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The sky is the limit for Heyward, and that is where he will likely end up. I left off so much on slide No. 6 because of this one, so let's break down the main facets of the game.
Heyward's second half and his eye point to the possibility of his first .300 season as early as 2011, but he surely should be all over it for years to come. He could consistently hit in the .310 range for the next decade and a half.
Heyward hit 18 homers with 29 doubles while battling a thumb injury in 2010. Oh, let's not forget that he was also just 20. There is enough raw power to where he should consistently hit 30-35 homers, at least to me. He could have a few seasons where he surpasses the 40-homer mark, though his eye may cost him a few at-bats, as he will draw a ton of walks. That brings us to the next point.
As stated a few times already, Heyward had an outstanding .393 on-base percentage last season. In the second half, his OBP was .419—not bad at all. As Heyward gains a few more points in average, or when he starts to hit .300, he should annually get on base at more than a .400 clip. That's elite-level and one facet of the game at which he is already among the best.
Heyward was 11-of-17 last year in his stolen base attempts. The number improved to 6-of-8 in the second half. He should consistently put up 15-20 steals for much of his career, as he possesses underrated speed. It's not elite-level for a short run, but Heyward is scary fast in a first-to-third situation.
Heyward was fourth among all major league right fielders in 2010 in UZR with a 4.8 rating. He doesn't have the strongest arm, but he is good enough to win a Gold Glove or two at some point in his career.
There isn't much left to say that I haven't already. He is a hard worker and a good person, an obvious choice to be a face of baseball.
As long as Heyward reaches his potential and doesn't have any setbacks, then this is not some unreal prediction for him. There is nothing in the game that Heyward can not do well. It's safe to say that he does everything better than most.