Jason Heyward’s struggles after his lucrative eight-year, $184 million with the Cubs last season were well-documented. Although Heyward won the NL Gold Glove award for the third time in his career and gave his club some inspiration with his words during Game 7 of the World Series, his swing needed an overhaul.
Heyward entered today’s game versus the Angels 0-for-15 at the plate until this:
— Josh (@JScottyBB) March 6, 2017
Heyward drives first hit of spring 400+++ feet to right. HR.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) March 6, 2017
After spending the offseason in Arizona working with various members of the Cubs’ coaching staff, Heyward finally showed the raw power his is capable of, sending a moonshot into the Arizona afternoon sky.
J-Hey has to obviously do a lot more than hit on home run in spring training, but any signs of power- which were rarely seen at all last season – are a pleasant sight for Cubs fans. If he has a strong comeback season for the defending champions, their lineup is basically a videogame.