The Cubs’ Jason Heyward? Clutch.
The Cubs’ Jason Heyward has been significant in the clutch moments. Remember the home run he hit against Josh Hader? He hit a three-run homer that turned into the winning run. He had a slash of .265/.392/.456/.848. The average is not that good. Of course, it’s the second behind the .270 that he posted with the Cubs in 2018. Go figure.
Still, the OPS is higher with the Cubs than it’s ever been (.848). And his OPS+ is his best since his rookie year by two points (131 to 129). Defensively? Perfect. No, I’m not kidding. In 50 games, he had ZERO errors. A 1.000 average. He had 100 chances, 98 putouts and no errors. Bravo, Heyward.
But in the end, I don’t think he’ll get it. He’s hitting 1-for-19 in his last six games with four walks. I don’t think he’ll break out of it. But he’s got to get his head on straight. Defensively, he’s straight. Keep doing what you are doing. So onto the ‘MVP’ of the Wild Card series.