08/11/2019 - College PREP - Springfield, OR Payton is an athletic and thin 2021 OF prospect. In the OF, Payton has an active prep step, he reads the ball off the bat well, and has aggressive routes. His first step and range to the ball are good. Payton works behind the ball, plays through ground balls, and makes strong throws to the plate. At the plate, Payton starts in a tall stance and loads his hands back. He’s relaxed, keeps a quiet heads, and looks to drive the ball to the pull side. He makes consistent contact and has a fast bat. Payton will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.