F/F SPOTLIGHT: Ke'Bryan Hayes

Quick flashback to the 2021 draft season, when Ke'Bryan Hayes (3B, PIT) was coming off a tasty MLB cup of coffee (.376 BA, 5 HR in 95 PA), ranked 16th on our 2021 HQ100, and was a fringe Top-100 fantasy pick as a rookie who just turned 24-years-old.

Unfortunately, his annual ADP trend (courtesy of the NFBC) has since been trending in the wrong direction:

Year  Age  ADP
====  ===  ===
2021   24  115
2022   25  153
2023   26  173

Our blurb on Hayes in this year's Baseball Forecaster wasn't exactly teeming with optimism, either:

Back strain led to brief IL stint in August, then posted .584 OPS the rest of way. But he wasn't exactly crushing it pre-injury; weak PX/xPX say he's no lock for double-digit HR. Speed from a corner infielder is a...

Almost!

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