Back to the Future: Payton Young

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Payton Young made a name for himself on our site as a member of the Palmetto Diamondbacks, the UBC Venom and the Upstate Mavericks.

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Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Payton Young
2009 Other notables: Payton Young made the most of each AB, reaching base 9 times in the tournament, while batting 0.400. He also earned...for more, click here.
2009 David White was then intentionally walked to set up the force. It would take seven pitches to induce the fly out to second to end the game, giving the Diamondbacks the victory, with Payton Young credited with the win and...for more, click here.
2011 A walk to Tristen Hudson ended the outing for Hennessy. He swapped positions with centerfielder Payton Young who retired the next two batters on an infield pop and a pitcher to short fielder's choice for the...for more, click here.
2012 Payton Young, CF/LHP - Young doesn't do anything outstanding. He just does a lot of things very well. Runs well, hits for average, makes the plays in center or any other outfield position. Can give you some...for more, click here.
2012 The Venom leadoff hitter Payton Young reached base on a bad hop single that looked to be an easy play for the Sluggers second baseman until the last hop took a quick detour over his right shoulder and into right field. Like most good teams do, the...for more, click here.
2012 Payton Young, OF – Good looking outfielder who can really go get ‘em in the outfield. Hits for average and OBP is way up there. Fundamentally...for more, click here.
2012 After a scoreless top of the fifth, Whitmire replaced Bailey on the bump. He got ahead of leadoff hitter Payton Young but then hit him to bring the tying run to the plate. Two ground ball outs produced the...for more, click here.
2012 Kelly left after striking out Mitchell Thompson for the second out in the fifth. He was replaced by Payton Young, who wild pitched the potential lead run over to third...for more, click here.
2012 Teodosio hit Venom leadoff hitter Payton Young in the helmet with the second pitch of the game, not the way you want to start a game against the powerful Venom lineup. But...for more, click here.
2012 Payton Young, OF – Young moves extremely well in the outfield. He had an ESPN Top 10 moment in this contest with a diving catch of a ball headed for extra bases. Lefty all the way and a good...for more, click here.

JrDP – At this stage of your career, what would you consider to be the strongest part of your game?

PY – Speed, because you can’t teach that...for more, click here.

Payton Young, OF - Young patrols centerfield and bats leadoff for the Venom. Take charge guy in center. It would be easy to picture him doing that for some team for a long time. Good wheels, good LH arm, consistent LH contact at the plate. Hits for a...for more, click here.


Young led off the bottom of the third with a single on the ground to centerfield. However, he was caught leaning...for more, click here.


Friday morning’s WWBA 14U National Championship game kept everyone on the edge of their seats, with a back and forth battle capped by a heart-stopping almost-comeback. The 6-4-3 DP Tigers 14u and the Upstate Mavericks...for more, click here.


Back to the future...On Wednesday morning, Palmetto HS 2017 OF Payton Young made a commitment to play baseball at Coastal Carolina. (Posted on on August 3, 2016.

Coastal Carolina University