Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Dirk Hayhurst Report

Dirk Hayhurst, RHP, San Diego Padres
Drafted 221st Overall (8th Rd), 2003 Draft, Kent State
Bats R/Throws R
23 YO, 6'3", 190 lbs

He's a bit of an unknown right now. He put up good numbers. He wasn't a premium draft pick. He wasn't rated as one of the Padres top prospects coming into the season. The only scouting report I could find for him was a one paragraph pre-draft blurb from last season telling me that he was a senior who throws a low 90's fastball and an improving slider.

He dominated with a 2.66 ERA, 106 strikeouts, 19 walks, and allowed 114 hits in 118 1/3 innings for Fort Wayne. Late in the season, he moved on to Lake Elsinore, and struggled, posting a 5.56 ERA, and walking 16 batters in 22 2/3 innings. He dominated in Low A, and he should have since he was a couple years older than his competition. We shouldn't infer much from his experience in the California League. The sample is terribly small. He'll probably start 2005 where he left off, trying to adjust to life in High-A baseball.

ETA: 2007
2 1/2 Stars

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