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Twins | Byron Buxton triples way to success

Sun, 24 May 2015 15:39:40 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton has 11 triples on the season and nine in May alone. It is part of a season that has Buxton hitting .267 with five doubles, five home runs and 33 RBIs at Class AA Chattanooga.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton, the Twins' top prospect, could be in line for a callup later this year if this keeps up. If you can secure his services now in a deeper league where prospects are allowed, pick him up.

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Twins | Byron Buxton wins weekly award

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:41:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was named the minor league's Southern League Player of the Week for April 27 through May 3. He has raised his average from .190 to .287 in the last week and has recorded multi-hit games in five contests while hitting four triples and stealing five bases. Buxton is currently playing for Double-A Chattanooga.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton is one of baseball's top prospects for the 2015 season. Injuries derailed his 2014 season in the low minor leagues, but he's bouncing back strong in 2015, hitting .287 (25-for-87) with two home runs, 12 RBI and seven stolen bases. He should already be owned in most AL-only leagues, and there's a good chance we could see him make his major league debut in Minnesota as early as this summer.

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Twins | Byron Buxton lighting up minors

Sat, 02 May 2015 13:21:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is hitting .423/.515/.654 with six walks and two strikeouts in his last seven games at Double-A.

Fantasy Tip: Ordinarily we wouldn't deal with players like Buxton, except he's one of the hottest prospects in baseball still in the minor leagues. If he keeps hitting like this the Twins might give him a look later in the season. Buxton is worth a draft pick in leagues that let you pick up minor leaguers.

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Twins | Byron Buxton struggling on farm

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:57:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is hitting just .180 with a homer, three RBI and two steals in 50 at-bats at Double-A Chattanooga.

Fantasy Tip: With all the hype around the Chicago Cubs, the Twins have remained patient with their young stud prospects. Buxton isn't forcing their hand, either. He's the top prospect in baseball by some outlets, and he needs to turn it on to come up before the All-Star break.

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Twins | Byron Buxton showing rust

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:56:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton appears rusty and not where he was two years ago in terms of his swing, according to director of minor league operations Brad Steil. Buxton agrees, "I still haven't gotten my swing down pat yet, but I feel good at the plate. I feel good about my at-bats. It's helping me along the way. My swing is coming."

Fantasy Tip: At this point, Buxton's fantasy value largely depends on league format. In the majority of leagues, he is a player to watch and worth a speculative add if he out produces his surroundings after appears close to being recalled. He is a stash candidate in AL-only formats and cavernous mixed leagues, but don't be surprised if he only sees a September cup of coffee in the majors in 2015. Still, Buxton is one of the most coveted prospects in the minor leagues.

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Twins | Byron Buxton sent to minors

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:13:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was among the players sent to minor league camp on Sunday, March 15.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton is considered the top prospect in all of Major League Baseball, and it is a possibility he will be called up later this season depending on how well his minor league campaign goes. If your league allows drafting of players regardless of whether they are sent to the minors, he is worth the risk in late rounds.

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Twins | Byron Buxton visibly stronger

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:52:32 -0800

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton hit the gym hard in the offseason, and he's visibly bigger and stronger this spring. "I feel a lot stronger than I've ever been," Buxton said. "I haven't jumped on a scale, but I feel better than I have. I'm trying to stay out of the training room."

Fantasy Tip: More strength should go a long way to keep Buxton healthy in 2015 after an injury-riddled 2014 season that saw him begin the year as MLB.com's consensus No. 1 prospect. Buxton excites mainly because of his speed, but he should grow into his power eventually, and that could come as soon as this year if he is stronger. Don't reach for him in standard 12-team leagues, but he might be worth a late-round pick if you have enough bench spots to stash him for a possible call-up this summer.

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Twins | Byron Buxton dealing with flu

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:40:41 -0800

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (flu) is downplaying the two days he has missed in camp with the flu. He was back in action Tuesday, March 3, and said he felt fine. Buxton missed 31 combined games between High-Single-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain in 2014 with various injuries. After dealing with that, he has a better grasp on how to keep his body healthy this year. Manager Paul Molitor doesn't seem concerned over the time Buxton has missed due to injuries in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Before his injuries in 2014, Buxton was baseball's consensus No. 1 prospect. Speed is the biggest part of his game, but he should grow into his power stroke over time. Buxton will likely start at Class AA this year, but he could be up in the majors sometime this summer. Draft accordingly in standard mixed leagues.

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Twins | Byron Buxton on track for 2015 callup?

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:32:35 -0800

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton has a backer in general manager Terry Ryan, who said he hopes Buxton earns a callup later this season. Ryan also said he isn't sure if that is realistic.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton has battled injury issues that have sidetracked his progress, but he remains the Twins' top prospect and one of MLB's top prospects. Buxton may be worth a flyer in very late rounds in leagues that let you draft minor leaguers or keep players from year to year.

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Twins | Byron Buxton slated for full camp

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:31:13 -0800

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (wrist, concussion) appears to be 100% and ready for camp when position players officially report Friday, Feb. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, will likely receive more seasoning in the minors after a 2014 limited by injuries. He could receive a cup of coffee this season and is worth monitoring.

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