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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:10 AM

Good piece at baseball america: http://www.baseballa...12/2613573.html

Didn't see it posted elsewhere but if it was, my apologies.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:41 AM

We'll re-open the Adopt-a-Prospect on Thursday and someone will be able to adopt Buxton and be sure to post the link to this article in there as well... Thanks for finding and sharing.

#3 Mr. Ed

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

No Buxton again today.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:40 AM

Thanks for the link. Enjoyed getting several different perspectives him.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

That was a good read. Thanks for posting that.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:17 PM

After reading that article and others, I wonder whether it might make sense to see if he can become a #1 pitcher, then move him to another position if the pitching does not work out. 154 strikeouts in 81 innings seems great even in high school. And he was clutch -- pitched a complete game to win the state title, striking out 18 batters. The Twins are loaded with toolsy outfielders in the lower levels -- Hicks, Benson, Arcia, Morales, and Kepler. Why not take a year to explore whether Buxton could become the ace who they really need??? And I am not aware of any rule that would bar him from playing as a position player while he is trying to become a successful pitcher -- he is amazingly athletic and seems resilient enough to play in the field once or twice between starts.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:15 AM

After reading that article and others, I wonder whether it might make sense to see if he can become a #1 pitcher, then move him to another position if the pitching does not work out.

154 strikeouts in 81 innings seems great even in high school. And he was clutch -- pitched a complete game to win the state title, striking out 18 batters.

The Twins are loaded with toolsy outfielders in the lower levels -- Hicks, Benson, Arcia, Morales, and Kepler. Why not take a year to explore whether Buxton could become the ace who they really need??? And I am not aware of any rule that would bar him from playing as a position player while he is trying to become a successful pitcher -- he is amazingly athletic and seems resilient enough to play in the field once or twice between starts.


I read another article but scouts don't see him as a pitcher like they did with Hicks (who threw high 90s).