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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Rob Hays had a good enough arm to turn pro, play two seasons; Made single-A

Waterloo Diamonds manager Bryan Little went through his incoming pitching staff in April 1991, including Rob Hays, and he liked what he saw, according to The Waterloo Courier.

"We have some good arms on this club, there's no question about that," Little told The Courier.

Hays, a reliever, was entering his second season as a pro that year. That season would also prove to be his last. He topped out at single-A.

Hays' career began in 1990, taken by the Padres in the 51st round of the draft out of Chico State. He also attended Lewis-Clark College and Bozeman High in Montana.

At Chico State, Hayes went eight innings in an April 1990 game, giving up one run and five hits for a win.

He started with the Padres at short-season Spokane. He saw 10 outings there, two starts. He went 2-0, with a 4.15 ERA. His first start came in mid-July as he went five innings and gave up five runs.

Hays moved to single-A Waterloo mid-year. He saw 12 relief outings there and went 0-1, with a 4.03 ERA. He then returned to Spokane to finish the year, where he got his second win, giving up one hit in five innings.

Hays returned to Waterloo for 1991. He saw 41 outings, one start, on the year. He went 2-3, with a 4.69 ERA to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,058
Made the Majors:1,347-33.2%
Never Made Majors:2,711-66.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:548
10+ Seasons in the Minors:333

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