Byron Buxton Scouting Report

Byron Buxton Scouting Report

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Byron Buxton Scouting Report
Byron Buxton has been the undisputed top mlb prospect entering the 2014 season. If it was not for his left wrist injury that sidelined him for three months he byron buxton scouting reportmight have had a long look at Double-A. Buxton suffered the injury during spring training of 2014. He slowly got himself back into form continued to show the flashes of his brilliance. In the month of July he posted a .308 average with two homers, 11 RBI, and 12 runs scored. He was also 3-for-5 on stolen base attempts. His strikeout-to-walk ratio was a bit of concern in 2014 as his strikeout percentage is much higher than the 19.4 percent he had in 2013. He head into the fall league to get additional at bats and will probably start the 2015 campaign in Double-A. MLB ETA: 2015

Why He is #1

This dude can flat-out play. In his first full season is 2013, Buxton showed that he is a legitimate five-tool player having led the minors in triples (18), second in runs scored (109), and 10th in total hits (163). His speed is off the charts and defensively he is above-average as his speed plays up to his natural ability to cover a lot of ground. The Twins take their sweet time promoting players and Buxton is no different. The unassuming and very humble Buxton should have a “Mike Trout” like ascend to the bigs in 2015.

Info:
Position: OF
DOB: 12/18/1993
Bats: R, Throws: R
Height: 6′ 0″, Weight: 195
Rankings:
#1: MLB Top Prospects.com list of Top 100 Prospects
#1: Twins prospect by MLB Top Prospect.com
#1: MLB Top Propsects.com Outfield Prospects
Draft details:
Minnesota Twins- first round (second overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Appling County High School in Baxley, Ga
Scouting grades:
On the scouts scale of 20 to 80.
Hitting: 70 | Power: 60 | Run: 70 | Arm: 70 | Field: 75 | Overall: 70

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