Jason Heyward, besides having the surname of a 1930s matinee idol, has the mitts of a Yeti and the sturdies (<– that’s legs) of Frank Thomas. His man gams are 117% oak. You thought Jay Bruce could fight crime? Heyward just saved your life and you didn’t even know you were in danger. Look over your left shoulder — quickly! See that shadow shrinking out of the room? That was Heyward. He’s now going to Ireland to sing harmony with that Once guy. So being a globetrotting, harmonizing, crime fighting love child of a Yeti and Frank Thomas is all well-and-good, but can the the Braves outfield prospect, Jason Heyward, help you in fantasy baseball leagues in 2009?
Nope. But… You said he was Yeti-like! Sorry, random italicized voice, it’s a bummer. I know. So you’re probably thinking to yourself why am I even talking about him? (Yes, I can read your mind. Spooky, huh?) Firstly, when I decided to go over 2009 fantasy rookies — Wait, you don’t need to know it from the jump, as the kids said in the early naughts. Fast forward to my reasoning… Twenty-seventhly, Heyward is going to be something special probably as soon as 2010. This is a wake up call for all keeper leagues, NL-Only and mixed ones. You know all that power and speed you love about The Uptons? Heyward has that in duckets. He’s my early 2010 NL ROY frontrunner and should be owned in all keeper leagues. You want a prediction limb? Heyward goes 25/15 in his first full season with the Braves and he invents a Snuggie that doesn’t look quite as monk-like.