The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with compensation pick Ke’Bryan Hayes, according to Howard Chen of CSN Houston. Hayes plans to sign on Monday.
— Howard Chen 陈定豪 (@TheHoChen) June 11, 2015
Hayes is a third baseman with solid defense, good contact skills, and gap power. He’s got the potential to stick at third base, and could be a glove-first guy in the majors who provides value with his offense. He will most likely spend the 2015 season playing in the GCL, and if things go well enough, he could play for West Virginia in full season ball next year. No word yet on his bonus, which I imagine will come out after he officially signs. The slot value for his pick was $1,855,000.