What A Payne

Not surprisingly, the Padres are stocking up on college players–they’ve grabbed five in their first six picks. With the 64th overall pick, San Diego took a very exciting, fun player to watch: Georgia Tech outfielder Danny Payne. An undersized center fielder with excellent speed and decent pop in his tightly wound frame, Payne is extremely tough and plays the game at a high energy level. The guy simply makes things happen, whether on the bases, in center field, or on the mound–Tech’s closer, Payne has a strong arm that translates well to the outfield.