Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
3 days ago

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he likes Heyward's approach "a lot" and he's confident the results with come for the struggling outfielder, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward is batting just .152 this spring, but he did homer on Saturday and draw three walks on Sunday. Maddon expressed confidence in his right fielder. ''The results are going to eventually show up; I absolutely believe that,'' Maddon said. ''I could see it all coming together for him.'' Heyward figures to have a longer leash due to his Gold Glove defense in the outfield, but fantasy owners should probably temper expectations.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Through 13 spring training games, Heyward is slashing just .143/.231/.286, and he has 10 strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

It's still a fairly small sample size, but Heyward's revamped swing is not yielding results. After a down year from Heyward in 2016, fantasy owners have to be concerned with the continued struggles this spring. Working in Heyward's favor is his Gold Glove defense in right field, which should keep the 27-year-old in the lineup most days.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
3 weeks ago

Heyward broke out of his 0-for-15 slump to start spring training by going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI on Monday against the Angels, which included long a home run.

EDGE Analysis

After enduring a very disappointing year at the plate last season, Heyward has been working on a tweaked swing that is modeled after the one he had in 2012, when he hit a career-high 27 home runs. While the change hadn't appeared to result in much progress at the start of camp, Heyward's big day at the plate Monday could be a sign that he is getting more comfortable with the adjustments he made. The 27-year-old gold-glover still has a starting spot locked down, but his playing time could start to diminish if his production as a hitter does not start to improve.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
4 weeks ago

Heyward is 0-for-13 with three strikeouts through five spring training games.

EDGE Analysis

Heyward revamped his swing in the offseason, but so far it's not paying dividends. The 27-year-old had a down year in 2016, posting a career-low seven home runs and batting just .230, which was his worst mark since 2011. His talent makes him a buy-low candidate in 2017 drafts, but it would be comforting to see Heyward produce a bit in spring training to show that the new swing is working.

Jason Heyward
CF/RF CHC
1 month 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
1 month 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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.