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VIDEO: Top prospect Byron Buxton hits first spring homer

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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Twins center fielder Byron Buxton is widely touted as the top prospect in baseball. On Saturday against Drew Hutchison of the Blue Jays, he gave us a taste of why that is ...

That, onlookers, was a certifiable spank.

The 20-year-old Buxton is likely ticketed for Double-A, but it wouldn't be surprising if he's in line for a September call-up this season. Across parts of two minor-league seasons, the second overall pick of the 2012 draft owns an impressive slash line of .312/.404/.502. He also boasts 22 triples and 66 steals in 173 career games.

 
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