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Ke'Bryan Hayes

Born: 01/28/1997 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 205
Primary Position: 3B
Weight is proportionate and non-issue; still-developing upper half; thick, strong lower half; smooth actions on field; able to slow game down; athletic for a corner guy.
Evaluator David Lee
Report Date 06/14/2016
Dates Seen 6/2-6/4/2016
Affiliate West Virginia Power (Low A, Pirates)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Line-drive approach geared for contact; will settle for contact; covers the plate well; can work line drives to gaps and up the middle; advanced approach for age/level; above-average bat speed; hands can drift deep and lengthen swing at times; swing plane can get inconsistent between long or choppy.
Power 45 Above-average raw power; in-game power plays down by contact approach/swing plane; approach settles for line drives; consistent gap production; doesn't consistently utilize lower half to drive ball; occasional arcing home run.
Baserunning/Speed 45 4.35 to first; not impact runner but not station-to-station; will steal occasional base; shows baserunning instincts.
Glove 55 Soft hands; smooth actions at third; average lateral range; decent quickness and footwork; soft glove plays up grade.
Arm 60 Quick arm speed; optimal arm action with straight throws; easy carry with plus arm strength.

There's untapped potential in Hayes that will take tweaks to see it fulfilled. The biggest is above-average to plus raw power that plays down in games because of a contact-geared swing with an occasional choppy plane and lack of lower-half utilization. He has an advanced approach and makes consistent contact, and his value will be carried between an above-average hit tool and strong defense at third base. It's not an impact profile, but it's enough to play every day with the chance for more if adjustments are made.

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