04/03/2022 - All-In Membership - Columbia, SC
Hayden continues to show as a prospect with improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, power potential is now well above average through a crouched, open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At 1B, he shows smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag. Hands are clean and present well out front. At 3B, feet are active but needs to attack more and play through with his body. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program.
01/14/2022 - 2022 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (HS)
Hayden is a class of 2022 1B/3B prospect. In the infield, he shows the ability to make the routine play. Shows good footwork and works downhill towards the baseball. He showed off a good arm that was up to 81 mph across the infield. At the plate, he shows off a good lower ½ and drives to the baseball. Also shows a good load and ability to be on time. Reached base multiple times and hit a 2B in game action. Hayden is a good player with a bright future.
10/24/2021 - All-In Membership - Columbia, SC
Hayden continues to shine with his baseball abilities. At 3B, he shows smooth / fluid actions. Feet are active as he works around and plays through ground balls with his body. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean and presents well out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases foot quickness. At the plate he shows an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
07/27/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (HS)
Hayden is a 2024 OF prospect who worked hard on his skills during the National World Series at Pirate City. In the OF, he starts in a good ready position and plays with good energy. Showed ability to make routine plays. Fields from a square position and shows active footwork as he works through the baseball. Clean exchange working into a low 3/4 arm slot with a quick arm. Made accurate throws into infield with an arm velocity up to 84mph. Working on reads and angles will help Hayden cover more ground in the OF. At the plate, he sets up in an open and athletic stance. He rotates his lower half to contact point as he hit balls into both gaps with a bat exit velocity up to 85mph during his round of BP. At the event, Hayden had a double, 2 base on balls, and reached on an error. He also had 3 stolen bases and an RBI. With 3 years of continued growth and development, we foresee Hayden having a bright future on the baseball field.
03/21/2021 - All-In Membership - Columbia, SC
Hayden is an athletic OF/3B who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.31 60 time. In the OF, defensive abilities are solid as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. He reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground, displaying range. At 3B, he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is but needs to present more out front. Throws are accurate with carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 3 years to further develop, Hayden has potential with time and room to progress his game.