Jason Heyward Brother Jacob Heyward- Age Gap And Family Tree

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Jason Heyward brother, Jacob Heyward, is six years younger than him and currently serves as a manager for the San Francisco Giants.

Jacob also had a career in baseball as a player before transitioning into a managerial role.

He was selected in the 18th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants.

Jason, being an older brother, paved the way for him as the Braves initially drafted him in the first round of the 2007 MLB draft.

Jason Heyward
Jason Heyward During A Game (Source: Instagram)

During his early days, Jason honed his skills in the minor leagues, playing for the Gulf Coast League Braves and the Danville Braves in the Appalachian League.

Moreover, he participated in 12 games in his minor league, boasting an impressive batting average of .302, one home run, and six RBIs.

Throughout his career, Jason has had the opportunity to showcase his talent with the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Cubs.

On December 8, 2022, Heyward signed a Major League contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, including an invitation to participate in primary league spring training.

As a result, he earned a spot on the Dodgers Opening Day roster.

Jason Heyward Brother Jacob Heyward

Jacob Heyward is a baseball player who was chosen by the San Francisco Giants in the 18th round of the 2016 MLB draft.

He was born on August 1, 1995, in McDonough, Georgia, and graduated from Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Georgia.

Jacob Heyward
Jacob Heyward With His Former Team (Source: Instagram)

He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 38th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.

However, instead of signing with the Braves, Heyward decided to pursue higher education and enrolled at the University of Miami.

Heyward made an impressive debut in his first season, demonstrating his skills with a batting average of .337, one home run, 21 RBIs, and ten stolen bases in just 28 games.

After retiring from his baseball career, Jacob was appointed as the manager of the San Francisco Giants for the rookie ball teams for the upcoming 2023 season.

Parents Of The Two Baseball Players

Jason Heyward, born on August 9, 1989, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, comes from a family with strong academic backgrounds.

Both of his parents, Eugene and Laura, are Dartmouth graduates who met at the University. 

Little Jason And Jacob With Their Father
Little Jason And Jacob With Their Father (Source: Instagram)

Although Eugene played basketball during his time at Dartmouth, he ultimately pursued a career in engineering instead of basketball.

Additionally, Eugene’s uncle, Kenny Washington, had a successful basketball career and was part of two NCAA championship teams led by legendary coach John Wooden.

Is Jason Heyward Married?

Jason Heyward married his partner Vedrana Heyward in March 2021. The couple welcomed their baby boy in March 2022 and named him Messi Heyward. 

Jason's Wife And Son In Opening Ceremony
Jason’s Wife And Son In Opening Ceremony (Source: Instagram)

Vedrana, originally from Chicago, was seen actively involved in empowering young women through her program called “Girls on the Diamond.”

As shared by Marquee Sports Network, the program aimed to support and guide young women, providing them with opportunities and resources to pursue their dreams and goals.

Vedrana is deeply committed to improving the lives of these girls and is devoted to supporting their growth and success.

Chanda Rai
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