06/24/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Troy (Albany), NY Hayden is a young, thin, catcher with nice overall skills. Behind the plate, Hayden tracks well, has a quiet set-up, and fields in low square position. He has strong/firm hands, keeps the ball in front when blocking, and has a clean exchange with accuracy to 2nd base. Pop times were as low as 2.88 seconds. At the plate, Hayden has a square set-up, good balance, and he keeps his hands inside the baseball. He has a direct barrel, he can spray to all fields, and he uses his lower body. Work on the following can help improve skills.
Catching 1. Chin down-blocking 2. Release 3. Footwork Offense 1. Weight transfer 2. Aggressiveness 3. Bat speed