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70 Byron Buxton CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/189 | Birthdate: 12/18/1993 | Birthplace: Baxley, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 38/0 | Average Draft Position: 239.90
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Byron Buxton might not join Double-A team until May


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Twins director of minor-league operations Brad Steil told the Pioneer Press outfield prospect Byron Buxton, who has been sidelined due to a sprained left wrist, has started to field fly balls. He hasn't resumed swinging a bat, but that might not be too far off from happening.

Buxton might be cleared to play in extended spring games by the end of April. Although, Steil indicated it's unlikely Buxton will be ready for his assignment to Double-A New Britain by May 1.

"He will play when he heals," said Mike Radcliff, Twins' director of player personnel. "Potentially that could be May. It’s hard to forecast."


Byron Buxton getting closer to resuming baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) The soreness in Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton's wrist is beginning to subside, general manager Rob Antony said Saturday, per The Star Tribune. Buxton is not expected to begin baseball activities until at least the middle of the week.

Report: Byron Buxton to join Double-A team by late April


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Twins premier outfield prospect Byron Buxton will remain in Fort Myers to rehab his sprained wrist before joining Double-A New Britain in late April, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The 20-year-old Buxton could slide up to Triple-A if he performs well at that level, but is unlikely to make an impact with the Twins until at least 2015.


Byron Buxton likely to miss start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Twins said Wednesday outfield prospect Byron Buxton might start the season on the disabled list in the minors because of a sprained wrist, according to The Star Tribune.

Buxton, who injured his wrist 10 days ago diving for a fly ball, feels soreness when he swings a bat, but an MRI taken Saturday revealed no structural damage to the wrist.

Buxton has been diagnosed with a sprain of the pisotriquetral joint, which can be slow to heal. Twins doctors believe Buxton will likely be sidelined for another couple of weeks.


Byron Buxton has no structural damage in left wrist


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton had an MRI on his left wrist Saturday, per MLB.com. He continues to be day to day after the results showed a sprain but no structural damage.

Byron Buxton day to day with bruised elbow


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton sat out a minor-league spring game Monday with a bruised left elbow, per the Pioneer Press. However, after being examined by team doctors, the injury was not deemed serious.

No MRI was taken and Buxton is considered day to day. He was injured diving for a baseball in the outfield Sunday.


Twins make several roster moves Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Twins made a slew of roster moves Sunday. The team announced pitchers Logan Darnell, Edgar IbarraBrooks Raley and Trevor May were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. 

The Twins also announced first baseman Kennys Vargas was optioned to Double-A New Britain, while infielder Jorge Polanco  and outfielder Max Kepler  were optioned to Class A Ft. Myers.

The Twins also reassigned pitchers Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino, catchers Kyle KnudsonMatt Koch  and Stuart Turner, outfielders Byron Buxton  and Chris Rahl  and infielder Miguel Sano to minor-league camp.


Baseball America names Byron Buxton 2014 No. 1 prospect


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is the top-ranked prospect in baseball, according to Baseball America.

Buxton was slotted in 10th in Baseball America's top-prospect list released before the 2013 season, and he moved up to the top spot after hitting .334/.424/.520 with 12 home runs, 77 RBI and 55 stolen bases in 488 at-bats between Class A Cedar Rapids and high Class A Fort Myers. He should spent much of 2014 in Double-A.


Byron Buxton named top prospect


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was named the top prospect in baseball by MLB.com.

Buxton is coming off a fantastic season in the minors. He hit .334/.424/.520 across two levels in the minors. The Twins had five players on the list, including Miguel Sano, who rated fourth.


Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton among 23 non-roster invitees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. Among the more notable names are top prospects Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer.

Other notable names are infielder Jason Bartlett and outfielder Jason Kubel, who have played for the Twins in the past. 

The remaining list of invites include Sean Gilmartin, Matt Hoffman, Aaron Thompson, Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino, Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch, Dan Rohlfing, Stuart Turner, James Beresford, Doug Bernier, Deibinson Romero, Brandon Waring, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, Chris Rahl and Wilkin Ramirez.


Byron Buxton close to resuming baseball activities


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/27/2013) According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton could return to baseball activities as soon as next week.

Buxton was shut down in the Arizona Fall League with a left shoulder strain after just 12 games.


Byron Buxton may be shut down from Arizona Fall League


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) Twins prospect Byron Buxton may be shut down from play in the Arizona Fall League after aggravating a shoulder injury, though the injury isn't considered serious, Baseball America reports. Buxton has hit just .212/.288/.404 in the AFL but remains a cream-of-the-crop prospect for the Twins.

Byron Buxton close to returning


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2013) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton should return soon from a shoulder injury, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Buxton has missed eight games due to a strained shoulder, but is expected to be back soon. He hit .334/.424/.520 across two levels in the minors. Many talent evaluators consider Buxton the best prospect in the game.


Byron Buxton dealing with shoulder injury in AFL


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/22/2013) Twins prospect Byron Buxton has missed the last four games in the Arizona Fall League due to a strained left, non-throwing, shoulder, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports Monday.

The outfielder, 19, last played on Wednesday and went 0 for 3 with two walks. He is just 5 for 22 (.227) thus far in the AFL after five games. The prospect is considered day to day at this point, so this isn't a serious injury.

Byron Buxton likely to win award


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2013) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is likely to win Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year award, according to the Pioneer Press.

Buxton had a fantastic year in the minors, hitting .334/.424/.520 across two levels. Baseball America will reveal the award Wednesday, but a source says there's a good chance it will be Buxton. 


Byron Buxton to play in the Arizona Fall League


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Twins top prospect outfielder Byron Buxton will be sent to the Arizona Fall League following the minor-league season.

Buxton, considered the top-overall prospect in the minors, is hitting .328/.420/.495 in 192 at-bats at Class A Fort Myers. 


Byron Buxton to finish year with Fort Myers


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Twins prospect Byron Buxton, who is the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com, will remain with Class A Fort Myers for the rest of the season, MLB.com reports. 

The Twins want Buxton to gain playoff experience in the Florida State League. The 19-year-old Buxton is hitting .314 over 42 games with Fort Myers since he was promoted from Class A Cedar Rapids in June. 


Byron Buxton reaches three times Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2013) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton reached base three times Wednesday, and showed his potential on the base paths.

Buxton had two hits and one walk, finishing the game 2 for 3. He stole second base every time he reached base. Buxton is hitting .307/.374/.460 in 163 at-bats in Class A.


Byron Buxton banged up at Class A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2013) Twins top prospect Byron Buxton, considered by some to be the top overall prospect in the majors, did not start for Class A Fort Myers Tuesday, the team's play-by-play announcer reports. 

Buxton may be a little dinged up at the moment and is expected to also take Wednesday's game off. 

Buxton, 19, is batting .282 over 124 at-bats with Fort Myers with four homers, 16 RBI and six stolen bases. 


Byron Buxton tops midseason prospect lists


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is considered the best prospect in baseball at the mid-point.

Buxton was ranked the top prospect in the minors by ESPN's Keith Law and Baseball America's John Sickels. Buxton has hit well after being selected second overall in the 2012 draft. He was promoted to Class A this year where he has hit .296/.342/.423 at the level. 


Byron Buxton still hitting well after promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton hasn't suffered much of a decine since his promotion from low Class A Cedar Rapids to high Class A Fort Myers. After posting a .341/.431/.559/.990 slash line in 68 games for Cedar Rapids, Buxton has a .340/.377/.480/.857 slash line in 12 games for Fort Myers.

Buxton also has a triple, a home run, two doubles, eight RBI and two stolen bases since his promotion.


Byron Buxton promoted to high Class A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson wasn't the only Twins' prospect to receive big news Sunday. While Gibson learned he will soon be joining the big-league rotation, outfield prospect Byron Buxton -- who was selected second overall in the 2012 draft -- was promoted from low Class A Cedar Rapids to high Class A Fort Myers, per MLB.com.

Buxton, who is considered a top 20 prospect by Baseball America (No. 10) and MLB.com (No. 19), had quite the stat line for Cedar Rapids. He hit .341 with a .431 on-base percentage, .559 slugging percentage and .990 OPS in 68 games. He also had eight home runs, 10 triples, 15 doubles, 55 RBI, 68 runs and 32 stolen bases.


Byron Buxton ready to move up


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Twins prospect Byron Buxton could be promoted from Class A soon, according to MLB.com.

Twins assistant GM Rob Antony said it "won't be long" before Buxton moves to a higher level of the minors. Buxton is hitting .344/.431/.561 in 253 at-bats in Class A. 


Byron Buxton a 'man on a mission'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2013) As the 2013 MLB draft concluded over the weekend, it marked a year since Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton was taken second overall in the 2012 draft. And the 6-2, 190-pound outfielder is certainly doing his part to live up to the hype.

Buxton has a .342/.439/.562/1.001 slash line through 57 games this season for Class A Cedar Rapids. He also has seven triples, seven home runs, 13 doubles, 26 stolen bases, 44 RBI and 59 runs.

"I think he's superseded expectations so far," Twins scouting director Deron Johnson said, per MLB.com. "We all obviously thought he'd be a great player, but he's really started off well. He's done a tremendous job. I think we're more impressed with the makeup more than anything. We all knew he had tools -- we all knew he could run, he could throw and he had power -- but just the way he goes about his business, with his maturity on the field and off the field. I think he's a man on a mission."


Byron Buxton returns with strong game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2013) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton returned after a brief hiatus with a strong game. 

Buxton had been sidelined since late May with a thumb injury. In his first game back, Buxton went 5 for 6 with two triples and a double. He scored three runs. Buxton is hitting .348/.444/.578 in 204 at-bats at Class A Cedar Rapids.