The Book on Byron BuxtonMIN



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Byron Buxton / OF, MIN
Born 12/18/1993
Baxley, GA, USA
School: Appling County HS (GA)
Height 6-1
Weight 175
Bats/Throws R/R
1 | 8/1/2014


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
165 609 3 0 0

Total professional at-bats: .



Georgia's Byron Buxton, the second overall pick of the 2012 Draft, is a speedy outfielder who might be the best overall offensive prospect in baseball today. With a natural base-stealing ability and plus speed in the outfield, he's a future star no matter how you slice it, and he's a decent bet to make a Mike Trout-sized impression on MLB in the near future. At the plate, he's a line-drive hitter with a little pop for now, but his excellent bat speed and ability to adjust portends a better future than that. Minnesota is well-known for cooking their prospects until they're well-done, and he has a scary wrist injury to come back from in 2015, so don't expect him immediately. When he does arrive, however, it should be for the long haul.

8/1/2014




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2014 20 AA Eastern New Britain MIN 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 20 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN 30 121 19 29 4 2 4 16 6 2 10 33 .240 .313 .405 .718
2013 19 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN 57 218 41 71 4 8 4 22 23 8 32 49 .326 .415 .472 .887
2013 19 A Midwest Cedar Rap. MIN 68 270 68 92 15 10 8 55 32 11 44 56 .341 .431 .559 .990
2012 18 Rk Appy Elizabethn MIN 21 77 16 22 6 1 1 6 7 0 8 15 .286 .368 .429 .796
2012 18 Rk Gulf Twins MIN 27 88 17 19 4 3 4 14 4 3 11 26 .216 .324 .466 .789


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2014 20 AA Eastern New Britain MIN   CF 1 3 2 1 0 1.000
2014 20 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   DH 1 0 0 0 0
2014 20 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   RF 2 1 1 0 0 1.000
2014 20 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   CF 28 83 80 3 0 1.000
2013 19 A+ Florida Fort Myers MIN   CF 55 147 140 6 1 .993
2013 19 A Midwest Cedar Rap. MIN   CF 66 159 155 3 1 .994
2012 18 Rk Gulf Twins MIN   LF 1 2 2 0 0 1.000
2012 18 Rk Gulf Twins MIN   CF 21 42 39 1 2 .952
2012 18 Rk Appy Elizabethn MIN   CF 17 31 28 1 2 .935

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News and Notes

8/14/2014 by KDaddy



Well, at least it wasn't a wrist injury: Twins prospect Byron Buxton was knocked unconscious for ten full minutes yesterday after a collision with fellow outfielder Mike Kvasnicka. Buxton was removed from the stadium in an ambulance but testing showed no broken bones or other obvious injuries as a result. Adding insult to injury, Buxton was 0-3 with three strikeouts in his AA debut before his dramatic exit.

8/2/2014 by KDaddy



Twins uberprospect Byron Buxton, finally getting regular playing time again after recovering from a re-reinjured wrist, is back to a respectable .264/.343/.451 line at high-A Fort Myers. Behind the numbers, though, are suggestions that the wrist isn't quite what it used to be: Buxton's strikeout rate has jumped from a never-great 18 percent to a scary 26 percent, while his walk rate has dropped from 14 to 9. Maybe this is just a readjustment problem after some time off, but we're skeptical: wrist injuries to hitters are very problematic, and can take a very long time to heal completely. It's difficult to see how the Twins can benefit by trotting Buxton into the outfield anymore this season.

5/13/2014 by KDaddy



So much for that. Byron Buxton injured his left wrist again, this time while sliding into a base on Sunday, and an MRI today has confirmed that he has indeed aggravated the older Spring Training injury. The Twins promise they won't play him again until he's actually healed. Completely healed. For reals this time. Hm.

4/10/2014 by KDaddy



Byron Buxton, who's been nursing a sprained wrist for two weeks now, is expected to start his season sometime in May, according to NBC Sports. He'll need extended spring training before reporting to AA New Britain.

5/5/2013 by KDaddy



Twins proto-slugger Byron Buxton is off to a very hot start in his first look at A-ball pitching. Playing everyday for the Midwest League's Cedar Rapids club, he's slashing .382/.504/.674 with eleven steals and an uncharacteristic five homers already. If he keeps this up, he'll be in AA way ahead of schedule, if only to get the kid some breaking balls to look at.

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