Mark Payton

Mark Payton

#34LF,
AVG
.167
HR
0
RBI
0
R
0
Bio
Height/Weight: 5' 8"/180 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: Orland Park, Illinois
College: Texas
Draft: 2014 7th round by the
  • What we learned from the Cincinnati Reds 'B' game vs. Cleveland on their off day
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    What we learned from the Cincinnati Reds 'B' game vs. Cleveland on their off day

    GOODYEAR, Arizona – The Cincinnati Reds had an off day Saturday, but they had some Major Leaguers pitching in a “B” game against Cleveland at their spring training complex. Wade Miley and Tyler Mahle were scheduled to pitch two innings each, but they rolled the inning when they reached their allotted pitch count. Shane Bieber, the reigning American League Cy Young winner, pitched a couple of innings against Reds minor-league hitters.

  • Projecting the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day roster after a week of spring training games
    Cincinnati.com

    Projecting the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day roster after a week of spring training games

    The Reds will likely start the season with a platoon of Barnhart, a lefty batter, starting against right-handed pitchers and Stephenson, a righty batter, facing lefties. It won’t be a strict platoon because there will be considerations for day games after night games, and managing workload throughout a week, but both players will receive a lot of at-bats. Stephenson should loom as a power bat off the bench in late innings for games that he doesn’t start.

  • Will Michael Lorenzen open the season in the Cincinnati Reds starting rotation?
    Cincinnati.com

    Will Michael Lorenzen open the season in the Cincinnati Reds starting rotation?

    Last season, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen entered spring training wanting to throw 103 mph. He came out of the gate hitting 99 mph regularly. And then during the 2020 regular season, Lorenzen felt that he had the worst stretch of his career.