Jason Heyward of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, warms up prior to a game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks April 10, 2009 at BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
Bobby Cox today announced that rookie Jason Heyward, MLB’s No. 1 prospect, will start the 2010 season in right field for Atlanta.
Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com quotes Cox as saying during his meeting this morning with Heyward: “I’m delighted to tell you that you’re on the team, Jason, simply because it makes us a better team.”
Cox called it an easy decision because Heyward was batting .366 with a .500 on-base percentage in his first 16 spring games, Gonzalez writes.
Heyward is no stranger to my blogs. I love the guy and have photographed him many times, including: