Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/14/13
The Minnesota Twins have a pair of outfield prospects setting the Midwest League on fire over the first 35 games of the season. The likes of 19-year old Byron Buxton and 21-year old Adam Walker have paced the Twins Single A affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernels to a first place 24-11 record. Buxton and Walker form arguably the best 1-2 punch in all of the Midwest League making Twins fans froth at the mouth for their major league arrival. Byron Buxton comes with all the hype and excitement being the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 amateur baseball draft. The touted teen is off to a monstrous start batting .349 with 5 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 34 contests thus far. Buxton has been an extra base machine stroking 18 extra base knocks out of his 45 hits. Buxton has also flashed the leather manning centerfield for the Kernels compiling a .989 fielding percentage with 1 outfield asssit. Buxton has committed just one error in 87 chances and offers the Twins a 5 tool prospect on the horizon. Ad...
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