Chicago Cubs: How well is Jason Heyward actually doing?
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Yes, Heyward is much better statically than he was last year, but he still isn’t the same player he once was.
You would think that since he is 6 foot 5 and 240 pounds of muscle, that he would be a home run hitter; that just doesn’t seem to be the case.
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In 2012, Heyward hit 27 bombs in what was one of his best years. Since then, he hasn’t had a season in which he hit more than 14 homers.
Don’t get me wrong, you can be a great player and not be a power hitter, but the Cubs would certainly like it if Heyward found his power stroke.
Heyward currently has an OPS of .697 which isn’t too bad, but at the same time isn’t great. Generally, you want everyday players to have an OPS above .750.
When Heyward is at his best, he clears .750 quite easily, but now he can’t seem to get there.