3 former Chicago Cubs failing miserably on their new teams
3 former Chicago Cubs failing miserably on their new teams - Jason Heyward
Jason Heyward was cut by the Cubs after last season despite the fact the Cubs still owed him $22 million for this season. His defensive prowess was just not enough to warrant keeping his inconsistent bat in the lineup and now that is looking like a smart move early in the season. Heyward was given a spot on the Los Angeles Dodgers, and although he has flashed some early power, his other offensive stats are pretty much as bad as they have been when he was with the Cubs.
Over 27 plate appearances, Heyward has just 4 hits with three of them being home runs. This is giving him a skewed slugging percentage of .565, but that doesn't change the fact he owns a .174 batting average and is getting on base at a .259 clip. Heyward's bat is keeping him in a defensive replacement role in LA which is exactly why the Cubs got rid of him with more than capable bats ready to contribute.