CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Happy Thanksgiving! Regularly Scheduled Articles Will Resume Monday, December 1

Articles Tagged Byron Buxton 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

10-29

comment icon

3

Fantasy Team Preview: Minnesota Twins
by
Mike Gianella

07-03

comment icon

14

BP Top 50
by
Nick J. Faleris, Jason Parks and Ron Shah

04-22

comment icon

4

Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists
by
Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-10

comment icon

1

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 7-9
by
Jeff Moore

01-27

comment icon

24

The Top 101 Prospects of 2014
by
Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio

01-22

comment icon

24

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
by
Bret Sayre

12-03

comment icon

0

Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL Central
by
Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and

11-18

comment icon

7

Fantasy Team Preview: Minnesota Twins
by
Ben Carsley

11-04

comment icon

1

Minor League Update: AFL Fall Stars Game Recap
by
Jeff Moore

10-28

comment icon

1

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 25-26
by
Jeff Moore

10-15

comment icon

2

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 14
by
Jeff Moore

07-08

comment icon

50

The Top 50 Fantasy Prospects
by
Bret Sayre

06-28

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 234: Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer, and the Twins/Dylan Bundy, Tommy John Surgery, and PRP
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-11

comment icon

7

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 10
by
Zach Mortimer

06-06

comment icon

9

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 5
by
Zach Mortimer

05-20

comment icon

9

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 20
by
Jason Parks and Jason Cole

04-22

comment icon

1

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 22
by
BP Prospect Staff

04-05

comment icon

37

Top Tools: Top Tools: Best Speed, Baserunning, and Makeup
by
BP Prospect Staff

11-16

comment icon

24

Prospect Debate: Buxton or Sano for Twins Top Prospect?
by
BP Prospect Staff

11-15

comment icon

40

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

06-20

comment icon

12

Future Shock: All Gap Team
by
Kevin Goldstein

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

The Twins are teeming with top prospects, but there are big leaguers who could help your fantasy squad in 2015, too.

Byron Buxton. Miguel Sano. Alex Meyer. Kohl Stewart. Eddie Rosario.
This is how 2013/2014’s offseason preview for the Minnesota Twins opened, and with good reason. It seemed like a fait accompli that most or all of these prospects would begin their promising big league futures with the Twins at some point in 2014. As we know now with the benefit of sweet, delicious hindsight, it didn’t work out that way. Every one of these future studs hit a bump in the road, and not one of the Twins vaunted five put up a single MLB at-bat or inning pitched in 2014.

The future still looks bright for both these prospects and the Twins, but 2014 reminded us that if you want to make God laugh, show him a well-defined prospect timetable. With the exception of Stewart, all of these prospects could still make an impact in 2015 but 2014 reminds us to temper our expectations. Given the Twins fantasy outlook otherwise, for the most part we will be the same position in 2015 that we were in 2014: shying away from most of this roster in shallower formats while waiting for better days, both in the real world as well as in our fantasy realm.


Read the full article...

The final debate before the complete list appears.

Links to Other BP Top 50 Debates
Tim Anderson vs. J.P. Crawford | Daniel Norris vs. Jose Berrios |
Albert Almore vs. Stephen Piscotty | Austin Hedges vs. Blake Swihart vs. Jorge Alfaro |
Hunter Harvey vs. Kohl Stewart | Taijuan Walker vs. Lucas Giolito

The Rules
Rather than re-printing the BP Prospect Staff Midseason Top 50 debates—much of which involves discussion of multiple players at the same time—we thought it would be interesting to call out some of the more interesting pairings of players who have been in consideration for the #BPTop50 and allow an advocate for each to make his case as to why that player should be ranked ahead of the other.





Read the full article...

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

April 22, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: AL Central U25 Lists

4

Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Chris Sale, Byron Buxton, and Eric Hosmer lead the way, but Ben and Craig diverge after the top three.

For the previous editions in this division-by-division series, click below:

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 10, 2014 8:48 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 7-9

1

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Cardinals righty Carlos Martinez.

Friday, March 7th

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A positional and visual breakdown of the players on our top 101 prospects list.

Today, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Staff released our Top 101 Prospects of 2014. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, by prospect age, and by tool grades. Enjoy!

Top | By Positions | By Teams | By Ages | By Tools
C (8) | 1B (1) | 2B (6) | 3B (9) | SS (10) | OF (20) | RHP (37) | LHP (10)
Age 17 (1) | Age 18 (2) | Age 19 (9) | Age 20 (14) | Age 21 (23) | Age 22 (29) | Age 23 (13) | Age 24 (7) | Age 25 (3)



Read the full article...

Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras leads the way as the first 28 prospects come off the board.

Sometimes there’s just a more fun way to do things. I am currently in the final stages of drafting my Top 100 Fantasy Prospects list (which will hit BP in mid-February), but everyone does lists. What everyone doesn’t do is gather together a whole bunch of experts across the industry, from both a fantasy and scouting perspective, to gather in one e-mail chain and draft 140 of their favorites. Last month, I sent out the bat signal to people who really know and love prospects—and from that alarm, a group of 14 have assembled to carry out this exercise with much aplomb. We hope you have half as much fun reading about this draft as we had carrying it out.

But first, we must examine the parameters. There are always parameters. These were the instructions for the participants of this draft, straight from the email I sent out prior to kickoff:

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

December 3, 2013 6:38 am

Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: AL Central

0

Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and

A look back at the teenage years of Byron Buxton, Courtney Hawkins, Francisco, Lindor, and other prospects in the division.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.


We continue by looking at select top prospects from American League Central teams. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of these five teams:
White Sox | Twins | Royals | Indians | Tigers



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

November 18, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Minnesota Twins

7

Ben Carsley

Ron Gardenhire's club has a ton of prospect talent on the way, but are any current Twins worthy of fantasy attention?

Byron Buxton. Miguel Sano. Alex Meyer. Kohl Stewart. Eddie Rosario.

The next wave of talented Twins players is on its way, and in many circles, these names are more well known than several players on Minnesota’s current roster. There’s good reason for that, as many players on the projected Twins 2013 roster— especially on the pitching side—are pretty uninspiring from a fantasy point of view.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

November 4, 2013 6:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Fall Stars Game Recap

1

Jeff Moore

Byron Buxton was among the prospects who showed off their skills over the weekend.

The Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game is the centerpiece of the fall season, coupling the major-league ready talent of the AFL with the ease of the desert’s second season to produce the best showcase for top minor-league talent.

And was that talent ever on display over the weekend. The AFL showcase served as a chance not only to see the best of the AFL’s talent-laden pool in action but also to see it against other top-flight talent.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 28, 2013 6:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 25-26

1

Jeff Moore

The latest on the prospects playing in the desert, including Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Byron Buxton.

Games of October 25

Hitter of the Day: Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs (Mesa Solar Sox): 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B, 3B, 2 K. You’d think it would get tiring talking about the same prospects over and over again, but when it’s a prospect like Bryant, it doesn’t. Friday was a great sign for Bryant, who had a dynamic game despite not hitting a home run. Despite his .429 fall batting average, he still has 13 strikeouts in 10 games, so that’s something to keep an eye on, but if the production continues, no one will care about the strikeouts.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 15, 2013 6:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 14

2

Jeff Moore

Twins outfielder Byron Buxton and Brewers right-hander Taylor Jungmann were among the prospects who stood out in the desert.

Hitter of the Day: Byron Buxton, CF, Twins (Glendale Desert Dogs): 2-4, R, HR. It was only a matter of time before Buxton took over an AFL game at the plate. He connected on his first home run of the fall on Monday and now has a hit in all four AFL games.

Pitcher of the Day: Taylor Jungmann, RHP, Brewers (Surprise Saguaros): 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K. Jungmann doesn’t miss many bats, so getting four strikeouts is a notable feat for the righty. His control wavered this season as well, so just one walk is also a good sign.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

July 8, 2013 6:24 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Prospects

50

Bret Sayre

A look at what has changed in the prospect world, viewed through a fantasy lens, since Opening Day.

What can three months teach us about the landscape of talent in the minor leagues? Most of the time, that short span teaches us not to overrate three months of performance. For example, if you had jumped off the Shelby Miller bandwagon at midseason last year, when he had an ERA of around 6.00 in the Pacific Coast League, you probably had a tough time squeezing back onto it when he turned things around. Then again, this isn’t specific to just three months worth of performance—the top of prospect lists are littered with players who had down years and were soured on. Eric Hosmer had a terrible 2009 campaign in Low-A before reestablishing himself as a stud the following season. Wil Myers had an extremely disappointing 2011 season, which caused his prospect star to dim.

And that’s without even getting into the players whose promise wanes without any good reason other than time. As we’ve become more aware of the minor leagues in general, the concept of “prospect fatigue” has taken center stage—and it’s only gotten worse with Mike Trout and Bryce Harper exploding into our consciousness at such a young age. It’s simple: The longer a player remains on the prospect scene, the easier it is to gloss over his talent. You don’t just see this with post-hype prospects like Domonic Brown, Julio Teheran, and Martin Perez (all top-10 talents at one point), but you see it with current members of this list. It’s starting to happen to Billy Hamilton and Jonathan Singleton. The climb for prospects is never one that is straight uphill—and just because a certain player’s stock is down from a fantasy standpoint, that doesn’t mean that the “next big thing” has more value.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries