01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Haydn continues to grow and shape into a promising catcher in the 2020 class. He did a very nice job of receiving the ball with strong and soft hands and maintained very athletic primary and secondary receiving positions. He moves laterally very well when blocking and controls rebounds with proper posture and technique. He showcased a clean exchange when making throws to bases with a short and quick release. He posted a low 2.02 pop time with strong, accurate throws. Offensively, he has a line drive approach and was able to drive the baseball to all fields. He creates rhythm and uses his direct bat path to make consistent, hard contact. A very athletic catcher, he also posted a 6.96 sec 60 yard dash.
12/20/2018 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Haydn continues to show a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet work in line towards his target through a clean transfer/exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.00 range with accuracy and zip on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He shows a solid setup and presents a low target. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process and centers balls well out front. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Hands are quick 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. At the event, he was a perfect 6 for 6 with a 2B and a 3B. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a solid team player.
11/25/2018 - College PREP - Pearland (Houston), TX
Haydn is an athletic C/OF prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. Behind the plate, Haydn shows quick footwork and moves to block well. He sits in an athletic stance and receives with soft hands. He makes a quick exchange and gains momentum well on his throws to 2B, keeping them on-line to the bag. Setting up in a more square stance can help Haydn improve as a C. In the OF, Haydn shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into an athletic position and fields with soft hands. He makes a quick exchange and keeps his throws accurate with good carry through his target. Taking better angles to the ball can help Haydn improve as an OF. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and is smooth getting back into his load. He drives through well with his lower half and produces solid gap to gap pop. Haydn can improve as a hitter by taking a shorter stride. Overall, Haydn is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
07/17/2018 - National Tryout - Highland Park (DFW), TX
Haydn continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through well with momentum to his target. Glove action is soft and he presents well, utilizing two hands through the process. Range is a plus as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. Behind the plate, pop times showed in the 2.28 range as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He shows off his athletic abilities through the blocking process as he is a wall behind the plate. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
10/22/2017 - National Tryout - Conroe (Houston), TX
Haydn is an athletic C/OF prospect who will graduate in 2020. Behind the plate, Haydn shows active footwork and is very agile moving to block balls in the dirt. He sits in a low stance and presents a good target to the pitcher. He throws from a high 3/4 angle and keep his throws accurate to 2B. Haydn can improve as a C by quickening his exchange to throw. In the OF, Haydn shows active footwork and covers ground well when tracking fly balls. He gets into a square position and fields ground balls out in front of his body. He gains momentum well on his throws and keeps them accurate with good carry through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and comes through well with his lower half. He takes a direct swing with decent bat speed which leads to consistent contact and line drives. Haydn can improve as a hitter by loading his hands more. Overall, Haydn is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.