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Jay Payton

Jason Lee Payton

Positions: Outfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: November 22, 1972 in Zanesville, Ohio, US
High School: Zanesville HS (Zanesville, OH)
School: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (29th) of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft from Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-1995: Rated #96 Prospect
Pre-1996: Rated #21 Prospect
Pre-1997: Rated #34 Prospect

Major League Stats

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 Batting: 2010 / 2008

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1994 21 -0.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--AA NYM 66 283 244 50 87 17 2 3 38 11 3 25 21 .357 .431 .480 .911 117 2 10 0 4 2
1994 21 0.0 Pittsfield NYPL A- NYM 58 255 219 47 80 16 2 3 37 10 2 23 18 .365 .439 .498 .937 109 1 9 0 4 2
1994 21 -3.1 Binghamton EL AA NYM 8 28 25 3 7 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 .280 .357 .320 .677 8 1 1 0 0 0
1995 22 -2.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYM 135 605 553 92 170 31 7 18 84 27 10 40 54 .307 .356 .486 .843 269 16 4 4 4 2
1995 22 -2.1 Binghamton EL AA NYM 85 390 357 59 123 20 3 14 54 16 7 29 32 .345 .395 .535 .930 191 11 2 0 2 2
1995 22 -4.4 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 50 215 196 33 47 11 4 4 30 11 3 11 22 .240 .284 .398 .682 78 5 2 4 2 0
1996 23 -2.5 4 Teams 4 Lgs AAA-A+-Rk-AA NYM 71 225 202 37 62 9 3 7 31 13 3 17 33 .307 .364 .485 .850 98 4 3 0 3 3
1996 23 4.1 Mets GULF Rk NYM 3 13 13 3 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 .385 .385 .692 1.077 9 0 0 0 0 0
1996 23 0.7 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 9 30 26 4 8 2 0 0 1 2 1 4 5 .308 .400 .385 .785 10 1 0 0 0 1
1996 23 -0.9 Binghamton EL AA NYM 4 14 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 .200 .286 .200 .486 2 0 0 0 2 1
1996 23 -3.7 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 55 168 153 30 47 6 3 6 26 10 1 11 25 .307 .363 .503 .866 77 3 3 0 1 1
1998 25 -1.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM 85 360 329 45 85 14 4 8 30 12 7 29 51 .258 .320 .398 .719 131 5 1 1 0 2
1998 25 2.5 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 3 10 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .143 .400 .143 .543 1 0 0 0 0 2
1998 25 -1.4 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 82 350 322 45 84 14 4 8 30 12 7 26 50 .261 .318 .404 .722 130 5 1 1 0 0
1999 26 -0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM 45 188 170 30 65 14 3 8 38 2 3 16 18 .382 .436 .641 1.077 109 3 1 0 1 1
1999 26 3.6 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 7 30 26 3 9 1 1 0 3 0 1 4 5 .346 .433 .462 .895 12 1 0 0 0 0
1999 26 -1.1 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 38 158 144 27 56 13 2 8 35 2 2 12 13 .389 .437 .674 1.110 97 2 1 0 1 1
2001 28 5.2 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 4 20 16 7 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 .375 .500 .563 1.063 9 0 0 0 0 0
2007 34 6.5 Norfolk IL AAA BAL 2 9 8 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .333 .375 .708 3 0 0 0 0 0
2010 37 10.0 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 116 470 439 62 142 36 5 6 74 13 3 25 47 .323 .365 .469 .834 206 13 4 1 1 1
8 Seasons 524 2160 1961 326 619 125 24 50 295 78 29 157 226 .316 .371 .480 .851 942 43 23 6 13 11
Rk (1 season) Rk 3 13 13 3 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 .385 .385 .692 1.077 9 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 58 255 219 47 80 16 2 3 37 10 2 23 18 .365 .439 .498 .937 109 1 9 0 4 2
A+ (4 seasons) A+ 23 90 75 14 24 6 1 0 4 2 2 15 12 .320 .433 .427 .860 32 2 0 0 0 3
AA (3 seasons) AA 97 432 392 62 132 21 3 14 57 17 9 33 37 .337 .389 .513 .902 201 12 3 0 4 3
AAA (6 seasons) AAA 343 1370 1262 200 378 81 18 32 195 48 16 86 158 .300 .348 .468 .817 591 28 11 6 5 3

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1994 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--AA NYM OF 63 149 135 8 6 0 .960 2.27
1994 21 Pittsfield NYPL A- NYM OF 57 137 124 8 5 0 .964 2.32
1994 21 Binghamton EL AA NYM OF 6 12 11 0 1 0 .917 1.83
1995 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYM CF 132 0.00
1995 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA NYM OF 132 351 336 10 5 1 .986 2.62
1995 22 Binghamton EL AA NYM OF 83 240 230 7 3 1 .988 2.86
1995 22 Binghamton EL AA NYM RF 1 0.00
1995 22 Binghamton EL AA NYM CF 83 0.00
1995 22 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 49 111 106 3 2 0 .982 2.22
1995 22 Norfolk IL AAA NYM CF 49 0.00
1996 23 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 6 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1.33
1996 23 Norfolk IL AAA NYM LF 6 0.00
1998 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM CF 23 0.00
1998 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM LF 32 0.00
1998 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM OF 53 101 96 4 1 2 .990 1.89
1998 25 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM OF 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67
1998 25 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM CF 1 0.00
1998 25 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM LF 2 0.00
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 50 93 88 4 1 2 .989 1.84
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM CF 22 0.00
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM LF 30 0.00
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 1B 25 249 227 16 6 23 .976 9.72
1999 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA NYM CF 10 0.00
1999 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM OF 41 85 79 4 2 1 .976 2.02
1999 26 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM OF 7 22 20 1 1 0 .955 3.00
1999 26 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM CF 7 0.00
1999 26 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 34 63 59 3 1 1 .984 1.82
1999 26 Norfolk IL AAA NYM CF 3 0.00
1999 26 Norfolk IL AAA NYM LF 31 0.00
2001 28 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM OF 2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 3.00
2001 28 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM CF 2 0.00
2007 34 Norfolk IL AAA BAL LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
2010 37 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL RF 16 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1.06
2010 37 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL CF 26 53 52 1 0 1 1.000 2.04
2010 37 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL LF 56 75 72 0 3 0 .960 1.29
8 Seasons 421 1094 1026 45 23 28 .979 2.54 0
OF (6 seasons) OF 297 700 658 28 14 4 .980 2.31 0
CF (5 seasons) CF 193 53 52 1 0 1 1.000 0.27
LF (5 seasons) LF 126 75 72 0 3 0 .960 0.57 0
RF (2 seasons) RF 17 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
1B (1 season) 1B 25 249 227 16 6 23 .976 9.72
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1994 21 Binghamton Mets Eastern League AA NYM
1994 21 Pittsfield Mets New York-Pennsylvania League A- NYM
1995 22 Binghamton Mets Eastern League AA NYM
1995 22 Norfolk Tides International League AAA NYM
1996 23 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ NYM
1996 23 Binghamton Mets Eastern League AA NYM
1996 23 Norfolk Tides International League AAA NYM
1996 23 GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Rk NYM
1997 24 Injured
1998 25 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ NYM
1998 25 Norfolk Tides International League AAA NYM
1998 25 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1998-09-01 1998-09-26
1999 26 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ NYM
1999 26 Norfolk Tides International League AAA NYM
1999 26 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1999-09-05 1999-10-03
2000 27 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2000-03-30 2000-10-01
2001 28 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ NYM
2001 28 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2001-04-03 2001-10-05
2002 29 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2002-04-01 2002-07-30
2002 29 Colorado Rockies National League MLB COL 2 2002-08-01 2002-09-29
2003 30 Colorado Rockies National League MLB COL 1 2003-04-01 2003-09-28
2004 31 San Diego Padres National League MLB SDP 1 2004-04-05 2004-10-02
2005 32 Boston Red Sox American League MLB BOS 1 2005-04-03 2005-07-06
2005 32 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 2 2005-07-15 2005-10-01
2006 33 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2006-04-03 2006-10-01
2007 34 Norfolk Tides International League AAA BAL 2007-04-18 2007-04-19
2007 34 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 2007-04-21 2007-09-30
2008 35 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 1 2008-03-31 2008-09-27
2010 37 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA COL 2010-04-08 2010-09-06
2010 37 Colorado Rockies National League MLB COL 1 2010-09-07 2010-10-03

Sabr ID: 51983d1c

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