Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton awarded American League Gold Glove for stellar defense

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The Twins’ Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier were awarded Gold Gloves, baseball’s most prestigious defensive awards, in voting by league managers an coaches announced Tuesday.

It’s the first time since Joe Mauer won as a catcher in 2010 that any Minnesota player earned a Gold Glove, and the first time in a decade, since Torii Hunter and Johan Santana were honored in their final season here, that a pair of Twins won in the same year.

“For Byron, it’s recognition of what we all saw this year, the emergence of an elite defender,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “And for Brian to be recognized, I’m really happy for him. There have been a lot of great second baseman out there, so it hasn’t been easy for him to jump up and be recognized as someone who can make the high-end plays with anybody.”

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Minnesota Twins Byron Buxton wins Fielding Bible Award

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by Benjamin Chase

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton won some well-deserved hardware on Monday when he was selected for a Fielding Bible Award

Multiple Minnesota Twins players will likely hear their names announced as winners of awards as the postseason comes to a close, but the first major one came on Monday as Byron Buxton won the Fielding Bible Award for center field.

What are the Fielding Bible Awards you ask? I’m glad you did…

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Buxton tops in new Statcast metric Outs Above Average

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By Mike Petriello / | @mike_petriello | September 14th,

Byron Buxton checks every box defensively. He glides in the outfield, befitting his status as one of baseball’s two fastest players. Buxton makes spectacular plays that look great, and he makes spectacular plays that look easy, too.

It was clear back in March that the Twins’ outfield defense would be a strength, and that Buxton would be the primary man responsible for it. He passes both the eye test and the data test, and as we introduce our latest Statcast™ metric, Outs Above Average (OAA), Buxton is a wonderful name to have at the top of our leaderboard. Having saved +23 outs over an average outfielder — and nearly 40 above those at the bottom of the list — he isn’t just baseball’s smoothest-looking outfielder, he’s also the best at tracking down flies, so says the data.

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MLBPAA Honors Byron Buxton with Minnesota Twins Heart and Hustle Award

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Center fielder Byron Buxton winner of Heart and Hustle Award. A speedy outfielder, Buxton is in his third Major League season and is receiving his first career Heart and Hustle Award. The number one ranked prospect in all of baseball prior to the 2014 season, Buxton has proved to be an exciting player since entering the big leagues with the Twins in 2015. The award is being presented by Hall of Famer, 1993 World Series MVP and current Minnesota Twins manager, Paul Molitor. In 21 Major League seasons, Molitor was a seven-time All-Star, collected 3,319 hits and won four Silver Slugger Awards.

Twins’ Buxton finds his swing

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June 7, 2016 – 2:02am EST- Mike Berardino – St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Now that it seems clear Byron Buxton has found the reset button for his young career, it’s fair to wonder when and where that momentous occasion took place.

This was back on April 28, three games after the Twins’ Opening Day center fielder was shipped back to Triple-A Rochester. Still a bit dazed after hitting .156 with 24 strikeouts in the season’s first three weeks, Buxton stepped into the box against the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate and tried to concentrate.

He took an off-balance swing for strike one. Then he noticed Red Wings hitting coach Chad Allen, arms draped over the railing of the visitors’ dugout, with a strange look on his face.

“I looked over at him, and he was smiling,” Buxton said. “I said, ‘What are you smiling for?’ ”

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Why Twins’ Buxton is poised for greatness

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March 26, 2016 – 4:32pm EST- Thomas Neumann –


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Byron Buxton strolls into the Minnesota Twins dugout and surveys the playing field at Hammond Stadium.

It’s a little more than an hour after sunrise, and the centerpiece of the team’s spring training complex is immaculate and quiet. The air is crisp and comfortable, but the humidity of southwest Florida will check in for duty shortly.

“It’s real nice here,” says the 22-year-old center fielder. “Not too hot, not too cold. In about 30 more minutes, it’s gonna be hot.”

Buxton is just talking about the weather, but maybe the observation also works as a metaphor for the next 12 months or even the next 12 years of his career. That’s because he’s one of the most gifted athletes in baseball and is widely considered one of the top three prospects in the sport for the third consecutive year.

Buxton is projected to do tremendous things, and the future might be now for the Georgia native who draws comparisons to Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout. Buxton is well positioned to make the Twins’ Opening Day roster for the first time, and if he does, the baseball world will pay close attention to the results.

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Buxton No. 1 on list of Top 100 Prospects

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By Rhett Bollinger / | January 23rd, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The accolades keep coming for Twins prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.

Buxton was named baseball’s top prospect by on Thursday, while Sano was ranked as the No. 4 overall prospect. The Twins had five players ranked among the game’s Top 100 prospects, as right-handers Alex Meyer (No. 28), Kohl Stewart (No. 40) and J.O. Berrios (No. 90) also cracked the list.

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