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Austin Hays

Austin Hays 21 RF

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Austin Charles Bryan Hays
  • Age: 25 (July 5, 1995)
  • Birthplace: Daytona Beach, FL
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 3 (2016, BAL)
  • MLB Debut: 09/07/2017
  • School: Jacksonville
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Austin Hays Stats Summary

Austin Hays Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
September 7, 2019 Baltimore Orioles recalled RF Austin Hays from Norfolk Tides.
July 11, 2019 Norfolk Tides activated RF Austin Hays from the 7-day injured list.
July 4, 2019 Norfolk Tides sent RF Austin Hays on a rehab assignment to Aberdeen IronBirds.
June 22, 2019 Norfolk Tides placed RF Austin Hays on the 7-day injured list retroactive to June 21, 2019.
June 8, 2019 RF Austin Hays assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
May 23, 2019 RF Austin Hays assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
May 13, 2019 RF Austin Hays assigned to Frederick Keys from Norfolk Tides.
April 4, 2019 RF Austin Hays assigned to Norfolk Tides from Orioles Extended Spring Training.
March 31, 2019 RF Austin Hays assigned to Orioles Extended Spring Training from Norfolk Tides.
March 17, 2019 Baltimore Orioles optioned RF Austin Hays to Norfolk Tides.
November 2, 2018 Austin Hays roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
September 24, 2018 Baltimore Orioles recalled RF Austin Hays from Bowie Baysox.
September 24, 2018 Baltimore Orioles placed RF Austin Hays on the 60-day disabled list. Right ankle surgery.
August 7, 2018 Bowie Baysox activated RF Austin Hays from the 7-day disabled list.
July 28, 2018 Bowie Baysox sent RF Austin Hays on a rehab assignment to Aberdeen IronBirds.
June 25, 2018 Bowie Baysox placed RF Austin Hays on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 26, 2018.
May 26, 2018 Bowie Baysox activated RF Austin Hays.
April 2, 2018 RF Austin Hays assigned to Bowie Baysox from Norfolk Tides.
March 25, 2018 CF Austin Hays assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
March 24, 2018 Baltimore Orioles optioned CF Austin Hays to Bowie Baysox.
September 5, 2017 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Austin Hays from Bowie Baysox.
June 22, 2017 CF Austin Hays assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
April 3, 2017 RF Austin Hays assigned to Frederick Keys.
March 2, 2017 RF Austin Hays assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
June 22, 2016 RF Austin Hays assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds.
June 21, 2016 Baltimore Orioles signed RF Austin Hays.
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Austin Hays Awards and Honors

Austin Hays  21 RF

Austin Hays
  • Full Name: Austin Charles Bryan Hays
  • Born: July 5, 1995
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Daytona Beach, FL
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 3 (2016, BAL)
  • School: Jacksonville
  • MLB Debut: 09/07/2017

2019
♦ Entered the season ranked among the Top 10 Prospects in the Orioles system by Baseball America (#4), MLB.com (#4) and Baseball Prospectus (#8). Also rated by Baseball America as Best Athlete, Best OF Arm and Best Defensive OF in the Orioles system. 
♦ Suffered a sprained left thumb at the end of the spring training and opened the season on Norfolk's Injured List. 
♦ Ranked among O's minor leaguers in home runs (3rd, 17) and extra-base hits (3rd, 41).
♦ Transferred to Frederick on 5/14 and appeared in nine rehab games with the Keys.
♦ Joined Double-A Bowie on 5/24 and appeared in 14 games with the Baysox, batting .268 with three home runs and 11 RBI. 
♦ Transferred to Norfolk on 6/8 and made his Triple-A debut that night. 
♦ Appeared in 59 games with Norfolk, batting .254 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI. 
♦ After the Triple-A All-Star break, he ranked among IL leaders in runs (2nd, 29), doubles (T-4th, 14), total bases (7th, 96) and hits (T-9th, 53). 
♦ Had a short stint on the Injured List from 6/21 to 7/11. Played five rehab games with Aberdeen, totaling five hits and two home runs before returning to Norfolk.
♦ Hit safely in 21 of his final 25 contests with Norfolk (including each of his final seven games) before being recalled to Baltimore on 9/7. 
♦ Batted .309 with four home runs and 13 RBI over 21 games for Baltimore. 
♦ Became the first MLB rookie to have 5+ RBI, a stolen base and an outfield assist in the same game when he accomplished the feats on 9/23 at Toronto. Registered his first two-homer game at the big league level in that contest. 
♦ Made MLB Play of the Week on 9/19 vs.Toronto when he robbed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of a home run at the right-center field wall. 
♦ Batted .419 (18-43) against MLB right-handers and .417 (5-12) with RISP. 


2018
♦ Ranked among the Top 100 Prospects by Baseball America (#21) and MLB.com (#23). 
♦ Rated as the #1 prospect in the Orioles system by Baseball America and MLB.com.
♦ Limited to 66 games with Double-A Bowie due to a right ankle injury.
♦ Batted .242 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI in 66 games with Double-A Bowie.
♦ Hit .224 in 43 games prior to landing on the disabled list with a right ankle injury, 5/26.
♦ After rehabbing with Class-A Aberdeen, returned to Bowie and batted .273 with six home runs and 25 RBI over his final 23 games of the season. 
♦ Batted .333 (17-51) against Eastern League left-handed pitching.
♦ Went 3-3 with a first inning grand slam, 8/14 vs. Richmond.
♦ Finished a triple short of hitting for the cycle, 8/17 vs. Erie (4-4, HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI).


2017
♦ Split the season between Frederick and Bowie, hitting .329 with 32 homers and 95 RBI.
♦ Named Baltimore's Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year. 
♦ Ranked among all of Minor League Baseball in total bases (1st, 310), home runs (T-2nd, 32), extra-base hits (2nd, 69), hits (T-5th, 172), RBI (T-9th, 95) and at-bats (T-11th, 523).
♦ Named as one of five finalists for Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year Award, along with Atlanta OF Ronald Acuña (winner), Arizona RHP Jon Duplantier, Toronto IF Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Toronto IF Bo Bichette. 
♦ Named a Carolina League Midseason All-Star, and chosen as Carolina League Player of the Week three times (5/21, 6/11, 6/18).
♦ Became the first player in Frederick history with three homers in a game (5/24 at Potomac).
♦ Set career-highs with five hits, six RBI and four runs scored, 6/18 vs. Lynchburg (5-5, 2 HR, 2 2B, 4 R, 6 RBI). Was one of just seven five-hit games in the Carolina League in 2017.
♦ Hit safely in 50 of his 64 games with Frederick before being promoted to Bowie on 6/22.
♦ Registered a career-high 13-game hitting streak from 7/6-7/22.
♦ Hit safely in 53 of his 64 games with Bowie. Between Frederick and Bowie, hit safely in 103 of his 128 contests.
♦ Had his contract selected by Baltimore on 9/5 and made his MLB debut on 9/7 vs. the New York Yankees (went 0-1).
♦ Recorded first big league hit on 9/16 at Yankee Stadium (single off of Jordan Montgomery). Also slugged his first MLB home run in the ninth inning of that game (off of Chasen Shreve).
♦ Rated by Baseball America after the season as the #1 prospect in the O's system; also rated by same publication as the Best Hitter for Average, the Best Power Hitter and as having the Best Outfield Arm in the Orioles organization.


2016
♦ Ranked as the #7 Orioles prospect to open the season, according to Baseball America.
♦ Led Aberdeen in average (.336), home runs (4), OBP (.386) and slugging (.514). 

 

PERSONAL
♦ Selected by Baltimore in the 3rd round of the 2016 draft.
♦ Attended Jacksonville University, where he hit .350 with 16 home runs and 42 RBI for the Dolphins in 2016. Spent a season at Seminole State College of Florida before transferring to Jacksonville. Was a teammate of fellow O's farmhand Michael Baumann at JU. 
♦ Was a two-time team MVP at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, FL, helping guide the school to a State Championship his junior season. Spruce Creek has also produced swimmer Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist. 
♦ Became the first player from the 2016 draft to reach the majors when he made his debut on 9/7/17 at Oriole Park.