Chicago Cubs: Is Jason Heyward the ‘X-factor’ moving forward?

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Chicago Cubs: Finding value in the details

On the surface, Heyward’s splits are hardly that drastic when the Cubs win versus when the team loses. However, a closer look at his game log tells a different story.

Entering play on Tuesday night, the Cubs were 46-33 when Heyward had at least one hit. Chicago went 6-3 in June when Heyward had two or more hits, which is a pretty telling statistic given that it was his best month.

In August, with Schwarber and Castellanos finding their rhythm, the Cubs were 3-0 when Heyward had at least two base knocks.

One would expect the Cubs to be better when guys Bryant, Rizzo and Baez are all producing, but that trend has also applied to Heyward this season.