CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Vote in the Internet Baseball Awards for a chance at a free copy of Dollar Sign on the Muscle
Voting ends in 9 hours and 15 minutes

Articles Tagged Jason Heyward 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

12-28

comment icon

11

Tools of Ignorance: Behavioral Economics and the Rise of the Player Opt-Out
by
Jeff Quinton

12-24

comment icon

0

Fantasy Freestyle: A Recommendation Retrospective
by
Wilson Karaman

12-17

comment icon

6

Daisy Cutter: Paying the Unconventional Superstar
by
Sahadev Sharma

12-11

comment icon

18

Transaction Analysis: No Laughing Matter
by
Sahadev Sharma

12-11

comment icon

0

Limited Range Podcast: Episode 30: HEYWARD!!
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-13

comment icon

3

Playoff Prospectus: Homers, Homers, Homers, Homers: NLDS Game 3
by
Mike Gianella

05-06

comment icon

5

Fantasy Freestyle: Hey, So What Happened to Jason Heyward?
by
Wilson Karaman

04-29

comment icon

7

Dynasty Dynamics: NL East U25 Lists
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-31

comment icon

2

My Model Portfolio: Yes, I Paid for Trout
by
Wilson Karaman

03-27

comment icon

4

My Model Portfolio: Hopefully, No Scrubs
by
Jeff Quinton

03-26

comment icon

8

My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield
by
Paul Sporer

03-20

comment icon

3

The Darkhorses: Runs Scored
by
BP Fantasy Staff

03-13

comment icon

0

TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAP Episode 19: Prospects, Prospects, Prospects!!!
by
Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

02-17

comment icon

13

Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
by
BP Fantasy Staff

01-16

comment icon

3

Overthinking It: How the Braves Can Keep a Good Thing Going
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-17

comment icon

6

Fantasy Freestyle: Putting Stock in the Best Hitters of the Second Half
by
Bret Sayre

09-27

comment icon

0

What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye
by
Daniel Rathman

10-05

comment icon

11

Playoff Prospectus: National League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)
by
R.J. Anderson

08-14

comment icon

6

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 14
by
Matthew Kory

08-08

comment icon

1

The Platoon Advantage: Who is Jason Heyward?
by
Bill Parker

06-20

comment icon

6

BP Unfiltered: Yankees Fans Gloating About Home Runs: The Sequel
by
Ben Lindbergh

06-11

comment icon

11

Pebble Hunting: Jason Heyward and Making Adjustments
by
Sam Miller

05-29

comment icon

3

What You Need to Know: Tuesday, May 29
by
Daniel Rathman

04-12

comment icon

0

The Prospectus Hit List: April 12, 2012
by
Matthew Kory

04-12

comment icon

6

What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 12
by
Daniel Rathman

04-05

comment icon

16

On the Beat: The Phillies' Achilles
by
John Perrotto

02-06

comment icon

18

Resident Fantasy Genius: The Age-27 Breakout Fallacy
by
Derek Carty

06-13

comment icon

8

Divide and Conquer, NL East: Cole Hamels is the Whole Camel, and Other Tales of a Desultory Divisional Race
by
Michael Jong

04-04

comment icon

29

Pre-Season Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

01-21

comment icon

53

Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-07

comment icon

26

Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

The guys deep-dive their top 25 SP prospect lists and discuss the differences, similarities, and guys that they love the most this year and beyond.

The guys delve into their top 25 pitching prospect lists, discuss some killer new technology headed to baseball, and read user emails! (Send your questions to pitchingpod@gmail.com)

Read the full article...

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

February 17, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders

13

BP Fantasy Staff

A look at our staff's favorite value picks at this position.

For the earlier articles in this series, follow the links below:

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

January 16, 2014 8:17 am

Overthinking It: How the Braves Can Keep a Good Thing Going

3

Ben Lindbergh

We just want to say three words to the Braves: "service time" and "extensions."

When it comes to building baseball teams, it’s generally good to be young, but bad to be the youngest. A young team tends to have fewer players who’ll get hurt or head downhill, which bodes well, all else being equal. But fielding an especially high percentage of young players is often a sign that a team plans to throw in the towel short term, making do with league minimum instead of ponying up for performance.

This is more true on offense than it is on the mound, because pitchers tend to arrive in the majors roughly as good as they’re going to get. Of the 10 clubs projected to have the youngest pitching staffs this season, six made the playoffs in 2013, and seven were winning teams. Of the 10 clubs projected to have the youngest batters, only two are coming off playoff appearances. Which is why it stood out, as I researched the potentially historically old Yankees, that the Atlanta Braves bucked that trend. Here are the teams with the five lowest projected average team batting ages for 2014, based on our depth charts:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

December 17, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Putting Stock in the Best Hitters of the Second Half

6

Bret Sayre

These players excelled from July through the end of the regular season, but does that mean great things are in store in 2014?

It’s relatively easy to tell when a player has a full-on breakout. Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt both had easily the strongest seasons of their respective careers in 2013—it doesn’t take a baseball genius to figure that out. However, every pre-season, there is always be a lot of talk about how a player had a “breakout second half,” leading to talk that they will be able to build off that experience in the following season. At face value, that makes sense. But at face value, we’re also clearly dealing with sample size issues. For every Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson, who hinted at their offensive explosions towards the end of the prior season, there are many more who never capitalize on said promise.

For the purposes of this exercise, we’re going to be looking at hitters with a .900+ OPS during the second half of the previous season in at least 100 plate appearances. But before we dig into the 2013 members of this group, we’re going to take it one step further and look back at the last couple of seasons to see exactly how this control group fared.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 27, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Bronx Goodbye

0

Daniel Rathman

Mariano Rivera bids farewell to New York, the Rangers and Indians win wild ones, and Jason Heyward has a big day.

The Thursday Takeaway
Moments after the Rays defeated the Yankees 4-0, last night, Mariano Rivera went out to the mound. He knelt down, gathered a handful of dirt, and, with that keepsake in hand, bid farewell to the ballpark in which he made 629 career appearances, 53 of them in the playoffs.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 5, 2012 5:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: National League Wild Card Game (UPDATED)

11

R.J. Anderson

The Cardinals play the Braves in Atlanta for a spot in the Division Series

The last time the Cardinals met the Braves in the postseason, in 2000, St. Louis swept a three-game series by outscoring Atlanta 24-10. Only six players from that series remain active and two, Rafael Furcal and Chipper Jones, will attend this one. Fresher on the minds of both squads and their fans is what happened last year, when the Cardinals made a late-season surge and stole away the Braves’ postseason ticket on the season’s final night. Consider this Atlanta’s opportunity for revenge.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 14, 2012 9:41 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 14

6

Matthew Kory

Angels' playoff odds drop below 50 percent for the first time since June 6.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 8, 2012 5:00 am

The Platoon Advantage: Who is Jason Heyward?

1

Bill Parker

Bill revisits a question raised on this site earlier in the season, and asks whether Heyward's excellent two months give us a more definitive answer.

There needs to be a catchy two-word phrase, along the lines of “gambler’s fallacy” or “winner’s curse,” for the understandable but generally ill-advised thought pattern that gets applied to guys like Jason Heyward. The rule underlying the fallacy is something like: the more hype a prospect receives upon his debut, the more overlooked and underrated he will become as soon as (inevitably) it turns out that he can’t immediately become Willie Mays or Albert Pujols.

It’s an exceptionally clunkily-worded rule, which is why we need the title phrase.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Jason Heyward gets an earful from Yankees fans in right field after an Alex Rodriguez homer.

Interesting things happen when home runs are hit to the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium. In Game 4 of the 2010 ALCS, Robinson Cano hit a home run there, just beyond the reach of Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz. That home run made the score 1-0, Yankees. The Rangers went on to win the game 10-3, so the home run itself was meaningless. (Well, it might have had meaning for Cano). But the aftermath of the home run made animated GIF history:

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 11, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Jason Heyward and Making Adjustments

11

Sam Miller

Can Jason Heyward still be a star if he can't hit or lay off an inside fastball?

A few days ago, writing about Mike Trout, I wrote this:

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A brutal eight-game losing streak has taken the Atlanta Braves from first to worst in the NL East.

The Weekend Takeaway
It’s not all that hard to go from first to last in nine days this early in the season. To do so as resoundingly as the Braves have, though, takes a special kind of awfulness.

At the end of play on May 20, Fredi Gonzalez’s team was 26-16 and enjoyed a 1 ½-game lead in the National League East. At the close of shop last night, the Braves had slipped to 26-24 and sat in a last-place tie with the Phillies, four games behind the first-place Nationals.


Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

April 12, 2012 12:08 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: April 12, 2012

0

Matthew Kory

The final two undefeateds have been defeated.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>