Cold weather can’t slow Minnesota Twins’ outfielder Byron Buxton down. Nor can postponements, or anything of the sort. Already, writers are saying that the breakout of the offensive player has finally arrived.
Through 31 plate appearances, Buxton is hitting .481/.548/1.185 with five homers, and his eye-popping slash stats aren’t the result of a few lucky bounces. Just check out the expected wOBA leaderboard through Sunday’s action. (xwOBA is based on quality of contact, plus strikeouts and walks.)
Sure, the Twins lost a 4-2 game to the Red Sox in the snow at Target Field in Minneapolis. However, Buxton had two more base hits in the lead-off spot, including a double down the line where he broke his bat and still muscled it on a line to the left field wall to begin the bottom of the first frame.
Right now, he’s simply one of the most must-watch talents in baseball. For as long as he continues to mash, we will keep writing about it. Certainly we were amongst the few who believed in his immense talent where he becomes 1986 Eric Davis one year would come to fruition. It appears that time is now.