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Byron Buxton

21-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

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.189

HR

0

RBI

0

R

5

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Thumb     EST. RETURN:  9/1/2015
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   

July 25, 2015  –  Byron Buxton News

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Buxton could be out another month as the Twins plan to take it slow with his recovery from a thumb injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "It'll be a lengthy rehab because he hasnít played for so long," GM Terry Ryan said.

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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 MAJ MIN 11 39 37 5 7 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 15 0 0 0 .189 .231 .270 .501
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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
Jul. 26 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 25 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 24 NYY Did not play.
Jul. 23 @LAA Did not play.
Jul. 22 @LAA Did not play.
Jul. 21 @LAA Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 18 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 17 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 12 Det Did not play.
Jul. 11 Det Did not play.
Jul. 10 Det Did not play.
Jul. 9 Det Did not play.
Jul. 8 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 7 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 6 Bal Did not play.
Jul. 5 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 4 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 3 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 2 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Cin Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Mil Did not play.
Jun. 27 @Mil Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Jun. 24 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .231 .270 .501
Jun. 23 CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .212 .257 .303 .560
Jun. 22 CWS 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .300 .550
Jun. 21 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .120 .185 .200 .385
Last 7 Days 0 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 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 15 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .400 .733

Byron Buxton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 11 11

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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 59

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Byron Buxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015111000.091.182.348

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015264001.231.308.567

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015273001.185.222.464

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015102000.200.400.600
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 MAJ MIN 39 37 5.1% 38.5% 0.13 59% .318 .081
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2015 Stat Review for Byron Buxton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.189 AVG
TERRIBLE
59% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.318 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

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.270 SLG
TERRIBLE
.081 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.13 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.1% BB Rate
POOR
38.5% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.501 OPS
TERRIBLE
.231 OBP
TERRIBLE

Minnesota Twins Roster

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

Buxton (thumb) could begin baseball activities within the next week, MLB.com reports.

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Buxton (thumb) will be reevaluated this week and the Twins are hopeful that he could resume baseball activities by the weekend, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Buxton (thumb) still hasn't been cleared to resume full baseball activities, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Buxton is still waiting for the inflammation to subside in his injured thumb before resuming full baseball activities, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Buxton could miss four-to-six weeks due to a left thumb sprain, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Buxton was placed on the 15-day DL with a left thumb sprain, retroactive to June 25.

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Buxton is batting ninth in the order Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Buxton went 1-for-3 with his first career stolen base Sunday against the Cubs.

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Buxton went 0-for-4 in Friday's win over the Cubs. Despite Buxton's 2-for-20 start (with seven strikeouts) to his MLB career, manager Paul Molitor isn't thinking of taking him out of the lineup, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He still brings an element out there ó while he's here ó that defensively and if he can find a way to get on base you're expecting good things to happen. Iím not too concerned that the hits arenít coming yet," Molitor said.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.