Jason Heyward is one of the professional baseball players with the Chicago Cubs baseball team in Major League Baseball(MLB). He plays as a right fielder and has a height of 1.96m. He has been with the Cubs since 2015.
Jason was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey in the United States of America. He had a formal education and amateur baseball career at Henry County High School in McDonough. After high school, Jason had the intention of going to play college baseball at the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA) but changed his mind after the Atlanta Braves drafted him.
He began his professional baseball career by playing in minor leagues for the Braves. He played for both the Gulf Coast League Braves and the Danville Braves in the Appalachian League in the 2007 minor league season.
The Braves signed Jason on a contract that was between $1.7 million to $170,000. This contract was more than what the MLB’s slot recommendation of $1.53 million was. He made his MLB debut in 2010 for the Braves.
In January 2013, the Braves and Jason agreed on a one-year contract of $3.65 million. The following year, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals and in December 2015, the Chicago Cubs signed him on an eight-year contract worth $184 million.
How Much Does Jason Hayward Make?
Jason Heyward makes a salary of $21.5 million per year from the Cubs.