Ke'Bryan Hayes Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/28/1997 (24)
Ke'Bryan Hayes Season Stats
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Ke'Bryan Hayes News
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (wrist) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday. He is dealing with left wrist soreness and due to the timing of the roster move, he will miss the remainder of the 2021 season. Hoy Park is starting at third base for the second consecutive game on Wednesday and he is likely to be the team's primary third baseman the rest of the way. Hayes was a bit underwhelming overall this year compared to his lofty expectations. The 24-year-old slashed .257/.316/.373 with six home runs, nine stolen bases, 38 RBI and 49 runs over 96 games.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes is not in the lineup Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Hoy Park will instead man the hot corner, batting eighth. Hayes has had a disappointing season thus far, slashing just .256/.315/.371 with six homers and nine steals in 356 at-bats. There really haven't been any stretches this year that give fantasy managers hope for Hayes, and he should certainly be on benches the rest of the way, if he's even on rosters in the first place.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes extended his on-base streak to eight games on Sunday, as he finished 1-for-4 at the plate in a 6-2 loss to the Nationals. He's been getting on base at a good clip lately but is lacking in power, as he's slashing .344/.371/.375 with two steals, four RBI and six runs scored over his eight-game streak. It's been a rough year for Hayes, as he's now slashing .255/.323/.371 with five homers, six steals, 32 RBI and 41 runs scored over 84 games. He's really only an option in deeper formats at this point in time.
In 24 games with the Pirates in 2020, Ke'Bryan Hayes was other-worldly with a slash line of .376/.442/.682 and a .464 wOBA over 95 plate appearances. It is an extremely small sample size and clearly unsustainable, but he does have a minor-league track record of being able to post pretty solid batting average and on-base numbers. The key with him heading into 2021 will be to have realistic expectations and the underlying stats can give us some insight there. He hit the ball hard, garnering a 110.3 mph maxEV and 55.4% HardHit% which, combined with his 93.5% contact rate, means that a majority of his BBE were struck with authority. Additionally, his 9.2% barrel rate would have put him in the company of Cody Bellinger and Kyle Tucker. He was selective with just a 44.1% swing rate but did have a Meatball Swing% of 82.6 allowing him to do damage when pitchers made mistakes. He smacked five home runs over his 95 plate appearances in 2020 but don't expect that type of power output over a full season. He lacks the home run track record as he hit just 25 bombs in 461 games in the minors. He does have the chance to give you low double-digit steals, capitalizing on a 79th percentile sprint speed. Hayes has been locked in this spring as well as he's slashing .441/.486/.824 with a home run, eight RBI, and two stolen bases over 34 at-bats. We shouldn't read too much into those stats but it gives us a snapshot of the potential that he possesses. Hayes has a fairly high floor for such a young player and plenty of ceiling, but there is some risk with his NFBC ADP of 139. He will take some lumps this season so if you aren't prepared to ride with him during the ups and down then you may be better off taking Gio Urshela at 162 for more certainty or Austin Riley around 212 for power upside with a much lower price tag.