WATCH: Heyward re-working his swing in Arizona

by - Senior Editor - 2016-12-20 09:29:23.0
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Pos: RF/CF   Height: 6-5   Weight: 240   Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ (Henry County (HS) HS)  
Years Played: 2016

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward won another gold glove award this past season but had a dismal year at the plate.

Heyward batted .230 with seven homers, 49 RBIs and .306 on-base percentage in 2016. He has been working hard with Cubs mental skills coordinator Darnell McDonald who posted a short video of Heyward's progress on remaking his swing during the offseason in Arizona for the 2017 season.

As you can tell by the following comparison video, it's a shorter swing path through the zone so hopefully he will be able to catch up with more fastballs than in 2016.


"It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it." ~ John Wooden #setyourintention #??

A video posted by Darnell McDonald (@macdime54) on


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