11/07/2020 - All-In Membership - Pompano Beach, FL John is a 2027 R/R, 2-way player as a 3B/OF. With the bat, this righty shows a square setup with centered balance. He maintains a still head, tracking pitches into the zone. He swings on a level path and squares the ball up, looking to drive the ball back up the middle of the field. Increased strength (which will come as he matures) along with more lower 1/2 drive will help to increase pop off of the barrel. At 3B, he comes to get the GB and works into a square fielding position. He gathers well and has a clean transfer to throw. Continuing to develop his footwork/agility will help to increase his lateral range. In the OF, he tracks fly-balls to his right and left and hustles to get into position. He tracks the ball into his mitt and works in-line toward his target. Increasing his arm strength (long toss) will aid in his overall defensive development. Payne still has a ton of time to develop to get to where he wants to be.