Article: Twins, Buxton Agree to Terms
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:35 PM
"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." -- Jim Bouton, "Ball Four"
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:13 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:07 AM
Second, Bryce Harper is a freak of nature.
He's also the chosen one, looks like a future Hall of Famer, and hit a 450ft. HR yesterday. When it comes to Bryce Harper, every rule that goes along with prospect development gets thrown out the window (19, .943OPS in 150 ABs....*jaw drops*). Sad thing is, I guarantee that he would be in the minors for this year and the year following (at least) if he were a Twin.
Edited by YourHouseIsMyHouse, 13 June 2012 - 01:13 AM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:32 PM
Isn't Buxton 18.5, old for a senior? I am not worried about batting practice on day zero of his career.
I don't think so. At least where I went to school, people (generally speaking) turned 18 during their senior year anywhere from September of the prior year (beginning of school year) to the end of August just after graduation (just before the following school year). So he was born in December and turned 18 in December of his senior year, which seems normal to what I've known, anyway.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:55 PM
I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:41 PM
What was his WAR in high school?
Man, you do NOT want to think about what replacement level means at a high school. Ninth grader, thick glasses, no signs of puberty yet ... geesh.