12/04/2016 - College PREP - Crowley, TX Payton is a solid, athletic OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.10. In the OF, he shows smooth / clean actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls as he reads balls well off the bat. He is aggressive and gets behind balls with his feet / body, playing through with momentum to target. Range is a plus as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate he continues to shine through a squared / athletic setup. Hands are quick and work to and through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 2 years to further develop, Payton has a lot of potential with time and room to progress his game.