We will begin to preview some of the Atlanta Braves position players this week, with more coming in the following weeks. Might as well begin with the one of the most popular Braves, and the kid who is on the cover of just about every magazine about baseball this season, Jason Heyward. (Funny that he's on the cover of our Annual as well. Hmm.)
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Jason Heyward's Baseball Reference comparable players by age (1000 equals most comparable). There are some pretty great players on this comp list.
Sam Crawford (968) *
Ken Griffey, Jr. (930)
Cesar Cedeno (930)
Andruw Jones (919)
Claudell Washington (915)
Eddie Mathews (915) *
Vada Pinson (914)
Sherry Magee (914)
Mickey Mantle (913) *
Tony Conigliaro (911)
Jason Heyward trivia fact: On Opening Day in 2010, Braves concessionaires sold one Jason Heyward shirt approximately every eight seconds.