Evansville Otters Player of the Week: #18 Tyree Hayes, P
Date of Birth: 08/08/1988
Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 190 lbs
Pro Experience: Bakersfield Blaze
Resides: Tomball, TX
Tyree signed with the Evansville Otters and is beginning his first professional season in Independent baseball.
Hayes is no rookie to professional baseball though as he was drafted in the 8th round by the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays and pitched with the organization from 2006 to 2010. Beginning his career as a starting pitcher, Hayes was converted to a reliever by the end of 2010 and continued along that same path with the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2011 (AZL Reds and Bakersfield).
Tyree is the son of former Major League infielder Charlie Hayes. The Otter names his favorite baseball memory as watching his father make the final out of the 1996 World Series.