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Byron Buxton

21-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

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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 ...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Finger     EST. RETURN:  2/15/2015
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 189   DOB: 12/18/1993
BORN: Baxley, GA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

January 24, 2015  –  Byron Buxton News

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Buxton (finger) isn't expected to break camp with the team, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he could see Buxton "surfacing" in the majors in 2015, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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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+ FOR 57 253 218 41 71 16 4 8 4 22 23 8 32 49 0 1 2 .326 .415 .472 .887
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
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
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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+ FOR 253 218 12.6% 19.4% 0.65 78% .406 .146
2013 19 A CED 321 270 13.7% 17.4% 0.79 79% .408 .218
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
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Byron Buxton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Buxton (finger) said Friday that he was cleared to resume baseball activities two weeks ago, FOX Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

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Buxton (finger) has been invited to Minnesota's major league spring training camp in 2015.

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Buxton underwent surgery on his broken finger Friday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Buxton also suffered a "small fracture" in his dislocated left middle finger Monday, according to Twins farm director Brad Steil, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Buxton has been diagnosed with a dislocated middle finger on his left hand and will see a specialist for further evaluation, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "It's all right," Buxton said Tuesday. "Throbbing a little bit, but stuff happens."

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Buxton was removed from Monday's Arizona Fall League game in the ninth inning with an injury to the middle finger of his right hand, MLB.com's William Boor reports.

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Buxton went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's Arizona Fall League game, pushing his line to .333/.417/.381 through five games.

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Buxton has been cleared of concussion-related symptoms, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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2015

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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.