Kerion, Byron Buxton is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Minnesota Twins in the United States.
In 2015, MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus ranked him as the second best prospect in baseball. Appling County High School in Baxley, Georgia was Buxton’s alma mater.
He was taken as the second overall pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, and some baseball analysts regarded him to be the most talented player available.
In 2013, he was named Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America. Buxton debuted in the major leagues in 2015 and won the Gold Glove Award the following year.
When Buxton was six years old, he began playing baseball. He was a member of the baseball, basketball, and football teams at Appling County High School in Baxley, Georgia. Buxton was given the moniker “Buck” when he was in high school.
He had a 10–1 win-loss record as a senior pitcher, with a 1.90 earned run average and 154 strikeouts in 81 innings thrown. Buxton also threw a fastball that reached speeds of 99 mph (159 km/h).
As he graduated from high school and prepared for the draft, his speed earned him a well-above average speed rating of 70.
Buxton was discovered by scouts when he was 15 years old. He was asked to join a summer traveling team. He competed in the East Coast Pro Showcase and the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, among other baseball showcases.
Buxton had a .513 batting average with 38 stolen bases in 39 games as a senior in high school. Buxton signed a baseball scholarship with the University of Georgia and plans to walk on to the football team as well.
How Tall Is Byron Buxton?
Byron Buxton stands at a height of 1.85 m.