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Jason Heyward
2007 GRAD
 |  OF/1B
 |  McDonough, GA
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 1 - 2007
MLB DEBUTED

Apr 05, 2010
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
10
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NATIONAL RANKING
GA STATE RANKING
2 1
1 1
OVERALL
OF
OVERALL
OF
Big power player with good and improving tools, plus arm, plus bat, runs well, Aflac All American
Henry County
6-4
  220
HIGH SCHOOL
TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
33 and 5 mos
17 and 9 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2007 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
85 mph
FB VELO 12/28/2005
6.83 sec
60 YARD DASH 6/16/2006
91 mph
OF VELO 6/16/2006
89 mph
1B VELO 11/17/2005
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2006 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase  
Jason Heyward is a 2007 OF/1B with a 6'4'', 220 lb. frame from McDonough GA, who attends Henry County HS. Heyward has a big league body right now, with tall, angular features and a very broad frame. Someone made a comparison to Ryan Howard at the Showcase and that seemed like a good comparison. Heyward is at the stage of development right now where he can flash is prodigious power and bat speed but most of his solid contact is in the form of hard line drive, some of which just happen to carry a long way. He has a level, line drive swing plane right now and really hasn't learned how to lift the ball consistently. That will come with time. Heyward's primary weakness at the plate now is a tendency to get out front and reach for balls. A continually surprising part of Heyward's game is his speed and baserunning ability. He didn't run the 60 at the Showcase but was 4.34 on a ground ball and stole bases at will, most of the time standing up. He's a very aggressive and very instinctual base runner. Heyward's enjoyment/enthusiasm on the field is obvious. He has the chance to be a very high draft pick next June.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+5 MPH
FB Velo since 07/06/2004
-0.63 SEC
60 Time since 01/02/2004
+15 MPH
OF Velo since 01/02/2004
+9 MPH
1B Velo since 12/28/2004
Best PG Grade: 10
PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2007 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 85 mph 82 mph
60 6.83 sec 7.46 sec
94.88%
OF 91 mph 80 mph
97.33%
1B 89 mph 75 mph
99.39%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
NON-PG VERIFIED SWINGS
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