01/17/2020 - 2020 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Hayden continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At the plate, he is where he shows best through a closed setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel and makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. In the OF, feet are active as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat but will benefit by working to get behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he utilizes his quick feet well in covering a lot of ground. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit to build more arm strength through a long toss program.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Hayden continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a well above average runner at 7.19. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays fluid / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through a tall, open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At the event, he was 2 for 5.
12/27/2018 - Baseball Factory Winter Classic - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Hayden is a coachable OF/3B prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Winter Classic. In the field, Hayden takes a good first step and displays efficient footwork. He gets into a low position and fields the ball with sure hands. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate with good carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is controlled getting his hands activated and remains centered with his lower half. He takes a smooth swing with fast bat speed, leading to consistent contact to all fields. With four more years to develop, Hayden has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
07/17/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Trenton, NJ
Hayden is a lean, athletic, 2-way player who plays OF and 3B. In the OF, Hayden has active feet, he reads the ball off the bat well, and he fields aggressively. He presents his glove well, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a loose arm with momentum to his target. At 3B, Hayden has active feet to the ball, he fields low and athletically, and delivers the ball with accuracy and carry to his target. Offensively, Hayden has a square set-up, good balance, and his hands are quick. He swings in good rhythm, has plus bat speed, and makes hard/square contact. Hayden is a nice young player and can improve with work on the following.
1. Catch at highest point
2. Finish throws
1. Arm action
1. Lower body