Dirk Hayhurst, drafted from
Kent State University in 2003 as a senior sign, has pitched professionally for
seven seasons on seven minor-league teams, as well as for two big-league teams,
the San Diego Padres and the Toronto Blue Jays. Since 2007, he has blogged
about baseball for Baseball America. Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, he now
lives in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife, Bonnie.