Casey Close To Represent Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward has switched agents and is now represented by Casey Close of Excel Sports Management, instead of Career Sports Entertainment, according to’s Mark Bowman. Bowman suggests that Heyward is following Victor Menocal, a former Career Sports agent.

Heyward, one of the game’s top young stars, is arbitration-eligible after 2012 and eligible for free agency after 2015. The 2007 first rounder has a .269/.383/.458 line with 25 homers in a year and a month as a big leaguer.

Close left CAA Sports in February and recently joined the New York-based agency Excel Sports Management. He continues to represent 12 former CAA clients, including Derek Jeter and Ryan Howard. For the latest on all agencies and players, check out MLBTR’s Agency Database.

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7 Comments on "Casey Close To Represent Jason Heyward"

4 years 3 months ago

Thank the Jeebus it’s not Boras.

4 years 3 months ago

I was thinking the exact same thing after reading the article. We will still have to pay him but we can skip the garbage that comes along with a Boras pitch.

4 years 3 months ago

Boras or not, our ownership is going to have to shell out some money in the coming years to keep our guys around

4 years 3 months ago

Heyward gonna get paid either way…

4 years 3 months ago

I actually was scared before I opened the article.

4 years 3 months ago

not to worry by then liberty will have sold the team hopefully to someone willing to spend to build and keep a winner in atlanta you reading this mark cuban?

4 years 3 months ago

Has Victor Menocal officially joined
Excel Sports Management?