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Will Jason Heyward's hot start continue?

Updated: April 20, 2012, 4:10 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Few young players hit a crossroads season at age 22, but such is the case for Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward.

He's so immensely talented that the future MVP label has often been applied to him, but he's coming off a brutal 2011 season. In fact, my lasting memory was him repeatedly topping weak ground balls to second base, or simply being out of the lineup as the team collapsed down the stretch. Heyward is off to a terrific start this season, and here are five statistical reasons I think my preseason rank of 80th overall -- he was drafted, on average, with the 108th pick in ESPN live drafts -- wasn't nearly good enough.


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