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Byron Buxton | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (20) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton went 2-for-6 with two doubles on Saturday for High-A Fort Myers.
Buxton also struck out three times in his six plate appearances, and his 28.2 strikeout percentage is much higher than the 19.4 percent he had in 2013 while in High-A. Timing and pitch recognition often take time to return after a long layoff, and Buxton missed approximately three months due to a wrist injury. He is likely to return to the Arizona Fall League this year to pick up additional at bats, and should make his Double-A debut in 2015. Jul 27 - 11:42 AM

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Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is back in the lineup for High-A Fort Myers Thursday.

Buxton missed the previous five games after being hit on the right wrist (it was the left one that caused him to miss two months of action) with a pitch. The top prospect is batting .280/.357/.520 with three homers, six RBI and two steals over 13 games for Fort Myers this season.
Jul 24 - 6:23 PM

X-rays on Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton's right wrist came back negative.

Buxton was hit on the wrist by a pitch over the weekend. It was his left wrist that caused the top prospect to miss the first three months of the season. It's not clear when Buxton will return to High-A Fort Myers' lineup. He's batting .280/.357/.520 with three homers, six RBI and two steals over 13 games this season.
Jul 21 - 7:57 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton stayed hot on Friday for High-A Fort Myers, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two walks, and a hit by pitch.

Buxton has gone 9-for-15 with a triple and two home runs over his last three games, raising his season line to .280/.357/.520. Buxton hit .326/.415/.472 with Fort Myers in 2013, and could be in line for a promotion to Double-A New Britain in short order. Despite missing the first three months of the season, Buxton is still the top prospect in baseball. The injury has obfuscated his timeline, but he could be in the major leagues in early 2015.
Jul 19 - 10:23 AM

Twins prospect OF Byron Buxton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Thursday for High-A Fort Myers.

The 20-year-old, who is widely viewed as baseball's No. 1 overall prospect, is still getting back into the swing of things after returning earlier this month from a lengthy DL stint, but the fact that he was able to jump the yard Thursday is a good sign that his wrist is feeling better. After going a combined 0-for-8 in his first three games back, Buxton has now hit safely in his last four contests, batting .438 with a home run, double and two RBI during that span. At his current pace, it may not be long before the toolsy outfielder receives a promotion to Double-A New Britain.
Jul 18 - 3:07 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with a triple and a walk for High-A Fort Myers on Wednesday.

This was Buxton's first multi-hit game of the season, which is a great sign for the health of his wrist. As it was only his 11th game of 2014, Buxton is unlikely to reach the major leagues this year. He will presumably head to the Arizona Fall League to pick up extra at-bats. Buxton remains the top prospect in baseball and could see time with Double-A New Britain within the next few weeks.
Jul 17 - 8:40 AM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton (wrist) will return to the lineup at High-A Fort Myers Sunday.

Buxton has been out of action since early May, when he aggravated a left wrist injury. He has been limited to five games at High-A Fort Myers this season due to wrist issues but is obviously feeling well enough to give it a go again.
Jul 6 - 2:09 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton was back in uniform for the High-A Fort Myers Miracle on Saturday, and he coached first base.

Buxton has been hitting in the batting cage for nearly two weeks, and his being back with the team could be the next step in his rehabilitation. He is unlikely to see time in the major leagues in 2014, and could return to the Arizona Fall League to pick up extra at bats after what has been an injury-filled season.
Jul 6 - 10:30 AM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton (wrist) has resumed hitting in a batting cage.

Buxton has been out of action since early May, when he aggravated a left wrist injury. The top prospect is at the team's spring training complex rehabbing and it's not clear when he'll be game-ready, but he does appear to be making some progress. Buxton has been limited to five games at High-A Fort Myers this season.
Jun 29 - 11:10 AM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton (wrist) remains shut down from baseball activities.

Buxton has been shut down for the last 3 1/2 weeks after aggravating his left wrist injury. While the top prospect is feeling better, the Twins want to make sure he's completely pain-free before he picks up a bat. In the meantime, Buxton will be limited to a cardio program.
Jun 4 - 8:56 AM

An MRI has revealed that Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton aggravated his left wrist injury.

The new injury isn't any worse than the old one, but the Twins aren't sure how much time the top prospect could miss. All told, it's probably good news, but Buxton is facing plenty of lost developmental time.
May 13 - 8:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton has been placed on High-A Fort Myers' disabled list with a strained left wrist.

The Twins are still waiting on the MRI results, but Buxton is going to be held out for at least a week in a best-case scenario. The top prospect on Saturday aggravated a wrist injury that he originally suffered in mid-March.
May 11 - 3:40 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton re-injured his left wrist at High-A Fort Myers on a slide into third base.

Buxton will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the damage. He sat out for the first five weeks of the 2014 season after suffering a left wrist sprain at spring training. The Twins should have an update Sunday on the dynamic 20-year-old outfielder, who is regarded by most evaluators as the top prospect in baseball.
May 10 - 7:10 PM

Twins prospect OF Byron Buxton was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run on Tuesday for High-A Fort Myers.

The hit was Buxton's first of the season, as he'd gone 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in his first two games back from a left wrist injury. It might take time for the 20-year-old outfielder to regain his rhythm and timing at the plate, but the home run on Tuesday suggests his wrist is healthy and won't impede his power. Expect Buxton to receive a quick promotion to Double-A New Britain once he settles in and gets some games under his belt.
May 7 - 3:57 PM

Twins prospect OF Byron Buxton went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his season debut Sunday for High-A Fort Myers.

Buxton suffered a left wrist injury during spring training and had been gradually working his back to form in extended spring training. Widely considered the sport's top prospect, the 20-year-old Buxton batted .326/.415/.472 with 16 extra-base hits and 23 stolen bases in 57 games last season at Fort Myers, so don't expect the Twins to keep him at the level for an extended period of time. Buxton was originally supposed to begin the season at Double-A New Britain, so he's likely to receive a quick promotion once he's found his groove at Fort Myers.
May 5 - 1:27 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2Chris Colabello
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kevin Correia
4Kyle Gibson
5Yohan Pino
6Logan Darnell
7Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno