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Heyward still has much to offer

By Zev Miro

Jason Heyward has resurrected his career in Saint Louis after being traded by Atlanta before the season started.  Yesterday he went 5-for-5 to help the Cardinals to a 12-2 route of the New York Mets.  Heyward has been a big reason the Cards are leading the Majors with a 58-33 record.  

At age 20 Heyward came into the major leagues in 2010 with tons of hype and a world of potential.  He homered at his first major league at bat and made the All-Star game as a rookie.  He was hailed by Hank Aaron as the future of the game.  However, after his rookie year he wasn’t living up to the super star expectations, he struggled as a power hitter and injuries plagued his performance.  He had only one season in his first five with at least 20 homers and 80 RBIs.

With Heyward becoming a free agent after this year Atlanta figured to trade him to get some value before they lost him altogether.  This has hugely benefitted Saint Louis.  Now at age 25 Heyward is back on track with All-Star numbers.  

In the last month, Heyward is hitting .351(40-114) with four home runs and 16 RBI to go with seven stolen bases and a .452 on base percentage and .462 slugging percentage. For the season, Heyward has 9 home runs, 33 RBIs, and 13 steals. Heyward’s 18 doubles affords him a .437 slugging percentage and he also accumulated a .342 on base percentage. We all know that he has golden glove level skills out in right field.  

So this trade has been a win-win for Heyward and the Cards.  Especially as Saint Louis continues to pile up the wins and separate themselves from the rest of the National League.  With Heyward in a contract year he has a lot to prove and show that he has plenty of high quality baseball left to play.


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