Payne Maga
Payne Maga
Payne Maga

CLASS OF 2020

LHP
1B

Payne
Maga

Southern Nazarene University
Norman (HS) • OK
5-11 • 160LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Sandlot

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5/18/19

A 5-foot-11, 160-pound proportional frame with some wiry strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from an abbreviated and up tempo delivery with rhythm and a moderate leg kick before gliding down the mound and finishing to the first base side. Arm action is long, fluid and loose in the back before coming through a ¾ slot. Fastball sits 78-80 mph, keeping its plane with the four seam and showing some arm-side run with the two seam, almost all stikes. Breaking ball sits 67-71mph showing 2/8 slurvy action at times and others showing more 12/6 action . Changeup is thrown with full arm speed at 72-73 mph with heavy arm side run and sink. All pitches thrown for strikes to both sides of the plate with advanced command.

5/18/19

A 5-foot-11, 160-pound left handed swinging first baseman uses athletic stance and setup, quiet gather and load on the back side using a leg lift. Floats to stride, front foot lands in athletic position with small dive towards the plate. Front side closed, hits through front hip, drives baseball middle to LCF gap. One move towards the baseball, hands work through the hitting zone with some looseness, relaxed easy effort. Line drive approach with lift, 83 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.20 60. Defensively flashes of athleticism, bounce off the bag to field with good glove actions and footwork. Throws with long to short arm action, high ¾ release, good follow and momentum on throws at 81 mph.

5/19/18
A 5-foot-11, 160-pound developing frame with room to add size and strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from an abbreviated wind-up with a high and smooth leg kick that he repeats very well. Arm action is moderate in the back with a quick change of direction at the bottom of the arm stroke before coming through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 77-78, advanced command. Curveball has big 12/6 shape with late depth and is commanded in the bottom of the zone. Changeup keeps its plane, thrown with full arm speed, mostly strikes.

A 5-foot-11, 160-pound lean and developing frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a quiet, wide, open, and crouched set-up. Uses a short and controlled reverse toe-tap load before sending his hands on a flat path through extension with some length and barrel control. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field and flat approach, almost all barrels, 82 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.09 second 60. Defensively, at first base, shows athletic and quick actions with advanced hands and feet around the bag. Throws with a very short arm stroke and quick release from multiple slots with accuracy at 79 mph across the diamond.

9-9-18
A proportional 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame with sneaky athleticism and room to add strength. On the mound, the left-hander works from a simple, clean, and average tempo delivery with rhythm and a high leg kick before striding down the mound and finishing to the third base side. Arm action is long and fluid in the back before coming through a near over the top slot with some quickness. Fastball sits 77-78 and touches 79 with consistent run, advanced command to both sides of the plate. Curveball has 1/7 shape with excellent late depth that induces swings and misses at 68-69 mph, advanced command. Changeup shows some fade at 68-69 mph. In the game, Maga punched out all five batters he faced by mixing pitches and keeping hitters completely off balance, never going to a three ball count. 

A proportional 5-foot-11, 160-pound frame with some sneaky athleticism. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from an athletic, wide, and back leg heavy setup with some rhythm throughout. Uses a short reverse toe-tap closed stride before pulling his hands through a sweeping and slightly uphill with a high finish. In BP, shows an all fields and flat approach approach, mostly barrels, 82 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.09 60. Defensively, shows clean and athletic actions around first base with well above average hands and feet. Throws with a short arm stroke through a low-¾ slot with excellent accuracy at 79 mph to second base. 

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