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Jay PaytonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1992-2010 MLB Years: 1998-2010
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Drafted
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsCF-651, LF-588, OF-298, RF-108, 1B-25, DH-5Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJason Lee Payton
Height5-10Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateNovember 22,1972 [45.267]PlaceZanesville,Ohio
High SchoolZanesville (Zanesville,OH)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (Atlanta,GA)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 1st round (29th overall) of the 1994 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$350,000Signing ScoutsRon HopkinsService Time9.128 (2009)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1995-MLB-#96 ... 1995-MLB-#7 ... 1996-MLB-#21 ... 1996-MLB-#2 ... 1997-MLB-#34 ... 1997-NYN-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 1,1998 [25.283]
OrganizationsNYN [8] COL [3] BAL [2] OAK [2] BOS [1] SDN [1] Awards9Awards Voting1-37
TBC Player ID614Retrosheet IDpaytj001MLBAM ID134341
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (OF) in 2000
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed64Power55Contact84XBH48RBIs60Runs57Hitting78Durability59Team.512Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Georgia TechCollegeFrcf-lf196224846751262271210101600000.302.329.423.75210520258.317.121.169.3383.886.201.600.78124.0026.67
1993Georgia TechCollegeSocf-lf2061240618312121464236152000000.346.384.6711.05516138255.335.325.458.4515.887.841.335.4917.1445.78
1994Georgia TechCollegeJrcf-lf2167297781292742010286242300000.434.477.7541.23122451321.429.320.407.5217.487.170.966.2314.8539.53
1994Pittsfield MetsNYPLA-nyn-of21582194780162337102231890421.365.439.498.93710921255.381.133.274.4119.027.060.781.1873.0026.25
1994Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-of21825371001112310001.280.357.320.6778128.318.040.120.3157.1410.711.500.000.0014.29
1994Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         6624450871723381132521100422.357.431.480.91111722283.375.123.258.4018.837.420.841.0681.3325.29
1995Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-of22853575912320314541672932202211.345.395.535.93019137390.348.190.297.4047.448.211.103.5925.5030.08
1995Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-of22501963347114430113112224205.240.284.398.6827819215.250.158.255.2985.1210.232.001.8649.0040.43
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13555392170317188427104054444216.307.356.486.84226956605.313.179.282.3676.618.931.352.9830.7232.94
1996Gulf Coast MetsGCLRknyn-23313351012100100000.385.385.6921.0779213.364.307.385.4560.007.690.007.6913.0040.00
1996St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-23926482001214500011.308.400.385.78510230.381.077.269.34713.3316.671.250.000.0025.00
1996Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-23410020002012200210.200.286.200.4862014.200.000.100.19414.2914.291.000.000.000.00
1996Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-of2355153304763626101112530113.307.363.503.8667715168.333.196.327.3736.5514.882.273.5725.5031.91
1996Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor         71202376293731133173330334.307.364.485.8499819225.333.178.312.3647.5614.671.943.1128.8630.65
1998St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-of2537010000003100020.143.400.143.5431010.167.000.429.20130.0010.000.330.000.000.00
1998Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn25of25823224584144830127265011005.261.318.404.72213026350.288.143.239.3197.4314.291.922.2940.2530.95
1998Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         853294585144830127295111025.258.320.398.71813126360.285.140.243.3168.0614.171.762.2241.1330.59
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn25lf251522271000001400000.318.348.364.7128123.389.046.091.3204.3517.394.000.000.0014.29
1999St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-of26726391103014500001.346.433.462.89512230.429.116.231.40113.3316.671.250.000.0022.22
1999Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn25of2638144275613283522121310112.389.437.6741.1119723158.387.285.368.4687.598.231.085.0618.0041.07
1999Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         45170306514383823161810113.382.436.6411.07710925188.393.259.347.4578.519.571.134.2621.2538.46
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn44lf26138121001120210000.250.333.375.708319.333.125.000.3230.0022.220.000.000.0050.00
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn44cf27149488631422311762511306030809.291.331.447.77821841529.298.156.205.3375.6711.342.003.2128.7128.87
2001St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-of28416763000004100000.375.500.5631.0639320.400.188.438.46020.005.000.250.000.0050.00
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn44cf281043614492161834431852502111.255.298.371.66913425386.277.116.169.2924.6613.472.892.0745.1327.17
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn44cf298727533786383141213412108.284.336.415.75111417300.299.131.218.3307.0011.331.622.6734.3821.79
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol27lf294717036571448283382030003.335.376.606.98210326181.345.271.318.4174.4211.052.504.4221.2545.61
2002Totals for NL-NL         134445691352071659742954421011.303.351.488.83921743481.316.185.256.3636.0311.231.863.3327.8131.85
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol24lf30157600931813252889644377753327.302.354.512.86630765658.307.210.285.3706.5311.701.794.2621.4335.91
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn17cf3114345857119174855204356424212.260.326.367.69316829511.279.107.205.3068.4110.961.301.5757.2524.37
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos44rf-cf325513324357052100101400104.263.313.429.7425712144.261.166.241.3226.949.721.403.4726.6034.29
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak16lf-cf3269275387491134201143300224.269.302.451.75312423291.264.182.229.3214.8111.342.364.4721.1531.08
2005Totals for AL-AL         12440862109161186301244700328.267.306.444.75018135435.263.177.233.3225.5210.801.964.1422.6732.11
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak16lf-cf33142557781653231059842252405112.296.325.418.74323345588.310.122.169.3213.748.842.361.7055.7027.27
2007Norfolk TidesILAAAbal-of3428321000001100000.250.333.375.708319.286.125.250.31811.1111.111.000.000.0050.00
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37lf341314344811121575852224235609.256.292.376.66816333470.266.120.177.2924.688.941.911.4962.0029.73
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal16lf-cf35127338418210274181225312017.243.291.346.63711719363.270.103.189.2836.0614.602.411.9348.2923.17
2010Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol44lf37116439621423656741332547411113.323.365.469.83420647470.351.146.226.3655.3210.001.881.2873.1733.10
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol15lf3720353124101101400002.343.361.514.87518536.387.171.229.3792.7811.114.000.000.0041.67
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter12594154561115719330119522473225550332163210108.279.323.425.74817673424489.291.146.212.0005.6811.211.972.6534.9129.56
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter524196132661912524502957829157226236131143.316.371.480.8519421992160.335.164.270.0007.2710.461.442.3139.2232.15
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter34312622003788118321954816861581165328.300.348.468.8165911311370.321.168.262.0006.2811.531.842.3439.4434.66
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter973926213221314571793337304312.337.389.513.90220138432.342.176.281.0007.648.561.123.2428.0028.79
A+ Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter23751424610422151200032.320.433.427.86032790.381.107.307.00016.6713.330.800.000.0029.17
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter582194780162337102231890421.365.439.498.93710921255.381.133.274.0009.027.060.781.1873.0026.25
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter313351012100100000.385.385.6921.0779213.364.307.385.0000.007.690.007.6913.0040.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1907851852875122361934322495900000.366.403.6241.027490109834.364.258.348.0005.887.071.204.3221.8137.98
New York Mets Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter36811541433214753312814177015210211128.278.322.413.735477851247.294.135.193.0005.6112.192.172.6534.9726.48
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter21183211623941423101853685407316.287.317.429.74635768879.295.142.189.0004.109.672.362.6236.1728.45
Colorado Rockies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter224805132250501036118107521011053332.311.359.532.89142896875.319.221.289.0005.9411.541.944.1122.3638.40
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2587728919331714991334495476116.250.292.363.65528052833.268.113.183.0005.2811.402.161.6855.1426.94
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter14345857119174855204356424212.260.326.367.69316829511.279.107.205.0008.4110.961.301.5757.2524.37
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5513324357052100101400104.263.313.429.7425712144.261.166.241.0006.949.721.403.4726.6034.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games162535721492541567643365424114.279.323.425.74822744578.291.146.212.0005.6811.211.972.6534.9129.56
Average Minor - Per 162 games16260610119139715912494970724313.316.371.480.85129162668.335.164.270.0007.2710.461.442.3139.2232.15

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1994Pittsfield Mets NYPLA-nyn21OF57--12485-137132.9642.32------5898.376.0
1994Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn21OF6--11-1-1211.9171.83------875.04.3
1995Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn22OF83--230731240237.9882.86------8597.658.5
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn22OF49--10632-111109.9822.22------5098.034.5
1996Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn23OF6--71--881.0001.33------5510.94.3
1998St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn25OF3--8---881.0002.67------3100.02.2
1998Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn25OF50--884129392.9891.84------8261.035.2
1998Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn251B25--22716623249243.9769.72------8230.517.6
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn25LF8--61--771.0000.88------1553.34.9
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn25RF1---------------156.70.6
1999St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn26OF7--2011-2221.9553.00------7100.05.1
1999Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn26OF34--593116362.9841.82------3889.524.3
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn26LF5--2---221.0000.40------1338.53.1
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn26CF2--1---111.0000.50------1315.41.2
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn27CF143-1097308762321315.9812.200.29-----14996.088.3
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn27LF4-72---221.0000.500.29-----1492.72.5
2001St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn28OF2--51--661.0003.00------450.01.4
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn28CF103-825236641246242.9842.350.29-----10499.063.6
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn29CF82-62516361-170169.9942.060.27-----8794.350.9
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29LF32-225442--46461.0001.440.20-----4768.119.8
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29CF16-120431-144441.0002.750.37-----4734.09.9
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29RF2-31---111.0000.500.33-----474.31.2
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30LF1491431230298631307304.9902.040.25-----15794.992.0
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30CF84458---881.0001.000.18-----1575.14.9
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30RF319--1-1---------1571.91.9
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn31CF12811110273331142348344.9892.690.33-----14389.579.0
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn31LF94488---881.0000.890.17-----1436.35.6
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn31DH1---------------1430.70.6
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32LF474741499---99991.0002.110.24-----6968.129.0
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32RF3120181542--56561.0001.810.31-----5556.419.1
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32CF2521210542--56561.0002.240.27-----6936.215.4
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32CF1678020---20201.0001.250.25-----5529.19.9
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32LF1335181--991.0000.690.18-----5523.68.0
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33LF625145411832-123121.9841.950.27-----14243.738.3
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33CF464438010413-108105.9722.280.28-----14232.428.4
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33RF45413778912-9290.9782.000.24-----14231.727.8
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33DH44--------------1422.82.5
2007Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal34OF1---------------250.00.7
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34LF123100904232251239234.9791.900.26-----13193.975.9
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34CF1714107411214442.9552.470.39-----13113.010.5
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34RF62258---881.0001.330.32-----1314.63.7
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35LF71414071322-11341341.0001.890.33-----12755.944.1
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35CF3836301996--1051051.0002.760.35-----12729.923.6
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35RF44328---881.0002.000.25-----1273.12.5
2010Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol37LF56--72-3-7572.9601.29------11648.339.2
2010Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol37CF26--521-153531.0002.04------11622.418.2
2010Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol37RF16--17---17171.0001.06------11613.811.2
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol37LF976411---11111.0001.220.17-----2045.05.6
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol37CF1-21---111.0001.000.50-----205.00.6
MLB Totals for CF - 11 season(s)-   CF625237481914114120714721452.9862.320.30-----6250.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 11 season(s)-   LF532396380496017103987977.9901.840.26-----5320.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 7 season(s)-   RF926862716033-166163.9821.770.26-----920.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH54--------------50.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 5 season(s)-   OF140--2601143275271.9851.94------1400.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF56--72-3-7572.9601.29------560.00.0
AAA Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF26--521-153531.0002.04------260.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B25--22716623249243.9769.72------250.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF16--17---17171.0001.06------160.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF89--241741252248.9842.79------890.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF12--3321-3635.9722.92------120.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF57--12485-137132.9642.32------570.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1994Pittsfield Mets NYPLA-nyn21---------57-
1994Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn21---------6-
1995Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn22---------83-
1995Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn22---------49-
1996Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn23---------6-
1998St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn25---------3-
1998Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn25--25------50-
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn25------8-1--
1999St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn26---------7-
1999Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn26---------34-
1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn26------52---
2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn27------4143---
2001St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn28---------2-
2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn28-------103---
2002New York MetsNLMLBnyn29-------82---
2002Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol29------32162--
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30------14983--
2004San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn31------9128--1
2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak32------4725---
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32------131631--
2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33------624645-4
2007Norfolk Tides ILAAAbal34---------1-
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34------123176--
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35------71384--
2010Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol37------562616--
2010Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol37------91---

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000New York MetsDiv SeriesMLB27417130002100400000.176.176.176.3523017.231.000.0590.0023.530.000.000.000.00
2000New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB27519130013002500000.158.238.316.5546121.154.158.2639.5223.812.504.7619.0033.33
2000New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB27521370013000500000.333.333.476.80910121.400.143.1430.0023.810.004.7621.0014.29
2006Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33206013203137106200003.333.394.567.96134766.309.234.3509.093.030.334.5520.0035.00
2006Oakland AthleticsDiv SeriesMLB33312340000000100000.333.333.333.6664012.364.000.0000.008.330.000.000.000.00
2006Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB33414142012001200000.286.333.643.9769315.273.357.4296.6713.332.006.6714.0075.00
2007Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3417484175108100110000.354.367.500.86724649.362.146.1670.002.040.000.000.0035.29
2008Baltimore OriolesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3513365114004111200000.306.324.417.74115437.324.111.1392.705.412.000.000.0036.36
2010Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3724545153107121200000.278.291.370.66120455.288.092.0931.823.642.000.000.0026.67
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs741982763153326438710003.318.348.470.8189321207.319.152.1973.863.380.881.4566.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs729470002100500000.241.241.241.4827029.292.000.0340.0017.240.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs933272025003700000.212.278.455.73315436.208.243.3338.3319.442.335.5616.5057.14
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs521370013000500000.333.333.476.80910121.400.143.1430.0023.810.004.7621.0014.29

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19941st Team College All-American (OF) ... Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference (OF) ... Minor League Short-Season All-Star Team (OF) ... Short-Season A Player of the Year4
1995Double-A All-Star (OF) ... Eastern League All-Star Team (OF) ... Eastern League Most Valuable Player ... Eastern League Rookie of the Year4
2002National League Player of the Week (August 19-August 25)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-01-22ContractSigned by Rockies 
2007-04-20InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-04-01InjuredDisabled -- Strained right hamstring 
2006-12-11ContractSigned by Orioles (2-years) 
2005-07-13TradeTraded by Red Sox to Athletics for Chad Bradford 
2004-12-20TradeTraded by Padres with David Pauley, Ramon Vazquez and Cash to Red Sox for Dave Roberts. 
2004-01-13ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
2003-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-07-31TradeTraded by Mets with Robert Stratton and Mark Corey to Rockies for John Thomson and Mark Little. 
2001-06-25InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-05-08InjuredDisabled -- strained right hamstring 
1997-09-03On disabled list 
1994-06-21Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1994New York Mets-21350,000-------350,000Signing Bonus out of 1994 Draft (1st round - 29th overall)
1998New York MetsTeam Payroll25170,000-81240-1,276,192170,000520,000
1999New York MetsTeam Payroll26200,000-80735-1,454,491200,000720,000
2000New York MetsTeam Payroll27215,000-69929231,394,248200,000935,000
2001New York MetsTeam Payroll28290,000-58726351,897,758200,0001,225,000
2002New York MetsTeam Payroll29362,500-53922412,011,045200,0001,587,500
2002Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll29362,500-53921412,011,045200,0001,587,500
2003Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll301,850,000-29011642,163,527300,0003,437,500
2004San Diego PadresTeam Payroll311,500,000-30913662,070,100300,0004,937,500
2005Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll323,500,000-1961579++2,189,055300,0008,437,500
2005Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll323,500,000-196779++2,189,055300,0008,437,500
2006Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll334,000,000-179678++2,365,072327,00012,437,500
2007Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll344,500,000-181778++2,459,737380,00016,937,500
2008Baltimore OriolesTeam Payroll355,000,000-176581++2,696,252390,00021,937,500
2010Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll37400,000-75731-2,812,412400,00022,337,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red