The 10th best starting pitcher in the 2017 Valley League season is Waynesboro’s Payton Kinney!
Payton, a 6-foot-3, 215 pound righthander from Nebraska-Omaha, put up the following statline for the Generals:
Of the pitchers considered for this list, Payton finished 9th in ERA, tied for 7th in strikeouts, 10th in batting average against, 8th in BB/9, and tied for 6th in K/9. His best start was the playoff start you see above, which was against Harrisonburg on July 29th. He also threw 6 shutout, one-hit innings against the Turks on June 14th. He was named 2nd team All-Valley.
Here are his college stats:
Payton redshirted in 2014, and spent 2015 and 2016 at Southeast Community College, a junior college in Nebraska.
Congratulations on your excellent summer, Payton!