Article: Byron Buxton and The Art of Being Good
Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:52 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 20 June 2013 - 08:36 AM
OF Byron Buxton (Twins):[FONT=Arial] The 19-year-old outfielder has blossomed into the top prospect in the game, destroying the Midwest League at the plate, flashing high-end upside in the field, and showing off his elite speed on the bases. He was ranked high coming into the year (number eight on the BP 101) and the tools were always loud and exciting, but the on-the-field translation has been better than expected and faster than expected—and the expectations were very high to begin with.
From: [/FONT]Baseball Prospectus | The Minors