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Jason Heyward has been even better than you think

May 26, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

heyward headshot.jpgHere’s a sobering quote for even a fanboy like me:

The hype surrounding Heyward was intense, but it apparently wasn’t
intense enough. We’re in the midst of watching one of the great rookie
seasons of all time from a player whose peers are still working out the
kinks in A-ball.

That’s Dave Cameron at FanGraphs, putting Jason Heyward’s rookie season in stunning relief.  How stunning?  Cameron compares Heyward favorably to [gulp] Mel Ott, Alex Rodriguez, Ted Williams, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson and Mickey Mantle.

Frank Wren: hows about getting to work on that contract extension, OK?

  1. RSN - May 26, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    I will be interested to see if the tag for this story gets reused. If not, it still makes a good name for your next garage band.
    “Brooklyn nooning.” Scandalous!

  2. Benny Blanco - May 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    I took your advice and drafted him in the secound to last round. So thank you Craig.

  3. oh Hal - May 27, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Dude, how old are you? Dave Cameron is a sensational self-promoter, but a not special wedding photographer. When he says something about baseball, why go all dreamy? Are you the same age as Cameron?

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