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Byron Buxton | Outfielder | #25

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIN

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Byron Buxton went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Royals.
Nobody on the Twins seemed particularly invested in the contest offensively, as they tallied just seven singles and one run in their final game of the season. The 21-year-old Buxton will almost certainly have brighter days ahead, but his 2015 season ends with a quiet .209/.250/.326 triple-slash to pair with two homers and six RBI across 129 at-bats. 2016 should give us our first taste of Buxton as an offensive regular from the word "Go." Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:58:00 PM

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Byron Buxton slugged a home run as the Twins beat the Indians in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader.

It's the second home run in as many starts for Buxton, who is beginning to look more comfortable at the major league level. Hopefully the show of power will earn him additional playing time in this final stretch of the regular season. The top outfield prospect is slashing .216/.252/.336 in 43 games overall.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Byron Buxton is out of the Twins' starting lineup on Monday night against the Indians.

Buxton hit his first major league home run on Sunday against the Tigers, but he'll be on the bench for Monday's series opener in Cleveland. Aaron Hicks is in center field and batting second against Corey Kluber.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

Buxton knocked in the second of six runs in the second inning with a double. He then tacked on a solo home run in the eighth to make it a 7-1 game. The top prospect hasn't done much at the plate this year, batting .207/.244/.306 with one home run and four RBI in 129 plate appearances, but Buxton is expected to be an elite performer in 2016.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Byron Buxton is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels.

The Twins are seeing a lefty starter for a second straight day, but the rookie outfielder is still riding the pine. Eddie Rosario, Aaron Hicks, and Torii Hunter will start across the outfield.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Byron Buxton is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Tigers.

Aaron Hicks is starting in center field and leading off against Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris. Buxton, 21, has batted just .202/.242/.272 with two stolen bases through his first 34 major league games.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Byron Buxton is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

Buxton has been on the bench a few times over the last week since Aaron Hicks' return from the disabled list. He's hitting just .192/.229/.260 over his first 29 major league games.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 05:14:00 PM

Byron Buxton went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Sadly, that qualifies for a good night for the 21-year-old these days. The stolen base was just Buxton's second in 28 games after stealing 94 in 276 minor league games. Steep learning curve aside, the future is still bright for Buxton, who is hitting .192/.231/.263 in his first taste of major league action.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Byron Buxton is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

The Twins have another option in center field with Aaron Hicks back. Buxton should still see the lion's share of starts at the position, but he could be on the bench more often going forward.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Byron Buxton struggled in Friday's win over the Astros, finishing 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Hey, it could have been worse. He could have struck out four times, as he did on Thursday. The rookie is 16-for-75 with three doubles, a triple and no homers this season. The numbers have been poor to this point, but at just 21 years old, it's not a surprise that he's found tough sledding early on. Things will improve.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Byron Buxton struck out all four times he was up Thursday before being removed for a pinch-hitter.

The Twins have been awfully aggressive in pushing Buxton into the leadoff spot, but while he did OK in the first two games against the Rays, he looks more like a bottom-of-the-order guy right now. He's struck out in 16 straight games, and he's hit .225 with a 27/3 K/BB ratio in 71 at-bats overall. He's also been thrown out on two of his three steal attempts.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

Buxton's RBI single against the Oriole bullpen in the seventh inning snapped a 2-2 tie. He's 5-for-14 since returning to the Twin lineup on August 20. An injury to Aaron Hicks has opened up playing time for the 21-year-old phenom, who had hit .412/.444/.549 in 54 plate appearances at Triple-A since healing up from a thumb injury that sidelined him in late June. Buxton has the potential to be a legitimate impact bat down the stretch, though owners should obviously be patient if he runs into a few cold streaks along the way.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 12:56:00 AM

Byron Buxton is batting leadoff in his return to the Twins on Thursday night against the Orioles.

Buxton hasn't appeared in a game for the Twins since June 24, but he's over his thumb injury and had been raking for the last week or so at Triple-A Rochester. The 21-year-old has a direct line to regular playing time with Aaron Hicks (hamstring) sidelined and carries huge fantasy potential for the stretch run.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 03:47:00 PM

Twins recalled OF Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester.

Aaron Hicks' hamstring injury finally freed up a roster spot for Buxton, who will take over as the Twins' everyday center fielder. He's been on fire at Triple-A since getting over a thumb injury, slashing .412/.444/.549 in 54 plate appearances. The 21-year-old top prospect should be owned and now starting in most standard fantasy leagues.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Twins OF prospect Byron Buxton bopped his first Triple-A homer Sunday in a win for Rochester.

Buxton also contributed a walk-off single in the 12th inning. He's hit .404 with six RBI over his 11-game hitting streak. The 21-year-old struggled during his 11-game stint in the majors earlier this year but has had no trouble finding his groove at Triple-A. The game's best prospect is expected to join the Twins for the stretch run next month. It might happen sooner if he keeps hitting like this.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 02:43:00 PM