02-14-2013, 12:35 AM
Age: 19 (DOB: 12/18/93)
Rookie: .248/.344/.429, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 33 R, 11/14 SB
Yesterday, when writing about Minnesota Twins #3 prospect Aaron Hicks
, Nick wrote “When it comes to physical tools, Aaron Hicks is tough to top.” If there is anyone in the Twins organization that could, it will be fellow outfielder Byron Buxton.
At 6-2 and 180 pounds, Buxton is a tremendous five-tool athlete. Although he was a prospect on a national stage throughout his high school career, he made a name for himself when he put on a batting practice display at the 2011 Under Armour All-America game. As a senior, he hit .545/.649/.852 with 35 stolen bases in 36 attempts. While Hicks was taken with the 14th
overall pick in 2008, Buxton was the second overall pick in the 2012 draft.