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Twins | Byron Buxton could be out a while

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:42:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) could be out for four to six weeks, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: You'll need to hold onto Buxton in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, but he's worth dropping in shallow mixed formats after he hadn't made much of an impact in his first call-up. Shane Peterson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is likely to be the everyday starting center fielder in the meantime until Aaron Hicks returns from his injury. Peterson is a low-end outfield play on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III

Twins | Byron Buxton out a month

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:58:29 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) will miss at least a month with his thumb injury, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton has a bright future, but that may not be this season. He was hitting .189 but showed signs of coming around. A thumb injury could plague him the rest of the season. Stash him if you have the space, but we can see dumping him in extreme situations.

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Twins | Byron Buxton to DL

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:32:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb sprain Friday, June 26. SS/OF Danny Santana was recalled from Class AAA Rochester.

Fantasy Tip: Santana could platoon with Shane Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) in center, but neither are good options on FantasyScore right now. Stash Buxton on the DL universally.

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Twins | Byron Buxton with day to forget

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:22:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton had four strikeouts in a start against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Wednesday, June 24. Buxton was hitting leadoff for just the second time in his young career. Sale entered the game having fanned at least 12 hitters in his last five starts, but he ended with 10 Wednesday. "I just need to be a little bit more aggressive to the fastball," Buxton said. "He was spotting it up pretty well early in the game, and the slider had a good bite to it. So I just need to stay on those pitches and drive them to right field."

Fantasy Tip: Despite being the major league's top prospect coming into the season, Buxton ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) will have a learning curve in 2015. He's hitting .212 (7-for-33) in a small sample size since being recalled. Buxton could see leadoff at-bats against left-handed pitchers moving forward, but most of his time will be spent near the bottom of the order. His price is attractive, though, but you'll have to pick and choose your spots wisely to use him on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Byron Buxton leading off again

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:33:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is leading off against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Wednesday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: It's the second time in three days leading off, and both were against left-handers. Buxton ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is at a solid price to take a chance on FantasyScore, but he's not facing a pitcher to test.

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Twins | Byron Buxton responds at leadoff

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 22:53:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton served as the leadoff hitter Monday, June 22, against the Chicago White Sox and he posted three hits with a double and three runs scored.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton's debut at leadoff was a success, but FantasyScore players will still want to see him hit a little more consistently before shelling out $3,300 (or 6.6% of cap) for him.

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Twins | Byron Buxton leading off vs. Chicago

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:05:00 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is starting in center field and batting first against Chicago White Sox SP John Danks Monday, June 22.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is just 3-for-25 over his first eight major league games, so FantasyScore players should keep their expectations in check Monday. However, he does draw a favorable matchup and slots in as a solid value play. Don't be surprised if his stint atop the lineup is short lived, though. At this point, Buxton should still be owned in all seasonal leagues.

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Twins | Byron Buxton cut down on bases

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:47:32 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was hitting ninth in the order Tuesday, June 16, against the St. Louis Cardinals, one spot behind the pitcher's spot in the National League park.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton ($3,900; or 7.8% of cap) finished 1-for-3 with a strikeout and he was caught stealing on his first attempt of his career. He remains a solid FantasyScore play due to his excitement factor. He is a young player with a ton of upside, and he’ll start doing huge things before too long.

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Twins | Byron Buxton hitless in debut

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:45:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was hitless in four at-bats Sunday, June 14, against the Texas Rangers, but he did score the winning run in the ninth inning as the Twins won 4-3.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton's debut was highly touted, but the best thing to do with a prospect like this is wait until he gets a decent sample size to determine whether or not to play him.

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Twins | Byron Buxton batting ninth

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:41:46 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is starting in center field and batting ninth against Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez Sunday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is considered to be one of the top prospects in all of baseball, so grab him in all fantasy formats if he is still available. Owners should try to capitalize on his trade value if he gets off to a hot start.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Dustin Morse