Muscular frame, defined body; definitely does his work off-the-field to stay in shape.
4/23/17 (2), 6/5/17 (2), 6/6/17
Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
Flat out competitor. Only knows one speed, which is full-go. His aggressive style of play can hurt him at times, but it's hard to root against the passion and old school mentality he has for the game.
50; Major League regular
Above-average bat speed, creates hard contact to all fields; max effort, tends to pull head, aggressive approach causes swings and misses, low on-base projection compared to average, average barrel control, maintains balance; projects average utility.
Power to all fields, natural strength creates loud contact, uses effort for power; plays best pull-side, moderate leverage plays at higher levels; projects average game power.
Clocked 4.25; Above-average runner, hustles; aggressiveness causes some bonehead mistakes.
Above-average speed leads to quality range, athletic enough to hold up in all three outfield spots, aggressive nature may fit better in right field, average glove skills.
Plus arm strength, ball has carry from center field, can make most any throw when set, maintains velo on the move.
Hays is fun to watch because of how hard he goes all the time. While he is an easy guy to root for, Hays also has all the tools to become a starting caliber outfielder at the next level. His power to all fields as well as his ability to barrel up balls and consistently make hard contact will make him a dangerous hitter in the future, despite his aggressive plate approach. You will have to put up with a few chased balls and miscues along the way, but Hays is a complete player that will be able to hit for both average and power at the next level, while remaining versatile in the outfield.