Ke’Bryan Kobe Hayes is an American third baseman who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. In 2020, he made his MLB debut.
Hayes went to Tomball, Texas’ Concordia Lutheran High School. He has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball for the University of Tennessee.
How Did The Pirates Get Ke Bryan Hayes?
Hayes was taken 32nd overall in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Hayes signed with Pittsburgh after turning down a college offer and spent 2015 with the Gulf Coast League Pirates and the West Virginia Black Bears, batting .308 with 20 RBI in 56 games.
Hayes played the 2016 season with the West Virginia Power, where he hit .263 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 65 games, earning South Atlantic League All-Star honors.
Hayes was promoted to the Bradenton Marauders in 2017 and batted .278, with two home runs and 43 RBI in 108 games, earning him a Florida State League All-Star honor.
Hayes was an Eastern League All-Star in 2018, slashing.293/.375/.444 with seven home runs and 47 RBIs in 117 games for the Altoona Curve.
Hayes hit .261/.334/.411/.745, with 10 home runs and 55 RBI, in a split season with the West Virginia Black Bears and the Indianapolis Indians in 2019. He was added to the Pirates’ 40-man roster after the season.