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    Per Ben Badler

    Byron Buxton, cf, Twins: In general, teams want to push prospects to a level where they’ll be challenged but not overmatched. Historically speaking, the Twins have taken a cautious approach to promoting players, but Buxton forced their hand, and Minnesota pushed him to high Class A Fort Myers as a 19-year-old. In 49 games, Buxton appears to have mastered the Florida State League, where he’s hitting .328/.420/.495. With a walk-happy weekend in which he drew six free passes (counting Friday’s doubleheader), he’s showing the combination of tools and polish that make him the best prospect in the game.
    Prospect Notebook: Jonathan Gray Looks Electric For Rockies - BaseballAmerica.com
    Papers...business papers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    Buxton RBI triple 4-29-13 - YouTube

    That speed is ridiculous.
    Buxton makes contact with the ball somewhere around 1:26, touches 1st around 1:30, touches 2nd around 1:33, and slides into 3rd at 1:37. So give or take...11 seconds or less to make it from home to 3rd...Just wow.

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    90 feet x 3 = 270 feet, roughly 90 meters. The world record for 100 m is just under 10 seconds (without turns and starting without a bat in your hands. That is pretty impressive. Wow!

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