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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Guancous » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:37 am

A time traveler from April 2016 sees Heyward’s stat line and shrugs.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Bull » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 pm

Guancous wrote:A time traveler from April 2016 sees Heyward’s stat line and shrugs.


Then learns that the Cubs won the world series and declares that LITERALLY ANY sequence of events flowing to that moment and/or from it are worth it.

"If we find out that the Ricketts' are all Nazis and Theo goes bald, I don't even care as long as the Cubs win a World Series in my lifetime"
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:49 pm

Bull wrote:"If we find out that the Ricketts' are all Nazis and Theo goes bald, I don't even care as long as the Cubs win a World Series in my lifetime"


Well....
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Bull » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:10 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Bull wrote:"If we find out that the Ricketts' are all Nazis and Theo goes bald, I don't even care as long as the Cubs win a World Series in my lifetime"


Well....


LITERALLY ANY.

We all said it.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby David » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:54 pm

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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:06 pm

What are Bryant's now, o wise Yoda Penis?
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:29 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:What are Bryant's now, o wise Yoda Penis?

Barrel% 5%, exit velo 88.7 mph (surprised its this high) only two years higher were 89.3 and 89.6, launch angle is 11.6%
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:16 pm

So it's a warlock's curse then.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby BigSlick » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:06 pm

David wrote:

Jason Heyward having a barrel rate of 2.9% for an entire year is so funny to me. I don't really know what the normative line for an average major leaguer but the fact that Jason Heyward only got the barrel of his bat on one ball out of 50 throughout 2018 is hilarious

That dude spent 3 years being complete dog horsefeathers. He looks better so far but I will literally not believe he's having a good season until its like, August, and his numbers are still ok.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby squally1313 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:03 pm

BigSlick wrote:
David wrote:

Jason Heyward having a barrel rate of 2.9% for an entire year is so funny to me. I don't really know what the normative line for an average major leaguer but the fact that Jason Heyward only got the barrel of his bat on one ball out of 50 throughout 2018 is hilarious

That dude spent 3 years being complete dog horsefeathers. He looks better so far but I will literally not believe he's having a good season until its like, August, and his numbers are still ok.


Agree from a high level, but obviously the definition of 'barrel' in this context is much more specific than 'hit well'. If KB's barrel rate in 2016 was 11.9%, and my math is correct that he made in play contact 449 times (603 ABs less 154 Ks), that would imply KB hit the ball hard 53 times the whole year (with 39 home runs).
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Old Style » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:17 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:So it's a warlock's curse then.

The damage Chili Davis wrought upon KB’s swing may be irreversible.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Bull » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:01 pm

Old Style wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:So it's a warlock's curse then.

The damage Chili Davis wrought upon KB’s swing may be irreversible.

Chili Davis sounds like a name a warlock would choose if he was trying to blend in with society.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:05 pm

Bull wrote:
Old Style wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:So it's a warlock's curse then.

The damage Chili Davis wrought upon KB’s swing may be irreversible.

Chili Davis sounds like a name a warlock would choose if he was trying to blend in with society.


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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Brian » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:49 pm

I think Bote just got pregnant again

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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:54 pm

I think that would sync almost perfectly with this:



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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby BigSlick » Thu May 02, 2019 12:30 am

I recognize that every time we acknowledge Heyward is getting good he gets bad again (he’s Schroedinger’s Batsmen) but I went to FanGraphs to see what the big difference was.

Interestingly a lot of things have stayed stable. His Soft/med/Hard hit percentages are very close to previous years, though his soft % is down 5% and his medium is up 5%, but that’s really not much change.

The only thing I can see that’s dramatically different is this:

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He’s hitting the ball up the middle FAR more, and pulling FAR less. It appears to be having a ton more success for him.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Guancous » Thu May 02, 2019 5:12 am

BigSlick wrote:He’s hitting the ball up the middle FAR more, and pulling FAR less. It appears to be having a ton more success for him.


That’s ironic since he spent three years grounding out to second.
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Postby NewUserName » Thu May 02, 2019 2:40 pm

Guancous wrote:
BigSlick wrote:He’s hitting the ball up the middle FAR more, and pulling FAR less. It appears to be having a ton more success for him.


That’s ironic since he spent three years grounding out to second.


This is just complete perception. When Heyward was with the Braves and Cards I always thought he was most dangerous when he was pitched away and sending balls to center and left center. It felt like that never happened his 1st 3 yrs here
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby squally1313 » Thu May 02, 2019 2:48 pm

NewUserName wrote:
Guancous wrote:
BigSlick wrote:He’s hitting the ball up the middle FAR more, and pulling FAR less. It appears to be having a ton more success for him.


That’s ironic since he spent three years grounding out to second.


This is just complete perception. When Heyward was with the Braves and Cards I always thought he was most dangerous when he was pitched away and sending balls to center and left center. It felt like that never happened his 1st 3 yrs here


Yep...even though by October Arrieta wasn't in god mode anymore, I remember being just in awe of this home run (2:27 mark if it doesn't start right). Bonus: this was the game the Cubs went dong crazy, so stick around and watch the whole thing.

https://youtu.be/KcBZNtMm75Y?t=147
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby UMFan83 » Wed May 15, 2019 6:26 pm

Did we get duped by a hot streak yet again?

.193/.304/.318/.622 over his last 25 games and his season OPS has dropped to .793. Could just be a slump but it seems like we see a couple of Heyward surges every year that get us excited that this is the year he is going to bounce back and then he falls off a cliff. Ultimately its fine just give us a .720 OPS, no more completely disastrous years like 2016.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby Banedon » Wed May 15, 2019 6:29 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Did we get duped by a hot streak yet again?

.193/.304/.318/.622 over his last 25 games and his season OPS has dropped to .793. Could just be a slump but it seems like we see a couple of Heyward surges every year that get us excited that this is the year he is going to bounce back and then he falls off a cliff. Ultimately its fine just give us a .720 OPS, no more completely disastrous years like 2016.


I mean, you can't help but be wary of Jason, but also...like you said, this could well just be a normal "happens to everybody" slump.
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed May 15, 2019 6:30 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Did we get duped by a hot streak yet again?
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Re: 2019 is Jason Heyward fixed thread

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