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MadFriars' Interview: Payton Baskette

Payton Baskette

FORT WAYNE - One of the most difficult aspects of being in the minor leagues is that you sometimes don’t get the role that best showcases your talents and hides your weaknesses.

Payton Baskette, 20, is the classic situational lefty. He doesn’t throw that hard, but has very good command with a running two seam fastball and a diving slider. His problem is that he can also throw a few other pitches well enough to be an effective starter which places him in a role that he is not likely to occupy in the major leagues. He was drafted in the sixteenth round by the Padres in...

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