RotoWire Partners

Byron Buxton

22-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.225

HR

10

RBI

38

R

44

SB

10

2016 Preseason Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

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...

Read more about Byron Buxton

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   

October 3, 2016  –  Byron Buxton News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Buxton went 2-for-4 with a double and an inside-the-park home run in Sunday's 6-3 win over the White Sox. He also walked, drove in two runs and scored twice.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Byron Buxton – simply subscribe now.

Byron Buxton
Byron Buxton Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Byron Buxton
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)     138 469 427 60 94 45 26 7 12 44 12 4 29 162 6 3 4 .220 .274 .398 .672

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

No Yes No
Byron Buxton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @CWS 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .284 .430 .714
Oct. 1 @CWS 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .280 .415 .695
Sep. 30 @CWS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .277 .405 .682
Sep. 29 @KC 3 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .277 .410 .687
Sep. 28 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .271 .396 .667
Sep. 27 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .271 .399 .670
Sep. 25 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .220 .272 .404 .676
Sep. 24 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .273 .407 .680
Sep. 23 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .276 .411 .687
Sep. 22 Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .275 .412 .687
Sep. 22 Det 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .221 .275 .403 .678
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .271 .402 .673
Sep. 18 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .274 .407 .681
Sep. 17 @NYM 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .278 .413 .691
Sep. 16 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .276 .402 .678
Sep. 15 @Det 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .279 .407 .686
Sep. 14 @Det 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .275 .397 .672
Sep. 13 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .275 .400 .675
Sep. 12 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .225 .279 .407 .686
Sep. 11 Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .226 .276 .410 .686
Sep. 10 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .272 .409 .681
Sep. 9 Cle 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .272 .414 .686
Sep. 7 KC 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .224 .273 .404 .677
Sep. 6 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .269 .384 .653
Sep. 5 KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .272 .389 .661
Sep. 4 CWS 6 2 3 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .268 .390 .658
Sep. 3 CWS 4 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .262 .367 .629
Sep. 2 CWS 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .253 .335 .588
Sep. 1 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .248 .330 .578
Last 7 Games 25 8 7 2 1 2 6 5 10 1 0 0 0 0 .280 .400 .680 1.080
Last 14 Games 44 10 10 2 1 3 7 6 18 1 1 0 0 0 .227 .320 .523 .843
Last 30 Games 101 24 29 6 2 9 22 10 38 1 1 1 0 2 .287 .357 .653 1.010

Byron Buxton: MLB Games Played By Position

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

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Byron Buxton: Minor League Games Played By Position

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

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Byron Buxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201694132111.223.436.735
2015433010.116.163.318

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016204318279.225.426.704
20158613252.256.407.704

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161562662210.250.462.770
2015605001.150.200.415

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016142184160.197.394.652
20156911261.261.435.716
Byron Buxton Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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% .408 .218
2013 19 A+ FOR 253 218 12.6% 19.4% 0.65 78% .406 .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% .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
2016 22 AAA ROC 209 190 6.7% 27.8% 0.24 69% .388 .263
2016 22 MAJ MIN 331 298 6.9% 35.6% 0.19 60% .335 .205
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Byron Buxton
3-Year Averages     233 213 6% 34.8% 0.17 62% .325 .173
Career     469 427 6.2% 34.5% 0.18 62% .324 .178

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No Yes

2016 Stat Review for Byron Buxton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.225 AVG
TERRIBLE
60% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.335 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.430 SLG
AVERAGE
.205 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.9% BB Rate
WEAK
35.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.714 OPS
WEAK
.284 OBP
TERRIBLE

Minnesota Twins Roster

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

Buxton went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and three runs in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk in Thursday's win over Kansas City.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton is hitting sixth in Sunday's lineup against the Mets, the LaVelle Neal III of the Star Tribune reports. He went 2-for-5 with his seventh home run in Saturday's extra-inning loss.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and two runs scored Wednesday against the Royals.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton went 3-for-4 with this third home run in four games in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in his first game back in the majors against the White Sox on Thursday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton has been called up from Triple-A Rochester, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton (illness) is in the lineup for Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton is out of the lineup for Triple-A Rochester on Saturday due to flu-like symptoms, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Buxton was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

Subscribe now to see our 2016 outlook.

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.