Austin Hays
LF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 3, #91, Baltimore Orioles | Jacksonville
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 582 535 66 134 16 2 .250 .306 .413 .719
2023 566 520 76 143 16 5 .275 .325 .444 .769
2024 175 157 18 40 3 0 .255 .316 .395 .711
7 Seasons 2,124 1,950 269 510 66 15 .262 .314 .433 .747
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .250 16 2 .719
2023 .275 16 5 .769
2024 .255 3 0 .711
7 Seasons .262 66 15 .747
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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
2024 28 564 116 9 7.8 5.3 89.7 109.9 12.6 28.4 .248 .396 .307 .312 .374 44.0 23.4 5.3
Player 7746 1508 108 7.2 5.1 88.6 111.0 11.4 31.6 .244 .402 .322 .306 .359 38.7 21.5 5.9
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.5 22.2 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
2024 40.5 24.1 26.7 8.6 40.5 39.7 19.8 2.6 32.8 26.7 20.7 8.6 7.8 5.3
Player 44.3 25.4 22.9 7.4 38.6 38.0 23.4 3.2 34.4 25.7 22.4 6.8 7.2 5.1
MLB 44.5 23.7 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 2.5 4 178 31.6 56 .271 .417 .357 9.8 17.9 22.7 .264 .451 .360 51.3
2024 Slider -1.8 -2 108 19.1 23 .300 .450 .341 40.0 26.1 22.2 .288 .352 .312 60.0
2024 Sinker -2.0 -2 94 16.7 35 .273 .333 .291 16.7 8.6 21.4 .286 .419 .324 40.0
2024 Changeup 2.8 2 59 10.5 20 .278 .500 .369 53.7 40.0 44.4 .247 .450 .317 45.5
2024 Cutter -7.2 -3 42 7.4 12 .083 .083 .075 21.7 8.3 33.3 .213 .295 .220 18.2
2024 Curveball -2.5 -1 37 6.6 11 .111 .222 .241 41.2 45.5 38.5 .110 .136 .213 25.0
2024 Sweeper -1.8 -1 33 5.9 9 .222 .444 .278 54.5 55.6 50.0 .127 .208 .143 25.0
2024 Split-Finger 8.0 1 12 2.1 3 .333 1.333 .667 50.0 66.7 40.0 .276 1.092 .550 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball 0.9 5 581 27.4 154 .311 .568 .420 20.1 22.1 20.1 .249 .502 .364 45.5
2023 Slider -0.8 -4 455 21.4 115 .234 .364 .283 37.3 29.6 22.8 .250 .427 .303 42.7
2023 Sinker 0.5 2 379 17.9 98 .352 .440 .384 20.0 15.3 19.2 .322 .468 .364 42.9
2023 Changeup -0.3 -1 220 10.4 55 .226 .377 .296 34.2 29.1 22.2 .203 .353 .252 32.4
2023 Cutter -2.9 -5 162 7.6 51 .220 .280 .228 24.1 27.5 32.6 .190 .303 .220 30.6
2023 Curveball 0.3 0 154 7.3 46 .222 .422 .282 30.4 21.7 17.9 .190 .269 .207 25.7
2023 Sweeper 0.4 0 117 5.5 30 .286 .607 .395 46.6 36.7 33.3 .199 .433 .293 47.1
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 -1.2 -7 575 28.0 171 .261 .408 .323 11.6 14.0 15.2 .267 .441 .332 47.0
2022 Slider 1.4 5 389 19.0 105 .253 .414 .335 34.1 19.0 20.2 .212 .335 .263 29.1
2022 Sinker -0.9 -4 388 18.9 107 .239 .304 .307 17.6 12.1 15.9 .226 .258 .280 38.3
2022 Curveball 0.3 1 220 10.7 65 .242 .452 .312 37.5 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 -1.8 -3 152 7.4 48 .205 .341 .309 17.5 18.8 23.7 .230 .369 .295 22.9
2022 Sweeper 0.5 0 108 5.3 26 .240 .520 .333 38.8 23.1 23.1 .291 .495 .349 31.6
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 7 582 29.7 164 .286 .571 .390 14.2 14.0 14.7 .295 .586 .400 52.4
2021 Slider 0.4 1 380 19.4 94 .228 .446 .302 39.0 34.0 29.6 .203 .360 .249 28.3
2021 Sinker -1.9 -6 302 15.4 91 .286 .440 .339 15.9 11.0 17.2 .260 .430 .322 37.3
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 -2.1 -5 213 10.9 46 .095 .143 .154 44.4 45.7 32.3 .137 .180 .187 19.0
2021 Cutter 2.1 3 159 8.1 47 .318 .432 .343 11.3 12.8 18.8 .311 .469 .349 38.5
2021 Sweeper 0.7 0 53 2.7 11 .125 .250 .305 55.0 27.3 15.8 .118 .144 .275 20.0
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 1 172 32.0 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 95 17.7 32 .290 .290 .303 14.0 12.5 16.7 .267 .324 .275 37.0
2020 Curveball -0.8 -1 62 11.5 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 -8.7 0 4 0.7 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
2024 170 564 1 -4 -1 3 -2
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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
2024 564 49.5 73.5 82.0 32.3 44.6 43.4 38.2 52.7 29.6 10.8 72.1
Player 7,746 47.6 65.9 85.0 32.5 53.4 41.9 30.9 48.4 25.8 7.2 72.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
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 27 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
2024 60 37 87
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Expected Home Runs

Adjusted

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
2024 23.3 3 3.0 0 1 1 2 66.7
Player 23.0 66 65.5 1 34 44 32 48.5
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Expected Home Runs by Park

Adjusted

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
2024 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
Player 66 59 61 62 72 68 73 56 57 53 62 75 67 56 67 69 61 55 69 72 65 71 84 74 53 57 72 76 70 70 59
Note: xHR tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. The "Adjusted" view here accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects using Statcast Park Factor data.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.0 87.0 -4.0 88.8 1.8 87.7 -1.1 89.4 1.7 89.7 0.3
Launch Angle 11.5 11.0 -0.5 12.5 1.5 11.3 -1.2 10.4 -0.9 12.6 2.2
Barrel % 5.5 4.0 -1.5 9.1 5.1 5.2 -3.9 8.9 3.7 7.8 -1.1
Hard Hit % 41.8 31.3 -10.5 39.2 7.9 37.7 -1.5 40.1 2.4 44.0 3.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 47.3 27.3 -20.0 32.2 4.9 32.3 0.1 31.0 -1.3 28.4 -2.6
xBA .288 .245 -0.043 .245 0.000 .240 -0.005 .242 0.002 .248 0.006
BA .309 .279 -0.030 .256 -0.023 .250 -0.006 .275 0.025 .248 -0.027
xwOBA .352 .292 -0.060 .316 0.024 .298 -0.018 .309 0.011 .312 0.003
wOBA .393 .315 -0.078 .328 0.013 .314 -0.014 .330 0.016 .307 -0.023
xSLG .468 .355 -0.113 .432 0.077 .372 -0.060 .420 0.048 .396 -0.024
SLG .574 .393 -0.181 .461 0.068 .413 -0.048 .444 0.031 .392 -0.052
K% 17.3 18.7 1.4 20.2 1.5 19.6 -0.6 24.9 5.3 23.4 -1.5
BB% 9.3 6.0 -3.3 5.3 -0.7 5.8 0.5 6.7 0.9 5.3 -1.4
Swing % 46.7 47.7 1.0 46.4 -1.3 51.0 4.6 46.6 -4.4 52.7 6.1
Whiff% 25.7 19.9 -5.8 24.6 4.7 23.5 -1.1 28.3 4.8 29.6 1.3
In Zone % 46.0 44.1 -1.9 48.5 4.4 46.7 -1.8 47.5 0.8 49.5 2.0
Out of Zone % 54.0 55.9 1.9 51.5 -4.4 53.3 1.8 52.5 -0.8 50.5 -2.0
Out of Zone Swing % 30.6 35.7 5.1 29.5 -6.2 36.2 6.7 30.9 -5.3 32.3 1.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 26.1 -1.9 25.1 -1.0 35.7 10.6 30.8 -4.9 38.2 7.4
First Pitch Strike % 68.0 67.2 -0.8 60.5 -6.7 65.3 4.8 62.8 -2.5 64.7 1.9
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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
2024 Shades R 170 9 5.3 .318 .098
! 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