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Off to a very cold start rehabbing at Frederick, Austin Hays finally unloaded for a homer tonight.   Only hitting .143 (4 for 28) so far, but hopefully tonight gets him going.   

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3 minutes ago, orioles22 said:

I was thinking the same thing - glad to see him get some hits. I'd imagine it's about time for him to go back to Norfolk.

He hasn't been to Norfolk before unless it was for a college game or as a tourist. 

I'd like to see him sent to Bowie once he gets going a little bit here in Frederick.  4 for 28 doesn't do it for me.  I need to see him get hot for a few games straight at least. 

Norfolk is full of outfielders at the moment anyway.  

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He has already done pretty well at Bowie. Some wanted to see him in Baltimore. I just want to see him do well in AAA. Most of the Norfolk outfielders aren't prospects.

He was sent to Norfolk in March:

March 17, 2019 Baltimore Orioles optioned RF Austin Hays to Norfolk Tides.

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11 minutes ago, orioles22 said:

He has already done pretty well at Bowie. Some wanted to see him in Baltimore. I just want to see him do well in AAA. Most of the Norfolk outfielders aren't prospects.

He was sent to Norfolk in March:

March 17, 2019 Baltimore Orioles optioned RF Austin Hays to Norfolk Tides.

They aren't organizational players either.  Mullins, Stewart, and Santander could all figure into the future and aren't going to be sitting on the bench if they have to remain in Triple A.  

He struggled in Bowie last year even while healthy and has struggled so far in Frederick.  Let him prove himself a little.  2018 is more relevant than 2017 at this point.  

Austin has never played in Norfolk.  I believe that 3/17 move was a paper move before they actually assigned anyone to an affiliate.  The actual assignments didn't come until early April and Hays was already hurt at that point. 

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He has 130 games at Bowie - time to see what he can do at Norfolk, in my opinion, after one trip to Baltimore already and a strong spring training. I'd go Hays, Mullins and Stewart in the outfield with Santander at DH.

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3 minutes ago, orioles22 said:

He has 130 games at Bowie - time to see what he can do at Norfolk, in my opinion, after one trip to Baltimore already and a strong spring training. I'd go Hays, Mullins and Stewart in the outfield with Santander at DH.

I think they want to give him as many reps in center as possible so I fully expect him to be in Bowie next rather than a crowded Norfolk outfield.  He has 130 games in Bowie, but he wasn't very good for half of them and the half he was good was two years ago.  Spring Training means nada.  

No reason at all to force a Norfolk promotion.  

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8 minutes ago, ChuckS said:

Austin has never played in Norfolk.  I believe that 3/17 move was a paper move before they actually assigned anyone to an affiliate.  The actual assignments didn't come until early April and Hays was already hurt at that point. 

You think they were going to send him to Bowie for a third year after some thought he made the big club in the spring? I think he was a member of the Tides when he was hurt.

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I’m fairly indifferent as to whether he goes to Bowie vs. Norfolk.    For right now I just want to see him start raking at any level, and then they can think about moving him up.    That thumb injury really disrupted him at a time when he had everything working.    

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9 hours ago, orioles22 said:

He hit .242 with 12 homers and 43 RBI in his bad season at Bowie. I'd take that over what Mullins is doing now at Norfolk.

Mullins' bad season in Bowie was .265/.319/.460 with 13 homers. Came back the next season and put up .313/.362/.512. 

Hays has all of the tools and looked fantastic in spring training, but he hasn't shown sustained success above Frederick. I'm willing to bet his a fixture in the OF going forward, but he needs to put up some results. 

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12 hours ago, ChuckS said:

He hasn't been to Norfolk before unless it was for a college game or as a tourist. 

I'd like to see him sent to Bowie once he gets going a little bit here in Frederick.  4 for 28 doesn't do it for me.  I need to see him get hot for a few games straight at least. 

Norfolk is full of outfielders at the moment anyway.  

He also didn't exactly dominate AA either. A .285/.318/.511 line in 130 games is okay but not outstanding. Let him spend a month down in AA before moving him up to AAA.

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42 minutes ago, TINSTAAPP said:

He also didn't exactly dominate AA either. A .285/.318/.511 line in 130 games is okay but not outstanding. Let him spend a month down in AA before moving him up to AAA.

He had a .960 OPS there as a 21 year old when he was healthy. That's domination. At any point he has been healthy in his O's career, he's hit for average and plus power. Unfortunately, he can't stay healthy and that's a very valid criticism.

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