You may not have heard Trey Hair’s name mentioned much prior to this. He won’t be listed on any of the Texas Rangers’ top prospect lists but obviously he’s got some power and that is mostly the reason we are writing about him.
He’s been on a tear this season. At the time of this writing, he shares the Frisco RoughRiders team-lead in home runs with 11.
A little background
Trey Hair first attended college at Missouri in 2014 where at the age of 19, he slashed a line of .200/.333/.200/.533 with 6 RBI in 48 plate appearances.
In the 2016 & 2017 seasons Hair attended Evansville where he slugged a combined 17 home runs and had an on-base percentage of at least .411 each season.
Trey Hair was drafted by the Rays in 2017
Hair was originally drafted by the Rays in the 34th round of the 2017 draft. He was assigned to the Princeton Rays which was part of the Appalachian League. In 58 games he slashed a line of .286/.388/.535/.923 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI.
The Rangers signed Hair as a free agent on June 16, 2021 and he was assigned to Hickory where he slashed a line of .291/.380/.513/.893 with a career-high 13 home runs and 48 RBI.
The Rangers signed Hair to another contract in 2022 which brings us to where we are now.
Hair was assigned to Double-A Frisco where he has played every infield position except for shortstop.
He’s slashed a line of .243/.301/.536/.837 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI. That line isn’t special by itself but when you break it down further it is.
Trey Hair making RoughRiders history
Hair tied a franchise record on May 15th when he had a 3 home-run game against the Tulsa Drillers. He became just the 2nd player in RoughRiders history to have a three home run game. The last Riders player to have a three home run game was Chris McGuiness on June 22nd, 2012.
That’s not all. Hair had a streak of five consecutive games from June 7 to June 11th where he hit a home run. That is a new franchise record and quite an accomplishment especially considering we’re not even half-way through the season.
What he has done is impressive and he’s worth keeping an eye on.