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25 Byron Buxton CF

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
78%47%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
303.233860
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019MIN87271487110461968143.314.513.262
2020MIN61511011601.125.067.067

Player Updates

August 8, 2020 02:40 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Second straight game with homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Royals.

That's now back-to-back games with a homer for Buxton, and three straight games with an extra-base hit after he went seven games without one to begin the season. Buxton only has one (unsuccessful) steal attempt so far, but his sprint speed remains elite and the stolen bases will come if Buxton can just stay on the field.

August 6, 2020 07:08 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Slugs first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Pirates.

Buxton only had one hit in the contest, but made it count by slugging his first home run of the season in the fourth inning. After a slow start due to a foot injury and poor performance, Buxton has slowly showed signs of life at the plate and now has at least one hit in three consecutive contests. Despite that, he has an ugly .174/.200/.348 line across his first 25 plate appearances.

August 5, 2020 02:16 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Buxton has struggled at the plate so far this season, grabbing just two hits in 18 at-bats. Jake Cave will serve as the center fielder in his absence.

July 30, 2020 11:28 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton is not starting Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Buxton missed the first three games of the season with a sprained left foot, but he returned to action Tuesday. There's been no indication that he re-injured his foot in that contest, so it's likely that he's simply not being asked to start on back-to-back days immediately after returning to the lineup. Jake Cave starts in center field in his absence.

July 29, 2020 06:24 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Looks good in return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton went 0-for-3 but scored one run and drove in another in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Cardinals.

The center fielder was making his 2020 debut after missing the first few games with a foot injury, and Buxton got an opportunity right away to prove he was OK. After bringing home Luis Arraez in the second inning with a fielder's choice for the Twins' first run of the game, he went first to third on a Max Kepler single and then trotted home on a sac fly by Josh Donaldson. Staying healthy has never been Buxton's strong suit, but after posting a career-high .827 OPS over 87 games last season, the 26-year-old still has a chance to deliver on the upside his speed and athleticism promise.

July 28, 2020 02:00 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (foot) will bat ninth and play center field Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Buxton suffered a sprained left foot in an intrasquad game in mid-July but will wind up missing just three regular-season contests. His return pushes Jake Cave back to a bench role.

July 25, 2020 12:36 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Could return early next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (foot) could be ready for game action for the Twins' homestand early next week, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Buxton traveled to Chicago on Friday, fueling speculation that he could be available for the team's series against the White Sox. However, Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said Friday that the team hopes he'll be ready when the Twins return home early next week. Although the 26-year-old avoided the injured list to begin the season, Friday's update indicates that he could miss the entire opening series.

July 25, 2020 07:04 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (foot) is not in Friday's starting lineup against the White Sox.

Buxton suffered a left mid-foot sprain during a July 13 workout and has been working his way back to the field. He was included in the 30-man active roster to begin the season and avoided the injured list. However, it's not clear when he'll return to the starting lineup or if he will be used off the bench. Jake Cave gets the start in center field Friday.

July 23, 2020 12:48 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Avoids injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (foot) is on the 30-man Opening Day roster and has avoided being placed on the injured list to begin the season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Buxton ran and took live swings during a workout Wednesday in St. Paul and was then reported to be headed to Chicago. It's not clear if Buxton will be in the Opening Day lineup or if he'll play in the team's first series against the White Sox, but it's a positive sign that he's not on the 10-day IL to begin the season.

July 22, 2020 11:36 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Could join team shortly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (foot) could join the Twins in Chicago this weekend for the opening series against the White Sox, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

The 26-year-old was running and took live swings during his workout Wednesday, and he appears to be near a full recovery from the left mid-foot sprain he suffered July 13. Buxton doesn't have to be on the Opening Day roster to join the team in Chicago, as he could also be listed as a member of the three-man taxi squad. More information should be available once the Twins officially announce their 30-man roster.

July 21, 2020 02:56 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Continued progress with foot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (foot) went through a workout Monday and will face live pitching Tuesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Buxton was able to run but didn't go full speed. It sounds like Buxton has a chance to be in the Opening Day lineup. Buxton suffered a left mid-foot sprain during Monday's intrasquad game and was carted off the field. However, he was back running Saturday.

July 19, 2020 12:36 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Runs in outfield Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (foot) ran in the outfield Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He looks good. The swelling has not become a real issue. I'm encouraged we're going to see him out there sometime soon," said manager Rocco Baldelli.

Buxton suffered a left mid-foot sprain during Monday's intrasquad game and was carted off the field. It's encouraging that he's running and he has said he plans to be ready on Opening Day. However, he didn't participate in the team's live batting practice, so we'll need to see if he can increase his activities in the next few days.

July 15, 2020 05:56 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Could be ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Rocco Baldelli said Tuesday there's "definitely a good amount of hope that Byron [Buxton] will be out there on Opening Day" despite suffering a foot injury, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

The 26-year-old suffered the left mid-foot sprain during Monday's intrasquad game and was carted off the field, but he's apparently already walking on his own without the aid of crutches or a protective boot. However, it's still early and until Buxton is back on the field it's wise to be skeptical about his availability for the season opener against the White Sox.

July 15, 2020 04:00 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Diagnosed with mid-foot sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton was diagnosed with a left mid-foot sprain Tuesday and is considered day-to-day, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Buxton was carted off the field during Monday's intrasquad matchup, and while he appears to have avoided anything too serious, the 26-year-old could potentially miss the start of the regular season as a result of the sprain. If he's unable to suit up by Opening Day, Marwin Gonzalez and Jake Cave could see an uptick in playing time.

July 14, 2020 02:08 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Suffers left foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton was diagnosed with a left foot injury and will receive imaging results Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Manager Rocco Baldelli said that the initial "once-over" of Buxton when he came off the field didn't appear to show anything serious and the team is cautiously optimistic. The Twins will have more information on his condition after receiving imaging results Tuesday. If the 26-year-old is forced to miss an extended period of time to begin the season, Marwin Gonzalez and Jake Cave are likely candidates to see increased playing time in the outfield.

July 13, 2020 07:24 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Carted off with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton was carted off the field Monday after injuring what appeared to be his left ankle, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Buxton was chasing a fly ball hit by Nelson Cruz when he appeared to get his cleat stuck in the grass. He went down grabbing his left ankle and was carted off the field moments later. The severity of Buxton's injury is not yet clear and there will be a more clear timetable for his return after his evaluation. Marwin Gonzalez and Jake Cave seem like the top options to see an uptick in playing time if Buxton opens the year on the injured list.

July 10, 2020 01:36 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Full speed in Wednesday's scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton went went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk in Wednesday's scrimmage and made several running plays in the outfield, MLB.com reports. "I've got no limit. I'm back to being myself and going out and playing the game the right way," he said.

Buxton underwent surgery on his torn labrum in September, which placed his availability for the original Opening Day in question. However, he was able to rehab his injury during the pandemic shutdown and is back to full strength as evidenced Wednesday. Buxton was absent for the first few days of summer camp after the birth of his son, but he should be set to start in center field on Opening Day of the re-started 60-game season.

July 7, 2020 05:36 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Officially reports to camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (personal) was present for the Twins' workouts Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

Buxton reportedly arrived at camp Sunday, but his presence at Tuesday's workouts signals that his intake testing for COVID-19 went smoothly. If the 26-year-old can remain healthy, he should be present for the remainder of camp, although whether his short absence will impact his readiness for the beginning of the regular season remains to be seen.

July 4, 2020 08:40 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Expected to arrive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton (personal) is expected to arrive in camp Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Buxton was absent for the first several days of camp after the birth of his son, but he's expected to join the Twins on Sunday. Before he's allowed to join the team, he'll need to undergo a COVID-19 test. However, if he tests negative, he should be ready for the start of the regular season.

July 4, 2020 01:04 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Not yet with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buxton hasn't reported to camp yet after the birth of his son, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

It's unclear when Buxton will join the Twins' camp after the new addition to the family arrived Friday. However, the 26-year-old is apparently fully healthy heading into camp after recovering from a shoulder injury during spring training.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York830 .500 .625 .375
vs RHP208517 .298 .500 .245
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIN113067381901.233.250.5670.817
2019MIN87271487110461968143.262.314.5130.827
2018MIN28908140432850.156.183.2000.383
2017MIN14046269117165138150291.253.314.4130.728
2016MIN922984467103823118102.225.284.4290.714
2015MIN4612916272664422.209.250.3260.576
Total40412801913034115390417609.237.291.4180.709
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIN11101710000
2019MIN8730413912213
2018MIN28401801001
2017MIN14014619125421
2016MIN9219612834302
2015MIN46714202101
Total40475175357141038
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Gcl Twins2788171943414112643.216.324.466
2012R-Elizabethton Twins21771622611681570.286.368.429
2013AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels682706892151085544563211.341.431.559
2013AFA-Fort Myers Miracle572184171484223249238.326.415.472
2014AA-New Britain Rock Cat13000000--300.000.000.000
2014AFA-Fort Myers Miracle30121192942416103362.240.313.405
2015AA-Chattanooga Lookouts5923744677126372651202.283.351.489
2015AAA-Rochester Red Wings13551122311841221.400.441.545
2016AAA-Rochester4919041581131124145870.305.359.568
2017AAA-Rochester Red Wings3123500231300.417.462.917
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings35136223711141494241.272.331.456
2018AFA-Fort Myers Miracle14000000----00.000.000.000
2019AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels121110001100.500.6671.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/190
Birthdate:
12/18/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Baxley, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
6
Awards:

2013: Minor League Player of the Year
2017: AL Gold Glove-CF