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Byron Buxton
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #2, Minnesota Twins | Appling County HS (GA)
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 48 44 10 19 6 11 1 .432 .479 .977 1.456
7 Seasons 1552 1424 214 348 57 183 63 .244 .295 .447 .742
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .432 6 11 1 1.456
7 Seasons .244 57 183 63 .742

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 513 87 3 3.4 86.4 106.6 12.5 24.1 .151 .229 .252 .192 .251 22.4 31.9 4.3
2016 1305 187 10 5.3 89.5 111.3 17.3 29.9 .184 .301 .306 .249 .342 31.6 35.6 6.9
2017 1991 319 18 5.6 88.1 110.9 15 32.3 .230 .377 .312 .291 .378 32.3 29.4 7.4
2018 355 63 1 1.6 87.8 109.1 13.9 20.6 .178 .230 .170 .194 .257 27 29.8 3.2
2019 1031 206 16 7.8 90 113.6 20.3 32.5 .242 .415 .340 .302 .365 38.7 23.1 6.4
2020 443 96 13 13.5 91.2 111.9 23.6 25 .247 .543 .345 .332 .445 47.9 26.7 1.5
2021 149 34 11 32.4 97.7 114.1 12.3 41.2 .407 .986 .605 .583 .740 70.6 20.8 4.2
5787 992 72 7.3 89.3 114.1 17.1 30 .219 .380 .314 .282 .369 35.1 29.3 6
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .362 35.2 21.9 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 87 58.4 26 24 13 4 4 0 5 4 20 .542 .530 1.333 1.331 .783 .759 102.9 15 24.5 25.0
2021 Breaking 37 24.8 16 15 5 3 1 0 1 4 11 .333 .293 .600 .704 .418 .426 90.1 5 34.8 36.4
2021 Offspeed 25 16.8 6 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 .200 .157 .400 .174 .331 .240 90.5 24 37.5 22.2
2020 Fastballs 273 61.8 75 70 13 7 1 0 5 18 54 .186 .242 .414 .510 .259 .320 91.7 30 22.3 26.1
2020 Breaking 131 29.6 45 45 16 8 1 0 7 10 35 .356 .284 .844 .691 .492 .404 89.6 15 32.6 23.8
2020 Offspeed 38 8.6 15 15 4 2 1 0 1 8 7 .267 .162 .533 .256 .332 .177 95.2 19 55.2 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 44.8 24.1 20.7 10.3 36.8 41.4 21.8 1.1 32.2 35.6 16.1 1.1 3.4
2016 40.1 24.6 24.1 11.2 45.5 29.9 24.6 2.7 26.2 32.6 21.4 5.9 5.3
2017 42.6 22.3 25.7 9.4 42.9 39.5 17.6 6.3 27 24.5 27 5 5.6
2018 49.2 22.2 19 9.5 44.4 33.3 22.2 3.2 38.1 31.7 20.6 3.2 1.6
2019 29.6 27.2 28.6 14.6 44.7 35.9 19.4 2.4 23.8 38.8 18.9 6.3 7.8
2020 36.5 28.1 20.8 14.6 46.9 31.3 21.9 2.1 25 32.3 17.7 8.3 13.5
2021 38.2 38.2 20.6 2.9 38.2 44.1 17.6 0 29.4 11.8 20.6 5.9 32.4
39.3 25 24.5 11.2 43.5 36.1 20.4 3.5 27.2 30.7 21.8 5.3 7.3
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Curveball 29.9 2 6 4 3 .667 1.667 .967 20 33.3 33.3 .452 1.451 .767 100
2021 Cutter 25.7 4 17 11.4 5 1 2.6 1.48 11.1 0 0 .733 1.937 1.089 100
2021 Changeup -5.1 -1 21 14.1 6 .2 .4 .325 30.8 33.3 28.6 .157 .174 .235 33.3
2021 Sinker -1.3 0 25 16.8 6 .333 .333 .3 15.4 0 0 .38 .588 .413 66.7
2021 Slider -2 -1 31 20.8 13 .25 .333 .288 38.9 23.1 37.5 .253 .517 .348 33.3
2021 4-Seamer 9.6 4 45 30.2 15 .462 1.308 .72 33.3 26.7 36.4 .521 1.442 .786 100
2021 Splitter -0.9 0 4 2.7 66.7 0
2020 Splitter 17.2 0 1 0.2 1 1 1 .9 0 0 0 .451 .502 .41 0
2020 Cutter -3.6 -1 22 5 7 .286 .857 .464 27.3 14.3 50 .303 .897 .489 50
2020 Curveball -2.2 -1 43 9.7 13 .231 .231 .208 54.8 46.2 37.5 .128 .141 .125 28.6
2020 Changeup -2.3 -1 37 8.4 14 .214 .5 .296 57.1 57.1 42.1 .142 .238 .161 50
2020 Sinker -3.6 -3 83 18.7 20 .211 .368 .27 17.3 15 15 .3 .505 .357 37.5
2020 Slider 8.9 8 89 20.1 32 .406 1.094 .645 20.7 12.5 15.4 .348 .914 .518 60.7
2020 4-Seamer -1.6 -3 168 37.9 48 .159 .364 .229 24.3 29.2 29.8 .207 .451 .279 46.9
2019 Splitter -12.9 -1 9 0.9 3 0 0 0 60 100 50 0
2019 Cutter 10.2 5 51 4.9 19 .389 .778 .503 32.3 26.3 35.7 .29 .629 .397 30.8
2019 Curveball 2.8 2 85 8.2 22 .318 .682 .416 19.4 22.7 21.7 .23 .374 .256 47.1
2019 Changeup 0 0 91 8.8 27 .32 .44 .357 31.5 29.6 22.9 .218 .304 .26 23.5
2019 Sinker 2.8 5 188 18.2 50 .364 .682 .507 9.7 4 6.1 .368 .551 .427 54.8
2019 Slider -0.9 -3 277 26.9 77 .197 .437 .291 42.8 29.9 27.1 .185 .341 .248 30.6
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -5 309 30 92 .212 .4 .294 25.3 21.7 24.4 .242 .434 .305 37.9
2018 Splitter -1.8 0 3 0.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .013 .013 .012 0
2018 Changeup -2.6 0 19 5.4 3 0 0 0 36.4 33.3 12.5 .247 .266 .222 0
2018 Cutter -5.4 -1 27 7.6 9 0 0 0 16.7 11.1 11.1 .139 .196 .147 12.5
2018 Curveball -2.5 -1 43 12.1 9 0 0 .078 35.3 33.3 17.6 .205 .363 .29 60
2018 Sinker -0.2 0 50 14.1 11 .3 .4 .341 3.8 9.1 8.3 .152 .179 .194 33.3
2018 Slider -0.8 -1 81 22.8 19 .278 .389 .289 46.8 36.8 31.8 .263 .319 .253 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -5 -7 131 36.9 42 .146 .171 .175 26.9 35.7 31.9 .149 .188 .161 23.1
2017 Splitter -7.3 -2 22 1.1 11 .182 .182 .164 41.2 45.5 41.7 .145 .241 .166 16.7
2017 Cutter -0.6 -1 124 6.2 33 .281 .375 .327 34.3 24.2 26.7 .228 .328 .25 33.3
2017 Changeup 0.2 0 143 7.2 43 .22 .366 .292 40.9 27.9 27.3 .227 .327 .256 13.8
2017 Curveball -0.7 -1 207 10.4 49 .255 .532 .338 31.1 36.7 25.7 .213 .393 .263 33.3
2017 Sinker -0.8 -3 357 17.9 94 .302 .465 .351 19.2 23.4 22.4 .291 .487 .348 37.9
2017 Slider -1.2 -5 422 21.2 110 .231 .327 .263 41.2 40 28.4 .177 .258 .21 16.4
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 702 35.3 164 .248 .438 .356 26.1 25 20.6 .252 .441 .351 44.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 135 506 -7 -1 1 1 -6
2016 330 1303 -1 -11 4 2 -6
2017 507 1988 -9 -23 9 6 -18
2018 94 354 -4 -6 -1 1 -10
2019 290 1010 0 -7 5 6 4
2020 139 460 3 -5 1 1 -1
2021 48 149 5 2 0 1 8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 513 54.2 58.4 76.9 32.3 40 47.2 21.7 46.6 32.6 8.5 72.1
2016 1305 48.8 63.7 77 32.5 40.6 43.8 26.3 47.7 33.8 9.4 65.6
2017 1991 50.7 66.7 74.9 31.9 49.4 42.1 33.9 49.6 30.4 6.6 76.3
2018 355 47.7 71.6 79.3 38.9 54.2 43.5 34 54.4 29 9.9 82.9
2019 1031 48.1 75.9 79.9 34.2 50.3 41.9 39.7 54.4 28.5 6.1 85.5
2020 443 50.6 79 81.4 48.9 54.2 39.7 51.1 64.1 28.9 9.3 85.4
2021 149 46.3 81.2 80.4 40 53.1 38.9 45.8 59.1 29.5 7.4 100
5787 49.8 68.4 77.5 34.5 47.9 42.7 34.1 51.4 30.7 7.7 76.2
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 100
2016 100
2017 15 13 22 33 13 38 40 51 31 8 35 13 100 100
2018 100
2019 100 96
2020 55 48 93 95 4 66 88 85 89 28 0 35 99 86
2021 100 100 100 100 97 99 100 99 100 63 14 32 96 67
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.4 10 10.4 0 8 6 6 60
2020 21.9 13 12.1 1 3 6 7 53.8
2021 23.8 6 6.1 0 1 3 4 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 10 10 15 10 13 8 11 11 11 12 13 11 6 8 9 12 9 11 9 11 6 9 9 10 11 13 11 9 13 8 12
2020 13 12 13 12 13 11 12 13 11 13 10 12 10 10 12 13 10 14 14 14 10 11 11 13 12 12 14 12 15 11 13
2021 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 7 6 8 7 5 4 6 7 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 7
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.4 89.5 3.1 88.1 -1.4 87.8 -0.3 90 2.2 91.2 1.2 97.7 6.5
Launch Angle 12.5 17.3 4.8 15 -2.3 13.9 -1.1 20.3 6.4 23.6 3.3 12.3 -11.3
Barrel % 3.4 5.3 1.9 5.6 0.3 1.6 -4 7.8 6.2 13.5 5.7 32.4 18.9
Hard Hit % 22.4 31.6 9.2 32.3 0.7 27 -5.3 38.7 11.7 47.9 9.2 70.6 22.7
Sweet Spot % 24.1 29.9 5.8 32.3 2.4 20.6 -11.7 32.5 11.9 25 -7.5 41.2 16.2
xBA .151 .184 0.033 .23 0.046 .178 -0.052 .242 0.064 .247 0.005 .407 0.16
BA .209 .225 0.016 .253 0.028 .156 -0.097 .262 0.106 .254 -0.008 .432 0.178
xwOBA .192 .249 0.057 .291 0.042 .194 -0.097 .302 0.108 .332 0.03 .583 0.251
wOBA .252 .306 0.054 .312 0.006 .17 -0.142 .34 0.17 .345 0.005 .605 0.26
xSLG .229 .301 0.072 .377 0.076 .23 -0.147 .415 0.185 .543 0.128 .986 0.443
SLG .326 .43 0.104 .413 -0.017 .2 -0.213 .513 0.313 .577 0.064 .977 0.4
K% 31.9 35.6 3.7 29.4 -6.2 29.8 0.4 23.1 -6.7 26.7 3.6 20.8 -5.9
BB% 4.3 6.9 2.6 7.4 0.5 3.2 -4.2 6.4 3.2 1.5 -4.9 4.2 2.7
Swing % 46.6 47.7 1.1 49.6 1.9 54.4 4.8 54.4 0 64.1 9.7 59.1 -5
Whiff% 32.6 33.8 1.2 30.4 -3.4 29 -1.4 28.5 -0.5 28.9 0.4 29.5 0.6
In Zone % 54.2 48.8 -5.4 50.7 1.9 47.7 -3 48.1 0.4 50.6 2.5 46.3 -4.3
Out of Zone % 45.8 51.2 5.4 49.3 -1.9 52.3 3 51.9 -0.4 49.4 -2.5 53.7 4.3
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 32.5 0.2 31.9 -0.6 38.9 7 34.2 -4.7 48.9 14.7 40 -8.9
First Pitch Swing % 21.7 26.3 4.6 33.9 7.6 34 0.1 39.7 5.7 51.1 11.4 45.8 -5.3
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 58.9 -4.9 62 3.1 62.8 0.8 61.7 -1.1 70.4 8.7 68.8 -1.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 330 15 4.5 .305 .292
2017 R 506 9 1.8 .312 .174
2018 R 94 7 7.4 .152 .402
2019 R 294 73 24.8 .325 .386
2020 R 135 53 39.3 .353 .332
2021 R 48 22 45.8 .622 .585

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