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Byron Buxton

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

AVG

.253

HR

16

RBI

51

R

69

SB

29

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Buxton had epic struggles at the plate to begin last season, hitting .147 with a .433 OPS in the first month while striking out in 37 percent of his plate appearances. The Twins kept him in the lineup...

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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   

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Tests revealed Buxton did not suffer a fractured rib following a collision with the outfield wall during Tuesday's wild-card game against the Yankees, Rhett Bollinger 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 140 511 462 69 117 36 14 6 16 51 29 1 38 150 5 2 4 .253 .314 .413 .727
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3-Year Averages     92 324 296 43 70 26 13 4 9 31 13 1 22 104 3 1 2 .236 .293 .399 .691
Career  (View All)     278 980 889 129 211 81 40 13 28 95 41 5 67 312 11 5 8 .237 .295 .406 .701

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
Oct. 1 Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .253 .314 .413 .727
Sep. 30 Det Did not play.
Sep. 29 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .314 .414 .728
Sep. 28 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .317 .418 .735
Sep. 26 @Cle 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .255 .317 .419 .736
Sep. 24 @Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .316 .419 .735
Sep. 23 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .256 .320 .424 .744
Sep. 22 @Det 4 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .319 .426 .745
Sep. 21 @Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .252 .315 .418 .733
Sep. 20 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .314 .420 .734
Sep. 19 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .316 .423 .739
Sep. 18 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .317 .426 .743
Sep. 17 Tor 4 1 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .320 .430 .750
Sep. 16 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .314 .417 .731
Sep. 15 Tor 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .255 .317 .421 .738
Sep. 14 Tor 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .315 .420 .735
Sep. 13 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .312 .412 .724
Sep. 12 SD 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .313 .414 .727
Sep. 10 @KC 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .313 .412 .725
Sep. 9 @KC 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .313 .407 .720
Sep. 8 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .308 .397 .705
Sep. 7 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .312 .403 .715
Sep. 6 @TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .316 .408 .724
Sep. 5 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .320 .413 .733
Sep. 4 @TB 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .258 .322 .417 .739
Sep. 3 KC 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .257 .320 .417 .737
Sep. 2 KC 5 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .313 .409 .722
Sep. 1 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .310 .401 .711
Aug. 31 CWS Did not play.
Last 7 Games 21 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 .190 .190 .190 .380
Last 14 Games 47 6 12 3 0 1 7 3 19 3 0 1 0 0 .255 .314 .383 .697
Last 30 Games 100 17 27 4 3 3 13 7 35 5 0 2 0 0 .270 .330 .460 .790

Byron Buxton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 137 137
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
2017131234135.282.427.792
201694132111.223.436.735
2015433010.116.163.318

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201733146123824.242.408.701
2016204318279.225.426.704
20158613252.256.407.704

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172183482215.275.459.798
20161562662210.250.462.770
2015605001.150.200.415

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172443582914.234.373.665
2016142184160.197.394.652
20156911261.261.435.716
Byron Buxton vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 511 462 7.4% 29.4% 0.25 68% .339 .160
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3-Year Averages     324 296 6.8% 32.1% 0.21 65% .332 .163
Career     980 889 6.8% 31.8% 0.21 65% .330 .169

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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 1143 45 362 27 45 567 11 270 8
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 11 7 9 0 0 0 0 24 0 24

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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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0.25 BB/K
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7.4% BB Rate
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29.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.727 OPS
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.314 OBP
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Contact

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.253 AVG
WEAK
.339 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.413 SLG
WEAK
.160 ISO
WEAK

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Byron Buxton

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

Buxton played through a cracked rib after crashing into the outfield wall during Tuesday's wild-card game against the Yankees, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Buxton, who suffered from upper-back tightness in the Twins' loss to the Yankees in the American League wild-card game Tuesday, will likely undergo further tests in the days to come, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Buxton left Tuesday's wild-card game against the Yankees with an undisclosed injury, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Buxton is out of Saturday's lineup against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Buxton is not in the lineup Thursday against Cleveland, MLBpressbox.com reports.

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Buxton went 2-for-4 with his first career walk-off home run, a solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning, in Thursday's win over Toronto.

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Buxton went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Saturday in the Twins' 5-2 loss to the Royals.

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Buxton (hand) is starting in center field and hitting third Saturday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

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 hitting just .193 with one homer in his first 63 games in the majors, Buxton finished the season strong by batting .287 with 10 homers and a 1.011 OPS after he was called up again in September. He still needs to improve his low walk rate and terrible strikeout rate, but his power surge is likely for real as he hit 11 home runs with a .927 OPS at Triple-A. Buxton posses outstanding speed, which makes him a plus defender and should result in impact stolen-base totals if he can get on base more frequently. He's set to start in center field for the Twins and should get every chance to prove his September ascendance is for real.

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.