Byron Buxton

CF,DH,OF · Minnesota Twins

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 190
DOB 1993-12-18 Age 29.3
Hometown Baxley, GA
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 6.05, 80th

Season Projections

THE BAT$161184994497111025226694014629.3123.245.315.483.798.238

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

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Byron Buxton To Hit Third On Opening Day

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton will serve as the designated hitter and bat third in the lineup on Opening Day on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals and right-hander Zack Greinke. The Twins plan to ease the oft-injured outfielder in as their DH to begin the season after he had arthroscopic knee surgery late last September. Michael A. Taylor will start in center field and bat ninth on Thursday. It remains to be seen how much the 29-year-old Buxton will run in 2023 and how often he'll receive maintenance days, but when he's in there, he needs to be in all starting fantasy lineups. Buxton is still one of the most intriguing power/speed outfielders in baseball, but his problem has been staying on the field.

    Mar 29 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton To Serve Primarily As DH

    Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Tuesday that he would like to have outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) in the lineup as much as possible this season, which means he could primarily as the team's designated hitter, rather than play center field. The 29-year-old made his spring debut in Tuesday's Grapefruit League 5-2 win over the Rays, going 1-for-3 in the leadoff spot with a double and a strikeout. Buxton's power/speed combination makes him an intriguing fantasy option, but health has been a major issue for him, as he has managed just 636 plate appearances over the past two seasons. He should remain a higher-end fantasy option as long as he can stay on the field.

    Mar 22 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Making Spring Debut Tuesday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) is making his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays and left-hander Josh Fleming. Buxton is serving as the designated hitter and is batting leadoff for the Twins. While this will be Buxton's first Grapefruit League game, he has already picked up a good amount of at-bats in minor-league games on the back fields and is expected to be ready to roll on Opening Day as Minnesota's starting center fielder and leadoff man. It's unclear when the 29-year-old will make his center field debut, and he's also expected to see more time at DH early in the season. Buxton is an excellent power/speed option for fantasy managers, but he's also one of the biggest injury risks in baseball.

    Mar 21 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Byron Buxton Looking Good For Opening Day

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) is looking good and is nearing 50 at-bats in live batting practice and minor-league games this spring. He went 0-for-2 with two walks in a minor-league game on Sunday, the third contest he's played in four days. Buxton has yet to play center field, but president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said the team plans to routinely use Buxton as the designated hitter early in the regular season to build him up slowly. Minnesota has eased the 29-year-old center fielder into action this spring after he had arthroscopic surgery on his knee last September. It's encouraging that he should be ready for Opening Day, but Buxton has been a headache to roster in fantasy because of all the injuries he's dealt with in his career.

    Mar 20 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
  • Twins Notes: Buxton, Polanco, Gordon, Miranda, Kirilloff, Rotation

    Chief baseball officer Derek Falvey met with reporters (including Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and’s Do-Hyoung Park) today at the Twins’ spring camp, and provided several injury updates.  The news is particularly good for Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco, as Falvey said both players are on track to be in the…

    Mar 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Twins Byron Buxton Nick Gordon Sonny Gray Alex Kirilloff Pablo Lopez Kenta Maeda Tyler Mahle Jose Miranda Bailey Ober Jorge Polanco Joe Ryan closers
  • Twins To Rotate At Designated Hitter

    Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said the team expects to use multiple players at designated hitter this year. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Twins use the spot to give players such as Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Jorge Polanco and Jose Miranda a day off from the field. Luis Arraez made a team-high 38 appearances at DH in 2022, with Buxton (35), Gary Sanchez (33) and Miranda (20) also splitting time in the spot. Arraez and Sanchez are no longer with the team. The Twins also have a wealth of left-handed-hitting corner outfielders, so they could use the DH spot to keep some of those bats in their everyday lineup.

    Feb 21 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton Carlos Correa Jose Miranda Jorge Polanco
  • No Limitations For Byron Buxton At Camp

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) is in good shape and isn't limited at all in spring training, according to the team. Buxton had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee five months ago. It's great news that he's not facing any limitations this spring, but the Twins plan to be conservative with him in the early portion of camp. The Twins will treat infielder Jorge Polanco the same after he spent most of the offseason rehabbing from right knee tendinitis. The 29-year-old Buxton is the more attractive fantasy asset because of his power/speed combination, but injuries just don't seem to be going away for him. He played in only 92 games in 2022 and hit .224 while striking out 30 percent of the team, but he also hit a career-high 28 home runs and stole six bases. If Buxton can ever stay healthy for a full season -- his career-high in games played was 140 in 2017 -- he'd be an absolute fantasy beast.

    Feb 19 · Source via Twins Byron Buxton
    2023 ATC$171184994517711125330703714128.3102.246.313.514.827.268
    2023 Steamer$191305765217812628332864116128.0113.242.306.491.797.249
    2023 THE BAT$161184994497111025226694014629.3123.245.315.483.798.238
    2023 Zeile$161185034567611026330693614629.0112.241.306.509.815.268

    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.

    Fielding Stats

    Mar 30at KCW 2-0551201000120.000.400.400.8001.200.400


    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 11vs HOUL 3-11220000000150.
    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 DETW 8-2551100000120.
    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 CLEL 2-31100000001100.
    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
    Aug 7vs TORL 2-31100000001100.
    Aug 9at LADL 3-10441200120125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 12at LAAW 4-0540100001360.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 13at LAAL 3-5650000000350.
    Aug 14at LAAL 2-444120012000.010.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 15vs KCW 4-2440200000250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 16vs KCW 9-0552200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 17vs KCW 4-043000000100.
    Aug 19vs TEXW 2-1430000001125.
    Aug 20vs TEXL 3-4540000001240.
    Aug 22vs TEXL 1-2320100001133.310.500.667.5001.167.000
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