Austin Hays

Born: 07/05/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: RF
Seconday Position: CF
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 10th, 2018
Dates Seen: 7x--2018 Season
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium, extra-strong build; muscular throughout, powerful wrists and forearms.
Swing Mechanics
Wide, slightly open base; stands upright w/ medium hand set; small leg-kick trigger; Hooked hand path to contact; very fast/strong bat through zone.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2018 45 50 Everyday Player Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 50 Streaky bat who gets his hits in bunches. Goes both ways at best, though when he's slumping will collapse back side and get pull-oriented. Has a feel for the zone and works counts; IDs FBs/CHs better than breaking stuff; making adjustment against RH spin will be key to development.
Streaky bat who gets his hits in bunches. Goes both ways at best, though when he's slumping will collapse back side and get pull-oriented. Has a feel for the zone and works counts; IDs FBs/CHs better than breaking stuff; making adjustment against RH spin will be key to development.
Game Power 45 50 Projects as a 16-20 HR type over a full season.
Projects as a 16-20 HR type over a full season.
Raw Power 55 55 Above-average raw power that plays best to the pull-side.
Above-average raw power that plays best to the pull-side.
Run 50 50 Average runner that gives a hard 90 up the line. Occasional stolen-base threat, more b/c of his instincts than pure speed. Aggressive base runner, moves well from 2B/home and from 1B/3B.
Average runner that gives a hard 90 up the line. Occasional stolen-base threat, more b/c of his instincts than pure speed. Aggressive base runner, moves well from 2B/home and from 1B/3B.
Field 55 55 Above-average corner-outfield defender in either spot; 45-grade center fielder, but has defensive instincts to play there in a pinch.
Above-average corner-outfield defender in either spot; 45-grade center fielder, but has defensive instincts to play there in a pinch.
Throw 60 60 Plus arm w/ strength and carry, profiles best in RF.
Plus arm w/ strength and carry, profiles best in RF.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Average Average
Approach Average Average
Instincts Plus Plus
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
Plus instincts, well-rounded toolset; close to ML ready, could be contributing in a bench role right now, should see big leagues for good at some point this season. Safe bet to reach ceiling of everyday RF: above-average hitter w/ playable corner power; defensive asset; good base runner.