Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:32 AM
Baseball America names Buck the HS POY
Video from BA
News Press article (following initial press conference in FM)
KSTP interview with Joe Schmit (would love to read a transcipt... listen closely as Buxton says "spring training and all that.... what?!)
Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:35 AM
Edited by Jeremy Nygaard, 23 June 2012 - 10:38 AM.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:18 AM
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:56 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:02 PM
Since Buxton returned from hamstring injury:
5 games (5 game hitting streak): 5-for-14 (.357), 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K. Today's game (in which he led it off with a home run) is still underway.
Do I remember correctly that he hit only 3 HR's in his final high school season? Obvious conclusion: GCL is easier than high school baseball.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:05 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:29 PM
there have also been a plethora of other 19 yr olds to spend the entire year in Low A from start. No question that a #2 pick should be one of em. Sure is showing the Twins that he should with his play. Very happy & yes that would be a massive Beloit OF, but where does Romy Jimenez fit into that OF. Leads the App Lg in almost everything. Someone will need to make a jump, but having 4 guys makes me leary MN would keep Buxton out till June
I think he's wasting time at GCL. Because they're the Twins,they're likely to start in Eliz next year. Also a waste of time. Kepler should be in Beloit now.
But they keep room for guys who have no shot,like Liddle. Move Roberts to FM, Kepler to Beloit and Buxton to Eliz now.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:29 PM
Questions for the MiLB experts. The GCL regular season ends 8-25, E-Town on 8-28, Beloit on 9-3, Fort Myers on 9-2. What is/are the next move or moves for Buxton for this year, given the scheduling windows for the various teams next up the ladder rungs? His recent numbers indicate he is beginning to get it and is ready for more challenges before this year is finished. The September call-up door is soon opening that will create a domino effect for open roster spots, especially for the extended season for those teams that are in playoff contention (NB, Beloit). Do the Twins push him and take advantage of these playing opportunities for Buxton or bring him along more cautiously?
If it's clear that the gulf coast Twins are not making the playoffs and Appy Twins are, they might promote Buxton for their playoff push. It's more likely they have him skip Appy next year and bring him up to Low A in may or June. But that's not even a given. If you promote Buxton that means someone else sits and Etown outfield is full of talent. a large playoff domino effect is unlikely. The real question is who from etown is talented and mature enough to skip low a and go to high A next year? creating space for Buxton or Dereck Rodriguez in low A.
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