Austin Hays
LF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #91, Baltimore Orioles | Jacksonville
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 529 488 73 125 22 4 .256 .308 .461 .769
2022 582 535 66 134 16 2 .250 .306 .413 .719
2023 566 520 76 143 16 5 .275 .325 .444 .769
6 Seasons 1,949 1,793 251 470 63 15 .262 .314 .437 .751
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .256 22 4 .769
2022 .250 16 2 .719
2023 .275 16 5 .769
6 Seasons .262 63 15 .751
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2017 21 224 45 1 2.2 1.6 84.8 105.7 8.3 24.4 .208 .307 .237 .241 .307 28.9 25.4 3.2
2019 23 291 55 3 5.5 4.0 91.0 108.5 11.5 47.3 .288 .468 .393 .352 .392 41.8 17.3 9.3
2020 24 537 99 4 4.0 3.0 87.0 106.9 11.0 27.3 .245 .355 .315 .292 .324 31.3 18.7 6.0
2021 25 1957 385 35 9.1 6.6 88.8 110.3 12.5 32.2 .245 .432 .328 .316 .368 39.2 20.2 5.3
2022 26 2051 424 22 5.2 3.8 87.7 109.0 11.3 32.3 .240 .372 .314 .298 .337 37.7 19.6 5.8
2023 27 2122 384 34 8.9 6.0 89.4 111.0 10.4 31.0 .242 .420 .330 .309 .381 40.1 24.9 6.7
Player 7182 1392 99 7.1 5.1 88.5 111.0 11.3 31.9 .243 .403 .323 .306 .358 38.2 21.3 6.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 55.6 15.6 20.0 8.9 33.3 44.4 22.2 4.4 46.7 20.0 17.8 8.9 2.2 1.6
2019 41.8 25.5 30.9 1.8 36.4 38.2 25.5 1.8 32.7 23.6 27.3 9.1 5.5 4.0
2020 49.5 22.2 23.2 5.1 37.4 41.4 21.2 2.0 42.4 25.3 21.2 4.0 4.0 3.0
2021 43.4 26.8 22.6 7.3 38.4 37.1 24.4 4.7 33.0 27.0 21.0 5.2 9.1 6.6
2022 43.6 22.4 23.6 10.4 40.8 36.3 22.9 3.3 35.1 25.5 23.3 7.1 5.2 3.8
2023 44.8 29.7 20.3 5.2 37.0 38.5 24.5 2.1 32.3 25.5 23.4 7.6 8.9 6.0
Player 44.6 25.5 22.6 7.3 38.4 37.9 23.7 3.2 34.6 25.6 22.6 6.6 7.1 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.8 5 588 27.7 156 .313 .567 .421 20.2 22.4 20.3 .252 .503 .365 46.0
2023 Slider -0.7 -3 481 22.7 124 .241 .397 .296 38.3 29.8 23.7 .243 .428 .299 42.0
2023 Sinker 0.4 2 376 17.7 97 .344 .433 .379 19.6 15.5 19.2 .316 .460 .359 42.1
2023 Changeup -0.3 -1 220 10.4 55 .226 .377 .296 34.2 29.1 22.2 .203 .353 .252 32.4
2023 Curveball 0.3 0 154 7.3 46 .222 .422 .282 30.4 21.7 17.9 .190 .269 .207 25.7
2023 Cutter -3.0 -5 152 7.2 47 .217 .283 .229 24.1 25.5 30.8 .205 .327 .236 32.4
2023 Sweeper 0.4 0 97 4.6 24 .273 .500 .358 43.8 37.5 33.3 .196 .377 .279 46.2
2023 Split-Finger 2.6 1 39 1.8 13 .250 .500 .346 37.5 53.8 43.8 .192 .468 .305 80.0
2023 Slurve 0.4 0 15 0.7 3 .500 .500 .300 20.0 0.0 0.0 .208 .228 .131 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -7 572 27.9 170 .263 .410 .324 11.3 13.5 14.7 .268 .444 .334 47.0
2022 Slider 1.9 8 407 19.8 110 .262 .447 .352 35.0 20.0 21.2 .216 .356 .276 30.9
2022 Sinker -1.0 -4 391 19.1 108 .237 .301 .304 18.0 13.0 16.7 .224 .255 .278 38.3
2022 Curveball 0.2 1 222 10.8 65 .242 .452 .312 37.1 36.9 29.3 .220 .311 .253 36.8
2022 Changeup 0.7 1 177 8.6 48 .261 .500 .352 29.9 33.3 27.1 .236 .404 .293 36.7
2022 Cutter -2.4 -4 150 7.3 47 .186 .326 .297 16.7 19.1 24.3 .227 .369 .295 20.6
2022 Sweeper -0.9 -1 90 4.4 22 .227 .409 .270 36.4 18.2 18.2 .290 .416 .303 27.8
2022 Split-Finger 11.0 4 35 1.7 8 .500 1.167 .806 31.8 25.0 15.4 .296 .726 .497 75.0
2022 Slurve -9.8 0 3 0.1 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .020 .025 .018 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1.2 7 575 29.4 163 .281 .568 .386 14.2 14.1 14.7 .294 .586 .400 52.0
2021 Slider 0.4 2 382 19.5 94 .228 .446 .302 39.0 34.0 29.6 .203 .360 .249 28.3
2021 Sinker -1.9 -6 309 15.8 92 .294 .447 .345 15.8 10.9 17.2 .263 .432 .324 38.2
2021 Changeup 2.4 6 250 12.8 68 .266 .516 .378 27.7 13.2 9.7 .221 .384 .283 34.5
2021 Curveball -2.0 -4 218 11.1 47 .116 .186 .178 45.5 44.7 31.3 .149 .192 .195 22.7
2021 Cutter 2.1 3 159 8.1 47 .318 .432 .343 11.3 12.8 18.8 .311 .469 .348 38.5
2021 Sweeper 0.5 0 46 2.4 10 .000 .000 .210 53.3 30.0 17.6 .045 .064 .244 0.0
2021 Split-Finger 5.5 1 13 0.7 5 .250 .500 .390 44.4 60.0 33.3 .164 .207 .268 0.0
2021 Slurve 19.2 1 3 0.2 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .149 .201 .146 50.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 1 171 31.8 41 .229 .400 .385 11.3 17.1 11.9 .235 .363 .323 39.3
2020 Slider -0.1 0 97 18.1 17 .313 .500 .371 48.5 47.1 26.7 .214 .322 .257 37.5
2020 Sinker -1.2 -1 96 17.9 32 .290 .290 .303 14.0 12.5 16.7 .267 .324 .275 37.0
2020 Curveball -0.9 -1 63 11.7 10 .125 .125 .160 30.0 30.0 12.5 .199 .318 .251 33.3
2020 Cutter 2.8 1 46 8.6 14 .462 .462 .436 0.0 0.0 0.0 .312 .464 .362 15.4
2020 Changeup 1.3 1 44 8.2 13 .417 .833 .485 21.9 0.0 0.0 .326 .531 .361 15.4
2020 Split-Finger -12.5 -2 12 2.2 5 .000 .000 .000 37.5 40.0 28.6 .085 .092 .078 33.3
2020 Sweeper -9.0 0 3 0.6 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 4-Seam Fastball 4.0 4 94 32.3 26 .440 .880 .562 14.3 11.5 11.1 .376 .659 .441 54.5
2019 Slider -3.9 -3 73 25.1 14 .077 .077 .114 50.0 35.7 21.7 .203 .274 .241 12.5
2019 Sinker 1.8 1 37 12.7 14 .364 .545 .457 12.5 7.1 11.1 .385 .516 .452 60.0
2019 Curveball 13.3 5 36 12.4 5 .750 1.500 .900 0.0 20.0 6.7 .319 .788 .496 33.3
2019 Changeup 2.8 1 29 10.0 11 .100 .200 .259 45.0 27.3 21.4 .120 .189 .184 28.6
2019 Cutter -2.7 -1 19 6.5 4 .250 .500 .313 10.0 0.0 0.0 .182 .236 .182 25.0
2019 Slurve -8.9 0 2 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .067 .110 .074 0.0
2019 Split-Finger -5.2 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 0 63 28.1 15 .267 .467 .313 7.4 13.3 10.0 .334 .584 .384 46.2
2017 Slider -2.5 -2 60 26.8 17 .235 .294 .232 56.1 41.2 29.2 .108 .140 .108 10.0
2017 Sinker 0.2 0 38 17.0 12 .222 .333 .296 25.0 25.0 33.3 .151 .186 .282 42.9
2017 Changeup -2.6 -1 24 10.7 7 .143 .143 .129 53.3 14.3 10.0 .296 .335 .274 16.7
2017 Curveball 3.0 1 22 9.8 4 .500 .750 .538 50.0 25.0 14.3 .307 .549 .363 33.3
2017 Cutter -5.3 -1 11 4.9 5 .000 .000 .180 14.3 0.0 0.0 .147 .172 .135 20.0
2017 Split-Finger -16.8 -1 4 1.8 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 50.0 .118 .119 .109 0.0
2017 Sweeper -14.3 0 2 0.9 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 63 224 -3 -1 0 0 -3
2019 75 291 0 0 5 1 6
2020 134 537 1 -5 0 3 -1
2021 529 1,957 1 -15 13 10 9
2022 582 2,051 4 -20 7 8 -2
2023 578 2,164 -1 -16 8 9 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 224 52.7 70.3 71.1 34.0 44.4 42.4 28.6 53.1 37.0 8.5 68.4
2019 291 46.0 65.7 84.1 30.6 54.2 42.3 28.0 46.7 25.7 4.1 75.0
2020 537 44.1 62.9 87.9 35.7 65.4 41.5 26.1 47.7 19.9 6.0 68.8
2021 1,957 48.5 64.4 87.1 29.5 50.2 41.1 25.1 46.4 24.6 7.5 70.1
2022 2,051 46.7 67.7 87.7 36.2 57.8 42.2 35.7 51.0 23.5 6.2 75.6
2023 2,122 47.5 63.8 82.6 30.9 50.6 42.1 30.8 46.6 28.3 7.6 72.0
Player 7,182 47.4 65.3 85.3 32.5 54.1 41.8 30.2 48.1 25.5 6.9 72.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2017 46 92
2019 61 86
2020 16 42 16 11 22 11 17 20 39 16 70 19 81 10 74 57 94
2021 34 36 53 59 14 63 58 38 73 37 58 8 49 35 58 43 97
2022 26 37 33 33 26 38 26 25 48 35 58 18 56 11 62 8 92
2023 28 30 45 57 14 63 54 52 67 46 30 28 31 33 53 45 83
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.4 1 1.2 0 2 1 0 0.0
2019 22.1 4 2.6 1 3 2 1 25.0
2020 22.3 4 3.0 1 1 1 2 50.0
2021 22.4 22 20.4 2 8 13 11 50.0
2022 24.0 16 15.7 0 7 8 10 62.5
2023 23.1 16 19.6 -4 12 18 6 37.5
Player 23.0 63 62.5 1 33 43 30 47.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 0
2019 4 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 4 3 3 2
2020 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
2021 22 23 20 20 23 21 23 20 16 14 18 21 21 16 19 25 18 17 23 23 20 22 26 23 17 18 23 23 20 21 19
2022 16 11 14 14 18 18 19 13 14 14 16 20 15 15 17 16 14 13 15 17 14 18 18 14 13 13 18 20 16 17 17
2023 16 13 17 18 22 20 22 14 19 17 19 23 20 15 22 19 20 16 20 23 19 18 29 26 14 17 22 22 23 22 16
Player 63 56 57 59 69 65 70 53 54 50 59 71 64 53 64 66 58 52 66 69 62 68 81 71 50 54 69 73 67 67 57
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.0 87.0 -4.0 88.8 1.8 87.7 -1.1 89.4 1.7
Launch Angle 11.5 11.0 -0.5 12.5 1.5 11.3 -1.2 10.4 -0.9
Barrel % 5.5 4.0 -1.5 9.1 5.1 5.2 -3.9 8.9 3.7
Hard Hit % 41.8 31.3 -10.5 39.2 7.9 37.7 -1.5 40.1 2.4
Sweet Spot % 47.3 27.3 -20.0 32.2 4.9 32.3 0.1 31.0 -1.3
xBA .288 .245 -0.043 .245 0.000 .240 -0.005 .242 0.002
BA .309 .279 -0.030 .256 -0.023 .250 -0.006 .275 0.025
xwOBA .352 .292 -0.060 .316 0.024 .298 -0.018 .309 0.011
wOBA .393 .315 -0.078 .328 0.013 .314 -0.014 .330 0.016
xSLG .468 .355 -0.113 .432 0.077 .372 -0.060 .420 0.048
SLG .574 .393 -0.181 .461 0.068 .413 -0.048 .444 0.031
K% 17.3 18.7 1.4 20.2 1.5 19.6 -0.6 24.9 5.3
BB% 9.3 6.0 -3.3 5.3 -0.7 5.8 0.5 6.7 0.9
Swing % 46.7 47.7 1.0 46.4 -1.3 51.0 4.6 46.6 -4.4
Whiff% 25.7 19.9 -5.8 24.6 4.7 23.5 -1.1 28.3 4.8
In Zone % 46.0 44.1 -1.9 48.5 4.4 46.7 -1.8 47.5 0.8
Out of Zone % 54.0 55.9 1.9 51.5 -4.4 53.3 1.8 52.5 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 30.6 35.7 5.1 29.5 -6.2 36.2 6.7 30.9 -5.3
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 26.1 -1.9 25.1 -1.0 35.7 10.6 30.8 -4.9
First Pitch Strike % 68.0 67.2 -0.8 60.5 -6.7 65.3 4.8 62.8 -2.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2017 Shifts R 63 15 23.8 .213 .316
2019 Shifts R 75 10 13.3 .397 .365
2020 Shifts R 134 30 22.4 .286 .412
2021 Shifts R 525 91 17.3 .324 .356
2022 Shifts R 575 120 20.9 .304 .352
2023 Shades R 565 48 8.5 .332 .303
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2017 72 17.2 13.9% 0.0% 21 25.1 0.0% 9.5%
2019 95 18.6 14.7% 2.1% 37 22.7 0.0% 5.4%
2020 176 20.0 7.4% 2.3% 69 23.6 1.4% 11.6%
2021 559 19.2 10.7% 4.1% 338 25.1 0.6% 13.6%
2022 516 19.1 14.5% 4.7% 347 23.6 0.0% 9.8%
2023 566 15.5 43.5% 0.7% 361 19.6 1.4% 1.1%
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