Married, wife's name is Samantha...Signed by Arthur McConnehead...Attended Jacksonville University (FL) and Spruce Creek (FL) HS.
According to STATS, LLC., Hays became the first Major League rookie to have five-or-more RBI, a stolen base, and an outfield assist in the same game (9/23 at TOR) since RBI became an official stat in 1920...Registered a career-high seven-game hitting streak from 9/16-23, hitting .344 (11-for-32) during this stretch...Recorded his first career two-home run game on 9/23 at TOR; also recorded a career-high five RBI, while also recording his first career stolen base...Batted .419 (18-for-43) against right-handers and .120 (3-for-25) against left-handers...Hit .417 (5-for-12) with nine RBI with runners in scoring position...Collected a career-high three hits three times during the season (9/11 vs. LAD, 9/18 vs. TOR, 9/23 at TOR)...Hit safely in 12 of his 15 starts with the Orioles, hitting .333 (21-for-63) in that span...Recorded his first career multi-double game on 9/18 vs. TOR...Made the MLB Network Play of the Week for the week of 9/22 for his home run-saving catch vs. TOR on 9/19...Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on 9/7 and played that night; his first big league appearance since 10/1/17...Hit .254 (61-for-240) with 16 doubles, 10 home runs, 43 runs, and 27 RBI in 59 games with Norfolk...Batted .248 (87-for-351) with 17 home runs across four different minor league levels for the season.
Entered the season ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Orioles organization, according to Baseball America...Entered the season as a top 100 prospect according to Baseball America (No. 21) MLB.com (No. 23), and Baseball Prospectus (No. 72)...Played in 66 games for Double-A Bowie and nine rehab games for Short-Season A Aberdeen, hitting a combined .235 (73-for-310)...Hit a combined .273 (27-for-99) with eight doubles, six home runs, 12 runs, and 25 RBI in 23 games in August and September...Homered in back-to-back games (9/2 and 9/3) to finish the season...Placed on the minor league disabled list on 5/29 (retroactive to 5/26); reinstated from the DL on 8/7...Recalled from Double-A Bowie on 9/24 and placed on the 60-day disabled list (right ankle surgery).
Ranked as the No. 98 prospect in Baseball America's Midseason Top 100 Prospect rankings...Entered 2017 as the No. 7 Orioles prospect according to Baseball America... Named the Orioles Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year...Had his contract selected from Double-A Bowie on 9/5...Became the first player from the 2016 Draft class to reach the majors...Made his Major League debut on 9/7 vs. NYY as a defensive replacement in right field, he went 0-for-1...Made his first Major League start on 9/9 at CLE in right field, he went 0-for-2...Recorded his first Major League hit on 9/16 at NYY, with a single in the third inning...Slugged his first Major League home run in the ninth inning of the same game...Hit safely in seven of eight games from 9/16-23, batting .355 (11-for-31) with three doubles, one home run, and eight RBI... Named an MLBPipeline.com Outfield Prospect of the Year...Named a finalist for Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year Award...Was a Mid-Season All-Star with Class-A Advanced Frederick...Named a three-time Carolina League Player of the Week award winner...Named the Orioles Minor League Player of the Month for June...Led the minors in total bases (310), and ranked second in home runs (32) and extra-base hits (69)...In 128 minor league games (Frederick and Bowie), he hit .329/.365/.593 (172-for-523) with 32 doubles, five triples, 32 home runs, 81 runs, and 95 RBI...Hit .411 (62-for-151) against left-handers in the minors.