Oct. 14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League game against the Surprise Saguaros at Salt River Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
2012: Byron Buxton, Outfield, Appling County High School
The pride and joy of the Twins farm system, as well as the premier prospect across all of Major League Baseball, Byron Buxton was a home run for Minnesota. Starting a string of three consecutive high-school players being drafted by the Twins, Buxton has lived up to every bit of his draft positioning.
At just 21 years old, Buxton has played through three professional seasons and compiled a .300/.389/.485 slash line. He is already pegged as the Twins centerfielder of the future, and he should be someone who can hit well at the top of the lineup. With his speed, he could also add a much-needed dynamic to the Twins roster. Last season was injury filled for Buxton, but look for 2015 to be a different story.