12/02/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Sacramento, CA Hayden is a lean, 2-way player who catches and pitches. Behind the plate, Hayden has active feet, a square set-up, and he is quick when blocking. He covers the 5 hole, looks the ball into his glove, and has good throwing mechanics to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 3.08 seconds. On the mound, Hayden keeps his eyes on target, he separates on time, and gets good pivot off his back foot. He has a controlled landing toward home plate and is around the zone with his FB. Offensively, Hayden has a square set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He uses his hips, he can spray to all fields, and he uses some lower body. Overall skills can get better if Hayden can work on the following.
Catching 1. Quicken feet 2. Fielding position 3. Release Pitching 1. Stride-balance 2. Release 3. Off-speed Offense 1. Load 2. Timing 3. Swing path