Braves prospect Jason Heyward gets seal of approval from Chipper Jones

Count Braves third baseman Chipper Jones among those impressed with top outfield prospect Jason Heyward, who will get the chance to win a starting job in spring training.

"I got to hit with him (Tuesday), and I was more than impressed," Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I’ve got a pretty good feeling he’s going to seize this opportunity and make the most of it."

Jones compared the 20-year-old Heyward to former Braves first baseman Fred McGriff, who like Heyward was a left-handed hitter. McGriff finished his major league career with 493 home runs.

As for Jones, he said he is healthy after suffering an assortment of nagging injuries last season.

Count Braves third baseman Chipper Jones among those impressed with top outfield prospect Jason Heyward, who will get the chance to win a starting job in spring training.

"I got to hit with him (Tuesday), and I was more than impressed," Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I’ve got a pretty good feeling he’s going to seize this opportunity and make the most of it."

Jones compared the 20-year-old Heyward to former Braves first baseman Fred McGriff, who like Heyward was a left-handed hitter. McGriff finished his major league career with 493 home runs.

As for Jones, he said he is healthy after suffering an assortment of nagging injuries last season.

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