.5 7.5 5.2
50 16.3 24.8 8.9 41.1 36.2 22.7 3.2 39.5 20.9 25.8 4.9 3.8
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 -9.3 -2 27 2.8 10 .1 .1 .09 52.9 50 55.6 .154 .183 .149 40
2021 Curveball -2.5 -3 103 10.8 18 .111 .167 .169 39.4 44.4 27.6 .121 .185 .132 40
2021 Cutter -0.5 0 83 8.7 20 .235 .294 .303 9.1 5 5.9 .192 .321 .292 31.3
2021 Sinker 4.9 5 110 11.5 30 .36 .72 .555 10.4 3.3 4 .307 .62 .449 54.2
2021 Changeup -2.7 -3 111 11.6 31 .074 .148 .171 37 19.4 22.2 .107 .146 .188 23.8
2021 Slider -1.4 -2 166 17.4 45 .19 .262 .231 43 37.8 31.5 .218 .262 .244 32
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -2 356 37.2 97 .23 .402 .332 15.8 15.5 16.5 .254 .403 .324 48.6
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 4.1 5 116 14.3 21 .316 .526 .393 17 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 3 120 14.8 26 .292 .5 .4 29.8 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 -5.8 -2 39 1.7 15 .067 .067 .06 20 26.7 26.7 .134 .149 .125 9.1
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 -0.5 -1 283 12.7 73 .2 .385 .287 27.8 23.3 23 .225 .371 .29 26.5
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 -2.5 -1 52 2.8 6 0 0 0 38.9 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 0.4 1 156 8.5 41 .25 .306 .3 30 9.8 12.5 .256 .333 .314 34.4
2018 Curveball -2.6 -5 206 11.3 44 .103 .179 .158 19.5 18.2 17 .216 .367 .28 45.5
2018 Slider -0.7 -2 314 17.2 69 .177 .226 .243 24.6 23.2 14.4 .211 .319 .278 40
2018 Sinker 1.1 4 362 19.8 107 .284 .49 .352 9.8 4.7 8.5 .254 .384 .295 38.8
2018 4-Seamer 2.5 17 665 36.3 200 .365 .511 .412 10 8.5 10.6 .313 .437 .363 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 .278 .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 1.1 4 400 23.1 122 .321 .518 .402 5.9 4.1 7 .316 .497 .371 34.9
2017 4-Seamer 0.4 2 657 38 184 .264 .38 .326 8.2 8.2 9.6 .283 .433 .348 29.3
! 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 600 2327 -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 251 956 -7 -7 3 4 -8
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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 45.8 61 91.8 24 64.9 43.4 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 956 49 62.2 86.3 29.7 49.7 43.6 23.1 45.6 25.9 7.2 63.8
12184 47.5 62.9 87.4 25.8 66.3 43.8 23.5 43.5 18.9 6.7 68.1
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 47 59 33 26 65 33 25 58 50 79 72 82 62
2016 24 41 12 11 51 21 18 15 20 76 63 80 68
2017 43 62 28 20 56 25 26 26 25 86 50 84 51 94
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 89 88 64 45 98 16 20 30 54 62 96 63 55 67
2021 10 9 12 20 15 17 22 27 52 57 54 47 45 85
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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 22.1 6 5.3 1 4 5 1 16.7

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 6 7 5 6 6 5 5 7 5 5 6 6 3 3 5 5 4 6 4 6 4 5 6 6 6 7 5 6 6 4 6
! 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 88 0.4
Launch Angle 4.8 10.7 5.9 11.4 0.7 9.3 -2.1 11.3 2 11.3 0 6.3 -5
Barrel % 2.8 3 0.2 4.1 1.1 2.9 -1.2 5.7 2.8 4.5 -1.2 5.2 0.7
Hard Hit % 35.7 31.3 -4.4 31.3 0 39.1 7.8 36.5 -2.6 40.2 3.7 41.6 1.4
Sweet Spot % 23.9 28.9 5 29.3 0.4 29.4 0.1 31.8 2.4 42 10.2 26.6 -15.4
xBA .253 .249 -0.004 .263 0.014 .264 0.001 .253 -0.011 .287 0.034 .216 -0.071
BA .293 .23 -0.063 .259 0.029 .27 0.011 .251 -0.019 .265 0.014 .204 -0.061
xwOBA .306 .298 -0.008 .319 0.021 .317 -0.002 .32 0.003 .381 0.061 .284 -0.097
wOBA .346 .282 -0.064 .311 0.029 .319 0.008 .328 0.009 .368 0.04 .277 -0.091
xSLG .361 .345 -0.016 .392 0.047 .384 -0.008 .392 0.008 .451 0.059 .337 -0.114
SLG .439 .325 -0.114 .389 0.064 .395 0.006 .429 0.034 .456 0.027 .341 -0.115
K% 14.8 15.7 0.9 14 -1.7 12.3 -1.7 18.7 6.4 20.4 1.7 21.1 0.7
BB% 9.2 9.1 -0.1 8.5 -0.6 8.6 0.1 11.5 2.9 16.6 5.1 9.2 -7.4
Swing % 41.1 41.5 0.4 46.5 5 45.5 -1 45.5 0 37 -8.5 45.6 8.6
Whiff% 16.2 17 0.8 16.4 -0.6 16.9 0.5 22.7 5.8 23.4 0.7 25.9 2.5
In Zone % 45.8 48.9 3.1 48.8 -0.1 47.7 -1.1 45.9 -1.8 48.5 2.6 49 0.5
Out of Zone % 54.2 51.1 -3.1 51.2 0.1 52.3 1.1 54.1 1.8 51.5 -2.6 51 -0.5
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 29.7 11.2
First Pitch Swing % 18.9 18.1 -0.8 31.9 13.8 27.5 -4.4 27.5 0 11.6 -15.9 23.1 11.5
First Pitch Strike % 52.8 55.1 2.3 61 5.9 58.8 -2.2 54.5 -4.3 48.6 -5.9 62.2 13.6
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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 .378 .362
2021 L 251 175 69.7 .287 .273

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