Brad Haynal

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Bradley Lewis Haynal

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Biographical Information[edit]

Brad Haynal has been a minor league catcher. He is the brother of Austin Haynal.

Brad was the first player in Rancho Bernardo High School history to hit for the cycle (April 9, 2009; the homer was inside-the-park). The school had produced several major leaguers prior to his playing there. He hit .410/.474/.812 as a junior with a league-high nine home runs and .347/.406/.568 as a senior. He hit .242/.347/.375 as a college freshman. After four games as a sophomore (6-16, 2 2B, 3B), he broke his leg and was redshirted. He batted .241/.305/.369 as a redshirt sophomore, fielding .995. In 2014, he improved to .313/.366/.576 with 12 homers and 50 RBI in 60 games. He tied for 6th in the Mountain West Conference in doubles (15), was 5th in triples (4), ranked second in homers (2 behind Austin Byler), was second in RBI (13 shy of Chase Harris), led in sacrifice flies (7), was 4th with 129 total bases and ranked 3rd in slugging (after Byler and Jordan Luplow). He failed to make the All-MWC team despite that performance.

The Miami Marlins took him in the 18th round of the 2014 amateur draft; the scout was Robby Corsaro. Haynal hit .226/.281/.321 in 13 games for the Greensboro Grasshoppers and .271/.318/.373 in 30 games for the Batavia Muckdogs. As a 1B-C-DH for Batavia in 2015, he hit .274/.362/.407 with 21 doubles, 30 walks and 34 RBI in 68 games. He tied Kelvin Gutierrez for the New York-Penn League lead in doubles, missed the top 10 in RBI by one and tied Tom Spitz for 9th in walks.

Brad and his brother Austin then played for the Philippines national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. He started at catcher and hit 6th in the opener, going 1 for 3 with two passed balls, his hit coming against Steven Kent. He was 0 for 4 with another passed ball in their second game, a loss to New Zealand that eliminated them.