|Ht./Wt.:||6-5, 240 lbs.|
Jason Heyward is a three-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2010 National League All-Star and Rookie of the Year runner-up who has qualified for the postseason in four of his six major league campaigns with the Atlanta Braves (2010-14) and St. Louis Cardinals (2015) ... signed an eight-year major league contract with Chicago in December of 2015. Owns a .268 career batting average (804-for-3,005) with 158 doubles, 21 triples, 97 home runs, 352 RBIs and 86 stolen bases in 835 major league games. Has averaged 31 doubles, 19 home runs and 68 RBI per 162 games in his career. Has played 795 games in right field, recording a .987 fielding percentage (21 E/1,662 TC) and 41 assists ... has played 32 games in center field, handling 56 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 (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. At the age of 20, became the youngest player to homer in his first major league at-bat since 1950, when Cincinnati's Ted Tappe, then 19, belted a pinchhomer at Ebbets Field. 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 teams who was tragically killed in an auto accident.
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