In between missing time for this and that, Byron Buxton continued to hit a ton for the Minnesota Twins.
In the Twinkies second straight loss to the Cleveland Indians – the Twins are off to their worst start in many years – Buxton homered for the 7th time in 2021.
Also, he had an infield single to give him a multi-hit performance.
Byron Buxton had a sprint speed of 30.9 ft/sec on his infield single!
30.0 ft/sec is considered elite. pic.twitter.com/Dy1sw8B932
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 27, 2021
To put in perspective how phenomenal Buxton has been all around in 2021, here is a look at the WAR charts in baseball headed into tomorrow:
1. Mike Trout: 1.8
t2. Byron Buxton: 1.7
t2. Ronald Acuña Jr: 1.7
1. Mike Trout: 1.7
2. Byron Buxton: 1.6
t3. J.D. Martinez: 1.5
t3. Ronald Acuña Jr: 1.5
Buxton is hitting .390 with a .429 on-base percentage to go along with an .847 slugging percentage. Something at the plate has been unlocked for the outfielder and he’s putting it all together.