I love seeing Jason Heyward’s range devour, almost entirely, Nelson Cruz’s range in right field last year:
Jason Heyward's fielding chart compared to Nelson Cruz last year… Almost total encapsulation. pic.twitter.com/WCRMpTdJHV
— Daren Willman (@darenw) January 22, 2016
Heyward netted 14.8 runs above average in right field in 2015 from his range, which was not only tops among all right fielders, it was behind only Kevin Kiermaier and Lorenzo Cain, each elite center fielders. Cruz, by contrast, was at -3.3, which actually was not abysmally terrible.
I just keep looking at that chart, and dreaming about sliding it over to center field, and having Heyward cover massive ground for the Cubs in 2016.