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13 Ke'Bryan Hayes 3B

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September 27, 2020 07:56 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Lifts fifth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 8-6 loss to Cleveland.

Hayes gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the third inning with his fifth homer of the season. The 23-year-old hit safely in his last eight games, going 16-for-31 (.516) with three homers, eight runs scored and four RBI in that span. He ended the year with a .376/.442/.682 slash line across 95 plate appearances. Hayes figures to have a good chance at the starting job at third base in 2021.

September 26, 2020 10:36 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Five hits, three runs in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and three doubles in Saturday's 8-0 win over Cleveland.

Hayes scored in the first, third and fourth innings while reaching base in all five of his plate appearances. He added a single in the seventh and a double in the ninth to complete an impressive performance at the plate. Hayes has four homers, 16 runs scored, 10 RBI and a stolen base in 23 games as a rookie. He's added seven doubles and a pair of triples.

September 25, 2020 11:48 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Launches game-deciding home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI and a run scored Wednesday as the Pirates beat the Cubs 2-1.

Hayes teamed up with Adam Frazier to hit back-to-back home runs off Kyle Hendricks in the first and it proved to be enough with the Pirates hanging on to a narrow 2-1 victory. The rookie third baseman is hitting an impressive .333/.403/.623 with four home runs, nine RBI and 12 runs scored in 20 games since being promoted Sept. 1.

September 21, 2020 04:36 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Starting against Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes returns to the lineup Monday against Jon Lester and the Cubs, batting second and playing third base.

Hayes received a scheduled day off Sunday against St. Louis. The rookie is off to a hot start against left-handed pitching, going 6-for-13 with three doubles and a home run.

September 20, 2020 03:08 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Not starting against St. Louis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

The rookie went 2-for-4 with a double and homer in Saturday's 5-4 loss. JT Riddle will take Hayes' spot at third base in the series finale.

September 20, 2020 06:00 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Tacks on two more hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI during the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Pirates on Saturday.

Hayes has reached base in 15 of 17 contests since being called up while slashing a strong .310/.385/.603. The 23-year-old should remain a fixture toward the top of the Pirates' lineup as the regular season winds down.

September 18, 2020 03:48 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Playing Friday against Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes will bat second and play third base in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Hayes, who went 1-for-2 with a double and a run Thursday, was also hit by a pitch on his right knee. Fortunately, he remained in the game and apparently suffered no ill effects from the HBP.

September 14, 2020 11:56 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Cracks homer in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Reds.

Hayes left the yard in the top of the fifth inning, collecting his second homer of the 2020 campaign. In his first taste of major-league action, he's batting .316 with five extra-base hits and five RBI over 11 contests.

September 14, 2020 02:16 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Returns to lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes will bat third and play third base against the Reds in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader.

He'll bat third in the lineup for the third straight time after primarily hitting seventh in his first week of action. Hayes has stood out defensively and batted better than anticipated. He has a slash line of .344/.400/.594 in his first 35 plate appearances. The rookie went 2-for-3 with a triple in his only game against starter Trevor Bauer.

September 14, 2020 12:48 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Hayes started the past five games at third base and will receive a day off after going 6-for-18 with one triple and one stolen base. JT Riddle takes over at the hot corner and will bat seventh Sunday for the Pirates.

September 12, 2020 10:24 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Picks up two hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 2-for-4 with a stolen base during Friday's 4-3 loss to the Royals.

The long-time prospect has performed admirably in his small MLB sample size, hitting .357 in 28 at-bats to kick off his time in a Pirates uniform. A career .279 hitter in the minors (including just a .261 average in 2019), time will tell if Hayes remains an above-average bat in the show.

September 6, 2020 03:04 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

Hayes made his big-league debut at the start of the month and appears set to feature frequently but not every day, as he'll now sit for the second time in six games. He's looked good at the plate so far, going 5-for-14 with a homer. Erik Gonzalez slides to third base in his absence, with Kevin Newman starting at shortstop.

September 5, 2020 10:40 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Strong day and night at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 3-for-5 with a triple and a walk in Friday's doubleheader split against the Reds.

While his average exit velocity of 97.4 mph after eight batted ball events is likely to drop, the third baseman is off to a strong start. Hayes is batting .357 in 15 plate appearances but has struck out six times, something to keep an eye on moving forward.

September 4, 2020 12:20 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Sitting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cubs.

Hayes put on a show in his debut Tuesday but went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Wednesday. JT Riddle is starting at third base and hitting eighth. Hayes should play regularly going forward. This is seemingly just a day off.

September 2, 2020 03:24 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Makes big impact in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 8-7 extra-innings loss to the Cubs.

In his major-league debut, the 23-year-old nearly played hero for the Bucs, as his sixth-inning double sparked a rally from a 6-1 deficit that Hayes himself finished off with a solo shot in the eighth to send the game to extras. He also showcased his speed by scoring from third base in the 10th on a chopper back to the pitcher that tied things back up at 7-7, but as has been the case for most of the year, Pittsburgh couldn't finish the job. Hayes' ability to hit for power was still in question as recently as last year, when he only managed a .150 ISO through 110 games for Triple-A Indianapolis. However, he should get the rest of September to demonstrate that he can make a consistent impact with his bat as well as his glove in the bigs.

September 2, 2020 03:20 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Officially recalled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes was recalled by the Pirates on Tuesday and will start against the Cubs.

Hayes will bat seventh in his major-league debut and he should take on an everyday role at third base going forward. The 23-year-old has stellar defensive abilities and slashed .265/.336/.415 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI with Triple-A Indianapolis last year.

August 31, 2020 06:00 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: MLB debut set for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes will make his big-league debut Tuesday at home against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Pirates will play Monday's road game in Milwaukee before making the move official. Hayes is one of the organization's top prospects and should be the everyday third baseman for the foreseeable future. He has solid plate skills and is a better runner than the average third baseman, but it is Hayes' Gold Glove-caliber defense that headlines his scouting report. It may be a year or two before he settles in as a quality big-league hitter, and the hope is that he can eventually tap into more over-the-fence power than he has shown in the minors.

August 26, 2020 12:08 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Callup not in works
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates manager Derek Shelton suggested Tuesday that the team has no immediate plans to promote Hayes from the alternate site, Adam Berry of reports. "There was no discussion of [Hayes' potential callup]," Shelton said.

After the Pirates lost a pair of infielders Kevin Newman (abdomen) and Colin Moran (concussion) to injuries in Sunday's win over the Brewers, speculation arose that Hayes could get the opportunity to make his big-league debut this week. However, Shelton's comments Tuesday along with the fact that the Pirates didn't even include Hayes on their taxi squad for their eight-game, three-city road trip suggests that the 23-year-old prospect's callup won't be imminent. Hayes will continue to play regularly in simulated games at the Pirates' alternate training site in Altoona.

August 24, 2020 03:52 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Callup could come Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates are expected to promote Hayes from their alternate training site in Altoona in the coming days, Stephen J. Nesbitt of The Athletic reports.

Hayes' glove has been big-league ready for a while now, but the Pirates finally appear prepared to bring the 23-year-old aboard after the team lost infielders Colin Moran (concussion) and Kevin Newman (abdomen) to injuries in Sunday's win over the Brewers. If either player is forced to the injured list, Hayes would likely be promoted as early as Tuesday to step in as the club's everyday third baseman. Hayes' real-life value outstrips his fantasy appeal, as he's not expected to provide premium power or stolen-base production in his initial exposure to big-league pitching. His contact-oriented, all-fields approach should at least allow Hayes to turn in a decent batting average, however.

August 13, 2020 10:52 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Not ready for prime time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates have no immediate plans to recall Hayes, Adam Berry of reports.

Hayes missed all of summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19 and is considered behind the team's other options at third base. Although the time has past when a recall would mean that the organization would lose a year of control with Hayes, general manager Ben Cherington said he has concerns about the third baseman's "game readiness."

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