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Jason Heyward (Aflac)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Jason Heyward
School:Henry County HS, McDonough, Ga.
School Type:High school
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:220 lbs.
Report Date(s):03/02/07
Scouting Video:

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Heyward is a strong, left-handed hitter with the chance to hit for average and power.
Power:His best tool. He's got tremendous power and power potential from the left side.
Running Speed:Close to average. He's not a speedster, but he won't clog up the bases, either.
Arm Strength:Near average, but should develop average arm strength with a good long-tossing program.
Fielding:Heyward plays center for his high school team, but will likely be a left fielder or first baseman at the next level. He's average defensively overall.
Range:He's got average range. He's not a stiff, but won't win any gold gloves.
Baseball Instinct:He's got very good baseball instincts.
Physical Description:Heyward is a big strong, power-hitting lefty at age 17.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Power potential from the left side, approach at the plate.
Weaknesses:Some think he can be too patient at times, but that could be the result of not seeing any good pitches. He also may be limited to left field or first base.
Summary:Heyward is one of the most intriguing high school bats in the draft class. He's got legitimate power potential from the left side, always a hot commodity, but isn't an all-or-nothing hitter. He's got a good approach at the plate and has the chance to hit for average and power. If the cards fall right, he could be a future cleanup hitter.