HAYDEN PENN
RP, Indianapolis Indians
Age: 25
Born: October 13, 1984
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 185
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th Round, 136th Overall, 2002
How Acquired: Waiver Claim
College: Santana College
Agent: John Boggs, JBA Sports

SOLD TO JAPAN

SCOUTING REPORT
Penn was once a top prospect both in the Baltimore Orioles farm system, and in major league baseball, rating in the top 100 prospects in both 2005 and 2006.  Penn’s biggest problem in the majors so far has been his lack of control.  In 80 innings, he has a 6.1 BB/9 ratio.

In 2009 he was acquired by the Florida Marlins from the Baltimore Orioles, and spent time working out of Florida’s bullpen.  Penn drastically increased his strikeout totals, putting up an 11.0 K/9 ratio in 22 innings, mostly in relief.  However, his control was off, with an 8.2 BB/9 ratio.

Penn has previously been rated as having three plus pitches.  He throws a mid-90s fastball, a changeup, and a curve ball.  Penn could be an option as either a starter or a reliever.  He posted good ratios in 2009 at the AAA level as a starter, but has yet to carry that over to the majors.  If he fixes his control issues, he could be a contender for a back of the rotation spot, or a late inning reliever.

STATS

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CONTRACT INFORMATION
2009: $400,000
2010: $402,000

Other Details:
  • N/A

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2003
MLB Debut: 5/28/2005
MiLB FA Eligible: Eligible
MLB FA Eligible: 2014
Added to 40-Man: 11/9/2009 (Removed 4/12/2010)
Options Remaining: 0 (USED: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
MLB Service Time: 1.019

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS

Baseball America

2005: #94 MLB, #2 BAL
2006: #81 MLB, #3 BAL

TRANSACTIONS
June 4, 2002: Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 5th round, 136th overall pick.
August 1, 2002: Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.
May 26, 2005: Contract purchased by the Baltimore Orioles.
April 1, 2009: Acquired by the Florida Marlins from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Robert Andino.
June 4, 2009: Designated for assignment by the Florida Marlins.
June 8, 2009: Outrighted to AAA by the Florida Marlins.
November 9, 2009: Contract purchased by the Florida Marlins.
March 29, 2010: Claimed off of waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Florida Marlins.
April 12, 2010: Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 16, 2010: Outrighted to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
July 18, 2010: Rights sold to Japanese league by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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