2022 Player Outlook
Hamstring strains to both hammys slowed Hays down a bit early in the season, but once he was back in the lineup, he had some pretty extreme splits against righty and lefty pitching. Right-handers owned him last season: .221/.283/.400. On the other hand, he had very good success against southpaws: .308/.346/.551. Hays’ barrel rate more than doubled to 9.1. Is this the breakout that we’ve been all waiting for, for so long? Hays is no Cedric Mullins, that’s for sure! According to his xBA from the past two seasons we might even be in store for some BA regression. Sooooo, .250 BA 20 HR and a handful of stolen bases is all we get after all these years?