Oct. 14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Minnesota Twins outfielderByron 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
#1 Byron Buxton
Leading the list of all prospects is star centerfielder Byron Buxton. While Twins fans already hold the up and coming centerfielder in high regard, this is a very big honor. Not only did Buxton miss the majority of the season in 2014, but Kris Bryant of the Cubs organization absolutely tore the cover off the baseball. For Buxton to stick as the top prospect despite his time off and up against Bryant’s big year is saying a lot.
The Twins will look to get Buxton going early in 2015, and despite being slated to start in Double-A, Buxton should have plenty of opportunities to impress during big league camp. Expect him to make his eventual debut sometime near the end of 2015, with an outside chance of a late summer call up.