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    Sportsnation Chat with Buxton

    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat...f-byron-buxton

    Looks like Sportsnation has a chat with BB at 1:30 today.

    Bonus: Buck is curretnly gracing the front page of ESPN's site.

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    Pretty vanilla overall (as most athlete chats are) but I liked this answer -

    Austin R. (Savage, MN)

    Where do you think your bat fits in the lineup in the current twins roster??

    Byron Buxton (2:48 PM)

    Hopefully I'm more experienced and more disciplined at the plate to be a leadoff hitter. That's where I've hit most of my life. I feel confident there. Hopefully leadoff.

    I don't really care where he bats but I like that he cares.

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    And it's interesting that a big-name, well-rounded prospect such as himself isn't campaigning for the middle of the lineup.

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    What is greater, beast mode or mental mode?

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    Living within the constraints of a typical lineup I could certainly live with: Buxton Dozier? Mauer Arcia Sano sometime in 2015.

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    He is a father, which is great, but interesting that Mauer's Twins and Buxton's first child are almost the same age....

    Just a cool random thought....

    I hope Bux realizes he's got a looong way to go , a lot of hard work left yet to do, well for at least 1 more year anyway.
    Top Twins prospects ? 1.Byron Buxton (OF-A+)
    2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3.Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Kohl Stewart (SP-RK) 5. Nick Gordon (SS-RK) 6. J.O. Berrios (P-A) 7. Josmil Pinto (C-AAA) 8. Eddie Rosario (2B-AA) 9. L. Thorpe (SP-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11.Kennys Vargas (1B-A+) 12. Trevor May (SP-AA) 13. Jorge Polanco (2B-A) 14. Max Kepler (OF-A) 15. Miguel Sulbaran (SP-A) Just Missed:P Zach Jones, SS Aderlin Mejia, P Stephen Gonsalves, C Stuart Turner.

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    Buxton, Mauer, Sano, Arcia, Hicks, Rosario, Dozier 1-7 opening day 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    Buxton, Mauer, Sano, Arcia, Hicks, Rosario, Dozier 1-7 opening day 2015.
    With those names I'd go Buxton, Hicks, Mauer, Sano, Arcia, whoever the DH is, Dozier, Rosario. But could flip around Rosario/Dozier/Hicks in pretty much any fashion.

    I think Sano is going to be your prototypical clean-up guy. He's not going to have the batting avg. (compared to Mauer) for the 3-spot, and Buxton/Hicks will score a ton of runs in front of them.
    Scouting Report: Tools - Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 40, Speed: 40. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but can sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)
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    If you made it through Tuesday's Hangout, Seth and I spent about 10 minutes near the end of the 113 minutes we talked discussing the Twins lineup once the prospects are ready.

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