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Oct 24, 2003 - Oct 27, 2003   NC Red Sox Scout Team
  35

Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Matt Payne
RHP MIF 6-3 175   R/R

FB
87
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
85-87
CB
69
SL
CH
72
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Aug 08, 2003 - Aug 10, 2003   Red
  8

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Matt Payne
RHP MIF 6-2 175   R/R

FB
87
60
7.13
40
OF
IF
81
1B
C
Pop
Range
87
CB
69
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Payne’s best weapon as a pitcher is a 70 mph downer curveball that he got on top of so well that it occasionally backed up into a right handed hitter. You don’t see that too often at any level. The 6-2, 175 lb. Payne throws a 4-seam fastball 86-87 mph and a 2-seam sinker with good action at 83 mph and should add velocity to both pitches as he fills out his projectable, athletic body. An added plus for Payne that will help him improve his pitching is that he’s a good athlete who can play the middle of the infield and swing the bat well. He even runs close to MLB average. Very interesting top level college prospect with a possible pro future. Matt is also a top student. Scouts should keep a close eye on him, he could really step up before next June.
PG Grade 8.5