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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 outfield prospect Byron Buxton launched his second career grand slam Tuesday for Double-A Chattanooga.
Buxton went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs. After a slow start, Buxton is up to 16 extra-base hits on the season with five of those coming on round-trippers. The 21-year-old is second in the Southern League with 29 RBI and is tied for fifth with 11 stolen bases. Buxton has all the tools to succeed in the big leagues and could get his chance sooner than people think. May 20 - 2:20 PM

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Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton broke out of a 1-for-21 slump Saturday with three hits in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton finished a home run shy of the cycle. The 2011 first-round pick has endured plenty of dry spells this year but has still managed to drive in 25 runs, tied for third-most in the Southern League. Buxton is also among the league leaders with ten steals on 11 attempts. Buxton's six total bases Saturday were his most since May 2.
May 17 - 4:21 PM

Twins prospect OF Byron Buxton hit a walk-off home run on Monday for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton is batting .455/.513/.848 with seven extra-base hits during his current eight-game hitting streak, and he’s also scored 12 runs and gone 5-for-5 on the base paths in that span. The 21-year-old top prospect got off to a slow start offensively in the Southern League but has quickly turned things around, with a .286/.353/.527 batting line and 11 extra-base hits (3 HR, 5 3B, 3 2B) through 23 games. Provided he stays healthy, Buxton should make his highly anticipated big league debut later this season.
May 5 - 3:29 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton delivered three hits, including two triples, Saturday in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton is really rounding into form. MLB's top prospect has hit .522 with three RBI during his six-game hitting streak, lifting his average from a pedestrian .190 to a much more respectable .284. The 21-year-old has also been flexing his base-running muscles, stealing five bases over his last six contests. Six of Buxton's ten walks this year have come in the last week.
May 3 - 3:51 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton drove in a season-high four runs Saturday for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton had just three RBI all season prior to Saturday. He's still getting the hang of Double-A, though his raw talent is definitely evident. In 14 games for Chattanooga, the 21-year-old has hit .200 with 15 strikeouts in 55 at-bats. Four of his 11 hits have gone for extra bases.
Apr 26 - 4:20 PM

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 one 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

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

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