Minnesota Twins Prospect Watch: Byron Buxton is Speeding Towards MLB

By David Miller
Byron Buxton
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

If I asked you to list good outfielders that have come from the Minnesota Twins system at one point or another you would have no problem coming up with two or three very quickly. Along that line of great major league outfielders comes their next big thing in Minnesota, Byron Buxton. Buxton was drafted second overall during the 2012 draft and is already in the fourth level of Twins organizational chart at Class-A Advanced.

Did I mention this year he was in the Futures game, just a little over a year since being drafted at the age of 18? Don’t sleep on this kid, he is a keeper and he is coming up the system fast. Just look at his career totals which cover 132 games. He has compiled 14 homers, 27 doubles, 15 triples, scored 110 runs and driven in 83. That amounts to a pretty good year and oh by the way; he is pretty good with the glove as well.

All total he has six errors which include a few right at the start of his professional career. He also has around a .980 fielding percentage and 7 outfield assists over that period. I mean to tell you all, this guy is not just a good player on the rise, and he is the next superstar to come out of the Twins stable. Watch for him to take over a starting job at the big league level no later than 2015, if it takes that long.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google Plus.

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