VINCENT PAYNE
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: December 19, 1990
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 12th Round, 357th Overall, 2010
How Acquired: Draft
College: Cypress College
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Payne obviously didn’t pitch well in his first JC season.  Control was a particular problem.  He reaches 92 but has been more in the upper 80s as a pro.  The Pirates must consider him a project.

2010
R:  2-2-0, 2.43 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 37 IP, 2.2 BB/9, 5.1 K/9
A-:  0-0-0, 1.80 ERA, 0.60 WHIP, 5 IP, 3.6 BB/9, 5.4 K/9

Payne pitched much better than in junior college.  He was probably the best pitcher on the GCL Pirates, with good control but a low K rate.  Opponents hit only .222 against him.  The Pirates moved him up to State College after the GCL season ended and he did well in two appearances there.

2011
A-:  2-1-1, 5.20 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 27.2 IP, 3.6 BB/9, 6.8 K/9
A:  2-0-0, 5.56 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 11.1 IP, 4.8 BB/9, 2.4 K/9

Payne pitched strictly in relief in 2011, initially at State College.  He wasn’t very effective there, although his K rate improved a little.  The Pirates promoted him to West Virginia late in the season when they needed some arms there.  He only allowed nine hits in 11.1 IP, but he fanned only three while walking six.

Payne pitched 2011 at age 20 and still doesn’t have a lot of experience.  He started 2012 in extended spring training and could appear at State College or West Virginia, or possibly both.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NJCAA
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
BB/9
K/9
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2010
1-3-0
14
4
19.0
23
2
22
18
10.4
8.5
2.37
.295
7.58
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2012: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 6/25/2010
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2016
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2013
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2010: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 12th round, 357th overall pick; signed on June 18.