Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
14 hours ago

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he is impressed with Heyward's modified swing early in spring training, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward worked on revamping his swing during the offseason, and so far his manager likes what he is seeing, noting that Heyward's hands appear to be working better. "It's a new toy, but the toy has a lot of potential benefits," Maddon said. "I think there's a pretty good year out there for him." Heyward posted the worst offensive season of his career in 2016, finishing with just a .631 OPS, but he's a decent bounceback candidate this year.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Heyward worked on revamping his swing during the offseason, CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward posted the worst offensive season of his career in 2016, finishing with just a .631 OPS. He provides Gold Glove defense in the outfield, but unfortunately that doesn't mean much in fantasy. All eyes will be on Heyward during spring training to see if his revamped swing starts to produce results. He could be a sneaky rebound candidate in 2017 if he puts it all together, as he is just a year removed from posting a .293/.359/.439 line.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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.