Jason Heyward

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 1 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 17 and 9 mos
Position(s) OF  1B
Ht/Wt 6-4, 220 lb
School  Henry County
Hometown  McDonough, GA USA
Summer Team  East Cobb Astros
Fall Team  East Cobb Astros
MLB Debut 
Braves Apr 05, 2010
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Braves in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Southeast - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - OF
Big power player with good and improving tools, plus arm, plus bat, runs well, Aflac All American
GA State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - OF

4 yr Commitment

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Latest Showcase Report
2006 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
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
Best PG Grade: 10.00
0.50 improvement beginning on Dec 28, 2004
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
87.41% Rank
best 95  avg 80
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 6.83 sec
94.83% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
OF 91 mph
98% Rank
best 94  avg 79
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 96  avg 80
 (2007 class)
1B 89 mph
99.37% Rank
best 89  avg 75
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 90  avg 75
 (2007 class)
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