Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins

Age: 28 (December 18, 1993) | 6' 2" | 190lbs. | Bats: Right OF-60 CF-6
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIN A+ 2018 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a
MIN AAA 2018 35 136 22 37 9 42 11 1 4 14 4 1 .272 .331 .456 6 28 .367 n/a
MIN AL 2018 28 90 8 14 3 28 4 0 0 4 5 0 .156 .183 .200 3 30 .226 43/23/33 0 0
MIN A 2019 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.00 33 33 1.00 n/a
MIN AL 2019 87 271 48 71 19 68 30 4 10 46 14 3 .262 .314 .513 6 23 .314 29/22/49 15 14
MIN AL 2020 39 130 19 33 2 36 3 0 13 27 2 1 .254 .267 .577 1 27 .241 36/13/51 23 19
MIN AAA 2021 7 22 6 9 2 3 2 1 3 9 0 0 .409 .423 1.00 8 12 .333 n/a
MIN AL 2021 61 235 50 72 13 62 23 0 19 32 9 1 .306 .358 .647 5 24 .344 40/22/38 19 17
MIN AL 2022 92 340 61 76 34 116 13 3 28 51 6 0 .224 .306 .526 9 30 .244 31/18/51 15 14
Career 8yrs 585 1955 315 477 138 622 113 20 98 255 77 10 .244 .301 .473 6 29 .305 n/a
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$100M/7years extension with the Twins.  Huge bonuses for plate appearances and MVP finishes in the top. I guess he's betting on himself to stay healthy at least one of these years so he can get some extra value for his WAR/G rate.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 28 '21

He's one of those guys who will be a "what could he have been without injuries?"

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 5 '21

We now have very limited minor league stats.

Just AAA hitters and by no means all, but we're working on it.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 16 '21

From "A Toast to the Fallen" by Steven Goldman at BP:

Minnesota Twins (73-89): Virtually every decision the law firm of Falvey & Levine made failed to pay off. It’s something we’ve come to expect from the Mets, but this is a team that won 101 games the last time conditions permitted a full season. Their next decision—to extend center fielder Byron Buxton or trade him—is delicious in that there is no good answer. The Twins can gamble on Buxton staying healthy and be wrong; they can gamble on his continuing to break down and be admirably prudent but deprive themselves of his talents before the next injury does the same. A healthier center field almost certainly wouldn’t be as good, but in the absence of having two players for one position Twins non-Buxton center fielders hit .204 with nine home runs. Back in 2004, Theo Epstein faced a similar dilemma with an increasingly frangible Nomar Garciaparra and replaced him with Orlando Cabrera, figuring that stolidity was better than feast-or-famine. On the other hand, a Twins team with 80 games of Buxton will be more fun to look at than one with 162 games of someone else, and given the state of the starting rotation their pennant-chances are unlikely be damaged by 80 games of those someones. They’ll just be cheaper, which is an ownership value, not a fan value.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 14 '21

If he ever plays 150 games...

Byron BuxtonNiko GoodrumCorey SeagerJustin SteeleAlexander Wells

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Byron Buxton* (MIN): 3-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Niko Goodrum* (DET): 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Corey Seager* (LAD): 3-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Dylan Carlson (STL): 2-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Aaron Judge (NYY): 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jonathan Schoop (DET): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Rafael Ortega (CHC): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB

Pete Alonso (NYM): 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Sergio Alcantara (CHC): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

DJ Peters (TEX): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1 '21

Rotoworld:

07.25: According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Twins are willing to listento trade offers for outfielder Byron Buxton(With another year to go before he hits free agency, there's no certainty that Buxton will be moved prior to the trade deadline, but the Twins are at least willing to hear other teams out after Buxton rejected their offer for a contract extension. Heyman notes that the Phillies are one team interested in the dynamic outfielder.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 26 '21

Substances?  Yeah, they've been doing a great job keeping the HBP down the last couple of years.

Or not.

Mike Landau ML-
Jun 23 '21

Only a masochist would post this video (Peter and I are among the mourners)...

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/reds-vs-twins/2021/06/21/633588#,game_tab=videos,game_state=final,game=633588

... but Mahle has no reason to apologize. The pitch does exactly what it's supposed to, runs up and in an inch or or two. The batter is supposed to pull his hands in and duck away, and think twice about diving over the plate.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 22 '21

And possibly a victim of the "get tough" policy on substances.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jun 22 '21

Not every devastating injury should win the designation for "injury prone" or feed the idea that "good health is a skill." In this one, Buxton waived off the trainers, stayed in the game for two innings and was only taken out when he visibly winced catching a fly ball. All I can think about Buxton is that sadly he is the Pete Reiser of the 21st century.

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 22 '21