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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)
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 107 101 21 37 10 19 5 .366 .402 .772 1.174
7 Seasons 1611 1481 225 366 61 191 67 .247 .297 .453 .750
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .366 10 19 5 1.174
7 Seasons .247 61 191 67 .750

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 22 513 87 3 3.4 86.4 106.6 12.5 24.1 .151 .229 .252 .192 .251 22.4 31.9 4.3
2016 23 1305 187 10 5.3 89.5 111.3 17.3 29.9 .184 .301 .304 .247 .342 31.6 35.6 6.9
2017 24 1991 319 18 5.6 88.1 110.9 15 32.3 .230 .377 .312 .291 .378 32.3 29.4 7.4
2018 25 355 63 1 1.6 87.8 109.1 13.9 20.6 .178 .230 .170 .194 .257 27 29.8 3.2
2019 26 1031 206 16 7.8 90 113.6 20.3 32.5 .243 .416 .340 .303 .366 38.7 23.1 6.4
2020 27 443 96 13 13.5 91.2 111.9 23.6 25 .247 .544 .345 .332 .445 47.9 26.7 1.5
2021 28 351 76 16 21.1 93.3 115.6 9.5 34.2 .323 .682 .490 .436 .559 59.2 23.4 3.7
5989 1034 77 7.4 89.3 115.6 16.6 30 .221 .382 .317 .283 .371 35.7 29.1 5.9
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 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 182 51.9 53 49 22 9 6 0 7 9 40 .449 .396 1.000 .895 .613 .550 99.0 11 27.1 25.7
2021 Breaking 116 33.0 40 39 13 6 4 0 3 12 27 .333 .272 .667 .562 .428 .358 89.7 6 32.9 28.6
2021 Offspeed 53 15.1 14 13 2 1 1 0 0 4 9 .154 .198 .231 .238 .204 .228 79.1 13 40.6 23.5
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 .285 .844 .692 .492 .405 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 47.4 27.6 22.4 2.6 40.8 36.8 22.4 2.6 38.2 14.5 17.1 6.6 21.1
39.9 24.8 24.5 10.8 43.5 35.9 20.6 3.6 27.9 30.2 21.5 5.4 7.4
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Splitter -5.2 0 6 1.7 1 0 0 0 50 0 0 .014 .034 .022 0
2021 Cutter 18.3 4 24 6.8 7 .857 2 1.186 26.7 0 0 .549 1.346 .789 85.7
2021 Curveball 12.1 3 24 6.8 9 .444 1.222 .683 16.7 22.2 20 .316 .761 .448 71.4
2021 Changeup -3.2 -2 47 13.4 13 .167 .25 .219 39.3 30.8 26.7 .213 .255 .242 25
2021 Sinker 2.2 1 62 17.7 17 .25 .438 .371 17.9 5.9 12.5 .309 .587 .401 60
2021 4-Seamer 7.4 7 96 27.4 29 .462 1.077 .645 32.1 27.6 32 .409 .963 .581 88.9
2021 Slider 1 1 92 26.2 31 .3 .5 .353 36.2 32.3 31.3 .258 .502 .333 35
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 .916 .519 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 .186 .343 .25 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 107 351 11 2 0 2 15
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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 351 47 79.4 74.8 36 56.7 39.6 41.1 56.4 31.3 6.6 91.3
5989 49.7 68.7 77.2 34.4 48.3 42.6 34.3 51.5 30.7 7.7 76.4
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 29 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

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 97
2020 56 47 93 95 4 66 88 85 89 28 0 35 99 86
2021 99
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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 23.1 10 9.2 1 3 4 6 60

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 10 8 11 9 11 9 9 9 10 10 12 11 7 7 9 10 8 9 9 9 7 8 9 9 9 11 9 9 10 8 10
! 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 93.3 2.1
Launch Angle 12.5 17.3 4.8 15 -2.3 13.9 -1.1 20.3 6.4 23.6 3.3 9.5 -14.1
Barrel % 3.4 5.3 1.9 5.6 0.3 1.6 -4 7.8 6.2 13.5 5.7 21.1 7.6
Hard Hit % 22.4 31.6 9.2 32.3 0.7 27 -5.3 38.7 11.7 47.9 9.2 59.2 11.3
Sweet Spot % 24.1 29.9 5.8 32.3 2.4 20.6 -11.7 32.5 11.9 25 -7.5 34.2 9.2
xBA .151 .184 0.033 .23 0.046 .178 -0.052 .243 0.065 .247 0.004 .323 0.076
BA .209 .225 0.016 .253 0.028 .156 -0.097 .262 0.106 .254 -0.008 .366 0.112
xwOBA .192 .247 0.055 .291 0.044 .194 -0.097 .303 0.109 .332 0.029 .436 0.104
wOBA .252 .304 0.052 .312 0.008 .17 -0.142 .34 0.17 .345 0.005 .49 0.145
xSLG .229 .301 0.072 .377 0.076 .23 -0.147 .416 0.186 .544 0.128 .682 0.138
SLG .326 .43 0.104 .413 -0.017 .2 -0.213 .513 0.313 .577 0.064 .772 0.195
K% 31.9 35.6 3.7 29.4 -6.2 29.8 0.4 23.1 -6.7 26.7 3.6 23.4 -3.3
BB% 4.3 6.9 2.6 7.4 0.5 3.2 -4.2 6.4 3.2 1.5 -4.9 3.7 2.2
Swing % 46.6 47.7 1.1 49.6 1.9 54.4 4.8 54.4 0 64.1 9.7 56.4 -7.7
Whiff% 32.6 33.8 1.2 30.4 -3.4 29 -1.4 28.5 -0.5 28.9 0.4 31.3 2.4
In Zone % 54.2 48.8 -5.4 50.7 1.9 47.7 -3 48.1 0.4 50.6 2.5 47 -3.6
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 3.6
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 36 -12.9
First Pitch Swing % 21.7 26.3 4.6 33.9 7.6 34 0.1 39.7 5.7 51.1 11.4 41.1 -10
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 58.9 -4.9 62 3.1 62.8 0.8 61.7 -1.1 70.4 8.7 61.7 -8.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 330 15 4.5 .303 .292
2017 R 507 9 1.8 .311 .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 107 61 57.0 .477 .501

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