Byron Buxton

OF, Minnesota Twins

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 190
DOB 1993-12-18 Age 28.6
Hometown Baxley, GA

2022 Fantasy Rankings

5X5 $22
NFBC ADP (15-team): 3.07, 37th

Season Projections

THE BAT$231224964538112529430733312224.6164.276.333.556.889.280
Zeile$22 -5384968613534331783213324.7164.272.323.540.863.268
Draft Buddy$22 -5405008513727432803613024.0113.275.328.536.864.261

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Byron Buxton To Sit Out On Wednesday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This appears to be a routine rest day, which seems to happen quite often to Buxton. Nick Gordon will play center field and bat sixth versus right-hander Ryan Pepiot on Wednesday. Fantasy managers should expect Buxton back in the lineup for their next contest. He should continue to see regular rest days down the stretch of the season.

    Aug 10 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Back In Wednesday's Lineup

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers and left-hander Tyler Alexander, serving as the designated hitter and batting leadoff. Buxton will return after missing the last two games with minor knee soreness, so fantasy managers need to get him back into their starting lineups. The 28-year-old hasn't hit for average this year (.220) and isn't running much (three stolen bases), but he does have 26 home runs, 46 RBI and 55 runs scored in 291 at-bats. In just five games played since the All-Star break, he's gone 5-for-18 (.278) with three home runs, three RBI and a stolen base.

    Aug 3 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Could Return To Lineup Tuesday

    Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said that outfielder Byron Buxton (undisclosed) was not available in Monday's 5-3 win over the Tigers because of how he felt, per Twins writer Betsy Helfand. There were no more specifics, but this sounds like simple soreness, as Baldelli said he is hopeful Buxton can return to the lineup Tuesday. The 28-year-old has traded average for power this season, slashing .220/.296/.550 with 26 home runs, 46 RBI and three stolen bases in 324 plate appearances. Buxton's inability to stay healthy has plagued fantasy managers for many seasons, so hopefully he will be able to return shortly. Fantasy managers should check for more updates on Tuesday.

    Aug 2 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Returns To Lineup Against Brewers

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) is back in center field and is hitting in his customary leadoff spot on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Buxton recently underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee and hadn't played since before the All-Star break. Now that he's back, fantasy managers will want to get him back into their lineups in all single-year leagues. The 28-year-old is hitting just .216 with a .293 on-base percentage in 73 games, but he also has 23 home runs, 11 doubles, three triples, 43 RBI, 50 runs scored and two stolen bases and is a must-start anytime he's on the field.

    Jul 26 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Won't Play This Weekend

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) had a PRP injection in his right knee on Wednesday and will be unavailable this weekend. Buxton has been battling a knee injury all year, and this is likely a move that helps promote healing while giving the young star a chance to rest. When he's been on the field, Buxton has been providing as much pop as anyone, mashing 23 homers in just 273 at-bats. The average and stolen bases have taken a hit this year, which may have something to do with his knee, but he is still a fantasy star. Just make sure you have a replacement ready to go if he's on your roster.

    Jul 23 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Taking A Seat On Saturday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is not in the lineup on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. It appears that the Twins are giving their All-Star an extra day of rest following the break. Nick Gordon is starting in center field in his place and batting seventh against Detroit starter Michael Pineda. Buxton should be good to go on Sunday.

    Jul 23 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Hits Go-Ahead Homer Tuesday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton made his mark in Tuesday's All-Star Game, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a strikeout in the American League's 3-2 win. Buxton followed up Giancarlo Stanton's fourth-inning two-run HR with a solo blast, crushing a high Tony Gonsolin offering into the left-field seats for what would be the winning run. The 28-year-old has managed to stay healthy so far this season, compiling a .216/.293/.531 slash line with 23 HR, 43 RBI, and two steals. The batting average and steals have not been what fantasy managers were hoping for, but the power and most importantly health have been there. Buxton will remain a fantasy asset as long as he can stay on the field.

    Jul 20 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Sidelined Against Guardians

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians. It will be Buxton's second straight game on the bench as he manages a sore right knee that flared up after Tuesday's game. The Twins don't think the 28-year-old will land on the injured list, but with the oft-injured Buxton, fantasy managers should always be prepared for that possibility. He's hitting just .228 on the season, but he also has 19 home runs, 33 RBI and 38 runs scored in 51 games played, making him a must-start fantasy player when he's in the lineup. Nick Gordon is starting in center field again and is hitting ninth on Thursday against Guardians right-hander Zach Plesac. Gordon, who is hitting .261 with one homer in 142 at-bats, will be a low-upside DFS play.

    Jun 23 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Dealing With A Knee Injury

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) was held out of Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Guardians due to a right knee injury. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli stated that Buxton "couldn't move around well enough" to play in the game while adding, "He wasn't going to be able to produce out there based on the way he felt." Do-Hyoung Park of also reported that Buxton had a "pretty heavy wrap" on his right leg as he walked out of the clubhouse after the game. The team has been regularly resting Buxton this year, but his absence on Wednesday was more injury-related than rest-related. He's had ongoing problems with his right knee, so it's especially concerning to see the issue flaring up again. He should be considered day-to-day with a chance to sit out Thursday's series finale against the Guardians as well.

    Jun 23 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Sitting Out On Saturday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is sitting out on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. This is just a routine day of rest for the 28-year-old, who's been on fire since the calendar flipped to June. Buxton has homered six times in the last six games and is on pace to shatter his previous career-high of 19 bombs. On the year, he's slashing .236/.317/.594 with 17 home runs, 30 RBI, and one stolen base over 165 at-bats. Gilberto Celestino is starting in center field and batting seventh.

    Jun 11 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Blasts Two Bombs

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton had a nice day at the plate on Thursday as he homered twice during the club's 10-7 loss to the Yankees. He took Gerrit Cole deep in the first inning as a part of back-to-back-to-back homers, and then he victimized the right-hander again the following inning for a three-run shot. He finished the contest going 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and four RBI as he's now hitting a sharp .391 with four bombs so far in June. For the season, Buxton is still trying to build on his lowly .231 BA after an extensive slump in May, but his 15 HR, 32 runs, and 28 RBI through 42 games are still pulling their weight.

    Jun 10 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Out Against Blue Jays

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Twins continue to rest Buxton pretty regularly in order to keep the oft-injured outfielder healthy for the long haul. Buxton is hitting .192 (9-for-47) with one home run and 13 strikeouts in his last two weeks and is batting .216 on the season with a .295 on-base percentage, but he also has 12 home runs, 23 RBI and 27 runs scored. Fantasy managers would like more than just one stolen base as well, but at this point, they should just be happy that he's not on the injured list. The 28-year-old has looked better over the last week, so hopefully he's heating up as we approach the summer. Gilberto Celestino is in center field and is batting seventh against Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman on Sunday.

    Jun 5 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Getting The Day Off Monday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Detroit Tigers. Buxton started the last two games, but the Twins will continue to give him regular days off in order to keep the oft-injured outfielder healthy. The 28-year-old is hitting just .205 (26-for-127) with a .287 on-base percentage, but he's a must-start when in the lineup because of his power (11 home runs) and speed. Buxton has also chipped in 21 RBI and 25 runs scored in 33 games played. Nick Gordon is in center field and is batting eighth on Monday against Tigers right-hander Beau Brieske. Gordon is a low-upside DFS play who is hitting .271/.300/.385 with a homer, six RBI and one stolen base on the year in 36 games.

    May 30 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Sitting Sunday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is taking the day off on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Buxton will take a seat after starting the last three games and going 0-for-11 with four walks, one RBI and four runs scored. The Twins are trying to give the oft-injured 28-year-old more rest days in order to keep him healthy for the rest of the season. When in the lineup, Buxton is a must-start fantasy commodity, even though he's hitting .228/.313/.604. He has a .917 OPS, 11 home runs, 21 RBI, 24 runs scored and one stolen base in 115 plate appearances. Gilberto Celestino is making the start in center field and is batting ninth on Sunday against Royals right-hander Brady Singer.

    May 22 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Not Starting Tuesday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton isn't in the starting lineup on Tuesday for a matchup with the Oakland Athletics and right-handed starter James Kaprielian. The 28-year-old is batting .256 with a .323 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and a stolen base in 99 plate appearances this season. Instead, it'll be Gilberto Celestino starting in center field and hitting sixth against the A's. For the season, Celestino is batting .327 with a .386 on-base percentage in 58 plate appearances. He could be worth a look as a streaming option for fantasy managers in deeper leagues.

    May 17 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton In The Lineup Again Monday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) is in the starting lineup for the second straight day on Monday, starting in center field and batting leadoff against Oakland Athletics left-hander Zach Logue. Buxton has been battling through a knee issue of late, but it's nice to see him playing in his second straight game. The Twins are being cautious with the oft-injured 28-year-old, though, so don't be surprised to see him take a day to rest more often than not until he gets past the injury. Buxton is a must-start fantasy asset in single-year leagues anytime he's playing, and he's hitting .259/.330/.706 with a 1.036 OPS, 11 home runs, 19 RBI and 20 runs scored in 23 games. He has just one steal and hasn't had double-digit thefts since 2019, but he will pack the stat sheet elsewhere when healthy.

    May 16 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Is Back On Sunday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (rest) is back in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Guardians. He'll resume his normal role in the leadoff spot after a rest day on Saturday. Buxton is coming off a knee injury, so the Twins are going to be cautious with him. Fantasy managers should expect more rest days for Buxton in the near future until he's back to full strength.

    May 15 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
    2022 ATC$221285204808513031330762912724.4164.271.322.535.857.264
    2022 Steamer$211315675218314033231873213523.8155.269.320.518.838.249
    2022 THE BAT$231224964538112529430733312224.6164.276.333.556.889.280
    2022 Zeile$22 - 5384968613534331783213324.7164.272.323.540.863.268
    2022 Draft Buddy$22 - 5405008513727432803613024.0113.275.328.536.864.261

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

    Fielding Stats

    Apr 8vs SEAL 1-2440000000250.
    Apr 9vs SEAL 3-4431100120125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Apr 10vs SEAW 10-4552200220120.000.400.4001.6002.0001.200
    Apr 11vs SEAW 4-043222000100.010.667.7501.3332.083.666
    Apr 12vs LADL 2-7550000000360.
    Apr 13vs LADL 0-73300000003100.
    Apr 15at BOSW 8-411011000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Apr 21at KCW 1-044010000000.
    Apr 23vs CWSW 9-254341012000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Apr 24vs CWSW 6-4652200251350.000.400.5001.6002.1001.200
    Apr 26vs DETW 5-444000000000.
    Apr 27vs DETW 5-0440000000250.
    Apr 29at TBL 1-6431000000125.
    May 1at TBW 9-3552200110240.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    May 2at BALW 2-1441100000375.
    May 3at BALW 7-2551210010120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    May 5at BALL 3-5551100130120.
    May 6vs OAKW 2-1421100112125.000.500.7502.0002.7501.500
    May 7vs OAKW 1-0330000000266.700.
    May 12vs HOUL 0-5440000000125.
    May 13vs CLEW 12-853210011200.000.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    May 15vs CLEW 3-144110011000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 16at OAKW 3-155010001000.
    May 18at OAKW 14-4642000002233.300.000.333.000.333.000
    May 20at KCW 6-454100000100.
    May 21at KCW 9-2431000011125.
    May 23vs DETW 5-4440000000250.
    May 24vs DETW 2-0440000000125.
    May 25vs DETL 2-4550000000120.
    May 26vs KCL 2-3550100000120.
    May 28vs KCL 3-7550110000120.
    May 29vs KCW 7-353110000100.000.333.600.333.933.000
    May 30at DETL 5-71100000001100.
    May 31at DETL 0-4440100000125.
    May 31at DETL 0-4440100000125.
    Jun 2at DETL 2-343010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 3at TORW 9-3551310120240.000.600.6001.4002.000.800
    Jun 4at TORL 3-12430000001250.
    Jun 7vs NYYL 4-10541110000360.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jun 8vs NYYW 8-1542200111120.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Jun 9vs NYYL 7-1054220024100.000.500.6002.0002.6001.500
    Jun 10vs TBW 9-4553200220120.000.400.4001.6002.0001.200
    Jun 11vs TBW 6-5000000000000
    Jun 12vs TBL 0-6440000000250.
    Jun 13at SEAW 3-2552200120120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jun 14at SEAL 0-5420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Jun 15at SEAW 5-0550000000240.
    Jun 17at ARIL 2-755121011000.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Jun 19at ARIL 1-743010000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 21vs CLEL 5-6540000001360.
    Jun 24vs COLL 0-11100000001100.
    Jun 25vs COLW 6-0550101010120.
    Jun 26vs COLW 6-343331101100.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Jun 27at CLEW 11-1440000000375.
    Jun 28at CLEW 6-0552200110240.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Jun 29at CLEL 6-711100000000.
    Jun 30at CLEL 3-5440000000250.
    Jul 1vs BALW 3-2441100120250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 2vs BALW 4-3440000000125.
    Jul 4at CWSW 6-3551100120120.
    Jul 5at CWSW 8-2540000001120.
    Jul 6at CWSL 8-9550000000240.
    Jul 8at TEXL 5-6541000000240.
    Jul 9at TEXL 7-9540110011120.000.250.400.500.900.250
    Jul 10at TEXW 6-5541100111240.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Jul 12vs MILL 3-6440000010125.
    Jul 13vs MILW 4-1550000000480.
    Jul 14vs CWSL 2-12440201000125.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Jul 15vs CWSL 2-643120000100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Jul 16vs CWSW 6-3441100000375.
    Jul 17vs CWSL 0-112200000002100.
    Jul 26at MILL 6-755221011000.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Jul 27at MILL 4-10440000000375.
    Jul 29at SDL 1-10331100110133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Jul 30at SDW 7-4432200111125.010.667.7501.6672.4171.000
    Jul 31at SDL 2-3430000001250.
    Aug 3vs DETW 4-143210000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 4vs TORL 3-9430000001250.
    Aug 6vs TORW 7-3540110011120.000.250.400.500.900.250


    Apr 1at MILL 5-6531100122240.010.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    Apr 3at MILW 2-0441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 4at MILW 8-211011000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Apr 6at DETL 3-422110011000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    Apr 7at DETW 3-2441110000125.
    Apr 8vs SEAW 10-2552310110120.000.600.6001.4002.000.800
    Apr 10vs SEAL 3-454020000000.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Apr 11vs SEAL 6-854131014000.000.750.8001.7502.5501.000
    Apr 13vs BOSL 2-4551210000120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Apr 20at OAKL 0-7330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 20at OAKL 0-13300000003100.
    Apr 21at OAKL 12-1366231012000.000.500.5001.1671.667.667
    Apr 23vs PITW 2-0330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    Apr 24vs PITL 2-6440000000125.
    Apr 25vs PITL 2-6440100010250.
    Apr 27at CLEL 4-744220011000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Apr 28at CLEW 10-255252011000.0101.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Apr 30vs KCW 9-1541100001120.010.250.400.250.650.000
    May 1vs KCL 3-1133000000000.
    May 2vs KCW 13-4551210010240.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    May 3vs TEXW 6-5431000001125.
    May 4vs TEXL 3-6441100120250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    May 5vs TEXL 1-3440110000250.
    May 6vs TEXL 3-4551100000120.
    Jun 19at TEXW 3-2441100000125.
    Jun 20at TEXW 4-2551210120120.000.400.4001.2001.600.800
    Jun 21vs CINW 7-532010000000.000.500.667.5001.167.000
    Aug 27vs MILW 2-0430000001250.
    Aug 28vs MILW 6-4440000000250.
    Aug 29vs MILL 2-6440000000250.
    Aug 30at DETW 3-2441110000250.
    Aug 31vs CHCL 1-344010000000.
    Sep 1vs CHCL 0-344000000000.
    Sep 3at TBL 3-5440000000250.
    Sep 4at TBL 4-1143100000100.
    Sep 5at TBW 6-5551210000120.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Sep 6at CLEW 5-2552200110120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Sep 7at CLEW 3-0550000000120.
    Sep 8at CLEW 3-0440000010375.
    Sep 10vs KCL 4-6551100110120.
    Sep 11vs KCW 9-255220011000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Sep 12vs KCL 3-5432210000125.000.667.7501.0001.750.333
    Sep 13at NYYL 5-6541200111120.000.500.6001.2501.850.750
    Sep 14vs CLEL 1-33300000003100.
    Sep 14vs CLEW 6-3330000000133.300.
    Sep 15vs CLEL 3-12431000001125.
    Sep 17at TORW 7-3551110010120.
    Sep 18at TORL 2-6440100000125.
    Sep 19at TORL 3-5440110000125.
    Sep 21at CHCW 9-565220000000.010.400.500.400.900.000
    Sep 22at CHCW 5-411011000000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Sep 23vs TORW 7-2541210001120.000.500.600.7501.350.250
    Sep 24vs TORW 3-143110012100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Sep 25vs TORL 1-6430000001125.
    Sep 26vs TORL 2-5431100111250.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Sep 28vs DETW 3-2431100001250.010.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 29vs DETW 5-2432100000125.010.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 30vs DETL 7-1055331022000.000.600.6002.0002.6001.400
    Oct 1at KCL 6-11552320000120.000.600.6001.0001.600.400
    Oct 2at KCW 4-0551110000240.
    Oct 3at KCW 7-344221012000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000

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