Jay Payton
1
1992-1994
CF
Zanesville, OH

Georgia Tech Hall of Fame 2005

Consensus First Team All-America 1994
First Team Atlantic Coast Conference 1994
Second Team Atlantic Coast Conference 1993

Chosen by Mets following first round of 1994 June draft--29th player selected.

Overcame two Tommy John elbow surgeries to play 10 years in the Majors...In 2006, became only outfielder in the Major Leagues since 1957, when specific records started being kept, to start at least 40 games in each of the three outfield positions in one season.

Major League Firsts:
First Hit: Single in first at-bat 9/1/98 vs. Dan Miceli (San Diego).
First Home Run: 4/8/2000 vs. Kevin Brown (Los Angeles).

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year      G-GS    Avg   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   SB
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 1992     62-60   .302  248   46   75   12    6    2   27   12
 1993     61-61   .346  240   61   83   12   12   14   64   23
 1994     67-67   .434  297   78  129   27    4   20  102    8
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 Career  190-188  .366  785  185  287   51   22   36  193   43 


 Professional Career
 YEAR CLUB             AVG.   G   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  CS
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 1994 Pittsfield      .365   58  219   47   80  16   2   3   37  23  18  10   2
      Binghamton      .280    8   25    3    7   1   0   0    1   2   3   1   1
 1995 Binghamton      .345   85  357   59  123  20   3  14   54  29  32  16   7    
      Norfolk         .240   50  196   33   47  11   4   4   30  11  22  11   3
 1996 Norfolk         .307   55  153   30   47   6   3   6   26  11  25  10   1  
      Binghamton      .200    4   10    0    2   0   0   0    2   2   2   0   1
      St. Lucie       .308    9   26    4    8   2   0   0    1   4   5   2   1
      Port St. Lucie  .385    3   13    3    5   1   0   1    2   0   1   1   0
 1997 Norfolk                          Injured - Did not play 
 1998 Norfolk         .261   82  322   45   84  14   4   8   30  26  50  12   7
      St. Lucie       .143    3    7    0    1   0   0   0    0   3   1   0   0
      NEW YORK        .318   15   22    2    7   1   0   0    0   1   4   0   0
 1999 St. Lucie       .346    7   26    3    9   1   1   0    3   4   5   0   1
      Norfolk         .389   38  144   27   56  13   2   8   35  12  13   2   2   
      NEW YORK        .250   13    8    1    2   1   0   0    0   0   2   1   2
 2000 NEW YORK        .291  149  488   63  142  23   1  17   62  30  60   5  11 
 2001 NEW YORK        .255  104  361   44   92  16   1   8   34  18  52   4   3 
      St. Lucie       .375    4   16    7    6   3   0   0    0   4   1   0   0
 2002 NEW YORK        .284   87  275   33   78   6   3   8   31  21  34   4   1
      COLORADO        .335   47  170   36   57  14   4   8   28   8  20   3   3 
 2003 COLORADO        .302  157  600   93  181  32   5  28   89  43  77   6   4
 2004 SAN DIEGO       .260  143  458   57  119  17   4   8   55  43  56   2   0
 2005 BOSTON          .263   55  133   24   35   7   0   5   21  10  14   0   0
      OAKLAND         .269   69  275   38   74   9   1  13   42  14  33   0   1
 2006 OAKLAND         .296  142  557   78  165  32   3  10   59  22  52   8   4
 2007 Norfolk         .250    2    8    3    2   1   0   0    0   1   1   0   0
      BALTIMORE       .256  131  434   48  111  21   5   7   58	 22  42   5   2
 2008 BALTIMORE       .243  127  338   41   82  10   2   7   41  22  53   8   1
 2009                                  Injured - Did not play 
 2010 Colorado Springs
      COLORADO
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 Major League Totals  .278 1239 4119  558 1145 189  29 119  521	254 499  46  32
 
 2000 World Series: 7-for-21, one home run