For example, with a couple outs in the third and the Indians threatening to pull within a run of the Cubs, Jose Ramirez ripped a hard single to right. Given that there were two outs and a speedy Rajai Davis on second, it was pretty clearly a run-scoring single. Well, for most right fielders, that is:
You need a perfect throw to get Rajai Davis.
Jason Heyward delivered. pic.twitter.com/1qgRWeXGeP
— MLB (@MLB) April 24, 2018
That really did have to be perfect – and hard – and Heyward made a play where no play should have been made. The early defensive metrics have been really hard on Heyward (my guess is that the misplays in Milwaukee (on really tough balls), and the sun-aided triple in Colorado are really hurting him in a small sample), but he has been no less excellent than he usually is.