Cubs Quick Hits – 01/24/2017: Jason Heyward’s Success Going Oppo
In case you missed it earlier in the month, MLB Network’s Sean Casey provided an excellent breakdown of Jason Heyward’s 2016 swing and compared it to the adjustments he’s working to adopt. Casey pointed out that Heyward, with his back foot nailed down, was susceptible to pulling the ball weakly. Indeed, this is what we saw far too often last season.
Great to see how hard Jason Heyward is working on his new swing.pic.twitter.com/C0RDztazPU
— World Series Champs! (@MyChicagoSports) January 13, 2017
As we can see below from his wOBA by field side, Heyward was more successful when going oppo.
- Opposite: .327
- Center: .298
- Pull: .236