03/05/2017 - College PREP - Chattanooga, TN Hayden is a strong, solidly built (5'9”, 185lbs) 2017 catching prospect. He is a very solid defender behind the plate with feel for framing and calling games to go along with blocking ability to keep everything in front. He shows a low, steady setup with a strong target while he works around the ball and stick pitches for strikes. His feet are quick and he shows lateral agility to move athletically side to side and deaden the ball to center, recovering quickly with a quick exchange to throw. At the plate, his lower half works well to generate fast bat speed through the zone and extra base power. He works on a level path to the ball to make consistent contact and shows pop to the pull side. Working on getting the barrel to the ball more consistently will lead to more hard hit balls and base hits. We look forward to watching Hayden take the next step during his senior season.