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Jay Payton

41-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 207   DOB: 11/22/1972   BORN: Zanesville, OH   COLLEGE: Georgia Tech   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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The Rockies signed Payton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training in January of 2010.

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The Rockies purchased Payton's contract from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Jay Payton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 32 MAJ BOS 55 144 133 24 35 12 7 0 5 21 0 0 10 14 0 1 0 .263 .313 .429 .741
2005 32 MAJ OAK 69 291 275 38 74 23 9 1 13 42 0 1 14 33 0 2 0 .269 .302 .451 .753
2005  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ BOS/OAK 124 435 408 62 109 35 16 1 18 63 0 1 24 47 0 3 0 .267 .306 .444 .749
2006 33 MAJ OAK 142 588 557 78 165 45 32 3 10 59 8 4 22 52 0 5 4 .296 .325 .418 .743
2007 34 AAA NOR 2 9 8 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
2007 34 MAJ BAL 131 470 434 48 111 33 21 5 7 58 5 2 22 42 5 6 3 .256 .292 .376 .668
2008 35 MAJ BAL 127 363 338 41 82 19 10 2 7 41 8 1 22 53 2 0 1 .243 .291 .346 .637
2010 37 AAA Col 116 470 439 62 142 47 36 5 6 74 13 3 25 47 1 1 4 .323 .365 .469 .834
2010 37 MAJ COL 20 36 35 3 12 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 .343 .361 .514 .875
Career  (View All) MAJ   1259 4489 4154 561 1157 342 193 30 119 522 47 32 255 503 16 32 32 .279 .323 .425 .748

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Jay Payton: MLB Games Played By Position

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2010 10 9 1

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Jay Payton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 32 MAJ BOS 144 133 6.9% 9.7% 0.71 89% .263 .166
2005 32 MAJ OAK 291 275 4.8% 11.3% 0.42 88% .266 .182
2005  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ BOS/OAK 435 408 5.5% 10.8% 0.51 88% .265 .177
2006 33 MAJ OAK 588 557 3.7% 8.8% 0.42 91% .313 .122
2007 34 AAA NOR 9 8 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .286 .125
2007 34 MAJ BAL 470 434 4.7% 8.9% 0.52 90% .270 .120
2008 35 MAJ BAL 363 338 6.1% 14.6% 0.42 84% .270 .103
2010 37 AAA Col 470 439 5.3% 10% 0.53 89% .352 .146
2010 37 MAJ COL 36 35 2.8% 11.1% 0.25 89% .387 .171
Career MAJ   4489 4154 5.7% 11.2% 0.51 88% .294 .146

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Best Matchups for Jay Payton (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Oliver Perez AZ 13 5 2 3 4 1 0 .385 1.000 1.500
Tomo Ohka TOR 17 8 2 6 1 0 0 .471 .882 1.356
Joe Saunders TEX 17 6 1 4 1 2 0 .353 .647 1.015
Roberto Hernandez PHI 11 5 0 1 1 1 0 .455 .455 .955
Nate Robertson DET 18 5 2 9 0 1 0 .278 .667 .944
Brett Tomko KC 15 5 0 1 0 3 0 .333 .533 .867
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 18 7 0 2 1 0 0 .389 .444 .865
Dan Haren LA 9 3 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .444 .844
Kyle Lohse MIL 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .583 .833
J.J. Putz AZ 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 .333 .444 .778

Worst Matchups for Jay Payton (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bartolo Colon NY-N 16 3 0 0 1 0 0 .188 .188 .423
Scott Kazmir OAK 24 5 0 2 0 3 0 .208 .208 .417
Justin Verlander DET 15 3 0 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 .400
Cliff Lee PHI 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
CC Sabathia NY-A 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 .133 .133 .369
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 12 2 0 1 0 5 0 .167 .167 .333
Bruce Chen KC 19 3 0 0 0 1 0 .158 .158 .316
Mark Buehrle TOR 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Johan Santana BAL 14 1 0 0 0 3 0 .071 .143 .214
Daisuke Matsuzaka NY-N 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 .091 .091 .182

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Jay Payton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Payton was reassigned to minor league camp on Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

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The Rockies signed Payton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training on Wednesday, the team's official website reports.

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Payton filed for free agency Thursday, the Orioles' official site reports.

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Payton has cleared waivers, meaning he can be dealt until midnight Sunday and still be eligible for the acquiring team's postseason roster, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Payton has started the last two games in place of the injured Adam Jones, and could be in line for more playing time for the rest of the week.

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Payton may benefit indirectly from Melvin Mora's injury if Mora is forced to miss extended periods of time. In Tuesday's game, Aubrey Huff moved to third base to fill in for Mora, Luke Scott became the designated hitter and Payton got the start in left field.

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Payton has been getting a few starts against left-handed pitchers, usually spelling Luke Scott.

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Payton has started just two of the Orioles' first six games this season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jay Payton.

2009

Payton believes he can play every day, but it remains to be seen if he can find a place that will let him do that. It won't be in Baltimore, because the Orioles have a commitment to Nick Markakis, Adam Jones and Luke Scott. He has hit .250 over the past two seasons and at age 36 it really seems like he is in decline. Payton could get on somewhere as a fifth outfielder, but his ceiling is limited.

2008

Like teammate Kevin Millar, Jay Payton has his uses on an established, contending team. He has a little bit of power, traditionally hits lefthanders well and plays good defense. But he's an awful fit for an Orioles team lacking in too many run producers, particularly now that it's traded Miguel Tejada. That trade netted Luke Scott among others, and Scott figures to get most of the starts against right-handed starters in left field in place of Payton. It's possible that Payton will lose significant playing time.

2007

o Payton's had nothing more than minimal fantasy value ever since leaving the mile-high air of Colorado after the 2003 season. He doesn't steal bases, hit enough home runs or hit for a high enough average to be anything but an end-of-auction outfielder in all but the shallowest of AL-only leagues. He did manage to boost his average to .296 last season with the A's, easily his highest mark since 2003 but don't expect that to continue. He inked a two-year, $9.5 million contract with Baltimore over the offseason, but will have to fight for a starting spot with Aubrey Huff, Kevin Millar and Jay Gibbons expected to start at first base, left field and designated hitter ahead of him.

2006

Payton provided the A's with a jolt of offense right after being acquired in mid-July, but failed to homer after September 2. He'd find his role reduced if the A's upgrade their offense over the winter.

2005

Payton crashed to earth in San Diego a year after posting career highs in Colorado. He hit just eight home runs in 458 at-bats, a far cry from the 28 in 2003. It would be foolish to project anything like the plus-.860 OPS outside of Colorado, but he should bounce back to be at least a mediocre outfielder in 2005. He could platoon with Trot Nixon in right field after his trade to Boston, but most likely will work in a reserve role.

2004

Payton enjoyed the best season of his career in 2003. He posted career highs in every offensive category except stolen bases and proved once and for all that 600 at bats and a little altitude provide the perfect parameters for a guy playing in his contract year. Payton had never been a slouch, but likewise, he had never put up more than average numbers in his previous non-Colorado seasons. Did Payton finally show his potential or was he a product of the altitude and the new environment? We'll find out, as he'll patrol center field for the Padres in 2004.

2003

Payton looked great after being traded to Colorado in mid summer last year. In only 47 games he hit for a .335 average and scoring 36 runs. Injuries have plagued him, but if he can stay healthy, Payton could put up some nice numbers.