I took that from your post also, but I do think there is a prevailing misunderstanding in this thread about Buxton's problem. It isn't aggression, it's recklessness. And it IS a problem.
True, there is the nagging problem of Buxton's level of athletic expertise. I remember when he first came up, I was shocked at how "raw" he still seemed. It showed up everywhere: In the field, he was crashing into walls a lot; at the plate, he was flailing at outside curves in the dirt; on base, his stealing technique was so poor that even Buxton's amazing speed wasn't saving him.
It became clear that Buxton had been cruising through the minors on his massive athletic talent, yet he lacked the refined techniques to become a star at the mlb level. You may recall that Molitor dedicated a lot of mentoring time showing Buxton how to bunt, and Molitor schooled him in great detail on the art of stealing second base.
Ironically, the results of Molitor's tutoring are now paying off, after Molitor got fired. Buxton's speed, plus Molitor's stealing technique, equals an unstoppable stealing threat. But notice that Buxton never even tries to steal third base or home. Why? Because Molitor hadn't worked with him on that...yet.
It appears that Buxton requires careful tutoring and tons of reps on each aspect of the game. When that happens, he becomes great at that particular aspect. Over time, it does appear that he is getting better at various aspects of his game. This bodes well for his career, including his freedom from needless injury.
Edited by jimbo92107, 14 April 2019 - 12:33 PM.