Star prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes has not participated in the Pirates’ camp, and supervisor Derek Shelton unveiled currently (with Hayes’ authorization) that the 23-yr-outdated has analyzed beneficial for the coronavirus. Shelton explained to MLB.com’s Adam Berry and other reporters that Hayes was continue to in quarantine, although gave no trace as to when Hayes could be ready to participate. Considering that Hayes never arrived at camp, it can be assumed that he tested optimistic for the duration of the preliminary spherical of intake exams.
Hayes is found as each Pittsburgh’s top situation player prospect and 1 of the much more intriguing insignificant leaguers in the sport, that includes remarkably on top rated-100 prospect lists. Prior to the 2020 year, Fangraphs was the most bullish on Hayes with a #30 rating, while Baseball Prospectus’ 63rd-area position was the third baseman’s least expensive displaying. Picked 32nd total in the 2015 draft, Hayes has currently drawn raves for his fielding skill at 3rd foundation, though his bat has demonstrated guarantee (.279/.354/.399 more than 1991 minimal league plate appearances) but was still a thing of a get the job done in progress.
Hayes was noticed as a lock to debut sometime in 2020, and presumably could even now be in line for some playing time at the MLB level need to he recuperate somewhat quickly. Depending on how prolonged Hayes is out and how extensive it would choose him to get ready in a teaching camp circumstance, on the other hand, the Pirates could choose to hold off on beginning his assistance time clock until eventually the 2021 period. Past the contractual regulate logistics, the Bucs also the natural way want to be as secure as doable with their star youngster, and carry him along in a way that doesn’t impede his improvement.
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