Padres Draft Interview: Danny Payne

Danny Payne saw the draft and knows that the San Diego Padres took a number of outfielders. He says he is more than ready for the challenge that situation provides to continualy prove yourself.

Georigia Tech's top hitter for the second-consecutive season, Danny Payne earned first-team All-ACC honors after a tremendous 2007 campaign.

He led the team in average, hits, runs, doubles, triples, walks, stolen bases and on base percentage while finishing second in the nation with 1.11 walks per game.

The outfielder also had a team-best 26 multi-hit contests, as well as nine multi-RBI games in 2007 while hitting safely in 21 of his last 23 games.

We caught up with Payne after he was drafted by the San Diego Padres:


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