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Byron Buxton | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins prospect CF Byron Buxton went 4-for-6 with a double and triple on Monday for Double-A Chattanooga.
Still considered by many to be baseball’s top prospect, Buxton was plagued by multiple injuries last season and appeared in only 31 games, only of which came at the Double-A level. Fully healthy for 2015, Buxton went 3-for-19 with one home run and nine strikeouts in his first four games at Chattanooga before busting out four hits on Monday, which raised his batting to .280/.308/.520. The 21-year-old has as high of a ceiling as any prospect, with the potential to bat .300-plus with 20-25 home runs and 30-plus steals in a given season. Apr 14 - 11:54 AM

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Twins prospect Byron Buxton ripped four hits Monday in a win over Double-A Montgomery.

He finished a home run shy of the cycle. The four-hit game raised his average from .125 to .280. Buxton and Kris Bryant are often thought of as the top prospects in baseball, though Bryant is closer to making his big league debut. The 21-year-old leadoff hitter owns a .299 average in 802 minor league at-bats.
Apr 13 - 4:59 PM

Twins re-assigned OF Byron Buxton, 3B Heiker Meneses, Cs Mitch Garver and Stuart Turner, RHPs Jose Berrios and Tyler Duffey, LHPs Ryan O'Rourke and Taylor Rogers to minor league camp.

Buxton and Berrios are the big names here, though their cuts come as no surprise. One of the top prospects in baseball, Buxton needs to make up for lost time after being limited to just 31 games last season due to injury. He could debut at some point in 2015.
Mar 15 - 12:51 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored in his spring debut Wednesday night against the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Buxton is again generating big-time buzz in Twins camp after appearing in only 31 minor league games last season due to injuries. "With Buxton, it was fun to see him run around like that," manager Paul Molitor told reporters after Wednesday's 3-1 win. The 21-year-old top outfield prospect could very well make his major league debut in late 2015.
Mar 5 - 8:42 AM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said top prospect Byron Buxton could make his major league debut this season.

"I don't see him breaking camp with us but I do see maybe surfacing in the major leagues in 2015," Ryan told Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Buxton played just 31 games in 2014 due to injury, so he'll likely begin the season at Double-A. He's still just 21 years old, though, and has as high an upside as anyone in the minors. When he does surface in the majors, he'll be a must-own for fantasy purposes.
Jan 24 - 5:35 PM

Byron Buxton said Friday that he was cleared for baseball activities two weeks ago and is hoping he's finally put the injuries behind him.

He's expected to enter spring training fully healthy and ready to go. 2014 was a bit of a lost season for the game's top prospect, as the 21-year-old was limited to only 31 games. He's expected to begin the season at Double-A New Britain.
Jan 23 - 7:29 PM

The Twins have invited top outfield prospect Byron Buxton to major league spring training.

The Twins announced Friday that they have invited 18 minor leagues to spring training as non-roster invitees, with Buxton and Jose Berrios headlining the crop. The 21-year-old outfielder was limited to only 31 games in 2014 due to a variety of ailments and then fractured a finger during play in the Arizona Fall League. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton underwent surgery Friday to repair a fractured left middle finger.

Buxton was originally diagnosed with a dislocation as a result of a dive in the Arizona Fall League, but a hand specialist discovered the fracture. The good news is that he'll be recovered well before spring training. Buxton was limited to just 31 games this season due to a variety of ailments.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton also has a small fracture in addition to a dislocation of his left middle finger.

It shouldn't really affect his rehab schedule much, though that will be ironed out after he sees a specialist. Buxton's Arizona Fall League season is over, but he should be 100 percent well before spring training. The top prospect is expected to open the 2015 season back at Double-A New Britain.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Twins prospect outfielder Byron Buxton was diagnosed with a dislocated finger.

Buxton suffered the injury while playing in the Arizona Fall League on Monday. AFL PR director Paul Jensen originally said that the finger was not dislocated, but apparently additional tests have indicated otherwise. He's slated to see a specialist about a timetable, but his AFL season is almost certainly over. It's yet another bad break on the health front for the talented outfielder.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is set to undergo X-rays after exiting Monday's Arizona Fall League game with a jammed right middle finger.

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported earlier that Buxton dislocated the finger, but AFL PR director Paul Jensen says that's not the case. The ailment was suffered when the top prospect dove for a ball in the outfield. It's certainly been a frustrating, injury-filled year for Buxton, and his AFL season is almost surely over even if the X-rays come back clean.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 08:07:00 PM

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton left Monday's Arizona Fall League game with a dislocated finger.

The injury occurred when Buxton dove for a ball in the outfield. All things considered, it could have been much worse, as original speculation had him suffering another wrist injury. Buxton's AFL season is over, but the finger injury shouldn't really affect his offseason routine.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton left Monday's Arizona Fall League game with an apparent wrist injury.

Buxton appeared to injure the wrist while diving for a ball. It's not clear at this point if the injury is serious, but it's worrisome given his past wrist issues. Buxton was limited to just 31 games this season due to a variety of ailments.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Twins top prospect Byron Buxton tallied three hits in Arizona Fall League play on Friday as Salt River dispatched of Glendale 8-1.

Buxton finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with a double, pair of runs scored and two RBI. He also showed off his wheels, swiping a pair of bases. Through 12 games in the Fall showcase, he's slashing .264/.316/.302 with six RBI, four stolen bases and an 11/4 K/BB ratio. The 20-year-old is expected to open the 2015 season at Double-A New Britain.
Source: MILB.com
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is no longer displaying concussion-related symptoms.

Great news. Buxton will play in the Instructional League before heading to the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost time after an injury-plagued season. The top prospect figures to return to Double-A New Britain to begin the 2015 campaign.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar