Yankees’ 7th round pick Mark Payton has made a smooth transition to pro ball in the minors, and has played more like a first rounder rather than a 7th rounder. So it comes as no surprise that he has already been promoted to Tampa after only spending about a week in Charleston. Payton was a star at Texas, and had an NCAA record with 102 straight games getting on base. Since the start of his pro career, Payton is hitting .357 with 27 hits and an impressive 13 walks. He will bring a big boost to the Tampa Yankees’ offense.
— Charleston RiverDogs (@ChasRiverDogs) August 2, 2014
In other minor league news, Yeicok Calderon was sent to Charleston as a corresponding move, he was hitting .244 with 2 home runs and 16 RBI with Tampa this year. He will look to get his game back on track after being an All-Star last year, and hitting 15 home runs.