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Heyward tops's MLB prospect list.

Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward stops by to chat about the upcoming MLB season. Heyward is the No. 1 minor league prospect in's rankings.

The Braves selected Heyward, then a 17-year-old first baseman out of Henry County High School in Georgia, with the 14th overall pick in the 2007 draft. In three seasons, he's played every level of the minor leagues, from rookie to Triple-A.

In 2009, he earned the Baseball America and USA Today minor league player of the year awards. He hit .323 with 17 home runs and 10 steals in 99 games. According to's Keith Law, "Heyward's ascent to the top of these rankings was swift and unimpeded, and his path to the majors appears to be much the same, as he'll have a good chance to win the everyday right-field job this spring."

Send your questions now and join Heyward on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET!

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