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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
Contract: view contract details
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Byron Buxton started Sunday's game with an inside-the-park home run off of Chris Sale, leading the Twins to a 6-3 victory over the White Sox in their season finale.
The dynamic young center fielder also doubled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. The 22-year-old finishes the season hitting just .224/.284/.428 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He showed his potential down the stretch however, hitting .287 (29-for-101) with nine homers and 22 RBI in the month of September. Oct 2 - 7:16 PM

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Byron Buxton hit a two-run home run and scored three runs in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Buxton laced a hanging changeup from James Shields over the left field wall for a two-run homer in the fifth inning. The homer was his ninth in 91 games this year. For as frustrating as Buxton's MLB career has been to this point, there's hope to be found in the fact that the 22-year-old hit .277/.340/.596 with seven homers in September. As much as someone like Buxton, once considered the top prospect in all of baseball, can be a post-hype sleeper, he may be poised for big things in 2017.
Oct 1 - 11:53 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run triple and two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

Buxton laced a liner into the left-center field gap in the seventh inning to plate the pair, eventually coming around to score himself later in the inning. Nothing in his big league career has gone the way the Buxton had hoped, but he does have eight homers and 10 steals in 89 games this year and he's still just 22 years old. There's still plenty of time for him to deliver on the promise so many saw in 2012.
Sep 30 - 1:03 AM

Byron Buxton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

Buxton burned Justin Verlander for a solo home run in the fifth inning. That shot knotted the score at 2-2, but the Twins wouldn't score again in the game and the Tigers eventually prevailed by a 4-2 final. In 264 at-bats, the 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .222/.276/.414 with eight homers, 32 RBI and nine steals. While Buxton has yet to make a real fantasy impact, he has all the talent in the world.
Sep 22 - 11:30 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

Buxton was in line to be the hero after he took reliever Hansel Robles deep in the top of the 11th inning, but Curtis Granderson answered in the bottom of the inning to render Buxton's heroics useless. Even so, it was another good showing for the 22-year-old, who now has seven homers in 79 games this year. Given that he's shown he's capable of big things, what to expect from Buxton in 2017 will surely be one of the biggest fantasy questions this offseason.
Sep 18 - 12:43 AM

Byron Buxton stayed hot by blasting a two-run shot against the Indians on Friday.

Buxton has been on fire since being recalled ten days ago. He has homered five times in that span. He has been terrible in all his previous call-ups but maybe this is the one that launches the uber-prospect into stardom. Overall he is batting just .225 with 6 home runs, 28 RBI and nine steals in 227 at-bats. If it all comes together and stays together for Buxton he could be a dynamic power/speed combo in fantasy leagues.
Sep 10 - 1:18 AM

Byron Buxton delivered his fifth homer and 17th double Wednesday as the Twins edged the Royals 6-5.

Buxton has four homers and four doubles in seven games since being recalled last week. He still has contact issues, for sure, but this is why no one was giving up on him after his two demotions this year.
Sep 7 - 11:57 PM

Byron Buxton connected for a grand slam in Sunday's 12-inning, 13-11 loss to the White Sox.

Buxton burned Anthony Ranaudo for a grand slam with two outs in the second inning. That knotted proceedings at 4-4. From that point on, the two teams combined to score an additional 16 runs. Since being called up at the beginning of September, the 22-year-old outfielder has homered in three of four games and driven in nine runs. Buxton has picked up nine hits over 16 at-bats in that space. We want to see this kind of production over an extended sample of at-bats, but Buxton has the potential to be a superstar if he begins to tap into his immense potential.
Sep 4 - 7:03 PM

Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 and socked a two-run homer in a rout of the White Sox on Saturday.

His second-inning blast gave the Twins the lead and they quickly built it into an insurmountable one in the blowout win. The elite prospect has been great in the minors this year but terrible in the majors. Despite his extended struggles he remains a good bet to eventually break out as a power/speed double threat. He is 6-for-10 with two home runs since being called up on Wednesday. For the season he is batting .213 with three home runs, 21 RBI and nine stolen bases in 207 at-bats.
Sep 3 - 10:42 PM

Byron Buxton hit a three-run home run in his return to the Twins on Thursday, helping guide them to an 8-5 win over the White Sox.

Buxton was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, but he drew his first start Thursday against lefty Jose Quintana. And in his first at-bat, Buxton waited on a hanging curveball and lifted it into the second deck in left field. It was his only hit on the night and just his second homer in 200 at-bats this year, but the 22-year-old is too talented to be hitting .195/.248/.330 at the major league level. Here's to hoping Thursday's jack will spur a resurgent month of September for the top prospect.
Sep 2 - 12:01 AM

Twins recalled OF Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester.

Buxton was sent down in early August after struggling to the tune of a .193/.247/.315 batting line over 218 plate appearances. The 22-year-old center fielder has consistently crushed minor league pitching and such has been the case on the occasions this season in which he has not been up with the Twins. In 188 at-bats with Triple-A Rochester, the phenom-to-be owns a robust .309/.362/.574 triple-slash. The Twins figure to give him plenty of opportunities in September as they try to transition him to a full-time major league job with an eye toward 2017. The upside is immense here, even if Buxton has yet to really show it on a consistent basis at the big league level.
Aug 31 - 11:51 PM

Twins optioned OF Byron Buxton to Triple-A Rochester.

The 22-year-old phenom just hasn't been able to figure out big league pitching yet, slashing .193/.247/.315 with one homer, 16 RBI, nine steals and an 80/13 K/BB ratio in 218 plate appearances. He'll see consistent at-bats at Triple-A for awhile and should return in September.
Aug 7 - 5:08 PM

Byron Buxton (knee) is back in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Indians.

He is starting in center field and batting ninth versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger. Buxton missed a handful of games with a minor right knee injury. He's batting .199/.254/.325 with one home run and nine stolen bases in 61 games this season for Minnesota.
Aug 4 - 10:34 AM

Byron Buxton (knee) remains sidelined Wednesday.

Buxton hasn't appeared in a game since tweaking his right knee while stealing second base Sunday versus the White Sox. Eddie Rosario is starting in center field on Wednesday night against the Indians.
Aug 3 - 3:46 PM

Byron Buxton will undergo an MRI on his injured right knee on Monday.

The dynamic young outfielder tweaked something while stealing second base standing up during Sunday's victory over the White Sox. The Twins should have clarification on his status after that exam.
Jul 31 - 5:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2John Ryan Murphy
3Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2Daniel Palka
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Engelb Vielma
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Kyle Gibson
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Fernando Romero
8Felix Jorge
9Justin Haley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Pat Light
8JT Chargois
9Ryan O'Rourke
10Glen Perkins
11Yorman Landa