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Padres Prospect Interview: Danny Payne

San Diego Padres prospect Danny Payne has struggled figuring out what kind of hitter he will be. While he has kept a patient approach, the outfielder has oftentimes tried to take the ball out of the yard instead of looking gap. Payne is just now adapting to the new approach.

You came out to the early hitter's camp. What were you able to accomplish by coming out early and did it involve mechanical changes? Danny Payne: It gave me a chance to come out and get acclimated. When the season starts, you have to hit the ground running. Making sure you are in shape mentally – seeing the field – gives you a boost to really get the mind right and ready to play. You were... Recommended Stories

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