Baseball America Boasts Twins Prospects In Top 100
Oct. 14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Minnesota Twins outfielderByron Buxton
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2. Byron Buxton
Baseball America knocks Buxton back a spot, just behind the Chicago Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant. While Buxton spent most of the 2014 on the shelf due to different injuries, he would have had a tough time keeping pace with the blistering year Bryant put together in the minors. Still, slotting in at second after a wasted season is a testament to Buxton’s enormous upside.
If Buxton can stay healthy and continue to progress on the path he set out on during the 2013 season, he should be expected to make his Target Field debut in 2015. The Twins centerfielder of the future, Buxton still possesses elite speed, All-Star caliber defense, and should hit at an above-average level in the major leagues.