10/15/2017 - College PREP - Birmingham, AL Hayden is a solid catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.26. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed a range of 2.09-2.22 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. Hands are firm and he tracks balls well through the receiving process, sticking well in the zone. He uses his body well through the blocking process and moves well laterally, centering all balls out front. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average power potential through a crouched setup. Hands are quick (85 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields and has strength in his swing with gap-to-gap pop. With 2 years to further develop, Hayden has potential with time and room to progress his game.