Twins Takes: Seven Hot Predictions For 2015

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Byron Buxton is healthy for the entirety of 2015

After experiencing one of the most unlucky seasons any prospect could go through a year ago, 2015 is the year of Buxton. I believe it’s the year of his Twins debut, but it’s also a year in which he experiences the complete opposite of a season ago, a clean bill of health.

The nicks and bumps are behind him thanks in large part to the invite to major league Spring Training. Part of playing baseball at the highest level, is conditioning your body to be able to do so. The learning from Torii Hunter as well as the Twins training staff and manager Paul Molitor will pay dividends for Buxton’s long-term prognosis.

Look for Byron to start out with Doug Mientkiewicz at Double-A Chattanooga and find some time at Triple-A Rochester prior to his call up. I think he gets promoted after the Super 2 deadline, and later than Sano, but he should be at Target Field during 2015. Outside of days off for rest, and the potential for small nicks and bruises, here’s to a 2015 that sees no disabled list stints for the top prospect in baseball.

We are getting down to the final days before the kickoff of Spring Training 2015. Make sure to check back tomorrow for our AL Central Division Standings predictions, and keep tuned in to Puckett’s Pond all season for the latest Twins news.

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