Austin Hays Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/5/1995 (26)
Austin Hays Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Austin Hays News
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Austin Hays made his one hit count in Thursday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Yankees, going 1-for-5 with an RBI single to win the game and a strikeout. Hays came to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning with one out and the bases loaded. With the infield in, he was able to chop a 3-1 offering through the left side of the infield to bring the winning run to the plate. The 26-year-old has had a fantastic September, slashing .293/.339/.690 with six home runs and 15 RBI. The O's upcoming matchups aren't the best, but Hays is a viable option as a spark plug for fantasy managers' lineups late in the season.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Austin Hays had a huge game in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Yankees, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a two-run HR, and two strikeouts. Hays smashed his two HR in the sixth and eighth innings for his 19th and 20th long balls of the season. The 26-year-old has been on fire in September, slashing .302/.351/.736 with six HR and 14 RBI. Hays is definitely a player to check out for fantasy managers looking for a hot bat to give them some playoff support.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Austin Hays continued to produce in Sunday's 22-7 loss to the Blue Jays, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. The 26-year-old has done very well lately, slashing .298/.327/.660 with four home runs and 11 RBI in September. The O's schedule isn't the best this week against the Yankees and Red Sox, but their offense has put some runs up lately and Hays has been on fire. This makes him worth a look in deeper leagues for teams looking for a playoff boost.
Once a top-25 prospect on MLB Pipeline, outfielder Austin Hays' stock has dropped, in part, due to injuries and a poor 2018 campaign across two levels. That said, due to a solid performance during his September 2019 MLB call-up and pedigree, Hays was considered a strong sleeper candidate for 2020. Unfortunately, a rib-fracture in 2020 cost Hays a month of an already shortened season. When he did play in 2020, Hays failed to meet expectations. When all was said and done, Hays posted just a .279/.328/.393 line over 134 plate appearances with four home runs and nine RBI in 2020. Looking at his hitting metrics for 2020, they were unimpressive, putting it mildly. His overall exit velocity (87 mph), overall barrel rate (four percent), and overall hard-hit rate (31.3%) were all in the bottom 20% in all of MLB and significantly lower than his numbers for 2019. Additionally, while his overall launch angle was roughly the same as 2019, his exit velocity on FB/LD dropped significantly to 89.7 mph from 93 mph in 2019. The only real positive take away from Hays' 2020 campaign was that, for the second year in a row, he posted solid September numbers. Specifically, in September, he hit .377/.404/.585 with three HR and four RBI signifying that, perhaps, the rib injury was behind him. With a current ADP of 222, Hays is a late-round option for managers who are banking on the strong September performance and chalking up the poor overall numbers/underlying metrics to the rib issue. Hays will have an opportunity for regular playing time in 2021. That said, managers taking a chance on Hays should temper expectations and, at best, hope for .250 production with a 20 HR ceiling until we see more consistency and an ability to stay on the field.