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Jason Heyward: Who Is He?

Jason Heyward made his debut as an Atlanta Braves player on April 5, 2010 as a 20-year old.  He was touted by many experts as the left-handed Hank Aaron.

Heyward is 6’5″ 240 pounds and is a 5-tool player.  Heyward is 24 years old and was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and grew up in McDonough, Georgia.

But who is Jason Heyward as a player?

Is he still the power-hitter that he was touted to be when he came up to the majors? Or is Heyward a slap-hitting base stealer who is supposed to bat lead-off the rest of his career?

Is Heyward a budding superstar?  Or is he just another player who came up to the major leagues with a big rep, but ends up a journeyman?  Will Heyward someday join former Braves washout right fielder Jeff Francouer and ride the back roads of American, still chasing his dream playing minor league ball?

After a multi-hit game against the Mets on Sunday, Heyward’s batting average is .171 with a .284 on-base-percentage. He has 2 homers and 5 runs batted in.

Who is Jason Heyward?  Right now he is a millstone around the Atlanta Braves necks.