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Byron Buxton

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

AVG

.241

HR

8

RBI

26

R

42

SB

21

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Buxton was struggling through a second consecutive disappointing season in the majors before a strong September finish gave hope that the former top prospect may be ready to become a star. After hitti...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 189   DOB: 12/18/1993   BORN: Baxley, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

August 20, 2017  –  Byron Buxton News

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Buxton is batting third and playing center field Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Shane Jackson of MLB.com reports.

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Byron Buxton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 18 R ELI 21 87 77 16 22 8 6 1 1 6 7 0 8 15 0 0 2 .286 .368 .429 .797
2012 18 R GUL 27 102 88 17 19 11 4 3 4 14 4 3 11 26 0 0 3 .216 .324 .466 .790
2013 19 A CED 68 321 270 68 92 33 15 10 8 55 32 11 44 56 3 3 1 .341 .431 .559 .990
2013 19 A+ FOR 57 253 218 41 71 16 4 8 4 22 23 8 32 49 0 1 2 .326 .415 .472 .887
2014 20 A+ FOR 30 134 121 19 29 10 4 2 4 16 6 2 10 33 0 0 3 .240 .313 .405 .718
2014 20 AA NEW 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 21 AA CHA 59 268 237 44 67 25 7 12 6 37 20 2 26 51 0 4 1 .283 .351 .489 .840
2015 21 AAA ROC 13 59 55 11 22 5 3 1 1 8 2 1 4 12 0 0 0 .400 .441 .545 .986
2015 21 MAJ MIN 46 138 129 16 27 10 7 1 2 6 2 2 6 44 2 0 1 .209 .250 .326 .576
2016 22 AAA ROC 49 209 190 41 58 25 11 3 11 24 7 0 14 58 0 2 3 .305 .359 .568 .927
2016 22 MAJ MIN 92 331 298 44 67 35 19 6 10 38 10 2 23 118 4 3 3 .225 .284 .430 .714
2017 23 AAA ROC 3 13 12 3 5 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .417 .462 .917 1.379
2017 23 MAJ MIN 102 354 316 42 76 20 9 3 8 26 21 1 31 104 5 1 1 .241 .309 .364 .673
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3-Year Averages     69 233 213 30 47 22 13 3 6 22 6 2 14 81 3 1 2 .221 .274 .394 .668
Career  (View All)     240 823 743 102 170 65 35 10 20 70 33 5 60 266 11 4 5 .229 .289 .384 .673

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Byron Buxton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 19 Ari 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .309 .364 .673
Aug. 18 Ari 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .310 .359 .669
Aug. 17 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .234 .305 .334 .639
Aug. 17 Cle 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .306 .336 .642
Aug. 15 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .303 .326 .629
Aug. 13 @Det 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .232 .303 .326 .629
Aug. 12 @Det 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .230 .300 .324 .624
Aug. 11 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .298 .312 .610
Aug. 10 @Mil 4 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .299 .313 .612
Aug. 9 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .293 .306 .599
Aug. 8 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .221 .294 .310 .604
Aug. 7 Mil 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .294 .310 .604
Aug. 6 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .290 .309 .599
Aug. 5 Tex 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .217 .290 .309 .599
Aug. 4 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .290 .309 .599
Aug. 3 Tex 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .290 .312 .602
Aug. 2 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .290 .308 .598
Aug. 1 @SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .219 .293 .312 .605
Jul. 30 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 28 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 26 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 25 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 24 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 23 Det Did not play.
Jul. 22 Det Did not play.
Jul. 21 Det Did not play.
Jul. 19 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 18 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 17 NYY Did not play.
Last 7 Games 24 7 10 1 2 3 7 2 6 2 0 0 1 1 .417 .444 1.000 1.444
Last 14 Games 47 12 18 1 2 3 9 4 11 4 0 0 1 2 .383 .423 .681 1.104
Last 30 Games 59 12 20 2 2 3 10 5 16 5 0 0 1 2 .339 .385 .593 .978
Byron Buxton Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 30 Toledo 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Jul. 29 Toledo 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jul. 28 Toledo 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .600 1.250 1.850
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 12 3 5 0 0 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 .417 .462 .917 1.379

Byron Buxton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 101 101
2016 92 92
2015 44 44

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Byron Buxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20177914143.266.316.693
201694132111.223.436.735
2015433010.116.163.318

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172372872218.232.380.665
2016204318279.225.426.704
20158613252.256.407.704

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171682461312.250.417.736
20161562662210.250.462.770
2015605001.150.200.415

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017148182139.230.304.603
2016142184160.197.394.652
20156911261.261.435.716
Byron Buxton vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
T.J. McFarland AZ 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000

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Byron Buxton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 18 R ELI 87 77 9.2% 17.2% 0.53 81% .344 .143
2012 18 R GUL 102 88 10.8% 25.5% 0.42 70% .259 .250
2013 19 A CED 321 270 13.7% 17.4% 0.79 79% .402 .218
2013 19 A+ FOR 253 218 12.6% 19.4% 0.65 78% .404 .146
2014 20 A+ FOR 134 121 7.5% 24.6% 0.30 73% .298 .165
2014 20 AA NEW 3 3 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2015 21 AA CHA 268 237 9.7% 19% 0.51 78% .332 .206
2015 21 AAA ROC 59 55 6.8% 20.3% 0.33 78% .500 .145
2015 21 MAJ MIN 138 129 4.3% 31.9% 0.14 66% .301 .117
2016 22 AAA ROC 209 190 6.7% 27.8% 0.24 69% .382 .263
2016 22 MAJ MIN 331 298 6.9% 35.6% 0.19 60% .329 .205
2017 23 AAA ROC 13 12 7.7% 23.1% 0.33 75% .429 .500
2017 23 MAJ MIN 354 316 8.8% 29.4% 0.30 67% .332 .123
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3-Year Averages     233 213 6% 34.8% 0.17 62% .323 .173
Career     823 743 7.3% 32.3% 0.23 64% .325 .155

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Byron Buxton Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 327 7 112 3 7 167 0 71 -2
2016 CF 773.7 5 237 6 5 428 0 210 4
2017 CF 821.7 33 258 22 33 447 11 233 6
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF 1 -1 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
2016 CF 6 -2 2 0 0 -2 1 4 0 3
2017 CF 12 6 4 0 0 1 1 18 0 20

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2017 Stat Review for Byron Buxton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
WEAK
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
29.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.673 OPS
TERRIBLE
.309 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.241 AVG
POOR
.332 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.364 SLG
TERRIBLE
.123 ISO
POOR

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Byron Buxton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buxton went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and a solo home run Friday, scoring all three times he reached base in a 10-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

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Buxton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Thursday's loss to Cleveland in the afternoon game of their doubleheader.

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Buxton went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Saturday against the Tigers.

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Buxton went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI Thursday in Milwaukee.

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Buxton went 1-for-4 with his 19th stolen base in Tuesday's win over Milwaukee. He's hitting .356 (16-for-45) in his last 14 games.

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Buxton (groin) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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Buxton (hamstring) went 5-for-12 in three rehab games for Triple-A Rochester and is set to be activated from the 10-day disabled list before Tuesday's game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Buxton (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester this weekend, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Buxton (head) has yet to be activated due to a migraine issue, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Buxton began the season at Double-A and hit .283/.351/.489 with six home runs and 20 stolen bases in 59 games before he was called up to the majors in June. Just 11 games into his big league career, he landed on the DL after spraining his thumb. Buxton played 13 games at Triple-A after a long layoff and finally returned to the majors in mid-August. Given the job initially as Minnesota's starting center fielder, he struggled and had a part-time role in September. Buxton hit just .209 with a .576 OPS in the majors and looked overmatched as he was often lost and free swinging at the plate. He had an ugly 44:6 K:BB, a stark contrast to his minor league career where he showed impressive control of the strike zone. With Aaron Hicks out of the picture, Buxton appears destined to begin the season as Minnesota's starting center fielder, and there is still good reason to believe he'll be a five-tool star.

2015

Buxton entered 2014 as the top prospect in baseball, but played just 31 games amid an injury-plagued season that set back his development a full year. Buxton suffered a pisotriquetral joint sprain in his left wrist in spring training and didn't begin his minor league season until May. After getting on the field at High-A Fort Myers, he aggravated the injury after just one week and proceeded to miss another two months. When he finally returned in July, he was quickly promoted to Double-A where he suffered a season-ending concussion in a collision with a teammate in the outfield in his first game. He returned for the Arizona Fall League but didn't do much at the plate as he hit .263/.311/.298 before suffering yet another injury, a broken finger. None of Buxton's injuries are expected to be an issue in spring training, but his lack of playing time likely pushed back timetable for becoming the everyday center fielder for the Twins from 2015 to 2016. Further, his multitude of injuries including a shoulder injury in the 2013 AFL raise concerns that he's injury prone. However, his limited performance did nothing to dissuade analysts and scouts that he's still among the elite prospects in baseball. In 2013, he also showed impressive control of the strike zone, striking out in just 18.3% of his plate appearances, while drawing walks 13.2% of the time. Buxton's speed also results in outstanding defense in center field, and while his 12 home runs in 2013 weren't overly impressive, scouts expect him to develop more power as he grows. He'll likely begin 2015 at Double-A and the Twins will likely give him extended time in the minors to prove he can stay healthy. If everything goes well, he could push his way to Minnesota before the end of the season.

2014

Buxton may be the best prospect in baseball after a season in which he displayed his five-tool talent, hitting .334/.424/.520 with 12 home runs and 55 stolen bases between Low-A and High-A. He began the season by hitting .341/.431/.559 for Low-A Beloit with 32 stolen bases in 68 games. He was then promoted to High-A Fort Myers, where he hit .326/.415/.472 with 23 stolen bases. Buxton, who is said to be the fastest player in the Twins' organization, led the entire minor leagues with 18 triples. He also showed impressive control of the strike zone, striking out in just 18 percent of his plate appearances, while drawing walks 13 percent of the time. Buxton's speed also results in outstanding defense in center field, and while his 12 home runs last season weren't overly impressive, scouts expect him to develop more power as he grows. His performance is more impressive since he did it at just age 19, as few players that young have posted an OPS of .990 in the pitcher-friendly Low-A Midwest League. He quickly drew comparisons to Mike Trout, who displayed similar numbers while playing for Low-A Cedar Rapids in his age-19 season (Trout hit .362/.454/.526 with six home runs in 81 games), and last season Buxton drew praise from many scouts who put him on par with Trout or even said he was the best player they had ever seen. Although Minnesota is typically slow to rush prospects through the system, they'll likely make an exception for Buxton. He'll begin the season at Double-A, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him entrenched as Minnesota's starting center fielder as early as June.

2013

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft has the potential to develop into a top-notch, five-tool player for the Twins. He hit just .248 with a .792 OPS in 48 games between two levels of rookie ball, but showed promising signs by hitting five home runs and drawing walks in 10 percent of his plate appearances. He is also said to have the best speed in the organization. Buxton is far away from the majors at age 19 and the Twins do not rush prospects, but he could quickly climb to the top of Minnesota's prospect lists.