Nathan Haynes

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Nathan Raymond Quinn Haynes

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Biographical Information[edit]

Nathan Haynes was drafted in the supplemental 1st round (32nd overall) of the 1997 amateur draft by the Oakland Athletics. In 1998, he led the Modesto A's with 42 SB... and 139 SO. On July 29, 1999, Haynes was traded by the Oakland Athletics with Jeff Davanon and Elvin Nina to the Anaheim Angels for Omar Olivares and Randy Velarde.

In 2000, Haynes led the Erie SeaWolves with 37 SB, more than any two teammates combined, and also led with 20 CS, more than any three teammates combined. Nathan was named the #8 prospect in the Angels chain heading into 2001 by Baseball America. Haynes' second attempt at AA was much better as he hit .310/.379/.424 with 33 SB for the Arkansas Travelers in 2001. Haynes was named the #11 prospect in the Texas League. 2002 proved to be a rough transition to AAA with an OPS of .709 and 10 SB in 20 attempts. Haynes spent most of 2003 back in the Texas League with an OPS of .789 with 27 SB in 91 games for Arkansas, and a .589 OPS for the Salt Lake Stingers in 28 games.

Haynes only appeared in 1 game for the Fresno Grizzlies in the San Francisco Giants chain in 2004, and 7 games for the AZL Giants in 2005 (serious injury?).

After beginning 2006 with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the independent Northern League, Haynes, still just 26, returned to the Angels chain with AA Arkansas and hit .280 with 18 steals in 52 games. He ended the season back in Salt Lake City, playing in 16 games with the Bees.

Haynes began the 2007 campaign at Salt Lake. After hitting .391 in 43 games, he was called up by the Angels and made his big league debut on May 28th.

Haynes became a coach for the Orem Owlz in 2011. In 2012, Haynes replaced Francisco Matos on May 30th as hitting coach of the Arkansas Travelers after Matos moved up to the Salt Lake Bees. Haynes was a coach for the Burlington Bees in 2013.

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