2014 Prospect Snapshot: Greenway's Payton Squier (1-13-14)

 

  

When the list of top hitters in Arizona’s 2014 class is compiled, Payton Squire’s name shows up very early.  A 4 year starter for the Demons, Payton began contributing for Greenway the moment he set foot on campus as a freshman, when he started and hit .360. Payton led the Demons in batting average, doubles and RBIs as a sophomore and junior. His junior season last year was phenomenal when he batted .523 with 17 doubles and 42 RBIs. For his efforts he was named 2nd team All State.

 In the summer, Payton was named to the Arizona Junior Sunbelt team and played a huge role as the team captured the title. He was later named to the Reds Area Code Team and showed quite well in Long Beach. Last fall he traveled to Jupiter, Florida with the Rays Scout Team and was sensational, going 6-11 against some of the nation’s top pitchers.

Payton has an extremely advanced approach at the plate. There are guys who have more raw power, but you’d be hard pressed to find a tougher out in the state. He’s an exceptional hitter with 2 strikes, when he uses the field extremely well. At the next level he projects to be a doubles machine. In addition, Payton is a grinder who plays the game with an aggressive edge and never takes a pitch off. He’s a good runner and athletic enough to play any position in the infield and take a turn in the outfield as well.

In the classroom Payton carries a solid 3.4 GPA. He has signed a Letter of Intent to play for Rebels of UNLV after high school. He’ll also be on the follow list of every MLB scout in the spring as the Demons take the field as one of the favorites to claim the Division 2 title.

 

20 Questions with Payton Squier

 All time favorite Major Leaguer ?  Barry Bonds
Favorite current Major Leaguer?  Troy Tulowitzki
Who  has been  the biggest influence on you athletically?   A past coach of mine, Mike Turzich
One word to describe your style of play?  Unique
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you?  I used to catch
4 artists currently in my mp3 player?  Jay Z, Skrillex, Rebelution, Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Movie?  Wedding Crashers
On my secluded island, strand me with ..  Kate Upton
In 10 years I hope to be….  A Majoy Leage Baseball Player
Refreshing beverage of choice?  Lemon Lime Gatorade
Three people I'd like to have at my dinner table.  Muhammad Ali, Barry Bonds and Walter Payton
What's on the menu for your perfect dinner?  Lasanga, french bread and cesar salad
When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role?  Mark Wahlberg
Dogs or Cats?  Dogs
In my sparetime, when I'm not playing baseball, I like to….  watch comedy movies, play ping pong
Best player I've played against?  Jacob Gatewood
Best teammate I've had?  Luis Gonzalez (sunbelt)
Beach or Mountains?  Beach
Favorite TV shows?  Seinfeld, Two and Half Men
Most embarassing moment on the baseball field.  Picked off to the wrong base

 

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