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July 3, 2020 12:56 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Unlikely to serve as early starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes is not expected to serve as the team's Opening Day starter at third base, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Manager Derek Shelton said that he "doesn't think it's (the third base job) an open competition." Pittsburgh maintains six years of control with Hayes if it keeps him off the major-league roster for six days during the regular season. Colin Moran will likely get most of the hot corner starts during the first week of the season, but Hayes could see time thereafter.

June 30, 2020 11:20 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Added to player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates named Hayes to their 60-man player pool Sunday, Adam Berry of reports.

The third baseman has yet to make his MLB debut, but his inclusion in the player pool suggests he should assume an everyday role at some point in 2020. Veteran Colin Moran may start at third base at the beginning of the season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Hayes take over, especially if the Pirates quickly fall out of contention. The 23-year-old slashed .265/.336/.415 with 10 homers and 12 stolen bases at Triple-A in 2019 and has since re-worked his swing for more power.

March 21, 2020 01:36 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Opening in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

Hayes is a highly rated prospect who spent all of last season at the Triple-A level, though he didn't exactly thrive. His .265/.336/.415 slash line was good for just a 92 wRC+, so he may still have something to prove in the minors before making his big-league debut.

March 9, 2020 01:56 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Looking to improve offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes, who walked in both of his plate appearances Sunday, is batting .318 with a 5:3 BB:K and one homer in Grapefruit League action.

The third baseman hit just 10 Triple-A home runs in 2019 despite inflated totals around baseball. In an effort to boost that power, Hayes has been working with hitting coach Rick Eckstein to stay in his backside rather than jumping out of it early when he starts his swing. The 23-year-old will almost surely begin 2020 in the minors, but he represents the future at third base within the organization. The disappointing offense and lack of power are the only areas holding back the prospect.

November 20, 2019 07:56 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes was added to the Pirates' 40-man roster Wednesday.

This was a forgone conclusion on the final day to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft. Hayes is excellent in the field and is a good runner on the bases. He didn't kick the door down offensively at Triple-A last season (92 wRC+) and should return there at the start of the upcoming campaign. Clearly the Pirates' third baseman of the future, he could earn a promotion sometime this summer.

July 5, 2019 10:36 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Returns to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (finger) was activated off the 7-day injured list and went 1-for-4 with a strikeout Thursday with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hayes missed three weeks after sustaining a fractured left index finger June 12, and he returned to Indianapolis on Thursday after a three-game rehab stint with Low-A West Virginia. The Pirates' top prospect is slashing .241/.332/.386 with three home runs, 20 doubles and eight steals over 59 games in his first season at the Triple-A level.

June 30, 2019 11:28 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Begins rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (finger) has begun a rehab assignment following a three-week absence.

Hayes' power has been slow to develop throughout his career despite solid scouting reports, and his season-to-date at Triple-Indianapolis has been no exception with just three homers in 224 at-bats. The 20 doubles and eight steals point to some upside however, and he could find himself in Pittsburgh later this summer if he's able to hit well in the interim.

June 20, 2019 11:08 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Making progress in rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes (finger) is expected to resume light baseball activities within the next few days, Adam Berry of reports.

Hayes has been stuck on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Indianapolis since June 12 after fracturing his left index finger. The third-base prospect is likely at least a few weeks away from returning to action for Indianapolis, but his ability to resume light activities should help his efforts to stay conditioned while he waits for the finger to fully heal.

June 13, 2019 11:36 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Lands on minor-league IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes was placed on the 7-day injured list with a fractured left index finger, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Hayes suffered the injury during Tuesday's game for Triple-A Indianapolis, and it's severe enough to force the well-regarded youngster to miss at least one week. Prior to landing on the minor-league IL, Hayes was slashing .241/.333/.388 with three homers and eight stolen bases in 58 games for Indianapolis.

June 11, 2019 11:20 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Leaves Tuesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes suffered an undisclosed injury and exited Tuesday's game for Triple-A Indianapolis.

It's not currently clear what type of injury Hayes sustained, but he was removed from the game during the ninth inning. The 22-year-old is slashing .245/.339/.395 this season in his first taste of Triple-A ball.

June 11, 2019 01:00 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Looking for power stroke
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 2-for-5 with a solo homer for Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.

The 22-year-old is playing above the Double-A level for the first time and the results have thus far proven to be mediocre. Hayes is slashing .245/.339/.395 in 220 at-bats. He's hit three home runs and now has 18 homers in 1,515 minor-league at-bats. He remains Pittsburgh's third baseman of the future, but the organization is looking for the gap power he's shown (20 doubles in 2019) to turn into home-run power.

April 13, 2019 12:32 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Big game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a homer against Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.

The home run was his first at the Triple-A level. Hayes spent all of 2018 playing for Double-A Altoona, where he slashed .293/.375/.444 but with only seven homers in 437 at-bats. He followed that up by hitting .353 with three home runs in Grapefruit League action this spring. The third baseman has a solid skill set, but his fantasy value may be determined by his ability to hit for power. So far he's off to a good start in 2019.

March 19, 2019 10:36 AM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates reassigned Hayes to minor-league camp Monday, Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The 22-year-old impressed onlookers this spring, hitting .346 with seven extra-base hits (including two homers) in 26 Grapefruit League at-bats. Hayes slashed .293/.375/.444 with seven homers and 47 RBI in 437 at-bats for Double-A Altoona in 2018. He's expected to serve as the everyday third baseman for Triple-A Indianapolis and could make his MLB debut later this summer. Fantasy owners will want to key in on his ability to hit for power, as he's totaled only 15 home runs in four minor-league campaigns.

February 24, 2019 10:00 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Walks it off in grand style
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs Sunday, including a walkoff grand slam against the Marlins.

While he's not expected to debut for the Pirates until late 2019 or 2020, Hayes gave Pittsburgh a glimpse of the possibilities to come. He's listed behind Jung Ho Kang and Colin Moran on the depth chart, but his glove is already major-league-ready. Hayes' ability to hit for power is about the only aspect of his game still in question. The 22-year-old slashed .293/.375/.444 with seven homers in 437 at-bats for Double-A Altoona in 2018. He did collect 31 doubles (along with 12 stolen bases), providing hope that the power will eventually show up.

January 5, 2019 12:44 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Headed to big-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates announced Saturday that Hayes would attend spring training with the big club, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

The top position prospect in the organization, Hayes slashed .293/.375/.444 with seven home runs and 12 steals across 508 plate appearances at Double-A Altoona last season while providing elite defense at the hot corner. While the invitation to big-league camp is a deserved reward for Hayes, he'll likely be ticketed for Triple-A Indianapolis to begin the campaign and is expected to spend most of 2019 in the minors.

August 29, 2018 02:52 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Slumping since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes has gone 4-for-18 (all singles) with two walks, five strikeouts and a stolen base in five games with Double-A Altoona since returning from a shoulder injury.

The 21-year-old suffered a left shoulder contusion Aug. 19 and missed several days as a result, but by all accounts he's healthy now. Hayes will look to finish strong in Altoona's final six games after slashing .278/.360/.429 with seven homers and 10 steals in his first 112 games with the affiliate. The Pirates figure to promote Hayes to Triple-A Indianapolis early on in 2019 and it seems likely -- considering Hayes' path to date -- that they will keep him there for the majority of the season.

August 23, 2018 01:36 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Dealing with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes suffered a left shoulder contusion during Sunday's Double-A game and has yet to resume any game activities, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Hayes tripped out of the batter's box and hurt the shoulder, and added that the organization is taking it day-to-day at the moment. 107 games with Altoona this year, Hayes has slashed .281/.362/.439 with seven home runs, 38 RBI and nine stolen bases.

August 8, 2018 01:28 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Finding groove at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI for Double-A Altoona in its 5-1 win over Trenton on Tuesday.

Hayes opened his Double-A tenure with a 1-for-20 showing at the plate, but the third baseman has settled in nicely at Altoona ever since. In his subsequent 90 appearances for the affiliate, Hayes has slashed .302/.383/.482 with seven home runs and nine stolen bases, earning a spot in the All-Star Futures Game along the way. After the graduation to the big leagues (and trade) of Austin Meadows, Hayes now looks like the top hitting prospect in Pittsburgh's system.

August 17, 2017 10:32 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Still waiting for power to arrive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes, 20, is hitting .272/.349/.357 with two home runs, 36 RBI and 26 steals through 95 games for High-A Bradenton.

Hayes has shown stellar plate discipline along with the ability to steal bases, though his lack of power is concerning. The Pirates are still hoping that the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Hayes has that power stroke coming, though next season at Double-A will be the real test as to his future trajectory.

April 15, 2017 07:00 PM
Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Off to good start at High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hayes is slashing .280/.357/.440 through six games with High-A Bradenton.

The top prospect's season was cut short last year due to a broken rib incurred during a rehab stint, but he seems to be back to his past self in the early-going of 2017. Hayes already has two triples, six runs and four RBI in just 25 at-bats, so he seems to be doing his best to warrant a trip up to Double-A Altoona before the end of the season.

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