Berardino: Twins nurturing, grooming young Buxton
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:30 PM
The Pioneer Press scribe penned a nice article on Twins top 2012 pick Byron Buxton. There are comparisons to Torii Hunter and to Andrew McCutcheon. Find out what he spent some of his $6-million bonus on? Does he miss playing football, a sport he was incredibly good at. What former professional athlete is his cousin? Very nice article!
Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:05 PM
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:25 AM
Expected to open his first full pro season at Class A Cedar Rapids . . . .
Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:10 AM
It's a good sign that he's expected to play at Cedar Rapids.
I thought so, too. The average batter age in A ball is 21.5. Thought he'd spend a year in Rookie ball.
They must feel he has the makeup to be pushed. Cool.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:46 AM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:21 PM
~You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant~
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:13 PM
when the center fielder was picking up the ball. He cruised into 3rd and could have just as well been standing up. He was flying. I also saw Byron strike out some also. Bear in mind that they were just starting to play games so he's still trying to get his timing down. I was told he hit a HR the day before (Monday the 11th) but I wasn't there. Byron definitely needs to fill out a little bit but he's still very young. Even though he needs to fill out, he still possesses above average power. He's a great kid. Everyone seemed to be watching Byron when he was up to bat including Mr. Ryan who was a regular out there standing between the fields every day.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:42 PM
I really like these updates, tellis. Thanks for sharing them.
Agreed. Keep these great updates coming!