Graduated from McKenzie (TN) High School, where in 2006 he was named Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Player of the Year...also was a 3-time All-State football player and 2005 Mr. Football in Tennessee...finished his prep career with the second-most career passing yards in state history...also was all-district in basketball...played baseball at Bethel College and Vanderbilt University...follow on Twitter at @DrewHayes13.
Spent the season at Class AA Pensacola, where his 51 apps tied for the Southern League lead...following the season pitched for Glendale in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (11g, 2-0, 0.82, 11ip, 7h, 7bb, 11k, 0hr)...attended his first Major League spring training camp.
At Class AA Pensacola ranked among the Southern League leaders in apps (56, 2nd) and
holds (11, T2nd)...following the season pitched for the Peoria Javelinas in the prestigious Arizona Fall League
(11g, 1gs, 2-0-0, 4.50, 14ip, 13h, 8bb, 11k, 1hb, 0hr).
At Class AA Dayton was a Midwest League All-Star...in 51 relief apps went 2-2, 1.35 and converted 22
saves in 23 chances...in his last 17 apps of the season allowed just 1 run in 19.1ip (9h, 6bb, 26k)...recorded
89 strikeouts in just 60.0 innings...received the organization's Community Service Award.
In his first
professional season posted a 2.42 ERA in 14 relief apps for Billings...in his final appearance of the season
allowed 3 runs...his overall ERA in his other 13g was 1.35...opponents hit just .173.