Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Heyward is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the Cubs' World Series matchup with the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Even with right-hander Corey Kluber taking the ball for Cleveland, manager Joe Maddon decided to keep Heyward on the bench due to his massive struggles at the plate this postseason. Chris Coghlan will take his spot in right field for the evening, but don't be surprised if Heyward makes an appearance later in the game as a defensive replacement if the situation is right.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Heyward is out of the lineup Saturday for Game 6 of the NLCS.

EDGE Analysis

Albert Almora will start in right field and bat eighth against Clayton Kershaw as Heyward sits for the second time in the series. Heyward has gone just 2-for-28 so far in the postseason after batting .207/.300/.286 against left-handed pitching during the regular season.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Heyward is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward only has two hits during the postseason, so he'll head to the bench in spite of his stellar defense. Jorge Soler will assume duties in right field for the evening.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Heyward is out of the lineup for Monday's Game 3 of the NLDS against the Giants, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward went 1-for-7 with a strikeout in the first two games of the series and will take a seat with southpaw Madison Bumgarner set to oppose the Cubs' lineup. In his stead, they'll go with an outfield alignment of Jorge Soler in left, Dexter Fowler in center, and Ben Zobrist in right.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 months ago

Heyward is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward will be held out Thursday for the second time in three days as manager Joe Maddon looks to keep his regulars fresh for the postseason. Matt Szczur will get the start in right field in Heyward's place.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Heyward is not in the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs are resting a number of regulars after clinching the division Friday, and Heyward will be joined on the bench by Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist. Look for the team to continue doling out periodic rest days over the final two weeks of the regular season.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Heyward is out of the lineup Friday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Manger Joe Maddon is resting most of his typical starters Friday, as the team plans to celebrate after the matinee, win or lose. Matt Szczur will start in right field and lead off Friday.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Heyward is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward has made four consecutive starts for the Cubs, but it will be Albert Almora that gets the nod in right field Sunday evening. The veteran outfielder is hitless in his last five games, so perhaps a day off will help get Heyward back on the right track.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Heyward went 3-for-6 with three RBI, the last of which was the game-winner in the 13th inning of a 3-2 win over the Giants on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward has been a disappointment this year from a fantasy perspective, although his defense has been a big plus for the Cubs. That said, ever since he was benched for a series in August, Heyward's bat has awakened a bit, as he's slashing .308/.321/.423 with nine RBI in his last 13 games. While those numbers may not be much to write home about, they're a big improvement over the rest of his season, as he's slashing just .234/.306/.325 with 41 RBI in 2016.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
3 months ago

Heyward is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, according to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward will be held out Saturday with the Cubs using a lineup exclusively made up of right-handed hitters against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Jorge Soler will man right field for the Cubs on Saturday afternoon.