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Let’s keep talking about Orioles outfield prospect Austin Hays

August 11th, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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I’m an unapologetic Twitter fiend, and sometimes, that’s a good thing.

While there are days where Twitter likes to persuade you that the world is going to end, there are others when it makes the time spent decimating 20/16 vision into ashes well worth the fire.

For example, I thoroughly enjoy that I’m able to follow the Orioles‘ minor league clubs with regularity, especially as someone who lives far and away out of Maryland. Names like Cedric Mullins, Keegan Akin and Anthony Santander (whom you all will soon love as much I) are repeat offenders, and while the Orioles may not be as reputable at producing as much grain on the farm, they still have some players worth tending to.

One such player is Austin Hays, who Mr. Joe Wedra introduced us to earlier this week in another terrific interview.

I’m a sucker for a guy who doesn’t wear batting gloves, and after finding out that his mom drew a line in the sand when he kept ripping said gloves on the base paths, he turned into a guy that PFT Commenter would happily bestow a gritcoin. For a 22-year-old to appear very down to Earth, while also showing off the on-the-field qualities your grandpa covets, Hays becomes a guy who is naturally easy to root for.

Even if that was all the ammunition we had, Hays has continued to be a force at every level of the minor league system. That’s a quick way to …

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