Just Like Halas, it's Hayes bat that will see him playing for a very long time. With his nice frame and strength, Hayes displays raw power at the plate but is also a contact hitter that knows how to use the entire field when he hits. He is a prosect that will hit for both power and average and he displays a short path to the ball with quick hands and great extension through the hitting zone. It's fun to watch him drive pitchers crazy as he is never an easy out!
Hayes is a very talented and hard working player that shows an advanced knowledge of the game way beyond his age and class. It that makes perfect sense that Ke'Bryan has such great knowledge of the game seeing his family has been around the game at the highest level his whole life. Ke'Bryan's older brother Tyree Hayes was drafted out of High School in the 8th round of the 2006 Armature draft by the Tampa Rays as a pitcher and his father Charlie Hayes spent 14 years in the Major Leagues which saw him catching the last out of the Yankees 1996 World Series Championship to highlight his fathers baseball career.
We asked coach Koutnik about Ke'Bryan Hayes and here is what he had to say. "I first met Ke'Bryan Hayes in the summer of 2011. White Sox Cross Checker Nathan Durst asked me to find a player to take to Oklahoma with us for Pro Scouted event. It was fun to watch this freshman play at such a high level against seniors. It really put into perspective how good Ke'Bryan is going to be when he is a senior himself. His knowledge of the game at his young age is advanced well beyond his years and he just plays the right way. His bat is as good as any player I have seen and his father has done a great job with his son. With his families background in Major League baseball and the knowledge he has been afforded, I think Ke'Bryan has a bright future as he moves forward".
Perfect Game will also get some additional looks at Ke'Bryan Hayes this fall as the Team DeMarini prospect is set to attend the Kernels Foundation Championships in September, Underclass World Championships and finishing out the fall with Tyler Halas on Team DeMarini at the PG World Championships in Jupiter, FL on October 25-29th.
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