08/12/2018 - College PREP - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC Payne is a tall, lean SS who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.13. In the MIF, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Payne has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.