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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 20)
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Birth Date12-18-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
Age20 years, 7 months, 10 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 ELZ Rk 21 87 .304 .250 .322 .379 .253 .344 109 4.5 2.7 -0.2 0.2 0.8 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6
2012 TWI Rk 27 102 .267 .237 .304 .322 .239 .259 101 0.8 3.2 -0.1 1.3 2.5 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8
2013 CDR A 68 321 .349 .258 .330 .382 .263 .402 108 30 9.0 0.6 3.5 4.6 43.9 5.0 43.9 5.0
2013 FTM A+ 57 253 .320 .250 .319 .361 .252 .404 99 16.6 7.4 0.5 5.1 5.0 30.6 3.6 30.6 3.6
2014 FTM A+ 17 76 .268 .253 .319 .365 .253 .341 99 0.6 2.2 0 2.5 0.7 3.6 0.6 3.6 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 ELZ Rk 87 16 22 6 1 1 6 8 15 7 0 .286 .368 .429 .143 .304 5.9 0.2 0.6
2012 TWI Rk 102 17 19 4 3 4 14 11 26 4 3 .216 .324 .466 .250 .267 7.4 1.3 0.8
2013 CDR A 321 68 92 15 10 8 55 44 56 32 11 .341 .431 .559 .219 .349 43.9 3.5 5.0
2013 FTM A+ 253 41 71 4 8 4 22 32 49 23 8 .326 .415 .472 .147 .320 30.6 5.1 3.6
2014 FTM A+ 76 10 18 4 1 3 11 6 22 3 2 .261 .329 .478 .217 .268 3.6 2.5 0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-09 2014-07-06 Minors 58 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2014-04-01 2014-05-04 Minors 33 0 Left Wrist Recovery From Previous Injury Sprain - -
2014-03-09 2014-03-31 Camp 22 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)With all the hype around Byron Buxton, what are the chances he actually reaches his ceiling? We are still waiting for guys like Jason Heyward and Justin Upton to reach theirs (I know they're still young).
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
extraordinarily low because his ceiling is extraordinarily high. I was talking about this with J.P. Breen last night on the way home from Kane County, just because a player doesn't reach lofty heights doesn't make him worthless or a bust. His ceiling allows for a lot of value even if he falls short. If he's 80% of Willie Mays that's still incredibly valuable. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in the playoff race in a 20-team dynasty (5x5's with OBP, XBH & QS, HLD): I gave Byron Buxton, Jon Gray, and Alcides Escobar. I received Justin Upton, Doug Fister, and Neil Walker. Essentially the type of trade you want to make as a Buxton owner, or did I sell short?
(AJ from Phoenix)
#ibelieve (Chris Rodriguez)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in the playoff race in a 20-team dynasty (5x5's with OBP, XBH & QS, HLD): I gave Byron Buxton, Jon Gray, and Alcides Escobar. I received Justin Upton, Doug Fister, and Neil Walker. Essentially the type of trade you want to make as a Buxton owner, or did I sell short?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I...don't think I would've given Buxton for Upton, Gray for Fister. I think you came out behind on name value as I think you could've gotten more.

Upton is a good player though, I hope it works out for you. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in the playoff race in a 20-team dynasty (5x5's with OBP, XBH & QS, HLD): I gave Byron Buxton, Jon Gray, and Alcides Escobar. I received Justin Upton, Doug Fister, and Neil Walker. Essentially the type of trade you want to make as a Buxton owner, or did I sell short?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I...don't think I would've given Buxton for Upton, Gray for Fister. I think you came out behind on name value as I think you could've gotten more.

Upton is a good player though, I hope it works out for you. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Torii Hunter, Denard Span, Ben Revere, Aaron Hicks, Byron Buxton, do the Twins have a fetish for this type of player or what?
(Ace from PA)
Athletic CFs? Who wouldn't? Though, the only real common link between these three is position, ethnicity, and a tie to Minnesota. Otherwise, they're vastly different skill-sets. (Paul Sporer)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you personally think Byron Buxton's power ends up? That seems to be the one x-factor with him.
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think he gets to the 20-home range, but the Trout comparisons ended the minute Trout started slugging .600. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)I've been offered Carlos Gomez for my Byron Buxton ins a 20-team dynasty league (keep forever). 7x7 (5x5 + OBP & XBH). Not that it matters since they both play CF, but we use LF/CF/RF, not OF. I'm in the playoff mix. Would you do it?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Isnít modern day Carlos Gomez basically the dream for Buxton? Unless youíre nowhere near competing, I wouldnít make that deal, no. And if you do make it, Iíd ask for Buxton+ (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)In our h2h points league where we keep 5 players in the round drafted and can keep them as long as forever, I have stashed Bradley in round 16. His injury is making me wonder if it would be advisable to change horses. Other options that could be kept in round 20 would be Noah Syndergaard, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, or Marcus Stroman. Benches are short so keeping any prospect is a luxury especially since my team is always a strong title contender. Is anyone of the above arguably a better stash than Bradley as far as impact both this year and beyond?
(Eric Nosebar from Albuquerque )
Give me Syndergaard, Russell, Bryant or Buxton in Round 20 over Bradley in Round 16. Buxton's the biggest upside, but he likely won't contribute right away in 2015. (Bret Sayre)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty (no minors): My team is locked at 3B (Longoria), and SS (Bogaerts). I have Javier Baez and Byron Buxton on my bench, who will be vying in the future for the DH gig on my team. The only way around this for me is if Baez ends up playing 2B on Chicago's North Side. Should I hold my ground, or make a deal? What kind of SP (my biggest need) should I be targeting with Baez if I need to deal him?
(AJ from Phoenix)
There absolutely has to be an OF you can drop to make room for Buxton. Unless your OF is Trout, Harper, McCutchen, Cargo, Stanton, find a way to deal an OF and keep both Baez and Buxton. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff, Thanks for the chat. Two questions. First, who's getting called up next? Second, who are we not talking about that we should be?
(Number27 from Milwaukee, WI)
I was as surprised as anybody that George Springer got called up when he did, though Iíd guess it means that theyíre closer to a contract extension than either side is letting on. I just donít see the Astros giving up the service time like that for the sake of about one win between now and June in what will be another losing season. Iím thrilled heís up, but it doesnít make much sense.

Because of that, I have no idea whoís next. Some of the most obvious candidates Ė Javy Baez, Byron Buxton, Taijuan Walker, and Addison Russell for example, have battled injuries. There are some more obvious candidates like Marcus Stroman, Andrew Heaney, Gregory Polanco and others, but Iíll bet most teams wait until the super-two deadline has safely passed.

Then again, who saw a Luis Sardinas promotion happening over the weekend? So who knows. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)We know about the on-field tools, but where does Byron Buxton rank on the alliteration scale? Is it an 80? Or is he behind a guy like Arismendy Alcantara or someone else?
(Joe from St. Louis)
Buxton is up there, but Alcantara sets the bar. That's some serious name flash right there. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why you not sold Michael Gettys? Many experts wrote scouts said he would be better Byron Buxton. He could be a 40/40 guy.
(googap from Boston)
Suggesting Gettys would be better than Buxton is absolutely ridiculous. He's a big-time athlete with a huge arm, but I've never seen him hit against quality arms, and based on my own conversations with scouts, the hit tool is likely to spoil the party with Gettys. Even suggesting he could be a 40/40 makes my balls hurt. I don't get that on any level. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you holding out hope for Aaron Hicks to put it together or is he a bench bat?
(Michael from GA)
I think Hicks can still be fine. He was rushed last year and should have been in Triple-A. He also had some underwhelming years in the low minors early in his career. Unfortunately, he only has 2014 to turn it around before he's replaced by Byron Buxton. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Buxton / Trout comparisons without merit? What do you believe crosses over between the two if at all?
(Carmen from San Diego)
I can't really sit here and tell you that Buxton will come up and light the world on fire and produce 8+ WARP in his first two seasons. I understand where the comp is coming from but I'm not the biggest comp fan.

I think Byron Buxton will be Byron Buxton and I'm excited to see what that will be. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you throw the generational talent label on Byron Buxton a la Griffey, Pujols, Trout?
(Jake Smith from SEMO)
He's pretty special, man. No doubt. But of all the players in the minors, I'd throw a generational label on Baez over Buxton. It comes with more risk and Buxton is a no-doubt up-the-middle player at the next level and a future all-star, but Baez has the generational ceiling. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were to guess who the top position player prospect and top pitching prospect are a year from now, who would you pick?
(nubber from tx)
Byron Buxton and Lucas Giolito. The dream is real. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Ben, I'll start you off with a curveball: Let's say every draft eligible prospect from 2010 to 2014 was eligible for this year's draft. Just based on pre-draft scouting reports and without the benefit of hindsight, how would the first 10 picks of the draft unfold?
(baseballjunkie from cali, where it's already Spring)
This is an amazingly difficult question to answer, and also quite fun. Itís probably better suited for an article than for a fantasy chat answer, but since I was able to access this question ahead of time, hereís what I came up with after about 30 min of research. Iíll note that since Iím not familiar enough with 2014 prospects yet, Iíve restricted your search to 2010-2013 draftees. Iíll go with:

1. Bryce Harper 2. Manny Machado 3. Gerrit Cole 4. Dylan Bundy 5. Anthony Rendon 6. Jameson Taillon 7. Bubba Starling
8. Byron Buxton 9. Carlos Correa 10. Archie Bradley

Toughest omissions for me were Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, Kris Bryant and Mark Appel. If Luc Giolito had been healthy for his senior year, heíd probably have made it on this list. Obviously thatís not how weíd rank them now, and itís funny that guys like Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and Javier Baez are left in the dust. Bubba Starling sticks out like a sore thumb, and Buxton was underrated. This exercise also reinforces how loaded the 2011 draft was. Last yearís pales in comparison. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)From a fantasy perspective, what is Byron Buxton's floor? Is it B.J. Upton with maybe a better avg? In general, people seem to be against giving up good MLB talent for him, but if that's his floor, and his ceiling is best in baseball, then why not? Smart baseball people are saying he's a generational talent and even if he only reaches 75% talent that's better than most players out there. If a whiff on him still produces pre-2013 B.J. Upton there's a ton of guys already in the MLB I'd be willing to trade for his upside.
(The Dude from Office)
I think his floor is higher than Upton - he has a much better hit tool, and he's faster. I'm beginning to wonder if his floor is Andrew McCutchen or 2011 Jacoby Ellsbury or something. He's absurd. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike! Have read MLB Buxton comps from Trout to JB Upton... Any thoughts?
(Gary from Petaluma, CA.)
Byron Buxton's legit. If he turned into Mike Trout that would be amazing, but predicting any player will be Mike Trout is like saying someone will be a generational talent. Justin Upton is more realistic, but the ceiling is higher than that. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)20-team dynasty league. Two of the top three teams about to make a trade: Team A is younger, but lacks enough impact pitching to win a title. Team B is creeping up there in age and injury. Assuming both offenses are stacked and the pitching for both is above average or better, Team A sends Giancarlo Stanton, Matt Cain, and 1-1 pick (aka Byron Buxton) for Team B's Hunter Pence, Yu Darvish, 1-3 pick, and Dylan Bundy... fair trade?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Yeah, that's fair. I prefer Team B's side, but it's fair. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Byron Buxton is being overrated from a fantasy perspective? Sure he's a terrific prospect in all regards, but a good chunk of his value comes from defense and his arm, plus as an OF he doesn't get the same positional boost as he does as a CF in the real world.
(AndrewBall from PA)
I think it's possible depending on the league, but with the comparisons to Trout (merited or not), I'm not sure anyone is overstating his fantasy ceiling. There are leagues with the LF/CF/RF distinction so I think that's especially valuable there. He might be getting overrated as much as prospects tend to, but I think the skills merit the type of hype he's getting. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)What's a realistic ETA for Twins mega-prospect Miguel Sano, and prospect overlord Byron Buxton?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Hey hey AJ.

I would have guessed the end of 2014 for Sano, but an injury to his throwing elbow puts his status up in the air for now. Sano has been shut down from baseball activities and will be reevaluated shortly. If he requires any kind of surgery, mid to late 2015 is a more likely guess. Byron Buxton could move fast, but he's very young and finished 2013 in High A ball. A less aggressive timetable has Buxton spend 2014 in Double-A, 2015 in Triple-AAA and open 2016 in the Twins outfield as a 22-year-old starter. A more aggressive timetable sees Buxton tear up Double-A to start 2014, has him promoted to Triple-A in the summer and starting in the Twins outfield in 2015. My guess is that Buxton is probably in the Twins outfield in August 2015 and never looks back, but this is only that - a guess. What winds up happening with Buxton depends on his performance. If he rips it up this year, an August 2014 promotion wouldn't surprise me in the least. Buxton is that good that he could be in the Majors as a 19-year-old. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were giving out awards, which prospect would win Best Raw Athlete? Best fastball?
(Robocles from Allston, MA)
I would probably give the best athlete award to Byron Buxton. Yordano Ventura has the best fastball.

Kurt Russell was very sly in the movie " Captain Ron" (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Byron Buxton were a free agent tomorrow what kind of contract would you offer him?
(The Dude from Work)
This is a great question, one I would like to spin into something more substantial after the prospect season is over. If you think Buxton is a role 6 guy as a floor, and quite possibly a role 8 if absolutely everything clicks, would a ten year deal be out of the question? Offer ten years and $100M? I really have no idea. But I think the team wins that deal with those specifics. Great question, mang. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What prospects do you think will have the most helium this offseason?
(Tony from MN)
It may seem odd to say, but Carlos Correa is going to blow up this winter, and by this time next year, he's going to be discussed with Byron Buxton as one of the two or three best prospects in the game. I think you're also going to hear a lot more noise on Gregory Polanco and the potential for him to help in Pittsburgh next year. Those guys are clearly already on the radar and likely not what you were looking for when you wrote the question, but I really believe both will be even more highly regarded on Opening Day than they are right now. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were comparing the "Hit" tool only, which three current prospects project to have the best in MLB?
(Jim from San Diego)
Oscar Taveras, Byron Buxton, and I'll say Nick Castellanos because I really believe in his feel for the barrel. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)By 2015, Byron Buxton is________?
(Sam from Las Vegas)
On the verge of destroying what we currently know as Major League Baseball.

Seriously though, by 2015, Buxton has a chance to have even the most casual baseball fan drooling at what he can bring to the diamond. (Mark Anderson)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)if you owned Miguel Sano in a dynasty league, would you attempt to cash in on the pre MLB hype? or hang tight hoping he minimizes the Ks and puts 40/yr over the fence?
(Ziggy from Marley)
What can you get back? In a vacuum, I hold on to him in the hopes that he's a 30-35 home run guy in the long term. Dynasty's different than Roto in that you really have to consider the ceiling and hope for the best. In Roto, I'm more likely to move a guy like Sano. In one of my home leagues, I moved Byron Buxton and Xander Bogaerts because it enabled me to win a title. The longest you can keep a guy in the Majors in my Roto league is five seasons, and who knows if either one of those guys will be stars within that window. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think I am better than Byron Buxton or George Springer?
(Clint Frazier from Georgia)
I don't think there is anyone in the minor leagues better than Byron Buxton right now. He is incredible. I am a huge Frazier fan and have struggled with Springer going back to college. Right now I would take Springer just becaues he's done it throughout the minor leagues, but Frazier has the potential to be better. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you also think Byron Buxton is better than Carlos Correa or George Springer?
(googoo from Japan)
I think Buxton is the best prospect in baseball. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Byron Buxton is the number 1 prospect in baseball. How does he compare to recent BP #1 hitting prospects of the past few years? (Profar, Trout, Harper, Heyward, Wieters, Bruce, Gordon)
(carltondavis from Washington, DC)
I don't know. Buxton is still in the minors. We have major league perspective for the other players you listed, and I can't remove that when attempting to form a relational comparison. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)What is your general approach when it comes to prospects in keeper leagues? Do you think it's best to buy low (since their prospects), or or trade them to get actual (good) MLB players?
(Jake from Florida)
Hi Jake. I hope you're not the Florida Man I keep hearing about.

It depends on the league, my team, and my situation, but most prospects for me are chips to be dealt for MLB players. There are the rare prospects that I like to hang onto unless I'm overwhelmed (think Byron Buxton or Mike Trout in his prospect days) but anyone beneath that elite tier is the kind of player that I'll move if I can get talent to win now. In most keeper leagues, you can replenish your farm system relatively easily, and there is some randomness to who emerges and who doesn't. Stats should come before potential, generally speaking. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)In Fringe Average Podcast, you say Twins have the best farm system in baseball. Are you sure Twins is better than Astros, Cubs or Red Sox? Especially Cubs and Red Sox both have excellent depth and impact talent.
(Byron from Taiwan)
Yes; I'm sure. That's why I said it. The Twins have impact talent and depth as well. Just at a glance, they have two of the top ~five prospects in the game, including the number one overall player in Byron Buxton. They have depth at every level, and just brought in Kohl Stewart, who has frontline potential and could move very fast for a HS arm. They are loaded. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why didn't you tell me you were cheating on me with Byron Buxton?
(Oscar Taveras from Memphis)
I'm sorry, baby. I just can't be true. It's genetically impossible for me to be with just one prospect, especially when I start drinking. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)5X5 12 Team Mixed Keeper League. I am in 2nd, need BA and SB, and have weakness at 3B (Callaspo current starter) and SS (Aybar and Alcides Escobar) Have luxury of Byron Buxton in minors. Have been offered a million trades for him. Offered the following: Longoria (1 more year on contract at low price) Reyes (high priced, won't be kept) Michael Choice FOR Buxton Zach Lee Alcides Escobar Halladay (high salary) Haren (high salary) Am I not getting back enough? What is a fair asking price for Buxton at this point? Two superstars - one superstar and good prospect? Thanks for your chat!!
(mfenedick from FL)
That'd be a pretty nice deal. You get two superstars who help address your primary needs. That's exactly what you want if you trade away your big ticket prospect. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which five players currently in the minors have the highest ceiling?
(Mario66 from Pittsburgh)
Byron Buxton, Oscar Taveras, Javier Baez, Archie Bradley, Jorge Alfaro (hard to name five) (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think you rank Byron Buxton so high, he is good, but not better than Carlos Correa , Xander Bogaerts and Francisco Lindor. I meant that you overrated Byron Buxton because he didn't hit for power yet.
(Kevin Goldstein from Houston)
You mad, bro? (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)You get to pick one pitcher and one batter from this top-50 to build your franchise around. Who are they?
(The Ghost of Kevin Goldstein from Floating around DeKalb)
Byron Buxton and Archie Bradley. Didn't even have to think about it. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Byron Buxton the reason the babies are made?
(Dr. Phil from NY)
If I ever make a baby, Buxton will most likely be the reason behind it. So yes. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Wil Myers for Byron Buxton in a 5x5 rotisserie keeper league?
(Mike from CT)
I might be in the minority here, because of how close Myers is to the majors, but yes, I would make this trade. I'm a sucker for upside in dynasty/keeper leagues, and Buxton's upside might be a top-three player in fantasy with across-the-board contributions. Myers will help in several categories, potentially at an elite level, but Buxton has a chance to be special. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Before the season it was thought Addison Russell could be a sleeper to make the jump to #1 prospect in baseball as early as next year. Now that spot seems to be permanently reserved for Byron Buxton in the near future, but what has happened to Russell's stock so far this year? I know he's struggled, but is in an advanced league for his age. Is he still a potential star or has he faded a bit?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Yeah, it's difficult to see a scenario in which Buxton isn't the game's #1 prospect after this season. Even if Russell doesn't make that jump (which was predicted by some), it hasn't done anything to his stock. The suppressed numbers (he doesn't turn 20 until January, and he's in High-A) are keeping the overall buzz down, but there's nothing wrong with hitting .234/.324/.435 at that level and at his age right now. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the thoughts on Castellanos and Castro.I fear the day Miguel Sano reaches the show.Can you think of anything that might help calm my nerves,or is this guy going to be a monster?
(Chad from Florida)
Sano is going to be a classic power hitter. He's going to strike out plenty and mash when he doesn't. If you're a Tigers fan, you have every reason to be nervous...and you should be even more nervous about the arrival of Byron Buxton. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Probably a question best for a fantasy chat, but In a 20-team dynasty league: Giancarlo Stanton, Clayton Kershaw, and Patrick Corbin for Yu Darvish, Shelby Miller, Craig Kimbrel, Neftali Feliz, and Byron Buxton. Assuming the trade benefits the needs of both teams, which side would you rather have?
(Dr. Mike from Milwaukee)
Kershaw and Darvish are nearly a wash (maybe a slight edge to Kershaw), and it's hard to bank on Feliz, so it comes down to Giancarlo-Corbin for Miller-Kimbrel-Buxton. I love Kimbrel, but closers are risky business from a dynasty standpoint, and though I prefer Miller to Corbin by a decent measure, I don't think that Buxton bridges the gap to Giancarlo. I feel that prospects are extremely overvalued in dynasty formats, especially when compared to players like Stanton - Stanton is young enough to still qualify as a prospect and already one of the best players in the game, and his future will be even brighter once he escapes the island of misfit toys in Miami.

On the jukebox: Lagwagon, "Bury the Hatchet" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Care to find the nearest crystal ball in your apt. and provide an early look at the top 10 next year?
(bmmolter from Mass.)
I can:
1. Addison Russell
2. Javier Baez
3. Taijuan Walker
4. Archie Bradley
5. Aaron Sanchez
6. Byron Buxton
7. Jameson Taillon
8. Robert Stephenson
9. Francisco Lindor
10. Austin Hedges (Jason Parks)
2013-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nick, what is your thoughts on Byron Buxton? Can you compare Frazier to Buxton? Thanks!
(Kevin from MN)
Buxton is a huge upside guy with a "best in the game" type of profile is everything clicks. There's potential for power, average and above-average defense and arm strength in center field (to go along with big time speed in the field and on the bases). The catch is that, like many high school draftees, he's still in the early stages of development.

Frazier is a big time talent in his own right, but just isn't at Buxton's level as an athlete. That said, Frazier may be more adept at getting play out of his present tools and has the potential to be a a less physical, but likewise impactful talent. Frazier is relatively new to the outfield, so he gets dinged some for his defense, but there's a chance he sticks in center and could equal or surpass Buxton's offensive output. (Nick Faleris)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)In my AL-only Dynasty Lg, I acquired Mike Moustakas, Addison Reed, Byron Buxton and the 6th overall pick for Justin Verlander & my 10th, 11th and 12th round picks. Was this a good pick-up, considering that I have Matt Moore, Yu Darvish, Derek Holland and Tommy Milone as my top starters
(jlarsen from Chicago)
Hard to say considering I don't know what those picks would typically fetch in your league. That seems like a lot to give up since it's an AL-only. Your staff looks deep, but this isn't a mixed. I do like Buxton a lot, but I don't like the idea of giving up Verlander without getting a top hitter back. I have been burned in the past dealing an ace pitcher for a package of players rather than one big hitter in return. (Mike Gianella)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jason. Byron Buxton, Bubba Starling, Mason Williams and Jackie Bradley, Who has loudest tools? Who can be superstar?
(Mason Williams from New York)
Buxton, Starling, Williams, and Bradley, but Bradley is safer bet to be impact player and Buxton has the highest ceiling. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in your system? Byron Buxton or Bubba Starling?
(wcgopher from DC)
Buxton. Top Ten talent in baseball for me. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Other than Profar, Taveras, Myers and Bundy whom I anticipate ranking in the top 5 of most top prospect lists, who are the remaining top 3-5 offensive and SP prospects in the minors?
(Brian from Worcester MA)
On the pitching side you're looking at guys like Gerrit Cole, Zack Wheeler, Jose Fernandez and Jameson Taillon fitting in that top group. Of the position players, Byron Buxton, Travis d'Arnaud, Xander Bogaerts, and Francisco Lindor fit the bill. (Mark Anderson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Mark. If you don't mind a fantasy question, which OF do you like more, David Dahl or Byron Buxton?
(Pretend GM from Palookaville)
Buxton's ceiling is considerably higher. Dahl is a really good prospect and I'm a huge fan, but he's not in Buxton's class. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who where the best players you scouted at instructs this year?
(Lewis from New Haven)
Byron Buxton was at the top of the list. I really like what I saw out of him from a tools stand point. They're loud and the package is there. But, he's a ways away and will need a lot of seasoning.

Manuel Margot, Miguel Sano, Jose Berrios, and Bralin Jackson stood out as well. (Chris Mellen)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the big Georgia kids in the draft this year? Any Byron Buxton's?
(Pat from Atlanta)
Clint Frazier isn't far off. Also a score of other high schoolers in Travis Demeritte, Austin Meadows, Tery McClure, Josh Hart, Wesely Jones, etc. (Nick Faleris)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)About Byron Buxton, can he be Eric Davis?
(rangerfans2 from Fort Worth)
Probably not. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Isn't Machado going to exhaust his "prospect" status?
(Chris from KC)
Probably; if he does, one of Nick Castellanos, Jose Fernandez, Byron Buxton, or Travis d'Arnaud takes his place. (Bradley Ankrom)


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