Future Watch: Ke’Bryan Hayes Rookie Baseball Cards, Pirates

Future Watch: Ke’Bryan Hayes Rookie Baseball Cards, PiratesKe’Bryan Hayes was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. He’s a second-generation talent, his dad, Charlie, had a long career in major league baseball as a third baseman and his son is set to follow in his footsteps.

In 2015, as a senior at the University of Tennessee, he batted .436 with three homers and 27 RBI with 12 steals.

In 2015, he started in rookie ball. After hitting .333 he was promoted to Short-A. While playing for the West Virginia Black Bears. In 41 games he had eight runs and seven RBI.

The 2016 season saw him spending most of the year with the West Virginia Power in Full-A. In 247 at-bats he had 12 doubles, one triple, six homers and 37 RBI with a .266 batting average.

In 2017, still in A-Ball, he hit 16 doubles, seven triples, 43 RBI with a .278 batting average.

He was in Double-A in 2018 with the Altoona Curve and he hit 31 doubles, seven triples, seven homers, 47 RBI while hitting .293.

According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:

Hayes continues to improve as a hitter. He’s always had a solid approach at the plate, but it’s become even more refined, with a walk rate that went up for a third straight season in 2018. So did his ability to drive the ball. While he still largely uses a contact-first approach, Hayes set career highs in extra-base hits and slugging percentage, and there’s more over-the-fence power to come as he matures and continues to add strength. That might slow him down a touch, but he’s still smart enough on the base paths to steal bases. There might not be a better defensive third baseman in the Minors, with his agility, hands, arm and instincts all pointing to future Gold Glove awards.

Collectors can find his “rookie card” in 2019 Bowman Chrome.

Here’s a look at his swing:

In 2019, he landed in Triple-A and hit 31 doubles, 10 home runs, drove in 55, scored 65 and stole 13 bases. He may be ready for the show next year.

Future Watch: Ke’Bryan Hayes Rookie Baseball Cards, Pirates – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A- PIT 56 227 185 32 57 5 1 0 20 8 2 28 31 .308 .408 .346 .754 64 2 6 4 4 1
2015 18 -3.1 West Virginia NYPL A- PIT 12 52 41 8 9 1 0 0 7 1 1 6 7 .220 .320 .244 .564 10 2 1 2 2 0
2015 18 -1.5 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 44 175 144 24 48 4 1 0 13 7 1 22 24 .333 .434 .375 .809 54 0 5 2 2 1
2016 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk PIT 67 282 252 27 67 13 1 6 37 6 5 17 52 .266 .323 .397 .719 100 5 6 3 4 1
2016 19 -2.5 West Virginia SALL A PIT 65 276 247 27 65 12 1 6 37 6 5 16 51 .263 .319 .393 .711 97 5 6 3 4 1
2016 19 -0.6 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 2 6 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .600 1.100 3 0 0 0 0 0
2017 20 -2.8 Bradenton FLOR A+ PIT 108 482 421 66 117 16 7 2 43 27 5 41 76 .278 .345 .363 .708 153 12 4 12 4 0
2018 21 -3.3 Altoona EL AA PIT 117 508 437 64 128 31 7 7 47 12 5 57 84 .293 .375 .444 .819 194 10 4 4 6 0
2019 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A- PIT 113 492 436 65 114 31 2 10 55 13 1 45 92 .261 .334 .411 .745 179 8 5 1 5 0
2019 22 -4.9 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 110 480 427 64 113 30 2 10 53 12 1 43 90 .265 .336 .415 .751 177 8 5 1 4 0
2019 22 1.1 West Virginia NYPL A- PIT 3 12 9 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 .111 .250 .222 .472 2 0 0 0 1 0
All Levels (5 Seasons) 461 1991 1731 254 483 96 18 25 202 66 18 188 335 .279 .354 .399 .752 690 37 25 24 23 2
AAA (1 season) Minors 110 480 427 64 113 30 2 10 53 12 1 43 90 .265 .336 .415 .751 177 8 5 1 4 0
AA (1 season) Minors 117 508 437 64 128 31 7 7 47 12 5 57 84 .293 .375 .444 .819 194 10 4 4 6 0
A+ (1 season) Minors 108 482 421 66 117 16 7 2 43 27 5 41 76 .278 .345 .363 .708 153 12 4 12 4 0
A (1 season) Minors 65 276 247 27 65 12 1 6 37 6 5 16 51 .263 .319 .393 .711 97 5 6 3 4 1
A- (2 seasons) Minors 15 64 50 9 10 2 0 0 9 2 1 8 9 .200 .306 .240 .546 12 2 1 2 3 0
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 46 181 149 24 50 5 1 0 13 7 1 23 25 .336 .436 .383 .818 57 0 5 2 2 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/12/2019.

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