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Bear or Bull: Buxton or Bradley

     All those B's in the title got me bobbing my head to this. Man, I can listen to that song all day. Anyways, back to the order at hand. In preseason NFBC drafts, Jackie Bradley Jr. is being selected, on average, with the 146th overall pick. Byron Buxton is going at pick 147. I thought this would be an easy and straightforward piece to research and write. If you read last...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins GM: Former top prospect Byron Buxton ‘turned a meaningful corner last year’

The Minnesota Twins had high expectations for top prospect Byron Buxton when they drafted him No. 2 overall back in 2012 out of high school. Fast forward five years and the organization is still waiting to see him blossom into a star, but perhaps things are finally looking up. After toiling in the minors the past five seasons, with two call-ups to the Twins (2015, 2016), Buxton finally...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton Brought His Leg Kick Back to Minnesota

Byron Buxton played a major league game for the Minnesota Twins last night, the first since his most recent demotion to Triple-A Rochester last month. Also, in that game, Byron Buxton hit a big dinger: It’d be great to see Buxton succeed. You hate to see any individual fail, let alone one with the type of promise which Buxton possesses. He’s still just 22 — this thing’s...
Via Fangraphs
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

What Byron Buxton’s Struggles Have Meant Historically

Back in June, Eno Sarris discussed with Byron Buxton some adjustments the latter had made in his attempt to succeed at the major-league level. Then, about two weeks ago now, shortly after Buxton was sent back down to the minors, August Fagerstrom discussed whether any of the aforementioned adjustments had helped or hurt Buxton’s production. We know both that (a) Buxton has attempted...
Via Fangraphs
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

The Changes Byron Buxton Has and Hasn’t Made

Byron Buxton‘s demotion to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday brings the tally to four demotions to Triple-A Rochester more than fans of the Minnesota Twins hoped to witness the top prospect endure once he made his major league debut on June 14, 2015. Buxton is headed to the minors to do one thing, and one thing only: fine-tune his swing. It’s what every demotion’s been about thus...
Via Fangraphs
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins’ Byron Buxton makes amazing leaping catch against wall (vid)

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has long been heralded as one of the best young prospects in baseball, and his blinding speed and impeccable glove skills were on full display Wednesday night when he chased down and snagged a fly ball before slamming into the wall at Target Field. The Buxton Leap.https://t.co/5yUUEZ4xIJ #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/Lx7VCT6QjG — Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton races from home to third base in warp speed (VIDEO)

Among the many superlatives placed upon Minnesota Twins’ top prospect Byron Buxton was his speed. On Friday, he showed why the scouts are very much correct. Leading off the bottom of the third against the Tampa Bay Rays, Buxton laced one to the left-center field gap and was hustling right out of the box. When Buxton slid in with a triple, his 270-foot dash was clocked at just 10...
Via The Sports Daily
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins’ Byron Buxton joins stellar rookie class

By Ian Casselberry This has been The Year of the Rookie in MLB, with many top prospects getting the call up to the majors and providing a jolt of excitement and fresh air to what hasn’t been a terribly exciting 2015 season thus far. (Fans of the Royals or Astros would surely disagree with that. Maybe Nats fans too, thanks to Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer.) Cubs fans have surely...
Via The Outside Corner
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What to expect from Byron Buxton after call-up by Twins

By Chris Mitchell Believe it or not, the Minnesota Twins kind of look like a playoff contender. Their 34-29 record is tied for 4th best in the American, and puts them just 2.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. They also hold a slim lead over the Rangers and the Tigers in the Wild Card chase. The Twins have recorded one of the better records in baseball over the season’s...
Via Fangraphs
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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