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Byron Buxton Could Make MLB Debut In 2015 According To Manager

Byron Buxton was the consensus top prospect in baseball entering the 2014 campaign eager to assert himself as a major league talent. However 2014 did not go as planned for the former 2nd overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, an injury riddled season that will hopefully be all but a distant memory for the budding star. Buxton suffered a wrist injury right out of the gate in spring...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Can they compete in 2015?

Things haven’t gone quite as planned for the Minnesota Twins the past few years. After winning back to back American League Central Division titles in 2009 and 2010, the Twins have suffered through four consecutive 90 loss seasons. The organization has undergone a rebuilding project the last few years and fans may be wondering when the team will finally compete for division titles...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Recovered Buxton aims for bounce back, debut with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The fast track Byron Buxton has been on to the majors with the Minnesota Twins hit a huge speed bump last season. Ranked by Baseball America magazine as the top prospect in the game when the year began, Buxton sprained his left wrist diving for a ball in March during spring training. He aggravated the injury in May sliding into a base with Class A Fort Myers after...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

'Stretch' for Buxton, Sano to open with Twins, but debut in 2015 possible

MINNEAPOLIS -- There were plenty of housekeeping items at Friday's media luncheon at Target Field, where team president Dave St. Peter and general manager Terry Ryan spoke to a gathering before TwinsFest to address the state of the club.  But after the luncheon, Ryan was asked a question that is surely on the minds of plenty of Twins fans: What are the chances prospects Byron Buxton...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: Kiley McDaniel, As Per Usual

Episode 521 Kiley McDaniel is both (a) the lead prospect writer for FanGraphs and also (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he discusses Byron Buxton and particularly athletic catchers and the scouting grades of current major leaguers. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter. […]
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Prospect Byron Buxton Knocked Out After Outfield Collision (Video)

Byron Buxton just can’t buy a break. The Minnesota Twins prospect is considered one of baseball’s top prospects, but he’s been bitten hard by the injury bug this season. Buxton had already missed a good chunk of time with a wrist injury before returning to action with the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins’ Class-A Advanced club. In his first game at Double-A New Britain on Wednesday...
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top prospect Byron Buxton knocked unconscious in scary outfield collision (video)

Minnesota Twins minor leaguer Byron Buxton, widely considered one of the top prospects in baseball, if not the best, was knocked unconscious Wednesday night after colliding with teammate Mike Kvasnicka during a Double-A game. Buxton, 20, was making his first appearance for the Twins’ Double-A affiliate New Brighton Rock Cats after being called up from […] The post Top prospect...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton carted away in ambulance after collision

Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was carted away in an ambulance and taken to the hospital after colliding with a teammate in right-center field during his debut with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Wednesday. Buxton is rated as MLB.com’s top prospect for his ability to hit for power, average, run and make […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buxton remains quiet, humble despite all the attention

FORT MEYERS, Fla. -- It's just before 11 a.m. and a young Twins outfielder makes his way from the visiting clubhouse to the field at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. There's no name on the back of his red No. 70 jersey, but the fans know exactly who he is. "Buxton!" they yell, their words meriting a brief reaction from the Minnesota Twins' prized center field prospect as he continues...
Via Fox Sports North
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Speedy Buxton to start in minors but glad for big-league shot

JUPITER, Fla. -- Twins prospect Byron Buxton turned some heads Tuesday during his first Grapefruit League start of the spring -- and he did so while making an out on the bases. Despite finishing 0-for-5 in Minnesota's 3-1 loss to the Miami Marlins, Buxton flashed his speed on the base paths in two separate at-bats. On a slow roller to second base in the top of the third inning, Buxton...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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