Byron Buxton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/18/1993 (27)
Byron Buxton Season Stats
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Byron Buxton News
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (hamstring) remains sidelined on Friday. Buxton is dealing with a tight hamstring, an ailment that has cost him four games. The 27-year-old plans to test out the injury on the field before the game against the Angels, with manager Rocco Baldelli saying earlier that the team was assessing his availability for either Friday or Saturday's contests. The Twins are likely operating under an abundance of caution with Buxton, who should not be sidelined for too much longer. Jake Cave will get another start in center and bat ninth.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (hamstring) is not in Thursday's lineup for the series finale against the Red Sox. Buxton sat both of Wednesday's games due to a tight hamstring- though manager Rocco Baldelli indicated that the team is just being cautious with their talented outfielder, who has played more than 100 games just once in his seven-year career. It hurts not having Buxton's red-hot bat in fantasy lineups, though managers should expect to have him back for the first game of the series against Anaheim, starting on Friday.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (hamstring) was held out of the lineup for the nightcap Wednesday due to a tight hamstring. Buxton was unable to suit up for either game against the Red Sox in Wednesday's doubleheader, though the team said that he's fine and that he was held out for precautionary reasons. Buxton's fantasy managers will be breathing a sigh of relief if that's true, as the oft-injured speedster has gotten off to a scorching hot start at the plate, perhaps finally delivering on his sky-high potential. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Twins ease Buxton back into action, so stay tuned for updates on his status for Thursday's contest.
Just as he did in 2019, Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton showed his potential as a breakout star last season but his production was capped due to injuries (shoulder, concussion). Limited to just 39 games and 135 plate appearances, Buxton posted a .254/.267/.577 line to go with an impressive 13 home runs and 27 RBI. Notably, in September, Buxton posted a .290/.313/.710 line with eight HR and 15 RBI, suggesting a continued breakout into 2021. His solid, albeit limited, 2020 performance was supported by elite overall exit velocity, overall barrel rate, and overall hard-hit rate metrics which showed dramatic improvement over his 2019 figures. In addition, though he only managed two stolen bases, his sprint speed of 30.0 ft/sec remained in the top 1% in all of baseball. A legitimate five-category threat, Buxton's main issue has been and continues to be, his inability to remain on the field. Buxton has played fewer than 92 games in all but one of his seasons in the majors. Assuming Buxton can reach 531 PA in 2020 (a dubious assumption), Steamer projects him to post a .266/26/79/74/19 line which would easily outperform his current ADP of 117. As such, Buxton can certainly be a league difference-maker for managers who opt to roster him if he can remain healthy. That said, expectations must be tempered since Buxton has consistently shown no ability to do so.