Byron Buxton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/18/1993 (29)
Byron Buxton Season Stats
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Byron Buxton News
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) underwent an arthroscopic procedure to excise the plica in his right knee on Friday, which the Twins hope will alleviate the patellar tendinitis risk and symptoms moving forward. The plan remains to get Buxton ready to play center field in 2024. Buxton was a late addition to the roster for the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros to replace the injured Alex Kirilloff (shoulder), but he was hitless in his lone pinch-hit appearance. The 29-year-old didn't play a single game in center field in 2023 while battling knee and other injuries along the way. Buxton finished with a disappointing .207 average (63-for-304) with 17 homers, 42 RBI and nine stolen bases. At this point, it's downright unrealistic to expect him to make it through a full season healthy.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) has been added to the ALDS roster. He will replace Alex Kirilloff, who is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Buxton was kept off the original roster for the Twins because of a knee injury he was still coming back from. He will now be available for the ALDS and ALCS if the Twins were to advance. Buxton last played Aug 1.
Minnesota Twins outfielder/designated hitter Byron Buxton (knee) is not on the ALDS roster. Buxton has been dealing with a knee issue and has recently progressed to taking batting practice, but he is still not healthy enough to play. There is a chance he could contribute later on in the postseason if the Twins advance deep enough, but that remains to be seen. The oft-injured 29-year-old played in just 85 games this season, finishing with a .207/.294/.438 batting line to go along with 17 home runs, 42 RBI, and nine stolen bases over 304 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton offered mixed results during the 2022 season. He played in just 92 games and hit .224, but he went deep 28 times, scored 61 runs, and drove in 51. Despite Buxton's elite speed (92nd-percentile sprint speed), he only stole six bases and now only has 17 steals over his last 192 games. His power is top-tier, as he's posted a 16.4% and 17.9% barrel rate the previous two seasons, respectively and owns a .576 slugging percentage across his last three campaigns. Buxton's .224 average is concerning, though, and stems from an inflated strikeout rate. The 29-year-old went down on strikes 30.4% of the time and swung at just 66.2% of pitches in the zone, his lowest total in five seasons. When Buxton did swing, he wasn't successful, whiffing at pitches at a 34.1% rate. His .244 BABIP played a part, but considering his bloated 10.8% career pop-up rate and 27.7% career fly ball rate, he'll need to fix his strikeout issues if he wants to hit above .250. Even if Buxton bounces back in some areas, fantasy managers should have no confidence that he'll play enough. The two-time MVP finisher's 92 contests from this year were his most since 2017, when he played in 140 games, representing his only full season in the big leagues. Drafting Buxton at his ADP of 111 could be rewarding, but the risk is too high for such a fragile player.