Heyward named NL player of the week

Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was named National League player of the week after hitting a scorching .522 (12-for-23) in six games, with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs.

Heyward led the league this past week in batting average and slugging percentage (1.130), and was fourth in the league with a .542 on-base percentage. Heyward is riding a 10-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 18 of his past 22 overall.

Heyward had a pair of three-hit games during the Braves’ weekend series in Boston, with two doubles among his three hits Friday night and a double and home run among his three hits Sunday. Heyward also hit a pair of home runs in the series finale Wednesday in New York against the Yankees.

Heyward is hitting .369 (24-for-65) for the month of June, second only to Reds first baseman Joey Votto (.434) in the National League among hitters with 55 or more at-bats. In that time he’s raised his season batting average from .233 to .278.

This is Heyward’s first ever play-of-the-week award.

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Barve New World

June 25th, 2012
4:24 pm

jake lopez

June 25th, 2012
4:25 pm

pdt

June 25th, 2012
4:25 pm

Congrats, Jason! Getting hot just at the right time.

ATLBrave

June 25th, 2012
4:29 pm

LETS GO BRAVOS… need to take the series from D-Backs and sweep the NATS!

Hankie Aron

June 25th, 2012
4:31 pm

It’s awesome to see some of that potential we haven’t seen since 2010. He can be a very exciting player. I just pray he stays away from injuries and keeps his head on straight in his personal life.

urban redneck

June 25th, 2012
4:32 pm

nobody’s callin him a bum? WTF?

C.W. in right

June 25th, 2012
4:33 pm

RedFox

June 25th, 2012
4:36 pm

At least there is a shining star among the turd filled sky with pitching and game management (yes, you Freddie).

HINDSKY

June 25th, 2012
4:36 pm

New lineup suggestion:
1 Simmons ss
2 Bourn lf
3 Prado 3b
4 Heyward rf
5 Diaz lf
6 Freeman 1b
7 Uggla 2b
8 McCann c
9 Hudson p

Try it at home opener

The Dude

June 25th, 2012
4:41 pm

HINDKSY that is the dumbest lineup I have ever seen.

JEB

June 25th, 2012
4:56 pm

Too bad the rest of the team couldn’t have joined him in putting up some offense! Would have changed the week completely!

Reid in EAV

June 25th, 2012
5:02 pm

Offense was not the issue this past week. Look to the middle innings and starter meltdowns, people.

Heisenberg

June 25th, 2012
5:07 pm

That is what using the entire field will do for you. But why did Jason get it over Minor? The offensive numbers for Minor were better than……….wait, nevermind.

OTP

June 25th, 2012
5:07 pm

My, how things change! What a difference a week makes!

Ben

June 25th, 2012
5:09 pm

How come Fredi can barely say one good thing about heyward? What unforgivable sin has heyward committed to always be in the doghouse?

Ben

June 25th, 2012
5:11 pm

Also why wont fredi flip heyward and freeman. I love freeman but he is a free swinger, where heyward is more patient. makes sense to put him 3 or 5.

cowdogit

June 25th, 2012
5:14 pm

Trade Jason for a closer , With McDowell in charge Kimbrel will need arm surgery about the middle of july .

alanfalcon

June 25th, 2012
5:15 pm

Some day, say when Freddie is about 75, he’ll say, I think I’ve got it now.

Del

June 25th, 2012
5:25 pm

HINDSKY– Oh I don’t know, that lineup looks pretty interesting. It sure would get our current middle of the order guys attention, either that or there would be a mutiny.

BravesFanInNashville

June 25th, 2012
5:25 pm

So HINDSKY we now need 2 LF’ers but no CF? and you’re hitting Bourn 2nd why? McCann 8th why?
I sure hope Fredi G. reads this and realizes you have the answer to crack the Braves team hitting slump.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
5:30 pm

Congratulations J-Hey Couldn’t happen to a better kid.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
5:31 pm

Enter your comments here

Ben

June 25th, 2012
5:38 pm

Just to compare how bad Minor is. I looked up JoJo Reyes’ stat. JoJo at the ago of 24 (minor’s age) JoJo posted 8 QS through June including 3 of 7+ innings and 2 or less runs. Minors has 4 QS. Also JoJo gave up 5 + runs twice compared to minors’ 5 times

Nattering Nabob

June 25th, 2012
5:39 pm

It would be interesting to know if anyone–player, management–associated with the Braves ever reads this blog. I can’t imagine why they would.

Lost Cause

June 25th, 2012
5:43 pm

this is the lineup we should be using and just swap Jones and Diaz in and out as necessary:

1 Bourn lf
2 Prado 3b/lf
3 Heyward rf
4 Uggla 2b
5 Freeman 1b
6 Diaz lf/Jones 3B
7 McCann c
8 Simmons ss
9 Hudson p

Rick

June 25th, 2012
5:43 pm

“How come Fredi can barely say one good thing about heyward? What unforgivable sin has heyward committed to always be in the doghouse?”

You mean like just a few games ago when a reporter asked about Kimbrel’s save and Fredi responded “We wouldn’t have gotten there without Heyward.” Yeah, he never says any good things about Heyward at all.

“Trade Jason for a closer , With McDowell in charge Kimbrel will need arm surgery about the middle of july .”

I’d love for you to explain how McDowell is the cause for any of these pitcher’s TJ surgeries other then the fact that they have happened while he is pitching coach. Correlation does not equal causation.

Lost Cause

June 25th, 2012
5:44 pm

of course with Bourn in CF:)

Lemke's Knuckler

June 25th, 2012
5:50 pm

Gotta love how this game works. Before the season, we all said the team’s success would hinge on how Heyward and Prado rebound from their sub-par 2011 seasons. They’re both doing extremely well, but now we’re seeing McCann and Freeman struggle with OBP hovering around .300. Who would’ve guessed, huh?

Law of Averages folks!

LINEUP

June 25th, 2012
6:09 pm

this is the lineup :

BOURN CF
CONSTANZA LF
PRADO 3B
HEYWARD RF
UGGLA 2B
MCCAAN C
FREEMAN 1B
SIMMONS SS
PITCHER….

CHIPPER ONLY 1 GAME PER SERIES AND PH ROLE
CONSTANZA IN 25-MAN ROSTER FOR FRANCISCO
PASTORNICKY FOR WILSON

MEDLEN FOR MINOR IN STARTING ROTATION
CALL UP CARLYLE FOR BULLPEN AND SEND DOWN MINOR

TRY THAT FRANK WREN

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
6:15 pm

@LINEUP I like it. Go with it but with our dumb management it will never happen.

Fastball

June 25th, 2012
6:16 pm

Trade Bourn for pitching. Make Chipper the manager. Play McCann at third.

MD Braves fan

June 25th, 2012
6:17 pm

Wow. If this is what JH is gonna be , the Braves are in good shape…wait. Fredi is still the manager. Nevermind. No doubt he will give Heyward a rest and start Diaz tomorrow.

LINEUP

June 25th, 2012
6:19 pm

why CONSTANZA??? well for example:

Bourn knock a single or walk or HBP or whatever … with Constanza you will be 99% sure he dont gonna ground into double play maybe a force out but with his speed no GIDP…

you could be try a hit and run with Bourn on and Constanza batting …why??’ because he batting left so when the SS is moving to 2nd bag Constanza could be try to hit the ball to the opposite field or SS hole … or try a Sac Bunt with Constanza or Bunt basehit or Infield hit …..

then Prado could have Bourn in 2nd with one out or in best scenario runners in the corners or on 1st and 2nd with no one out…

if Prado fails ,,the next batter is Heyward so he can hit in Sac Fly or something…

the key player here is Constanza

PEOPLE, WITH A FAST PLAYER IN THE TOP OF THE LINEUP THE GAME CHANGES A LOT
YOU AVOID THE GIDP

Quack Quack

June 25th, 2012
6:23 pm

Congratulations J Hey…..U da MAN!! Keep on keeping on. I hope that when you get those doubles, and triples, that maybe we can find someone to drive you into home. I hate to see you, Bourn, and Prado standing on base and not get home.

GO BRAVES!!

LINEUP

June 25th, 2012
6:30 pm

ANOTHER OPTION IS : VS LH PITCHER: PRADO IN 1ST , DIAZ IN LF AND CHIPPER IN 3B

BOURN CF
HEYWARD RF
PRADO 1B
CHIPPER 3B
UGGLA 2B
DIAZ LF
MCCAAN C
SIMMONS SS
PITCHER….

AND AFTER THE LH PITCHER IS PULLED YOU PINCH HIT CONSTANZA FOR DIAZ OR MAKE THE DEFENSIVE REPLACEMENT….

WITH PASTORNICKY IN THE BENCH HE COULD BE THE 1ST PINCH HITTER IN THE GAME
VS LH OR RH
AFTER HIM .. CHIPPER AND HINSKE VS RH AND DIAZ OR CHIPPER VS LH

CARLYLE AND MARTINEZ FOR LONG RELIEF , 6,7,8 INNINGS WITH VENTERS OFLAHERTY AND DURBIN IN DIFFERENT ORDER DEPENDS THE SITUATION AND KIMBREL OBVIOUSLY IN CLOSER ROLE…VARVARO FOR LAST OPTION IN THE BULLPEN …

Spider29

June 25th, 2012
6:43 pm

Excellent! Congratulations to Jason. He certainly deserves this honor. Watching him hit and play defense for this past few weeks has been awesome!

Al

June 25th, 2012
6:58 pm

Glad Jason is bouncing back from an injured marred second year. It must be something to this sophomore jinx thing because Freeman is going thru problems now, same as JH last year. Except for the bashing.

Rick

June 25th, 2012
6:59 pm

Lineup, you’re a fool if you think Constanza is the key to anything. He hasn’t been toiling in the minors for so long for no reason. He has shown that he can’t hit ML pitching on a regular basis. If he was as good as you think he is, don’t you think other teams would be trying to trade for him?

David from Athens, AL

June 25th, 2012
7:01 pm

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
7:07 pm

@Rick How do you know that some of these teams with no speed might want him. I still think his speed and influence will help team. Lot more than the Boss.

Rick

June 25th, 2012
7:21 pm

Whiskey, speed is useless if the player can’t consistently hit.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
7:25 pm

IMO He is still better than the Boss. At least he cares about the team.

Rick

June 25th, 2012
7:26 pm

What exactly goes into your evaluation of a player caring about the team?

EOF'ed Up

June 25th, 2012
7:34 pm

Grats on that big guy! I always knew Heyward would be the next big thing in ATL, even my friends who aren’t Braves fans are talking about this guy now. They say he reminds them of Griffey Jr alot and how good he is.

It makes me laugh so many fair-weather fans were calling for him to get demoted to AAA ball or even traded last year. Heyward is our future. Even more so than Freeman, who has been disappointing so far this year but J-Hey can tell him all about the sophomore slump and hopefully Freddie comes thru big next season too.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
7:35 pm

Get out there and play. Quit worrying about what gift you are going to get. Quit waving to the crowd where you get to sore to play. Quit taking all the glory. Get on your position and get hits, rbis.And make the plays when ti is hit to you. The Boss does not do that.

EOF'ed Up

June 25th, 2012
7:43 pm

I can’t wait to see this kid in an All-Star game and actually get to play. I’m thinking next year he’ll start to get voted in on a regular basis. The Golden Child of the Nationals isn’t even getting enough votes to crack the list of contenders and that tells you a whole lot about Heyward’s much superior rookie year and I wish he could’ve played his first All-Star game. That is a very rare and special accomplishment.

Our stud is better than their stud by far. I just read Bryce Harper is already penciling himself in the All-Star game for many years to come and people with that kind of attitude usually fail and when they fail its hilarious!

Rick

June 25th, 2012
7:54 pm

lol worrying about the gifts he’s going to get? Please tell me where you are getting that from. Should he not be taking enjoyment in the presentations the teams have given? It sucks that he can’t play more consistently, but I find it unbelievable that some fans still question his level of commitment for this team. The fact that he’s 40 years old and still playing for the same team is evidence enough. When he’s in, he gives it everything he’s got. And he has put up pretty solid numbers for 40 year old part time player.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
8:01 pm

No jhe should not worry about the gifts and the glory. If that is all he wants then go to the house. We need someone who will help us win. He can”t do that because he is too sore or he is hurt. When he does play , he is mnot producing anot making the plays. He can’t do it. Go home and give us Constanza back. We were winning with him. Were not winnig with our leech.

EOF'ed Up

June 25th, 2012
8:16 pm

Hate to butt in to you guys’ discussion, but Constanza isn’t the answer he never was. He’s a career AAA type player. Sure would be nice if Chipper could play some more and quit soaking up that last year of contract money and actually put the cash to good use helping us win. When he plays he’s ok, but sitting out every other game or 2 here, 2 there through the week it just seems a bit much and we need to be consistent to keep winning..

I hope Turdo is ready next season, Kubitza won’t be ready for a couple years, Francisco is a power hitter but he doesn’t get on base much other than that and I think we’ll regret it in the long term if he stays at 3rd. Could always leave Prado at 3rd and get another outfielder from the farm team (Lipka or whoever is ready just please not Cantstandya) or sign someone.

Really hoping we keep Prado in the long term he’s always had a healthy average until last year but maybe we can get him cheaper because of that. Prado is a big part of the clubhouse too he keeps the guys interested in the game except for that silly thing he started doing last year with putting dirt on people until he got that staph infection.

Every time the “trade Prado” chatter picks up it makes me nervous he’s the type of player we need to keep and build around same as Heyward, Uggla, Simmons, Bourn, and hopefully even Freeman turns into that kind of player. If you have a team full of high caliber guys like that you win championships over and over until you can’t afford to keep them together anymore..

Rick

June 25th, 2012
8:17 pm

Again, who says he’s worrying? He’s taking enjoyment in it, and he rightfully should be. I don’t know why you are so concerned with something so trivial. If you think Constanza should be on the team over Chipper, then you must be absolutely clueless about baseball. Prior to his DL stint, it was well documented how much more the team was winning with Chipper in the lineup than not. Yes, they were also winning when Constanza was playing. But the difference is that Chipper was actually contributing to the wins, Constanza wasn’t. He played well for about two games and then did nothing. They were winning, but not because of anything Constanza was doing.

Rick

June 25th, 2012
8:21 pm

EOF’ed up, unfortunately it doesn’t look like Terdo is going to be the answer anytime soon. He’s done terrible so far this year and got demoted, and I heard he has been mostly playing first base since then. I expect Prado to move to third next year and they trade or sign a free agent for LF. Doesn’t sound like any OFs in the farm system are ready either.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
8:22 pm

Well said,but if you remember when we had Constanza we had won 6 in a row and were rolling. Eversince they sent him down to make room for the Boss,WE HAVE BEEN LOSING> BENCH THE BOSS Give us back our winning team.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
8:26 pm

@Rick That was then. We need him now and he does not care anything but his glory. GO Home Let us use that money for someone who wants to win. It is definitely not the Boss. Take his stetson and flag and 3rd base and go home. We want someone who wants to win not just gloat in glory.

Rick

June 25th, 2012
8:27 pm

Yeah and in those 6 wins, Constanza had only 2 hits. Correlation does not equal causation.

Rick

June 25th, 2012
8:31 pm

Yeah 20 years with the same team, giving everything he has when he plays even at 40 years old. Just doesn’t care at all.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
8:33 pm

The Boss is paid big money to play baseball. It doesnt matter to him. Constanza may have only had 2 hits but he was a force to be reckoned with. The BOSS is no thret at all. Take his pretty little gifts and go home to momma and stay there. Give us aplayer. not even Constanza. Just anybody that cares about winning

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
8:35 pm

That was 20 yrs ago. We need him now. He is not there. Go Home and stay there

Rick

June 25th, 2012
8:38 pm

Yeah that career minor league player who can barely hit a baseball out of the infield, what a force to be reckoned with!

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
8:42 pm

You are so in love with a broken down has been you dont listen. it doesn’t have to be Constanza. Just anybody that wants to win. But since you are in love with the Boss. I will say no more except you can forget the playoffs with your broken down 15 million dollar leech.

Brave New World

June 25th, 2012
8:43 pm

Congrats Jason! The first of many such awards.

longtimefan

June 25th, 2012
8:51 pm

Chipper is not walking until the end of the year. The money he is making is in part payment for his past All-Star years. You would not walk either if someone was paying you 15M. He has earned it. The guy is a lock HOF first ballot. Played his whole career with the Braves. NL batting .356 @ age 36. Top 3 all time switch hitters in history of baseball. Career .300 hitter. Why in the world do true Brave fans rag on one of greatest Players to ever wear a Braves uniform? Did he not sign your baseball one time? Do you not like Hooters? Are you jealous of his fame and fortune?

Rick

June 25th, 2012
8:54 pm

No, I just have respect for a great player and a future HOFer. The fact that you think Constanza is a better option and that you make claims about Chipper based on pure assumption just make your opinions all the more laughable.

adam

June 25th, 2012
8:56 pm

trade simmons and heyward to the Pirates to get back Nat McLouth and Charlie Morton.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
8:59 pm

He is paid to play baseball NOW. He is not doing that. If he does not want to play NOW. We dont need him. He doesn’t want to win NOW. All he cares about is glory. Yes he deserves HOF first ballot. But we need him NOW. Spending a lot of money on his glory that we could be paying a player who wants to win NOW not 20 yrs ago. Bench him. Let him have his glory, but get us a player that wants to win NOW. Until that happens this team will not win and Not be in playoffs.

Coach Joe

June 25th, 2012
9:05 pm

Wow.Player of the week..Must be time to rest him..

Coach Joe

June 25th, 2012
9:09 pm

Heyward,Simmons and Freeman are the future. Would be nice to keep Prado in that mix..Bourn too but we’ll never sign him.

cowdogit

June 25th, 2012
9:09 pm

. None of the stat nerds ever quote what a hitter doe’s in a clutch situation . Many outs in the right situation win ball games, many homeruns are hit because the pitcher was paying to much attention to the runner on base . Many errors are committed because of a hitters speed . Double plays are avoided , passed balls score winning runs . This and much more is what Constanza brings to the braves . Statistics doesn’t win ball games , what happens when a player is in a clutch situation is what wins ball games .

Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)

June 25th, 2012
9:10 pm

The N.L. player of the week and our sixth hole hitter…….GO FIGURE?????

Interested Bystander

June 25th, 2012
9:14 pm

Congratulations Jason, You Da Man

Rick

June 25th, 2012
9:23 pm

Whiskey, what you aren’t getting is that Chipper wants to play and wants to win. If you’ve ever heard anything he has said it’s pretty clear that he takes pride in his game and that he loves to play the game. The issue for him is that his body won’t allow for him to play as much as he’d like to. The fact that he’s 40 and still playing should tell you enough about his desire.

cowdogit, as I pointed out before, speed is useless if the player can’t get on base consistently. Constanza can not hit ML pitching on a consistent basis, and it’s why he’s been a career minor league player. Believe it or not, scouts know what they are talking about and there’s a reason he’s spent his career in the minors.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
9:33 pm

As I said keep your broken down leech and forget playoffs. Saying he wants to win and doing it or two different things. He stayed too long. I am not going to talk any more but I can guarantee nobody needs to worry about platyoffs. What a player does 5 or 10 years ago isnt NOW, HE IS DONE> ANYBODY can be better than he is now. Let him get his precious gifts. Let him wave to the crowd. He deserves it all. JUst keep him off of the field and give us somebody that wants to give us the will to win. So you keep your broken down leech and maybe we will win next year when he is gone. Bye that is all.

cowdogit

June 25th, 2012
9:50 pm

Rick I tryed to explain how players like Constanza win ball games , I guess you would rather play Chipper and be a third place team than put some speed in the game and help all the players perform better . You worship someone that thinks you are no better than a piss- ant .

Brave Decisions

June 25th, 2012
9:55 pm

Rick

June 25th, 2012
10:01 pm

cowdogit, yes I read your post. And my counterpoint was, for that to make a difference, the player has to be able to consistently reach base. How can he distract the pitcher if he’s not on base? How can he score on a passed ball if he’s not on base? You people are clueless if you think Constanza is going to make the difference in making this team reach the playoffs. I’d love for you to share the insider info you have on him that I guess all the scouts must have missed.

Whiskey River

June 25th, 2012
10:14 pm

@cowdogit It doesn’t do any good to argue with him. He doesn’t realize his buddy is not doing it either. As I told him, it doesn’t have to be Constanza. Anybody will care more than he does. He is so in love with his broken down has been that maybe he needs to take him to Hooters and get married. The guy is done, So lets forget the playoffs this year and hopefully we can get somebody that wants to win..next year. Good nite all

thegreatsowhat

June 25th, 2012
10:41 pm

Congratulations to Heyward… He has worked hard and deserves it. The RBI total would probably be higher if he batted in the 3,4,or 5 spot I would imagine. But anytime you can take a player who is hitting .522 for the week and .391 for the month and bat him seventh, you have to do it… (acknowledgement to Bill Simmons)

thegreatsowhat

June 25th, 2012
10:49 pm

Sorry, anytime you can take a player who is batting .391 with an obp of .417 and an ops of 1.171 for the month and is also as speedy and aggressive as Heyward is on the basepaths and bat him seventh, you have to do it. You don’t want a guy like that getting 80-100 more abs per season.

cowdogit

June 26th, 2012
12:32 am

Chipper is at home tonight counting his fifteen million . Most of his teammates resent him and will be glad when he’s retired . Chipper and Derrick Lowe cannot believe these idiots are paying them twenty -five million to do absolutely nothing . I’ve never read where Chipper has given any thing back to the little children who worship him . Maybe one day he will do something to make me feel better about him , but right now he makes me feel creepy-crawly .

braveeeeeeee

June 26th, 2012
5:58 am

@Rick: yes Chipper WAS a good player and it’s one of my favorite ballplayers of all time but he is DONE …

and maybe Constanza is not a hitting machine but with his speed he changes the game in a lot of ways:

IF HE REACHES THE BASE YOU HAVE OPTIONS : STEAL 2ND BASE, PLAY HIT AND RUN ,, DISTRACT THE PITCHER TAKING STEPS FROM THE BAG , A GROUNDBALL STRESS THE INFIELDERS AND THAT COULB BE FINISH IN THROWING ERROR OR FIELDING ERROR

A DIFFICULT GROUNDBALL COUL BE FINISH IN INFIELD HIT ,, YOU HAVE A POTENTIAL SAC BUNT WITH HIM AND A BASEHIT GROUND BUNT TOO

HE IS A TERRIFIC OUTFIELDER RUNNING TO THE GAPS AND TO THE WALL FOR CATCH THE FLYBALLS THAT CHANGES THE GAME TOO!!!!!

IS GOOD IF THE OUTFIELDER AVOID THE XTRA BASE HITS

CHIPPER MAYBE HIT BETTER BUT WITH A BAD GLOVE AND BAD REFLECTS

PLUS YOU PREFER FRANCISCO OVER CONSTANZA???’ LOL BECAUSE FRANCISCO SUCKS

Rick

June 26th, 2012
8:25 am

cowdogit, so you’ve talked with people on the team?

jim

June 26th, 2012
9:09 am

“Heyward Player of the Week — and our 6th hitter!”

No, when Chipper is in the lineup Heyward hits 7th.

Don

June 26th, 2012
9:44 am

Surprise, Surprise – the Braves have not had a Pitcher to be injured all this week — Of course, it is only Tuesday – and of course, we didn’t have a game yesterday.

Brave New World

June 26th, 2012
9:45 am

Heyward should be batting 3rd or 4th.

Buddy Landel

June 26th, 2012
9:50 am

Rick is spot on. Chipper is a difference maker for this team, Constanza is Joey Gathwright (look it up). Everyone remembers the way he speeds around the bases and scores runs. Nobody wants to remember the infrequency with which that happens. Look at his OBP. Saying Chipper doesn’t want to be in there, or doesn’t want to win is a ridiculously STOOPID statement. Why am I not surprised at its source??

Buddy Landel

June 26th, 2012
9:53 am

Gathright, not Gathwright

Whiskey River

June 26th, 2012
10:17 am

@Buddy Landel Sounds like you have a problem with me. That’s OK. We can talk about it, but be sure and have facts not guesses.

HINDSKY

June 26th, 2012
10:24 am

BravesFanInNashville: Correction Bourn cf. Hitting second because the leadoff hits right, Bourn left Prado right, Heyward left, Diaz right, Freeman Left, Uggla right, McCann left, Hudson Right. And to answer why McCann bats eight, HE CAN’T HIT to all fields, strictly pull hitter. GIDP all-star!

Wolf in Pennsylvania

June 26th, 2012
10:26 am

J-Hey needs to bat over .350 for the remainder of the season before Fredo moves him up in the batting order. Remember, his average was .227 last year, so he is still in Fredo’s dog house.

As always…FIRE FREDO NOW. Come on Wren – Do you job and fire this clown.

Brava

June 26th, 2012
10:58 am

Congratulations. Well deserved, young man.

curdog

June 26th, 2012
11:01 am

Don’t forget his defense during the week! Nice running and diving catches and strong arm to the plate!

bvillebaron

June 26th, 2012
11:11 am

J-Hey NL Player of the Week? How could that possibly be? According to so many of the “experts” on here, he was washed up, should be released, etc. all at the ripe old age of 22. I guess there must be a whole lot of naysayers who have had miraculously healed ankles recently since they are back on the bandwagon.

Lineup: Your thinking is interesting, but like so many others you are going way overboard on the value of Constanza. No way you play him over a healthy Chipper and Prado.

NORRIS CHUCK

June 26th, 2012
11:13 am

NY jury awards over $950 million to Liberty Media!

Moeman

June 26th, 2012
11:49 am

1st time I saw Heyward he reminded me of Darryl Strawberry. DS had his problems with drugs and other character issues but was a very special player. J-hey has same body type same skills but 5 toll guys. Play the same position and both lefties. He will have much more successs because is is a quality person as well but still think of Strawberry often when I watch him play. Braves are lucky to have him and he’ll only get better.

varoadrunner

June 26th, 2012
12:59 pm

With Jason’s defensive abilities we can only hope he can maintain his streak. We all know Jason is not a .369 hitter (at least not yet) but if he can maintain a .290 or better it will be quite a shot in the arm for the Braves. If only Chipper would play or step aside.

NORRIS CHUCK

June 26th, 2012
1:55 pm

•The Braves have signed Fabian Williamson according to the MLB.com transactions page. The 23-year-old left-hander had been pitching in an independent league and has been involved in trades for David Aardsma and Eric Patterson in the past. Williamson owns a 4.00 ERA in 472 minor league innings and has never appeared in the show.

Anybody know this guy?

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