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Jay Payton CF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
15 4489 .279 .323 .425 95 18.7
Birth Date11-22-1972
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
Age47 years, 0 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1998 NYN 25 15 23 7 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .318 .348 .364 80 -0.5 -0.4 0.6 0.0
1999 NYN 26 13 9 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 .250 .333 .375 74 -0.3 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1
2000 NYN 27 149 529 142 23 1 17 30 60 3 5 11 .291 .331 .447 97 1.2 1.1 4.3 2.3
2001 NYN 28 104 386 92 16 1 8 18 52 5 4 3 .255 .298 .371 77 -9.4 0.7 -0.1 0.4
2002 COL 29 47 181 57 14 4 8 8 20 3 3 3 .335 .376 .606 113 3.8 1.5 3.4 1.3
2002 NYN 29 87 300 78 6 3 8 21 34 1 4 1 .284 .336 .415 113 6.2 2.3 -2.9 1.5
2003 COL 30 157 658 181 32 5 28 43 77 7 6 4 .302 .354 .512 114 14.1 -2.5 14.3 3.9
2004 SDN 31 143 511 119 17 4 8 43 56 4 2 0 .260 .326 .367 85 -8.4 0.3 18.9 2.7
2005 BOS 32 55 144 35 7 0 5 10 14 0 0 0 .263 .313 .429 109 1.7 0.5 1.6 0.7
2005 OAK 32 69 291 74 9 1 13 14 33 0 0 1 .269 .302 .451 111 4.0 0.0 4.3 1.6
2006 OAK 33 142 588 165 32 3 10 22 52 4 8 4 .296 .325 .418 96 -0.6 3.1 3.7 2.0
2007 BAL 34 131 470 111 21 5 7 22 42 3 5 2 .256 .292 .376 78 -11.6 -2.0 11.2 0.9
2008 BAL 35 127 363 82 10 2 7 22 53 1 8 1 .243 .291 .346 77 -9.2 1.9 14.8 1.7
2010 COL 37 20 36 12 4 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 .343 .361 .514 82 -0.7 -1.2 -0.7 -0.2
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1994 PTS A- NYP 58 255 .000 .000 .000 .389 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 BIN AA EAS 8 28 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 BIN AA EAS 85 390 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 NOR AAA INT 50 215 .000 .000 .000 .247 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SLU A+ FSL 9 30 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 BIN AA EAS 4 14 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 NOR AAA INT 55 168 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NYN MLB NL 15 23 .236 .313 .349 .389 95 -0.1 0.6 -0.1 80 11 0.6 -0.4 -0.5 0.0
1998 SLU A+ FSL 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 NOR AAA INT 0 349 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYN MLB NL 13 9 .267 .348 .434 .333 105 -0.4 0.2 0 74 10 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1
1999 SLU A+ FSL 0 30 .000 .000 .000 .429 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NOR AAA INT 0 157 .000 .000 .000 .390 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NYN MLB NL 149 529 .265 .337 .427 .298 104 0.7 16.7 1.5 97 10 4.3 1.1 1.2 2.3
2001 NYN MLB NL 104 386 .260 .325 .413 .277 95 -13.4 11.5 1 77 11 -0.1 0.7 -9.4 0.4
2001 SLU A+ FSL 4 20 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COL MLB NL 47 181 .254 .321 .399 .345 116 6.2 5.2 -0.6 113 9 3.4 1.5 3.8 1.3
2002 NYN MLB NL 87 300 .258 .325 .404 .299 95 4.7 8.6 0.7 113 9 -2.9 2.3 6.2 1.5
2003 COL MLB NL 157 658 .261 .329 .418 .307 112 10.1 17.3 -4.3 114 11 14.3 -2.5 14.1 3.9
2004 SDN MLB NL 143 511 .266 .334 .429 .279 93 -9.6 15.2 1.1 85 10 18.9 0.3 -8.4 2.7
2005 BOS MLB AL 55 144 .261 .325 .418 .261 106 -0.2 4.1 -0.9 109 10 1.6 0.5 1.7 0.7
2005 OAK MLB AL 69 291 .261 .322 .413 .264 98 0.3 8.4 -1.1 111 10 4.3 0.0 4.0 1.6
2006 OAK MLB AL 142 588 .271 .335 .433 .310 99 3.6 17.7 -3.2 96 10 3.7 3.1 -0.6 2.0
2007 BAL MLB AL 131 470 .265 .327 .415 .266 101 -9.5 13.9 -2.8 78 9 11.2 -2.0 -11.6 0.9
2007 NOR AAA INT 2 9 .277 .360 .396 .286 76 1.5 0.3 -0.1 84 0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.0
2008 BAL MLB AL 127 363 .259 .326 .406 .270 106 -17.1 10.5 -1 77 7 14.8 1.9 -9.2 1.7
2010 COL MLB NL 20 36 .258 .317 .405 .387 102 1 1.0 -0.2 82 14 -0.7 -1.2 -0.7 -0.2
2010 CSP AAA PCL 116 470 .278 .349 .433 .351 109 -0.1 14.3 -3.6 103 0 -9.3 2.7 3.3 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1994 PTS A- NYP 255 219 47 80 16 2 3 109 37 23 18 10 2 .365 .446 .498 .132 0 0
1994 BIN AA EAS 28 25 3 7 1 0 0 8 1 2 3 1 1 .280 .357 .320 .040 0 0
1995 NOR AAA INT 215 196 33 47 11 4 4 78 30 11 22 11 3 .240 .282 .398 .158 4 4
1995 BIN AA EAS 390 357 59 123 20 3 14 191 54 29 32 16 7 .345 .397 .535 .190 0 0
1996 NOR AAA INT 168 153 30 47 6 3 6 77 26 11 25 10 1 .307 .365 .503 .196 0 0
1996 SLU A+ FSL 30 26 4 8 2 0 0 10 1 4 5 2 1 .308 .400 .385 .077 0 0
1996 BIN AA EAS 14 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .000 0 0
1998 NYN MLB NL 23 22 2 7 1 0 0 8 0 1 4 0 0 .318 .348 .364 .045 0 0
1998 SLU A+ FSL 10 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 .143 .400 .143 .000 0 0
1998 NOR AAA INT 349 322 45 84 14 4 8 130 30 26 50 12 7 .261 .318 .404 .143 0 0
1999 NYN MLB NL 9 8 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 2 .250 .333 .375 .125 0 0
1999 SLU A+ FSL 30 26 3 9 1 1 0 12 3 4 5 0 1 .346 .433 .462 .115 0 0
1999 NOR AAA INT 157 144 27 56 13 2 8 97 35 12 13 2 2 .389 .439 .674 .285 0 0
2000 NYN MLB NL 529 488 63 142 23 1 17 218 62 30 60 5 11 .291 .331 .447 .156 8 0
2001 NYN MLB NL 386 361 44 92 16 1 8 134 34 18 52 4 3 .255 .298 .371 .116 2 0
2001 SLU A+ FSL 20 16 7 6 3 0 0 9 0 4 1 0 0 .375 .500 .563 .188 0 0
2002 NYN MLB NL 300 275 33 78 6 3 8 114 31 21 34 4 1 .284 .336 .415 .131 1 2
2002 COL MLB NL 181 170 36 57 14 4 8 103 28 8 20 3 3 .335 .376 .606 .271 0 0
2003 COL MLB NL 658 600 93 181 32 5 28 307 89 43 77 6 4 .302 .354 .512 .210 3 5
2004 SDN MLB NL 511 458 57 119 17 4 8 168 55 43 56 2 0 .260 .326 .367 .107 4 2
2005 BOS MLB AL 144 133 24 35 7 0 5 57 21 10 14 0 0 .263 .313 .429 .165 1 0
2005 OAK MLB AL 291 275 38 74 9 1 13 124 42 14 33 0 1 .269 .302 .451 .182 2 0
2006 OAK MLB AL 588 557 78 165 32 3 10 233 59 22 52 8 4 .296 .325 .418 .122 5 0
2007 NOR AAA INT 9 8 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .125 0 0
2007 BAL MLB AL 470 434 48 111 21 5 7 163 58 22 42 5 2 .256 .292 .376 .120 6 5
2008 BAL MLB AL 363 338 41 82 10 2 7 117 41 22 53 8 1 .243 .291 .346 .104 0 2
2010 CSP AAA PCL 470 439 62 142 36 5 6 206 74 25 47 13 3 .323 .365 .469 .146 1 1
2010 COL MLB NL 36 35 3 12 4 1 0 18 1 1 4 1 0 .343 .361 .514 .171 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1231 0.5126 0.5061 0.8299 0.6498 0.3550 0.9073 0.6808 0.1701 -0.0022
2010 114 0.5175 0.4561 0.9231 0.5932 0.3091 0.9143 0.9412 0.0769 0.0052
Career13450.51300.50190.83780.64500.35110.90790.70290.1622-0.0016

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-25 2010-08-10 Minors 16 0 Left Trunk Contusion Ribs -
2009-01-01 2009-01-01 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum - Date Is Estimated 2009-01-01
2007-03-27 2007-04-20 15-DL 24 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-05-08 2001-06-26 15-DL 49 46 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
1999-04-05 1999-06-08 60-DL 64 57 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum and Instability 1999-01-06 -
1999-01-06 1999-01-06 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Instability 1999-01-06 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 BAL $5,000,000
2007 BAL $4,500,000
2006 OAK $4,000,000
2005 BOS, OAK $3,500,000
2004 SDN $1,500,000
2003 COL $1,850,000
2002 NYN $362,500
2002 COL $362,500
2001 NYN $290,000
2000 NYN $215,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$21,580,000
9 yrTotal$21,580,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 128 dCraig Landis

Details
  • signed as a free agent from BAL 1/21/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from OAK 12/06, 2 year/$9.5M (07-08), 07:$4.5M, 08:$5M
  • $0.25M 1-time assignment bonus
  • awards: $50K All-Star ($25K All-Star select), $0.1M MVP, WS MVP, $50K Gold Glove, LCS MVP, $25K SS
  • club exercised $4M 06 option 10/05
  • acquired in trade from BOS 7/05 designated for assignment 7/05 acquired in trade from SD 12/04
  • signed as a free agent from COL 1/04, 2 year/$5.5M (04-05)+4M 06 club option, 04:$1.5M, 05:$3.5M, 06:$4M club option $0.5M buyout
  • avoided arbitration 1/03, 1 year/$1.85M (03)
  • acquired in trade from NYM 7/02 signed 3/02 1 year/$362,500 (02) 94 1-29

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Fernando Martinez the next Jay Payton and should the Mets sign Abreu to play in the outfield?
(mwashuc06 from Utica,NY)
I'm willing to give Omar Minaya a lot of credit for holding onto Martinez, but I also think there's no need to rush him to find out if he's just Jay Payton or perhaps closer to his top comp (the ubiquitous Bobby Abreu). As a result, I think it does make sense for the Mets to go get an additional outfielder, but that's in part because I wasn't a big Ryan Church fan before his mishaps, and I'm less so now. Filling one outfield corner with "staff" is fine, but both? (Christina Kahrl)
2009-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Orioles chances this year, with the addition of Uehara and Pie?
(murber74 from Gaithersburg, MD)
I like both acquisitions. The Orioles need starting pitchers, because the cattle call behind Jeremy Guthrie doesn't engender very much confidence that this team can finish ahead of Norfolk, and because Uehara seems to be the cream of this year's Japanese import crop. As for Pie, I applaud the team's decision to acquire a player with legitimate upside instead of going the Jay Payton route -- the functional equivalent of taking the Barney-guarding job (http://www.snpp.com/episodes/3F14.html) -- and think that he'll benefit with the change of scenery, though putting his bat in left may present problems as it raises the offensive bar a bit.

Memo to the dude who's now submitted the Omar Vizquel question for the fourth time -- I've got it, and you're not improving your chances by clogging the chat queue, you're hurting them. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Christina, thanks as always for the chats and TA's. What do you think of the O's position (or posturing) of hanging onto Roberts and Sherrill through the deadline? I realize the "magical .500" may help with the fan-base..still, not sure if their value can be much higher.
(Tim from DC)
It's always hard with family-run outfits, because while I'd normally say ".500 will come with sensible long-term management," Andy MacPhail has to be only too aware of how many interoffice assassinations litter this franchise's recent past. If they're serious about themselves, and really dominating their market, they'll hold out for the best deal possible. Roberts isn't a rental, he's already under contract for 2009, and that's worth something (just as Teixeira was last year, for the same reason). Similarly, Sherrill's under control through arbitration for two more seasons; that's worth a lot the way reliever pricing is going. So it's worth it to the Orioles to listen, but it's also worth it to them to walk away, because these two will still have value in trade this winter, next spring, or at next year's deadline. Jay Payton and Kevin Millar, not so much, so if they can find takers, they should be in a giving mood. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What is scarier, Tike Redman in center, or moving Markakis to center and playing Gibbons in the outfield?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Anything that involves 500 PA for Jay Payton is scarier than any of those things. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesAs Corey Hart takes one for the team...

"Mike (Jax, FL): Corey Hart has been more like Jay Payton lately then anyone I can recall. He's awful against any slider pitcher and seems lost since mid August. Am I crazy to want him moved down in the order?"

As bad as Hart has been over the last several weeks, I'd never saddle a player with a Payton comparison. I saw Payton make mistakes as a Met worthy of a stern lecture from a Little League coach, such as the time he ran from between second and third base back to first without touching second on a fly ball that was caught and was called out. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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