• Full name Hayden Michael Cantrelle
  • Born 11/25/1998 in Lafayette, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: S / Throws: R
  • School Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Drafted in the 5th round (151st overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2020 (signed for $300,000).
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    The coronavirus shutdown came at an extremely inopportune time for Cantrelle. After two strong seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette, he looked somewhat lost at the plate in the early going this spring. Cantrelle was hitting .136/.320/.237 in 17 games. But there is reason to write that off as a rough month in an otherwise solid college career. After looking somewhat overmatched for much of the summer of 2018 in the Cape Cod League, he showed a much better approach and a more controlled swing in 2019. Playing shortstop and second base for Harwich, he finished ninth in the league with a .315 average. While he played more second base than shortstop with Harwich, Cantrelle projects as an average shortstop defensively in pro ball and an above-average defender at second. He has average arm strength but is an accurate thrower. He isn’t big, (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) but he is a plus runner. He swiped 28 bags in 32 tries as a sophomore and 19 in 21 attempts in the Cape last summer. From either side of the plate, the switch-hitting Cantrelle is a top-of-the-order table setter, but he shows 40 power from the left side. His righthanded swing is generally more of a contact-oriented approach. Cantrelle’s awful spring clouds his status, but he had a lengthy resume of success before that and teams like his baseball IQ. He lacks flashy tools, but a team who relies strongly on a player’s Cape Cod League performance could be enticed in the fourth or fifth round.

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Career Transactions

  • SS Hayden Cantrelle assigned to Iowa Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
  • SS Hayden Cantrelle assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Iowa Cubs.
  • SS Hayden Cantrelle assigned to Richmond Flying Squirrels.
  • SS Hayden Cantrelle assigned to United States.
  • SS Hayden Cantrelle assigned to San Francisco Giants.
  • SS Hayden Cantrelle roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.

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