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Mark Payton

Born: 12/07/1991 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 190
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Physical/Health
Undersized frame and body; lacks remaining physical projection. Scrappy player; bulldog.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 06/18/2016
Dates Seen
Affiliate Tampa Yankees (High A, Yankees)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 30 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Hits from an even stance; below average bat speed; good hands; knack for making contact; quality hand-eye coordination; plus eye; recognizes pitches well; works counts and waits for a pitch.
Power 30 Well below-average power; has bat speed and can put a charge into one but over the fence power isn't part of his game; primarily 2B's power.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Plus runner; has good second gear; 4.12 to 1B.
Glove 50 Can play all three OF spots and gets fair jumps and reads; nothing stands out defensively.
Arm 50 Average arm all around; has not been tested that often in game; gets to cutoff men quickly and accurately.
Overall

Scrappy, grinder, versatile player. Was old for High-A now but is performing well and was sent back to Double-A. Has organizational value but also has emergency value to a club to fill a short-term need.

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