07/27/2021 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (HS) Payton continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At 3B, defensive abilities are solid as he displays smooth / athletic actions. Feet are active as he works around balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Glove action is soft / sure and presents out front. Throws are accurate with carry (84 mph velocity) across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick (83 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. At the event, he was 4 for 8 with a 2B, 3B, and HR. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 78 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.