The Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward Is Having a Rookie Year Made For Cooperstown

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The Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward Is Having a Rookie Year Made For Cooperstown
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During the 2010 Spring Training, the Atlanta Braves startlingly announced that rookie Jason Heyward would be the starting right fielder on Opening Day. This announcement set the baseball world on fire as not only did Heyward not have any major league experience prior to the 2010 season, but he was also only 20 years old.

As we enter the final ten games of the major league season, we can begin to take stock of the season Heyward has had. It has been a roller coaster, no doubt, but at the end of the day the J-Hey Kid emerges as the favorite for the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, and as one of the elite ballplayers in all the land moving into this young decade.

I hope you're holding onto your hats, because I'm about to blow your minds.

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