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SI article on Buxton
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:54 PM
Great article--thanks for posting. This is a vital pick for Twins future and this kid sounds like he could be another Torii or Kirby but we already have Denard Span and Revere and Benson. I think Twins gotta go with a college pitcher who could be an ace in 2014--like Appel or Gausman. This kid wont be MLB ready till 2015. I know picking pitchers is risky--look at Prior, etc. but pitching is what Twins need.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:35 PM
In Baxley, GA, you've got Braxton Jeffers coaching Byron Buxton. My tongue is twisted.
I noticed the same thing! I got a pretty good chuckle out of it and then got to wondering if that's just a coincidence or if there's something about the South and the dialect that lends itself to that. Then I remembered I should probably get back to work.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:43 PM
The ESPN guy that is not law has him behind another hs outfielder. But you have to love him after that article.
You're right and I'm not trying to say that he's the consensus #1. Just that he fits the type of player the Twins target and he has huge upside.