Drew Hayes

Position: RHP
Born: 9/3/1987
Height: 6'1
Weight: 205
B/T: R/R
Acquired: ACQUIRED: Drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in three games of relief at Louisville (Triple-A), collecting one save and allowing one hit in four-and-one-third innings, striking out three and walking five.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Louisville April 20 when P Robert Stephenson was sent down and P Keyvius Sampson was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 4/21/2016

Debut Details
April 21, in a 16-0 loss to the Cubs. The third of four pitchers, Hayes’ debut may have been just slightly overshadowed by the fact that opposing pitcher Jake Arrieta was in the midst of throwing a no-hitter for the Cubbies. In a game that was the textbook definition of overkill, the Cubs collected 18 hits, and while only two of them were issued by Hayes, one was a grand slam (yes, a GRAND SLAM, not a #papaslam, dammit) by 2015 N.L. Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant. Hayes pitched the seventh and eighth innings, allowing four runs, all earned, on two hits and two walks while fanning three. All the damage came in the seventh when, with one out, he walked Arrieta, gave up a single to Dexter Fowler, and walked Jason Heyward before Bryant delivered the grand slam to center field. In the eighth inning, Hayes settled down for a 1-2-3 inning, including getting the last two batters, Addison Russell and David Ross, swinging. Of 48 pitches, 27 were for strikes.

Player Notes
A career reliever with the exception of two starts in 271 games over six seasons, Hayes was a three-time draftee, having been selected by the Diamondbacks in the 29th round of 2006 out of high school in McKenzie, Tennessee, and also by the Mariners in the 22nd round of 2009. In 2015, most of which was spent at Louisville (along with four games at Double-A Pensacola), Hayes combined to go 4-4 with a 2.69 ERA, fanning 60 in 60.2 IP while walking 31. He had previously spent three seasons working out of the Pensacola pen, skipping High A after a strong first full season at Dayton (Class A) in 2011 where he posted a 1.35 ERA in 51 games and collected 22 saves, striking out 89 in 60 innings while walking 27.