What happens in Vegas, stays in Jason Heyward’s glove. Or something like that.
It remains to be seen what Jason Heyward can do at the plate this year – a bounceback after two down years with the Cubs? Unlikely, but plausible – but there is no reason to expect his defense to be anything but elite once again.
He showed a little bit off today in Las Vegas against the Indians, making a catch almost no other right fielder would make:
As usual, Heyward makes an incredible catch look much easier than it was thanks to a good jump, a near perfect read, and fantastic coordination. He had to do almost everything flawlessly to catch that bullet, and he did.