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Byron Buxton

#25 | OF
Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins
Byron Buxton
Name: Byron Keiron Buxton
Born: Dec 18, 1993 in Baxley, Ga. USA
High School: Appling County HS, Baxley, Ga.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019153.261.323.4904
Career1,132.234.290.40132
Drafted in the 1st round (2nd overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2012 (signed for $6,000,000)
Buxton emerged last summer and fall as the top position player in the 2012 draft class, first with his premium, athletic body and blazing speed, then with his emerging power potential and intriguing bat. Buxton has a chance to be a true five-tool player if his bat develops as hoped. The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder has a high-waisted frame that oozes projection. He hasn't hit for big power this spring, with just two home runs, though he flashes plus raw power in batting practice and was runner-up (to Lewis Brinson) in last year's home run derby prior to the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field. Buxton's speed plays more presently, as he steals bases easily and covers acres of ground in center field. Some scouts have given him top-of-the-scale grades for both his speed (others call it well above-average) and at times for his throwing arm. He's shown a low-maintenance swing with a good path and premium bat speed that should allow him to hit for both average and power. Buxton will have to adjust to quality pitching, especially breaking balls. But as an amateur, he's shown the ability to sit back on offspeed pitches and hit them with authority the other way. Comparisons for Buxton range from Matt Kemp to a hybrid of brothers B.J. and Justin. Like Justin Upton, and he ranks as the top talent in his draft class.
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