Scouting Report: Hayden Jordan – Orioles Forty Ninth Round Pick

Scouting Report (via James W. Fisher, who’s seen Jordan in person):

  • Big righthander who’s fastball sits 87-89 touches 91
  • Curveball is slurvy but does have good 11-5 action sometimes
  • Changeup is developing but doesn’t use it much
  • Was hit hard by good hitters (Dwight Smith 2011, Chris Tripplett 2010 and Andrew Toles 2010).

Vitals & School:

  • Whitewater HS
  • DOB: 11/11/1991
  • RHP
  • 6′ 2″
  • 205 lbs.
  • Throws: Right
  • Bats: Right

More info:

Perfect Game Profile

Video (thanks to @jwfsher86):

Overall Thoughts:

This is another player that looks unlikely to sign, but will be followed closely during the summer by Joe Jordan.

2010 Orioles Draft Tracker

About The Author

- Founder and Executive Editor

Jordan founded Orioles-Nation.com in November 2009. He is a computer science & business major at Towson University. He is the site programmer, designer, editor and primary minor league writer. He also contributes to and maintains the site’s prospect rankings and scouting reports. Jordan's work has been recognized in a number of publications including MASN, The Baltimore Sun, MLB Trade Rumors, FanGraphs and Project Prospect. In addition, Jordan is a special contributor to John Sickels’ (formerly of ESPN.com) blog, Minor League Ball. Read more about Jordan at JordanTuwiner.com and follow him on Google+ and on Twitter @JordanTuwiner.

2 Responses

  1. Barlow Williams
    Barlow Williams June 11, 2010 at 3:45 am |

    Why do you think he won’t sign. I know his parents and they sounded like he intended to.

    1. Jordan
      Jordan June 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

      That’s good! It’s just extremely rare to see someone with his talents sign this late in the draft.