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    Revere and Hicks both joined Beloit after the weather warmed up. I would love for Buxton to continue that trend. An outfield of Walker, Buxton, Kepler at one level and Arcia, Hicks, Benson a few levels ahead is worth smiling about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    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.

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    First 8 gms 2-31 2runs 8k 3bb hbp 0/1sb
    Next 12gms 12/35 8runs 3doubles 1triple 3HR 8rbi 14k 5bb 2/3sb for a .342/.477/.743 line (thru Sat 28th)
    Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 08-04-2012 at 08:00 PM.

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    Back in CF today and had a double. That's six extra base hits in seven games since his return from injury.

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    While DH'ing, Buxton drilled a triple to center field. Hit streak's at 8 (all one-hit games), seven of eight hits have gone for extra bases.

    In his last 10 games, he's hitting .303 with an OPS 1.198.

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    kid isnt playing today.....is he ill/hamstring acting up or is there a promotion??? Hope they just dont think he needs a day off

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    Buxton continues to produce, his impressive line for Aug.3: 1 HR, 1 3B, 1 W, 3 R in 4 ABs.

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    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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    What a great problem to have. They've been playing Candido Pimento at 2B, a la Rosario, to free up room in ETown for Kepler, Jiminez, Walker, and Rhodes; Rodriguez and Buxton in GCL, and the two best players on the Dominican team, like Pimentel and Jiminez were last year, are center fielders. And there are some at least marginal prospects in place at Beloit and Fort Myers: Roberts, Ortiz, Williams, Concalves, and Morales. Nice to think about not having Mark Dolenc starting in the AA outfield.

    But I have a hunch Buxton will shoot up the system. He might be that good.

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    Last 17gms 16/53 (.302) 14runs 4doubles 3triples 4HR (.717slgg) 16k 8bb 2hbp (.413OBP) 3/5sbs
    11 of 16 hits for XBases....sweet.
    The kid is for real....but anyone checking on him & just seeing his season stats dont realize how good he's been
    Last edited by greengoblinrulz; 08-04-2012 at 07:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdwatcher View Post
    What a great problem to have. They've been playing Candido Pimento at 2B, a la Rosario, to free up room in ETown for Kepler, Jiminez, Walker, and Rhodes; Rodriguez and Buxton in GCL, and the two best players on the Dominican team, like Pimentel and Jiminez were last year, are center fielders. And there are some at least marginal prospects in place at Beloit and Fort Myers: Roberts, Ortiz, Williams, Concalves, and Morales. Nice to think about not having Mark Dolenc starting in the AA outfield.

    But I have a hunch Buxton will shoot up the system. He might be that good.
    That's along the lines of what I am hoping for. I know the Twins don't usually push guys too quickly, even extremely talented ones. If he could get his little look at E-Town this year and go through both A-level teams next year, he could be at New Britain in 2014 and possibly ready for roster addition and September call-up in 2014. Is a Trout/Bryce Harper-like call-up from AAA and ascendancy to greatness in early-to-mid-2015 too much for a long-suffering Twins fan to ask?
    Last edited by jokin; 08-05-2012 at 12:39 PM.

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    Both Aaron Hicks & Ben Revere (first rounders) started their careers in GCL and started their next yr in Beloit. This is what they will do with Buxton. Question is whether he will start the yr there or pick up the yr in May/June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Both Aaron Hicks & Ben Revere (first rounders) started their careers in GCL and started their next yr in Beloit. This is what they will do with Buxton. Question is whether he will start the yr there or pick up the yr in May/June.
    Small point but Hicks didn't start in Beloit until May, so he did have some time in extended spring before starting full season ball.

    I think they are a little more aggressive with Buxton because he is better, was the #2 pick, and is a little on the older side for his high school class. Makes sense to push him.
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    Anyone know why Byron Buxton was pulled by the 2nd inning tonight?

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    Buxton steals home tonight, adds another SB, goes 2-4 plus a BB, raising his average at E-Town to .286.

    He's starting to come on strong, just like he did in the GCL. His last 10 games (coincident with his promotion to the lead-off spot) slash is awesome:
    385/489/605/1094

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    Impressively Buxton's been perfect on stolen bases in the App League. Curious if the GCL coaches are more strict on sb than Etown.. It's going to be fun and see how Buxton develops. Like how he's not just a hacker so far and taking walks. He has a ton of potential, can only hope for a strong Twins line up in the future. Buxton, Hicks, Sano, Rosario, Kepler, and then some others.. would be cool for an all in house prospect team. Even though i think teams have to make trades for prospects..

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    finished the ELIZ season
    21gms 77ABs .286/.368/.429 16runs doubles triple HR 6rbi 15k 8bb 7/7sb's

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    In Jim Callis's latest AskBA, he lists Buxton as the 9th best prospect in the minors (excluding players on September call-ups).

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