Byron Buxton RUMORS & NEWS

Byron Buxton

Position Outfielder
Height 6'2"
Weight 189 lbs
Birthplace Baxley, Georgia
Current Team Fort Myers Miracle (A Adv)
  • MLB.com names Byron Buxton as baseball’s top prospect for second straight year

    Hardball Talk "For the second straight year, MLB.com has ranked Twins center field prospect Byron Buxton as the No. 1 prospect in the game. Buxton got top honors despite appearing in just 31 games in the minors last season due to a left wrist injury and a concussion. The 21-year-old then suffered a small..." February 01

  • Top Twins prospect Buxton promoted to Double-A

    MLB.com "Center fielder Byron Buxton, the Twins' top prospect and Major League Baseball's No. 1 prospect, was promoted Monday to Double-A New Britain, which begins a seven-game homestand Tuesday. The promotion came following Monday's game in which the 20-year-old homered and drove in three runs for..." August 12

  • Byron Buxton may begin Double-A season on the disabled list

    CBSSports.com "We generally wouldn't post an update in this space when a player headed to Double-A might begin the season on the disabled list, but Byron Buxton isn't exactly an ordinary minor-leaguer. The Twins center fielder is the consensus top prospect in baseball. He's also currently dealing with a wrist..." March 26

  • Byron Buxton ahead of the curve, on and off field

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "On the night before baseball's top prospect, Byron Buxton, was scheduled to address a crowded ballroom at baseball's minor league awards ceremony, Denard Span breezed through a lobby filled with the sport's movers and shakers. The former Twins center fielder stopped several times to shake hands..." January 06

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Byron Buxton, I'm told, will continue resting his strained L shoulder through Thanksgiving weekend. Could resume BB activities next week

  • Twins' mega-prospect Byron Buxton reportedly hurts shoulder

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Byron Buxton, baseball's top-ranked prospect, recently aggravated his left (non-throwing) shoulder and will likely miss the remainder of the Arizona Fall League schedule, Twins farm director Brad Steil said late Wednesday. The Twins' prized young center fielder, who displayed his talents in..." November 07

  • 2013 Minor League Player Of The Year: Twins' Byron Buxton

    Baseball America "More than 250 players in the full-season minors out-homered Byron Buxton this season. Yet that didn’t prevent the 19-year-old center fielder from ranking as the No. 1 prospect in baseball at midseason or from winning the Midwest League MVP award or from—spoiler alert—ranking as the top prospect in..." September 11

2014 MLB Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Diamondbacks Brendan Rodgers Lake Mary HS (FLA)
2 Astros Michael Matuella Duke
3 Rockies Brady Aiken Cathedral Catholic HS
4 Rangers Walker Buehler Vanderbilt
5 Astros Kolby Allard San Clemente HS
6 Twins Nathan Kirby Virginia
7 Red Sox Kyle Funkhouser Louisville
8 White Sox Dansby Swanson Vanderbilt
9 Cubs Daz Cameron Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
10 Phillies Phil Bickford Cal State Fullerton

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.

Discussion

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