05/19/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Wingate (Charlotte), NC Hayden is a young, 2-way player who catches and plays 1B. Behind the plate, Hayden has active footwork, firm hands, and he sits in squarely. He tracks well, sticks firmly, and has an accurate arm to his target. Pop times were as low as 3.28 seconds to 2nd base. At 1B, Hayden has playable hands and feet, some range, and he throws accurately to his target. Offensively, Hayden has a square/athletic set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He has a direct/level swing path, and hits with some strength to the pull side. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
Catching 1. Release 2. Blocking 3. Hands Infield 1. Release 2. Fielding position 3. Footwork Offense 1. Load 2. Lower body 3. Rhythm