01/17/2014 - Baseball Factory Spring Training at the Yankees Training Complex (Ages 12-14)
Payton is a solid player who plays hard, gets behind his teammates, and wants to get better. Defensively, Payton gets in front of the ball, is smart as an infielder/outfielder, and makes the routine play. He needs to soften his hands and work through the ball more effectively. As a hitter, Payton has very good balance and swings the bat effectively. He can improve at the plate by finishing his backside through and using his lower half to generate more bat speed and power.
10/13/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Gambrills, MD
Payton is a young, 2-way player who plays SS and OF. In the INF, Payton has efficient footwork, a controlled approach, and he gets in a good ready position. He has soft / sure hands, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a short / free arm action with accuracy to his target. In the OF, Payton is aggressive to the ball, he centers it well, and he throws with some accuracy to his target. Offensively, Payton has an upright set-up, a square stride, and a level swing. He has average bat speed, and can hit hard to the pull side. Abilities can improve with work on the following.
1. Play through ball
2. More lower body
1. Finish throws
2. Lengthen arm action
3. Lower approach
1. Finish swing
2. Shorten stoke
3. More lower 1/2