12/01/2013 - College PREP - Cedar Hill (DFW), TX Hayden is a solid 3B/RHP that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he projects best at 3B for the next level. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.33 60 time. At 3B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he squares balls up, showing soft / sure hands. He moves well laterally, displaying range and shows off his athletic abilities on the slow roller play. Defensive grade will continue as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Throws are accurate, flashing carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Nikirk shows solid hitting abilities and power through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed to and through a level swing path, creating extension. He has strength in his swing with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 74-78 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape action with gradual break. He throws a slider that resembles his breaking ball but drops an arm slot. Stock to the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength and he works to throw more strikes. With 2 years to further develop, Hayden has potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his abilities.