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Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:59 pm

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby The_Achiever » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:05 pm

LOL @ the last image.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:08 pm

The_Achiever wrote:LOL @ the last image.


I had to include that somewhere in the article. I've been cracking up about it since he posted it in whatever game thread it was in.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:17 pm

You could have at least added some stuff about how he's been a below average fielder this year so he could at least have that going for him.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:20 pm

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Regular Show » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:05 pm

This article made me laugh, but it also made me feel like this:

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:02 am

I think this is a hate crime
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:42 pm

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:40 pm

.167/.231/.250 since I wrote this

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:59 pm

Duke Silver wrote:.167/.231/.250 since I wrote this


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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby soccer10k » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:51 am

Duke Silver wrote:.167/.231/.250 since I wrote this

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1-2 with a walk today. That will help the numbers.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby TruffleShuffle » Wed May 02, 2018 4:31 am

can't wait until heyward's 7th year of the contract and i'm still holding out some sliver of hope that he's figured out how to hit better than a backup catcher.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed May 02, 2018 12:04 pm

Duke's evil is so powerful that he's somehow had Heyward's curse spread to everyone except Bryant and (temporarily) Baez.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Duke Silver » Wed May 02, 2018 5:02 pm

Am I the baddie?
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby UMFan83 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Since posting this article, the Cubs as a team have combined for a .189/.247/.282/.528 line and scored 14 total runs in 7 games.

Edit: Oh yeah and Heyward is 1-16 since then for a .067/.222/.133/.356 line.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed May 02, 2018 7:02 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby PackLandVA » Thu May 03, 2018 12:48 am

Please write an article or make some type of post or proclamation about Rizzo's poor approach to his ABs this year as opposed to last.
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Duke Silver » Sat May 26, 2018 8:35 am

.163/.236/.245 since I wrote this.

I'll remember to include "Somehow" next time.

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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Duke Silver » Sat May 26, 2018 9:04 am

I've also noticed that he's moved back up closer to the plate -- almost immediately after I wrote that article.

Remember from the article, he slugged .293 on pitches on the inner third last year, thanks to an 82.5 mph average exit velocity. At the time of the article, he was slugging .643 on such pitches, with a 91.1 mph average exit velocity.

Since the article, his average exit velocity on the inner third is 77.8 mph. This is his only hit: http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4 ... _1200K.mp4

On the outer third and over the heart of the plate, Heyward had been fine -- his Slugging % was above league average last year on pitches there. Since the article, his average exit velocity on pitches over the heart of the plate and on the outer third is 91.4 mph and he has an xSLG of .617. Still fine there. But he is again completely helpless on the inner third.

For a visual reference, here are some screengrabs from the article.

From last year:
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From the start of this year:
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One day after my article:
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And last week:
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Re: Is Jason Heyward Fixed?

Postby Duke Silver » Sat May 26, 2018 9:20 am

What I'm trying to say is that this is all Chili's fault.

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