Jason Heyward"The J-Hey Kid"
|Ht./Wt.:||6-5, 240 lbs.|
Jason in 2016 won his third-straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award and his fourth overall ... is in his second season with the Cubs after signing an eight-year major league contract with Chicago in December of 2015 ... named a 2010 National League All-Star and Rookie of the Year runner-up ... has qualified for the postseason in five of his seven major league campaigns with the Braves (2010-14), Cardinals (2015) and Cubs (2016) ... Owns a .262 career batting average (926-for-3,535) with 185 doubles, 22 triples, 104 home runs, 401 RBI and 97 stolen bases in 977 major league games ... Has averaged 31 doubles, 17 home runs and 66 RBI per 162 games in his career ... Has played 926 games in right field, recording a .988 fielding percentage (23 E/1,886 TC) and 45 assists ... has played 56 games in center field, handling 108 total chances without an error ... Finished second in N.L. Rookie of the Year voting to San Francisco's Buster Posey (catcher) in 2010 ... collected 107 total votes, including nine first-place votes, compared to Posey's 129 (20) ... Named Baseball America's 2010 Rookie of the Year in the N.L., and was voted by the players as the 2010 Sporting News N.L. Rookie of the Year ... Voted by fans to the 2010 N.L. All-Star team, but did not play due to a thumb injury ... Hit a three-run homer in his first major league plate appearance, April 5 vs. the Cubs (Carlos Zambrano), becoming the sixth player in Atlanta history to homer in his first plate appearance (Bob Horner in 1978, Jermaine Dye in 1996, Marty Malloy in 1998, Jeff Francoeur in 2005 and Jordan Schafer in 2009) and the 11th player in franchise history to hit a homer in his major league debut ... Selected by Atlanta in the first round (14th overall) in the 2007 Draft ... Graduated from Henry County (McDonough, Ga.) High School ... squared off against Buster Posey's Lee County High School during his sophomore year ... His father, Eugene, played basketball at Dartmouth College ... Wears uniform number 22 to honor his high school teammate, Andrew Wilmot, from the 2005 Georgia State championship team who was tragically killed in an auto accident.
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