The defensive metrics haven’t been too kind to Jason Heyward this year, primarily because of what he’s shown in center field (though we could debate the merits of such a small sample). In right field, he’s rated just about as good as ever.
And whether those numbers are legit or not, Heyward showed it off today, making a spectacular catch in the third inning:
Tip that cap J-Hey!
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) July 12, 2019
That’s right. Tip that cap. Incredible catch that had an 80+% chance of being a hit.