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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 Realistic Role Video
2019 High 30 Role 2, Minor Leaguer 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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