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Byron Buxton

22-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

AVG

.209

HR

2

RBI

6

R

16

SB

2

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, h...

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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   

December 9, 2015  –  Byron Buxton News

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Butxon could begin the 2016 season in the minors, manager Paul Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "There will be a question about whether Triple-A at-bats are needed for him to start the season or will he make an impression that will be so favorable that we will lean to go with him right out of the chute," Molitor said in remarks to the media at the MLB winter meetings.

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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+ 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
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
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3-Year Averages     46 138 129 16 27 10 7 1 2 6 2 2 6 44 2 0 1 .209 .250 .326 .576

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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
Oct. 4 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .250 .326 .576
Oct. 3 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .252 .336 .588
Oct. 2 KC Did not play.
Oct. 1 @Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .252 .336 .588
Sep. 30 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Cle 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .252 .336 .588
Sep. 29 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .244 .306 .550
Sep. 27 @Det 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .244 .306 .550
Sep. 26 @Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .236 .265 .501
Sep. 25 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 24 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 23 Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .236 .265 .501
Sep. 22 Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .236 .265 .501
Sep. 20 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .236 .265 .501
Sep. 19 LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .240 .270 .510
Sep. 18 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 17 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 16 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .240 .270 .510
Sep. 15 Det 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .242 .272 .514
Sep. 14 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .231 .252 .483
Sep. 13 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .230 .252 .482
Sep. 12 @CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .232 .255 .487
Sep. 11 @CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .229 .260 .489
Sep. 9 @KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .229 .260 .489
Sep. 8 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .192 .231 .263 .494
Sep. 7 @KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .228 .260 .488
Sep. 6 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .228 .260 .488
Sep. 5 @Hou 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .235 .269 .504
Last 7 Days 8 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .958
Last 14 Days 12 3 4 1 0 2 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .385 .917 1.302
Last 30 Days 39 6 10 3 0 2 4 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 .256 .293 .487 .780

Byron Buxton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 44 44

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Byron Buxton: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1
2015 70

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Byron Buxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015433010.116.163.318

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20158613252.256.407.704

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015605001.150.200.415

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20156911261.261.435.716
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+ 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
2015 21 AA CHA 268 237 9.7% 19% 0.51 78% .339 .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
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3-Year Averages     138 129 4.3% 31.9% 0.14 66% .301 .117

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2015 Stat Review for Byron Buxton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.209 AVG
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66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.301 BABIP
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Power

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.326 SLG
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.117 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

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0.14 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.3% BB Rate
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31.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.576 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Byron Buxton

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

Buxton went 2-for-4 with his second homer of the year in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader against Cleveland.

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Buxton is starting and batting ninth in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.

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Buxton is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels.

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Buxton is out of Sunday's lineup against the White Sox.

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Buxton is out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox.

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Buxton is not in the lineup Friday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Buxton moved to ninth in the batting order and went 0-for-3 in Saturday's loss to Houston.

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Buxton went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday’s 5-3 victory over the Rays.

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Buxton went 2-for-4 with a double and his first career RBI in Saturday's win over Baltimore.

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Buxton is in the lineup Thursday as the leadoff hitter, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

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Buxton has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Buxton (thumb) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.