Rankings Spotlight: Tucker Payton


Matt Payne
Director of Scouting, PBR of NC

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RANKINGS SPOTLIGHT : Tucker Payton | 2026 | RHP/3B



Tucker Payton

Class of 2026 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2026
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: South Point
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: South Charlotte Panthers
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
74
Max FB
(11/01/20)
72 - 74
FB
(11/01/20)
60 - 61
CB
(11/01/20)
61 - 62
CH
(11/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
72 - 74
CB
60 - 61
CH
61 - 62
Position
7.38
60-yard
(05/28/22)
2.25 - 2.51
Pop Time
(11/01/20)
82
INF Velo
(05/28/22)
66
C Velo
(11/01/20)
79
Exit Velo
(11/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.51
Pop Time
2.25 - 2.51
C Velo
66
Exit Velo
79
Trackman - Fastball
85.0
Velocity (max)
(05/28/22)
80.9 - 83.8
Velo Range
(05/28/22)
81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/28/22)
1986
Spin Rate (max)
(05/28/22)
1911
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/28/22)
15.7
IVB (max)
(05/28/22)
12.2
IVB (avg)
(05/28/22)
13.2
HM (max)
(05/28/22)
9.9
HM (avg)
(05/28/22)
6.2
Extension (avg)
(05/28/22)
4.7
Release Ht (avg)
(05/28/22)
24
Spin Score (max)
(05/28/22)
43
Zone %
(05/28/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85
Velo Range
80.9 - 83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.9
Spin Rate (max)
1986
Spin Rate (avg)
1911
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.0
Velocity (max)
(05/28/22)
69.9 - 71.5
Velo Range
(05/28/22)
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/28/22)
1792
Spin Rate (max)
(05/28/22)
1638
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/28/22)
8.5
IVB (max)
(05/28/22)
6.0
IVB (avg)
(05/28/22)
9.3
HM (max)
(05/28/22)
-1.1
HM (avg)
(05/28/22)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(05/28/22)
4.5
Release Ht (avg)
(05/28/22)
26
Spin Score (max)
(05/28/22)
80
Zone %
(05/28/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72
Velo Range
69.9 - 71.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.1
Spin Rate (max)
1792
Spin Rate (avg)
1638
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.6
Velocity (max)
(05/28/22)
73.0 - 74.5
Velo Range
(05/28/22)
73.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/28/22)
1202
Spin Rate (max)
(05/28/22)
1166
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/28/22)
10.0
IVB (max)
(05/28/22)
6.3
IVB (avg)
(05/28/22)
10.1
HM (max)
(05/28/22)
9.2
HM (avg)
(05/28/22)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(05/28/22)
4.5
Release Ht (avg)
(05/28/22)
16
Spin Score (max)
(05/28/22)
67
Zone %
(05/28/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
73 - 74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.8
Spin Rate (max)
1202
Spin Rate (avg)
1166
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
87.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(11/05/22)
77.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(11/05/22)
232
Distance (avg)
(11/05/22)
306
Distance (max)
(11/05/22)
71
Sweet Spot %
(11/05/22)
30
Line Drive %
(05/28/22)
71.4
Fly Ball %
(11/05/22)
40
Ground Ball %
(05/28/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.5
Distance (avg)
232
Distance (max)
306
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
73.9
Distance (avg)
149
Distance (max)
287
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.3
Hand Speed (max)
(11/05/22)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(11/05/22)
72.3
Bat Speed (max)
(05/28/22)
67.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(11/05/22)
16.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(05/28/22)
7.1
Rot. Acc (avg)
(05/28/22)
65
On Plane Eff (avg)
(11/05/22)
73
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(11/05/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.3
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
71.9
Bat Speed (avg)
67.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
19.8
Bat Speed (max)
72.3
Bat Speed (avg)
62.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
57.13
Edge Score
(05/28/22)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
52
Rise+
(05/28/22)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
45
Hammer+
(05/28/22)
53
Sweep+
(05/28/22)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
96
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(05/28/22)
86
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(05/28/22)
27
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(05/28/22)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
180
External Rotation (avg)
(05/28/22)
94
Stride Length (avg)
(05/28/22)
9
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(05/28/22)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
23
Arm Speed (max)
(05/28/22)
23
Arm Speed (avg)
(05/28/22)
-419
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(05/28/22)
-313
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(05/28/22)
30
Knee Flexion (avg)
(05/28/22)
68
Arm Slot (avg)
(05/28/22)
17
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(05/28/22)
142
Arm Path (avg)
(05/28/22)
58
Deception (avg)
(05/28/22)
36
Torque (avg)
(05/28/22)
91
Efficiency (avg)
(05/28/22)
88
Sequencing (avg)
(05/28/22)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Swift

Swift
1.69
10-yd
(11/05/22)
4.17
30-yd
(05/28/22)
7.20
60-yd
(11/05/22)
19.2
Run speed (max)
(05/28/22)
8.1
Run Speed (avg)
(05/28/22)
1837
Jump Power (max)
(05/28/22)
30.7
Jump Height (max)
(05/28/22)
30.6
Jump Height (avg)
(05/28/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.69
60-yd
7.2
Run speed (max)
18.6
Swift
10-yd
1.89
30-yd
4.17
60-yd
7.38
Run speed (max)
19.2
Run Speed (avg)
8.1
Jump Power (max)
1837
Jump Height (max)
30.7
Jump Height (avg)
30.6

Scouting Report

6-foot-1, 185-pound build. Left hand hitter. Controlled, balanced swing with quickness and strength in his hands. Has feel for the barrel keeping it through the zone. Made hard contact in game action with the ability to use both sides of the field. Has arm strength defensively. 

Pitched 2 innings recording each out via strike out. Fastball sat at 80-82 mph with run and sink to his arm side. Mixed in a breaking ball with sweeping action at 68-69 mph. Showed feel for the breaking ball landing it for called strikes while also using it to get swing a miss. Got his fastball to both sides of the plate. Attacked the zone with confidence in both pitches. 


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