Position | Outfield
Bats/Throws | Left/Left
Born | August 9, 1989 (Ridgewood, New Jersey)
School | Henry County High School
Height | 6'4''
Weight |220 lbs.
2008 Ranking | 49
The Atlanta Braves drafted Jason Heward with the 14th overall pick of the 2007 draft. He has all five tools that scouts look for and is showcasing them despite being significantly younger than the majority of his competition. He is a big left-handed hitter with a smooth swing and (for his age) good plate discipline. He has drawn comparisons to Ken Griffey Jr. which has people in the Braves organization ecstatic, although that may be a little too high. He's a great player, probably all-around my favorite prospect, but putting a tag on him like that could actually do more bad than good. He will spend most of the season in the Carolina League but since he is advanced in nearly every aspect of the game, he could actually rise quickly through the system despite only being 19-years-old.
Level G PA AVG OBP SLG XBH HR BBA 120 508 .322 .388 .483 44 11 49
A+ 7 25 .182 .240 .513 2 0 2
Heyward is in Advanced-A with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Carolina League. He could be promoted in the second half if he continues his strong play. But at only 19-years-old, there is certainly no need to rush him.
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