Top 10 Profiles of 2020: No. 8 Luke Hayden


Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

The eighth most viewed player profile in Indiana for 2020 was 2021 RHP Luke Hayden (Edgewood HS). The Indiana recruit is ranked No. 2 in Indiana and No. 105 in the Top 500 National Rankings.  The 6-foot-1, 210 pound right-hander has premium stuff including a fastball up to 95 and a swing and miss slider at 78-82.

Luke Hayden

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Edgewood
    State: IN
  • Summer Team: Canes National 17U
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
95
Max FB
93 - 95
FB
(02/07/21)
78 - 81
CB
(09/18/20)
83 - 86
CH
(02/07/21)
78 - 82
SL
71 - 72
SPL
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
93 - 95
CB
71 - 73
CH
83 - 86
SL
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
90 - 93
CB
78 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
SL
77 - 79
Position
7.81
60-yard
(02/23/19)
88
INF Velo
(02/23/19)
88
Exit Velo
(02/23/19)
Trackman - Fastball
95.2
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
93.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2448
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2361
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
95.2
Velo Range
93.3 - 94.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
93.3
Spin Rate (max)
2448
Spin Rate (avg)
2361
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.9
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
70.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2042
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1991
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.9
Velo Range
70.6 - 72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.2
Spin Rate (max)
2042
Spin Rate (avg)
1991
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
81.1
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
78.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2297
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2144
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
81.1
Velo Range
79.8 - 81.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.2
Spin Rate (max)
2297
Spin Rate (avg)
2144
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
86.1
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
83.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
1882
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1827
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
86.1
Velo Range
83.4 - 85.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.2
Spin Rate (max)
1882
Spin Rate (avg)
1827
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Scouting Report

9/13/20: Hayden scuffled a bit with his command working deep into count across two innings, but still managed to record every out via strikeout. The right-hander possesses a physical, 6-foot, 195-pound frame with strength throughout, and utilizes maximum effort with each pitch. He worked predominantly 90-92 (2288-2549RPM) with the fastball while going to his usual 78-80 slider early and often. With a “bulldog” mentality and competitive nature, Hayden refuses to give into hitters, and looks to overpower them with a quick, strong arm. This being the first outing of the fall, the sharpness of his stuff and ability to tunnel the breaking ball, which took more slurve shape that the usual slider, will likely return in coming weeks, albeit with continued relieverish look.

9/13/19: RHP Luke Hayden (Edgewood HS, IN) started for Team Indiana in their night game, tossing three innings and striking out seven. He was up to 93, sitting 89-92 and repeatedly spun a nasty slider with hard, wipeout break. At its best, it was 78-81. He made one mistake, allowing a two-run home run in his first inning.

4/14/19: PBR Midwest Select: Indiana recruit, currently ranked No. 3 in Indiana’s 2021 class, No. 195 nationally. 6-foot, 190-pound right-hander with proportional strength throughout. Delivered an impressive performance, throwing an eight-inning complete game in which he allowed only three hits, one run while striking out nine with no walks and one hit batsman. Pounded the strike zone with a fastball that ranged between 87-90, touching 91. He also shuffled in an aggressive 77-80 mph slider that he regularly landed for strikes. Slider had sharp late bite, averaged around 2,500 spin rate per Trackman. He finished off his 102-pitch masterpiece with a strikeout on an 89-mph fastball. Athletic delivery, repeats well. Arm swing is clean and compact, high-3/4 slot, aggressive, high-intensity finish with substantial head-whack. Quiet, competitive demeanor on the mound, attacks hitters, moves off the mound well, making a few athletic defensive plays.


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