Vincent Payne Video Recap

Payne had a strong start to his pro career in 2010.

Vincent Payne was selected in the 12th round of the 2010 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of the JuCo ranks.  He signed quickly, and went to the Gulf Coast League, where he dominated with a 2.43 ERA in 37 innings, along with a 21:9 K/BB ratio.  At the end of the season he was moved up to State College, where he pitched 5 innings, with a 1.80 ERA and a 3:2 K/BB ratio.  This was all after Payne pitched 19 innings in the JuCo ranks, struggling with a 7.58 ERA, and an 18:22 K/BB ratio, making his success in the lower levels a surprise.

For more about Payne, and all of the prospects in the farm system, check out the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.

Last week I posted a video recap of Tyler Waldron taking on the Auburn Doubledays.  Payne came on in the same game, after Waldron left, and pitched three innings for one of his two appearances in State College in 2010.  He ended up with three shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, one hit batter, and two strikeouts.  Below is video from the game, with Payne going up against top Washington Nationals prospects like Carlos Perez and Gustavo Pierre.

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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