McCallie's Tyler Payne - Perfect Baseball Experience

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
McCallie's Tyler Payne
McCallie's Tyler Payne
- photo by McCallie School
McCallie junior shortstop Tyler Payne was recently selected to and participated in Perfect Game's All American Underclass Games in San Diego, California. Perfect Game is the world's largest and most respected baseball scouting bureau, and this event is one of their highest individual honors for upcoming juniors. Their All American Game for upcoming seniors is played annually at Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres. The Underclass Games are held at the University of San Diego.
 
Payne is currently ranked as the #300 overall prospect in the country in the class of 2015.
He is ranked #5 overall in Tennessee and is the #1 rated shortstop in the state. He is a two-year starter for the Blue Tornado and finished last year with a .344 batting average, 29 stolen bases, and was voted as the teams Most Valuable Defensive Player.
 
McCallie head baseball coach, and Tyler's father, Greg Payne said, "Obviously, as a father, I'm very excited and proud for my son. As a coach, I'm excited for our program that we are represented in this event. I'm hopeful we will have more in the future." 

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