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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, United States
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

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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
1998 25 -3.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 15 23 22 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .318 .348 .364 .711 8 0 0 0 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
1999 26 -2.9 NYM NL MLB NYM 13 9 8 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 .250 .333 .375 .708 3 0 1 0 0 0
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
2000 27 -2.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 149 529 488 63 142 23 1 17 62 5 11 30 60 .291 .331 .447 .778 218 9 3 0 8 0
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
2001 28 -1.3 NYM NL MLB NYM 104 386 361 44 92 16 1 8 34 4 3 18 52 .255 .298 .371 .669 134 11 5 0 2 1
2002 29 -0.5 2 Teams NL MLB NYM-COL 134 481 445 69 135 20 7 16 59 7 4 29 54 .303 .351 .488 .838 217 11 4 2 1 0
2002 29 -0.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 87 300 275 33 78 6 3 8 31 4 1 21 34 .284 .336 .415 .750 114 8 1 2 1 0
2002 29 -0.5 COL NL MLB COL 47 181 170 36 57 14 4 8 28 3 3 8 20 .335 .376 .606 .982 103 3 3 0 0 0
2003 30 0.5 COL NL MLB COL 157 658 600 93 181 32 5 28 89 6 4 43 77 .302 .354 .512 .865 307 27 7 5 3 3
2004 31 1.6 SDP NL MLB SDP 143 511 458 57 119 17 4 8 55 2 0 43 56 .260 .326 .367 .693 168 12 4 2 4 2
2005 32 2.9 2 Teams AL MLB OAK-BOS 124 435 408 62 109 16 1 18 63 0 1 24 47 .267 .306 .444 .749 181 8 0 0 3 2
2005 32 2.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 55 144 133 24 35 7 0 5 21 0 0 10 14 .263 .313 .429 .741 57 4 0 0 1 0
2005 32 2.9 OAK AL MLB OAK 69 291 275 38 74 9 1 13 42 0 1 14 33 .269 .302 .451 .753 124 4 0 0 2 2
2006 33 3.9 OAK AL MLB OAK 142 588 557 78 165 32 3 10 59 8 4 22 52 .296 .325 .418 .743 233 12 4 0 5 1
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
2007 34 4.8 BAL AL MLB BAL 131 470 434 48 111 21 5 7 58 5 2 22 42 .256 .292 .376 .668 163 9 3 5 6 0
2008 35 6.1 BAL AL MLB BAL 127 363 338 41 82 10 2 7 41 8 1 22 53 .243 .291 .346 .637 117 7 1 2 0 1
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
2010 37 8.2 COL NL MLB COL 20 36 35 3 12 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 4 .343 .361 .514 .875 18 2 0 0 0 0
MLB (12 seasons) MLB 1259 4489 4154 561 1157 193 30 119 522 47 32 255 503 .279 .323 .425 .748 1767 108 32 16 32 10
Minors (8 seasons) Minors 524 2160 1961 326 619 125 24 50 295 78 29 157 226 .316 .371 .480 .851 942 43 23 6 13 11
All Levels (15 Seasons) 1783 6649 6115 887 1776 318 54 169 817 125 61 412 729 .290 .338 .443 .781 2709 151 55 22 45 21
A+ (4 seasons) Minors 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) Minors 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) Minors 343 1370 1262 200 378 81 18 32 195 48 16 86 158 .300 .348 .468 .817 591 28 11 6 5 3

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
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
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 CF 83
1995 22 Binghamton EL AA NYM OF 83 240 230 7 3 1 .988 2.86
1995 22 Binghamton EL AA NYM RF 1
1995 22 Norfolk IL AAA NYM CF 49
1995 22 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 49 111 106 3 2 0 .982 2.22
1996 23 Norfolk IL AAA NYM LF 6
1996 23 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 6 8 7 1 0 0 1.000 1.33
1998 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM CF 23
1998 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-A+ NYM LF 32
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 CF 1
1998 25 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM LF 2
1998 25 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM OF 3 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 2.67
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 1B 25 249 227 16 6 23 .976 9.72
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM CF 22
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM LF 30
1998 25 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 50 93 88 4 1 2 .989 1.84
1998 25 NYM NL MLB NYM LF 8
1998 25 NYM NL MLB NYM OF 10 38.0 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.66 0.70
1998 25 NYM NL MLB NYM RF 1
1999 26 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA NYM CF 10
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 CF 7
1999 26 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM OF 7 22 20 1 1 0 .955 3.00
1999 26 Norfolk IL AAA NYM CF 3
1999 26 Norfolk IL AAA NYM LF 31
1999 26 Norfolk IL AAA NYM OF 34 63 59 3 1 1 .984 1.82
1999 26 NYM NL MLB NYM CF 2
1999 26 NYM NL MLB NYM LF 5
1999 26 NYM NL MLB NYM OF 6 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 2.25 0.50
2000 27 NYM NL MLB NYM CF 143
2000 27 NYM NL MLB NYM LF 4
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2000 27 NYM NL MLB NYM OF 146 1105.0 324 311 7 6 2 .981 2.59 2.18
2001 28 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM CF 2
2001 28 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM OF 2 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 3.00
2001 28 NYM NL MLB NYM CF 103
2001 28 NYM NL MLB NYM OF 103 826.0 247 237 6 4 1 .984 2.65 2.36
2002 29 2 Teams NL MLB NYM-COL OF 126 975.0 262 252 9 1 1 .996 2.41 2.07
2002 29 NYM NL MLB NYM OF 82 626.0 171 164 6 1 0 .994 2.44 2.07
2002 29 COL NL MLB COL OF 44 349.0 91 88 3 0 1 1.000 2.35 2.07
2003 30 COL NL MLB COL CF 8
2003 30 COL NL MLB COL LF 149
2003 30 COL NL MLB COL OF 151 1284.0 316 306 6 4 1 .987 2.19 2.07
2003 30 COL NL MLB COL RF 3
2004 31 SDP NL MLB SDP CF 128
2004 31 SDP NL MLB SDP LF 9
2004 31 SDP NL MLB SDP OF 137 1075.0 357 342 11 4 2 .989 2.96 2.58
2005 32 2 Teams AL MLB OAK-BOS OF 122 936.0 240 235 5 0 0 1.000 2.31 1.97
2005 32 BOS AL MLB BOS OF 53 312.0 85 82 3 0 0 1.000 2.45 1.60
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2005 32 OAK AL MLB OAK OF 69 624.0 155 153 2 0 0 1.000 2.24 2.25
2006 33 OAK AL MLB OAK CF 46
2006 33 OAK AL MLB OAK LF 62
2006 33 OAK AL MLB OAK OF 137 1212.0 323 311 5 7 0 .978 2.35 2.31
2006 33 OAK AL MLB OAK RF 45
2007 34 Norfolk IL AAA BAL LF 1 1 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 34 BAL AL MLB BAL CF 17
2007 34 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 123
2007 34 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 129 1036.0 291 281 3 7 2 .976 2.47 2.20
2007 34 BAL AL MLB BAL RF 6
2008 35 BAL AL MLB BAL CF 38
2008 35 BAL AL MLB BAL LF 71
2008 35 BAL AL MLB BAL OF 108 740.0 247 239 8 0 1 1.000 3.00 2.29
2008 35 BAL AL MLB BAL RF 4
2010 37 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL CF 26 25 208.1 53 52 1 0 1 1.000 2.29 2.04
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2010 37 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL LF 56 51 428.0 75 72 0 3 0 .960 1.51 1.29
2010 37 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL RF 16 9 85.1 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1.79 1.06
2010 37 COL NL MLB COL CF 1
2010 37 COL NL MLB COL LF 9
2010 37 COL NL MLB COL OF 10 66.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1.64 1.20
MLB (9 seasons) MLB CF 486
MLB (9 seasons) MLB LF 440
MLB (12 seasons) MLB OF 1185 9305.0 2629 2535 61 33 10 .987 2.51 2.19
MLB (5 seasons) MLB RF 59
Minors (5 seasons) Minors CF 193 25 208.1 53 52 1 0 1
Minors (5 seasons) Minors LF 126 52 435.0 75 72 0 3 0
Minors (6 seasons) Minors OF 297 700 658 28 14 4 .980 2.31
Minors (2 seasons) Minors RF 17 9 85.1 17 17 0 0 0
All Levels (11 Seasons) CF 679 25 208.1 53 52 1 0 1
All Levels (10 Seasons) LF 566 52 435.0 75 72 0 3 0
All Levels (15 Seasons) OF 1482 9305.0 3329 3193 89 47 14 .986 2.51 2.21
All Levels (7 Seasons) RF 76 9 85.1 17 17 0 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

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

Sabr ID: 51983d1c

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