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
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes went 1-for-5 with a run scored in a 6-4 win over the Giants on Friday night. It was the sixth time in seven games since the All-Star break that Hayes has recorded at least one hit, however he has not gotten an extra-base hit during this span. This has continued a trend of declining power that Hayes has exhibited this season, as he only has eight extra-base hits seven doubles and one home run over 137 plate appearances in his last 34 games. Now on one hand this should not be too surprising, as last season's .682 slugging percentage over 24 games was an anomaly when compared to his career .401 slugging percentage in the minor leagues. Regardless, it's still been a disappointment for managers who were hoping for a breakout year from the rookie third baseman. His .239 xBA and .372 xSLG suggest that he's gotten lucky with his .270 average and .415 SLG this year, so managers may want to consider trying to flip him for whatever they can get before the trade deadline.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-5 with one RBI in a 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday night. While he's not providing a lot of power right now, he's still getting on base at a good clip as he's slashing .275/.351/.431 over his last 15 games, while recording one home run, four RBI and five runs scored. Managers had been hoping for better numbers this season after he showed a lot of power in his brief appearance in 2020, however there was always the risk that he would come back down to earth as he had never displayed that much power in the minors. He's slashing .271/.354/.431 over 41 games this season, but with a .241 xBA and .377 xSLG, it seems that even these numbers he's putting up are as a result of some level of luckiness. He'll still provide some value in deeper formats, but the majority of fantasy managers can most likely leave him on the waiver wire.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a 9-7 win over the Mets on Saturday. After a small slump towards the end of June, Hayes has started to pick things up recently and over his last seven games he is slashing .304/.429/.391 with one RBI and three runs scored. Overall he's been having a solid year despite missing almost the entire first two months of the season, as he's now slashing .268/.354/.435 with four homers, two steals, 18 RBI and 20 runs scored in 39 games. While that's all well and good, it seems like Hayes has been lucky with the power numbers as he currently owns a .374 xSLG. Managers may want to consider flipping him now before the trade deadline.
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.