Skip to main content
Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton

CF,DH - MIN

Age: 29Bats: RThrows: R

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #53
Best / Worst #35 / #84
ADP #89

Roster %

 
Yahoo
97%
 
ESPN
45%

Eligibility

Yahoo CF
ESPN CF,DH
CBS CF,DH
Expert Note
View More Notes

Byron Buxton staying healthy is the carrot dangling in front of fantasy managers every offseason. He is above the 90th percentile in all of the power categories and sprint speed, and when he is on the field, he is a dynamic player who contributes mightily to fantasy teams. Therein lies the problem, of course. Buxton played in only 92 games last year, 61 in 2021, 87 in 2019, and 28 in 2018. The volume just hasn't been there to truly be a fantasy stud. Yet every year on draft day, there he sits in the ninth or tenth round, and every year we all imagine what an absolute steal that would be if he were to play 140+ games. It's a risky proposition, but the payoff could be incredible. Just make sure you have enough IL slots.

Player News
View More News

Byron Buxton to have knee surgery Tuesday

Byron Buxton is set to have season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

With the Twins’ hope to make the postseason almost gone, the Twins and Buxton have opted to go ahead with the knee surgery. It is said to be minor and just a cleanup which should have Buxton ready for spring training. The 28-year-old slashed .224/.306/.526 with 28 home runs and 51 runs batted in over 92 games this season.

Jesse Garcia19 weeks ago
Recent Articles
View More Articles
Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings, Tiers & Strategy: Outfielders (2023) photo

The outfield gives us a large pool of rosterable players, so we owe it to ourselves to be flexible with outfield strategy. It’s fine to target specific outfielders in your draft or auction, but with the position being so deep, … read more »

Image of Pat Fitzmaurice by Pat Fitzmaurice in Fantasy4 days ago
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#87#41#13625
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #59#30#1176
Projections
(2023 Season)
View More Projections
Projections (2023 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
46480116273327140145102.249.309.518.827
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2020MIN3913019333013272362.254.267.577.844.241
2021MIN612355072230193213629.306.358.6471.005.344
2022MIN9234061761332851341166.224.306.526.832.244
History
Game Log
View More Games
Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Mon, Aug 22vs. TEX-2010000111.500.6671.167
Sat, Aug 20vs. TEX-4000000120.000.200.200
Fri, Aug 19vs. TEX-3000000110.000.250.250
Wed, Aug 17vs. KC-3000000100.000.250.250
Game Schedule
View Schedule
Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Thu, Mar 30th@ KC4:10pm
Sat, Apr 1st@ KC4:10pm
Sun, Apr 2nd@ KC2:10pm
Mon, Apr 3rd@ MIA6:40pm
Who Should I Draft?
recommended by 68% of experts
recommended by 56% of experts
Andres Gimenez 2B,SS-CLE
recommended by 52% of experts
recommended by 40% of experts