08/02/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Hayden is a SS/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2023. Medium frame solid build with strength present and room to fill throughout. At SS, he shows active/efficient feet and ability to field from the ground up. Creates good fielding angles, as he works through the ball, and has a low funnel. Attacks the baseball, with a quick/clean exchange, and a short/quick arm action. Accurate/on-line throws, with a quick release, from a high 3/4 arm slot and an arm velocity of 84mph. A right-handed pitcher, good balance to delivery, with eyes on mitt, and works downhill to plate. Works off of a FB that sits 73-81mph with some tailing action. Mixed in a CB with 11/5 shape with tight spin and a changeup that he throws with FB arm speed from a lower arm slot with arm side run. FB was his best pitch during his bullpen. At the plate, he hits from a crouched and open stance. Good balance to swing, as he stays in his legs, and shows good barrel control. Short/direct barrel path, with a high finish, and ability to keep barrel in the zone a long time. Made consistent/square contact to the pull side with a bat exit velocity of 82mph during BP. With 2 years of continued growth and development, we foresee this 2-way prospect having a bright future on the baseball diamond.