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20 minutes ago, JimGinSP said:

Question...... does a continued strong finish and a strong AFL return him to a top 100 prospect?  In turn I assume that would improve the O’s overall ranking.

I don’t think so.   Also, depending on how much he plays over the final 9 games, he may exceed the 130 PA limit to retain rookie status (which is also observed in assembling prospect lists).    Hays is at 96 PA now.    

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Hays stood on the track, let out a yell and pounded his chest three times. With such force that he probably left a bruise. He also raised his cap to Guerrero, returning the gesture.

“I love that stuff,” Hyde said. “I love guys showing emotion. I love how it fired him up and it fires the dugout up. Just a big-time play.”

“It’s just raw emotion,” Hays said. “You don’t get to do something like that every day. It’s few and far between when a play like that happens. That was just my excitement coming out.

“I saw some guys tipping their caps, so I tipped my cap back. I saw Vlad Jr. kind of take his helmet off, kind of give me recognition for making the catch, just a lot of excitement from all the guys reaching up and making that.”

https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2019/09/mancinis-four-hits-cant-prevent-13th-sweep.html

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8 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I don’t think so.   Also, depending on how much he plays over the final 9 games, he may exceed the 130 PA limit to retain rookie status (which is also observed in assembling prospect lists).    Hays is at 96 PA now.    

Playing devil’s advocate...

Elias was certainly happy to point out the improvement in the Orioles status within prospect rankings at a presser following the conclusion of the minor league season.   

Hays might want to be eligible to compete for ROY in 2020.

Does Mason Williams get 2 or 3 starts to prove he’s OK?  (Starting Wilkerson or Santander in CF at this point would seem a bit ridiculous).

 

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”Unbelievable,” Mancini said. “He comes out and he plays with fire. I hate this saying, but 110 percent. He just plays so hard in the right way, so that was awesome to see, just the raw emotion after the catch. I’m really happy he’s back up here and healthy and showing everybody what he can do because he’s a really good ballplayer.

“It was just an incredible play and I’m glad I got a front row seat for it.”

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2 hours ago, fansince1988 said:

Should every great catch saving a run be celebrated? Beat your chest celebrated? These games could go on for days. Again, I'm not anti celebration, but spare me from the chest thumping this season. No hitters aside.

It doesn’t slow down the game.  That fired me up.  It was great to see an Oriole play with such emotion.

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3 hours ago, fansince1988 said:

Just for the record, I'm a huge Hays fan. I saw him in Frederick many times, I'm rooting for him. I just don't get the beating on the chest after making a catch in a meaningless game, in a meaningless season. Again, just my opinion. That doesn't mean it's right, just my opinion.

Its a meaningless game for the 2019 Orioles, but not for Austin Hays.  He's showing he's a major league ballplayer and he makes major league defensive plays.  The O's and major leagues in general need more excitement.

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56 minutes ago, LarryHarlow said:

It doesn’t slow down the game.  That fired me up.  It was great to see an Oriole play with such emotion.

^^^^^^^^^Listen to this man.   He was a very good defensive outfielder in his day.

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If healthy, and that’s always a big if with Hays, he should be our CF to start 2020. 

Maybe I’m greedy, but seeing Hays have this success makes me wonder what if we had called up Mountcastle too. 

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I will be very disappointed if Hays isn’t the starting center fielder on opening day 2020. And I think he will be if he’s healthy. He will play his butt off in spring training. 

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4 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

Good solid catch but I thought the chest thumping was a bit much. Act like you make that catch every time because you should. It's not like he saved Game 7.

That was more than a good solid catch and it's far from caught every time.

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