Originally written on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/11/13
Byron Buxton, the 19 year old center fielder from the Minnesota Twins organization, has been named Baseball America’s 2013 minor league player of the year. Buxton, the second overall pick in 2012 from Appling County High in Baxely, GA., hit a cumulative.334/.424/.520 in his time spent at low Class A Cedar Rapids and high Class A Fort Myers. Over this time, Buxton went on to hit a minor league leading 18 triples and steal 55 bases, enough to rank him 12th in the minors. Buxton also finished second in runs scored, with 109 on the year, tenth in hits and seventh in OBP. He displayed abilities so honed, and performances so impressive that B.A. even cited one major league scout who referred to Buxton as “The best minor leaguer I have ever seen.” Continuously compared to Mike Trout, many prospects believe Buxton has the potential to develop into a five tool beast that can make valuable contributions from the outfield. He had some slight issues with power, hitting only 12 home runs this y...
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