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Thread: Article: TD Twins Top Prospects: #2 Byron Buxton

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    Bubba starling went #5 in one of the deepest drafts in the past 20 years. Callis/mayo, among other spec experts, have called Buxton a better spec than Bubba. While Buxton went #2 last year he was considered by most to be the best prospect in the draft. Looking at the draft talent this year there is a good chance, if he was in it, he would be the #1 spec again. That's pretty impressive in my book.

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    25 Hr's 50 SB's per year - maybe a Gold glove or two

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    Some connecting the dots here but in Callis' 2/18/2013 ask BA post(link below) he indicates in a round about way that CURRENTLY Buxton would be the top spec in both 2013/14 if eligible. The first question he is asked to place the 2013, adds the top 2 2014 draftees into the mix, into his top 100 if they were eligible. Appel who is currently there top spec for 2013 would rank around 20 while Rodon, considered by most to be the top talent in 2014, would be in the teens. On both BAs overall list and Callis' personal Buxton was rated in the top 10. Clearly still lots of time before the 2013, much less the 2014 draft, but it tells you how highly he regards Buxton. Food for thought for people who keep saying the only reason Buxton went so high because of a weak draft.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...3/2614738.html

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    Baseball prospectus ranked him 8th.

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