Byron Buxton
CF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #2, Minnesota Twins | Appling County HS (GA)
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 382 340 61 76 28 6 .224 .306 .526 .832
2023 347 304 49 63 17 9 .207 .294 .438 .732
2024 125 116 17 29 3 1 .250 .296 .414 .710
10 Seasons 2,612 2,375 381 569 118 87 .240 .299 .465 .764
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .224 28 6 .832
2023 .207 17 9 .732
2024 .250 3 1 .710
10 Seasons .240 118 87 .764
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 21 513 87 3 3.4 2.2 86.4 106.6 12.5 24.1 .159 .243 .252 .203 .273 21.8 31.9 4.3
2016 22 1305 187 10 5.3 3.0 89.5 111.3 17.3 29.9 .189 .309 .304 .252 .356 31.6 35.6 6.9
2017 23 1991 319 18 5.6 3.5 88.1 110.9 15.2 32.3 .236 .387 .312 .298 .394 32.0 29.4 7.4
2018 24 355 63 1 1.6 1.1 87.8 109.1 13.9 20.6 .180 .233 .170 .196 .262 27.0 29.8 3.2
2019 25 1031 206 16 7.8 5.4 90.0 113.6 20.3 32.5 .244 .419 .340 .305 .369 38.7 23.1 6.4
2020 26 443 96 13 13.5 9.6 91.2 111.9 23.6 25.0 .249 .548 .345 .335 .450 47.9 26.7 1.5
2021 27 925 173 31 17.9 12.2 92.5 115.6 13.3 35.3 .300 .611 .419 .407 .521 53.8 24.4 5.1
2022 28 1529 225 37 16.4 9.7 92.9 113.5 21.4 34.2 .242 .509 .356 .358 .481 50.2 30.4 8.9
2023 29 1367 199 29 14.6 8.4 91.5 116.9 20.1 33.2 .212 .425 .311 .316 .418 45.7 31.4 10.1
2024 30 461 75 6 8.0 5.0 90.2 110.5 21.1 32.0 .220 .354 .308 .272 .372 42.7 32.2 2.5
Player 9920 1630 164 10.1 6.3 90.3 116.9 18.0 31.4 .229 .420 .324 .307 .407 40.0 29.5 6.7
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
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 2.2
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 3.0
2017 42.6 22.3 25.7 9.4 42.9 39.5 17.6 6.3 26.6 24.5 27.0 5.0 5.6 3.5
2018 49.2 22.2 19.0 9.5 44.4 33.3 22.2 3.2 38.1 31.7 20.6 3.2 1.6 1.1
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 5.4
2020 36.5 33.3 15.6 14.6 46.9 31.3 21.9 2.1 25.0 32.3 17.7 8.3 13.5 9.6
2021 39.3 31.8 23.1 5.8 47.4 34.1 18.5 3.5 31.8 22.0 19.7 5.2 17.9 12.2
2022 30.7 36.0 21.3 12.0 54.2 27.6 18.2 2.7 23.6 31.6 18.7 7.1 16.4 9.7
2023 31.7 32.2 24.1 12.1 49.2 33.7 17.1 2.5 24.6 34.7 15.1 8.5 14.6 8.4
2024 33.3 21.3 28.0 17.3 44.0 33.3 22.7 5.3 21.3 32.0 28.0 5.3 8.0 5.0
Player 36.9 28.0 23.8 11.3 46.3 34.1 19.6 3.4 26.5 30.9 20.6 6.0 10.1 6.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -2.6 -3 129 28.0 39 .200 .286 .244 19.7 30.8 25.5 .182 .324 .250 50.0
2024 Slider 6.1 7 114 24.7 32 .400 .633 .458 47.7 31.3 23.3 .307 .402 .332 45.0
2024 Sinker 3.4 3 79 17.1 23 .286 .571 .389 31.3 21.7 23.8 .237 .446 .324 37.5
2024 Changeup -2.9 -2 56 12.1 10 .000 .000 .090 58.3 70.0 38.9 .008 .008 .007 0.0
2024 Curveball -4.9 -2 43 9.3 10 .100 .100 .090 42.1 40.0 28.6 .151 .204 .154 33.3
2024 Cutter 3.4 1 18 3.9 4 .500 1.250 .725 11.1 0.0 0.0 .513 1.086 .670 50.0
2024 Sweeper -4.7 -1 11 2.4 2 .000 .000 .000 20.0 50.0 33.3 .047 .051 .043 0.0
2024 Split-Finger 2.3 0 7 1.5 -- -- -- 66.7 -- -- -- -- -- --
2024 Slurve -8.3 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.2 -1 396 29.0 109 .196 .370 .291 33.2 37.6 30.8 .184 .423 .321 57.4
2023 Sinker 1.1 3 236 17.3 58 .340 .720 .478 18.3 10.3 15.0 .330 .629 .443 56.8
2023 Slider -1.6 -4 227 16.6 57 .196 .392 .296 42.1 38.6 27.2 .196 .361 .283 31.0
2023 Changeup -1.6 -2 156 11.4 36 .097 .194 .208 36.0 38.9 23.7 .144 .299 .245 27.8
2023 Curveball -0.6 -1 124 9.1 29 .115 .231 .234 31.7 27.6 21.6 .174 .305 .255 16.7
2023 Cutter 1.9 2 109 8.0 32 .290 .677 .411 19.7 21.9 23.3 .273 .499 .336 54.2
2023 Sweeper -0.9 -1 72 5.3 15 .143 .429 .263 33.3 46.7 36.8 .182 .315 .239 57.1
2023 Split-Finger 0.1 0 40 2.9 8 .125 .500 .250 17.4 50.0 16.7 .125 .399 .215 25.0
2023 Slurve -8.3 -1 7 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 40.0 0.0 0.0 .064 .071 .065 0.0
2022 4-Seam Fastball 1.7 8 492 32.2 115 .255 .676 .434 29.0 28.7 23.7 .264 .676 .426 60.9
2022 Slider 0.4 1 288 18.8 69 .265 .588 .371 43.1 40.6 30.1 .234 .463 .315 40.0
2022 Sinker -1.6 -4 228 14.9 63 .173 .385 .302 22.6 23.8 28.3 .229 .365 .323 42.1
2022 Changeup -2.0 -4 184 12.0 42 .081 .108 .177 37.6 31.0 24.1 .220 .309 .286 45.8
2022 Cutter 1.1 2 140 9.2 37 .226 .387 .357 38.0 29.7 26.8 .201 .405 .330 50.0
2022 Curveball 1.3 2 121 7.9 37 .273 .545 .384 38.6 32.4 29.3 .266 .525 .378 52.4
2022 Sweeper 1.3 1 60 3.9 14 .214 .857 .429 35.1 21.4 13.0 .230 .588 .346 45.5
2022 Split-Finger 21.3 1 7 0.5 2 1.000 4.000 1.350 50.0 0.0 0.0 1.000 4.000 1.350 100.0
2022 Slurve -8.9 0 5 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 50.0 50.0 100.0 .015 .049 .025 100.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 2.6 7 279 30.2 73 .323 .800 .490 29.3 28.8 25.0 .300 .734 .457 70.5
2021 Slider 2.0 4 205 22.2 63 .281 .474 .358 36.8 33.3 29.6 .258 .469 .346 41.7
2021 Sinker 1.8 3 173 18.7 49 .319 .617 .427 14.4 6.1 8.8 .343 .681 .443 50.0
2021 Changeup -1.0 -1 120 13.0 29 .222 .370 .283 36.2 31.0 20.0 .280 .419 .330 38.9
2021 Curveball 4.5 3 68 7.4 17 .375 .938 .550 32.3 29.4 21.7 .295 .595 .392 72.7
2021 Cutter 4.1 2 57 6.2 17 .412 .882 .541 25.8 17.6 42.9 .355 .702 .450 64.3
2021 Split-Finger -7.6 -1 11 1.2 3 .000 .000 .000 42.9 0.0 0.0 .205 .218 .186 0.0
2021 Sweeper -5.4 0 7 0.8 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .143 .152 .153 0.0
2021 Slurve 27.0 1 5 0.5 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 -- .937 3.310 1.717 100.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -3 175 39.5 50 .174 .370 .238 24.1 28.0 29.2 .215 .451 .283 44.1
2020 Slider 9.2 8 87 19.6 31 .419 1.129 .666 21.1 12.9 15.4 .359 .946 .536 63.0
2020 Sinker -2.1 -2 76 17.2 17 .188 .375 .318 14.9 11.8 10.5 .306 .542 .375 42.9
2020 Curveball -2.3 -1 43 9.7 13 .231 .231 .208 54.8 46.2 37.5 .128 .141 .125 28.6
2020 Changeup -2.7 -1 37 8.4 15 .200 .467 .296 60.7 60.0 47.4 .142 .238 .161 50.0
2020 Cutter -4.1 -1 22 5.0 7 .286 .857 .464 27.3 14.3 50.0 .303 .897 .489 50.0
2020 Sweeper -8.4 0 2 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .000 .000 .000 0.0
2020 Split-Finger 17.2 0 1 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .451 .502 .410 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.5 -5 309 30.0 93 .221 .419 .308 25.1 21.5 24.7 .247 .441 .309 38.8
2019 Slider -0.9 -2 257 24.9 71 .200 .446 .299 43.0 31.0 27.2 .198 .368 .267 29.5
2019 Sinker 2.3 4 188 18.2 49 .349 .651 .492 9.8 4.1 5.9 .368 .550 .428 53.7
2019 Changeup -0.5 0 90 8.7 26 .292 .417 .337 32.1 30.8 22.9 .189 .276 .239 25.0
2019 Curveball 2.7 2 85 8.2 22 .318 .682 .416 19.4 22.7 21.7 .230 .374 .256 47.1
2019 Cutter 10.0 5 51 4.9 19 .389 .778 .503 32.3 26.3 35.7 .290 .629 .397 30.8
2019 Sweeper -5.0 -1 19 1.8 5 .000 .000 .000 44.4 20.0 25.0 .059 .071 .055 50.0
2019 Split-Finger -8.8 -1 10 1.0 4 .250 .250 .225 50.0 75.0 50.0 .227 .242 .204 0.0
2019 Slurve 73.8 1 1 0.1 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 -- .040 .076 .041 0.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball -5.0 -7 131 36.9 42 .146 .171 .175 26.9 35.7 31.9 .149 .188 .161 23.1
2018 Slider -0.9 -1 80 22.5 19 .278 .389 .289 47.8 36.8 33.3 .263 .319 .253 33.3
2018 Sinker -0.2 0 50 14.1 11 .300 .400 .285 3.8 9.1 8.3 .168 .199 .214 33.3
2018 Curveball -2.6 -1 43 12.1 9 .000 .000 .078 35.3 33.3 17.6 .205 .363 .290 60.0
2018 Cutter -5.4 -1 27 7.6 9 .000 .000 .000 16.7 11.1 11.1 .139 .196 .147 12.5
2018 Changeup -2.6 -1 19 5.4 3 .000 .000 .000 36.4 33.3 12.5 .247 .266 .222 0.0
2018 Split-Finger -1.8 0 3 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .013 .013 .012 0.0
2018 Sweeper 0.0 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -5 692 34.8 163 .248 .438 .342 25.9 25.2 21.1 .261 .456 .359 43.4
2017 Slider -1.2 -5 415 20.8 107 .228 .327 .250 40.4 39.3 27.6 .181 .266 .216 16.7
2017 Sinker -0.4 -2 367 18.4 95 .302 .465 .359 19.8 23.2 21.4 .294 .492 .356 37.9
2017 Curveball -0.6 -1 207 10.4 50 .271 .542 .349 30.0 36.0 25.4 .218 .396 .267 32.3
2017 Changeup 0.1 0 143 7.2 43 .220 .366 .292 40.9 27.9 27.3 .227 .327 .256 13.8
2017 Cutter -0.6 -1 125 6.3 33 .281 .375 .319 34.3 24.2 26.7 .244 .350 .266 33.3
2017 Split-Finger -7.3 -2 22 1.1 11 .182 .182 .164 41.2 45.5 41.7 .145 .241 .166 16.7
2017 Sweeper -15.7 -1 5 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 80.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 Slurve -11.9 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 138 513 -7 -2 1 1 -7
2016 331 1,305 -1 -12 4 2 -7
2017 507 1,988 -10 -22 9 6 -18
2018 94 354 -5 -6 -1 1 -11
2019 290 1,010 -1 -8 5 6 3
2020 139 460 2 -4 1 1 0
2021 254 925 9 -1 6 5 19
2022 382 1,529 4 -12 6 9 7
2023 346 1,370 0 -17 8 5 -4
2024 121 461 1 -5 4 3 3
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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 54.6 58.2 76.7 32.6 39.5 47.6 21.7 46.6 32.6 8.6 72.7
2016 1,305 48.8 63.6 77.0 32.5 40.6 43.8 26.3 47.7 33.8 9.4 65.9
2017 1,991 50.6 66.7 74.9 32.0 49.5 42.2 33.9 49.6 30.4 6.6 76.3
2018 355 47.7 71.6 79.3 38.9 54.2 43.5 34.0 54.4 29.0 9.9 82.9
2019 1,031 48.2 75.8 79.9 34.2 50.3 41.8 39.7 54.4 28.5 6.1 85.5
2020 443 50.6 79.0 81.4 48.9 54.2 39.7 51.1 64.1 28.9 9.3 85.4
2021 925 48.2 77.6 78.3 30.1 52.1 41.0 39.8 53.0 29.4 7.5 81.2
2022 1,529 50.7 66.2 75.0 26.8 42.6 41.5 31.4 46.8 34.1 8.2 83.2
2023 1,367 49.4 72.7 79.4 27.9 44.0 41.0 38.3 50.0 30.6 7.4 83.2
2024 461 51.0 71.9 75.7 33.6 40.8 44.7 47.9 53.1 35.1 5.2 75.0
Player 9,920 49.9 69.4 77.3 31.9 46.7 42.3 35.3 50.6 31.3 7.6 78.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 51 100
2016 82 100 95
2017 18 17 25 34 16 38 41 50 81 30 8 35 13 21 100 100
2018 67 100
2019 91 100 97
2020 56 49 93 95 4 66 87 85 85 89 28 1 35 1 99 94 96
2021 96 99 94 96
2022 91 41 96 98 56 74 97 97 92 93 7 58 6 64 93 91
2023 35 5 48 78 20 50 90 84 98 74 8 71 19 53 94
2024 9 15 23 34 5 23 56 68 71 63 7 1 3 19 95 89 91
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 19.3 10 9.8 0 5 6 5 50.0
2017 19.2 16 14.5 2 3 6 9 56.3
2019 21.4 10 10.2 0 7 3 8 80.0
2020 21.9 13 12.8 0 2 6 8 61.5
2021 23.0 19 18.5 1 3 11 10 52.6
2022 23.3 28 26.4 2 7 15 13 46.4
2023 22.7 17 17.5 -1 5 11 9 52.9
2024 20.3 3 3.5 -1 2 4 0 0.0
Player 21.9 116 113.1 3 34 62 62 53.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 10 9 9 12 11 10 11 11 7 9 9 11 11 9 9 12 6 9 9 11 9 7 12 10 8 9 10 13 12 10 9
2017 16 15 14 15 15 14 15 14 12 15 14 17 15 14 14 15 13 14 14 14 15 14 16 14 16 14 15 15 16 14 12
2019 10 12 10 10 11 11 11 10 8 9 9 12 14 10 9 9 10 9 10 9 10 11 11 11 10 9 9 11 12 10 9
2020 13 13 15 11 13 13 14 12 10 11 11 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 13 12 14 15 15 14 11 12 12 14 15 14 13
2021 19 20 18 17 18 17 21 20 13 16 18 18 18 17 20 22 19 17 20 19 20 19 20 21 17 17 21 17 19 15 20
2022 28 24 21 27 27 25 28 22 21 24 25 26 29 27 27 28 28 26 29 26 29 25 31 29 22 25 30 29 29 26 26
2023 17 14 16 15 19 18 19 17 16 16 18 18 17 16 20 18 19 17 17 19 17 17 22 19 17 16 15 20 19 19 16
2024 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 4 3 2 2 5 3 4 3 4 2 2 4 5 3 2 4 4 4 2 4 3 5 5 3
Player 116 110 106 110 119 113 124 110 90 102 106 120 120 109 114 120 109 106 116 115 117 110 131 122 105 104 116 122 127 113 108
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.4 89.5 3.1 88.1 -1.4 87.8 -0.3 90.0 2.2 91.2 1.2 92.5 1.3 92.9 0.4 91.5 -1.4 90.2 -1.3
Launch Angle 12.5 17.3 4.8 15.2 -2.1 13.9 -1.3 20.3 6.4 23.6 3.3 13.3 -10.3 21.4 8.1 20.1 -1.3 21.1 1.0
Barrel % 3.4 5.3 1.9 5.6 0.3 1.6 -4.0 7.8 6.2 13.5 5.7 17.9 4.4 16.4 -1.5 14.6 -1.8 8.0 -6.6
Hard Hit % 21.8 31.6 9.8 32.0 0.4 27.0 -5.0 38.7 11.7 47.9 9.2 53.8 5.9 50.2 -3.6 45.7 -4.5 42.7 -3.0
LA Sweet-Spot % 24.1 29.9 5.8 32.3 2.4 20.6 -11.7 32.5 11.9 25.0 -7.5 35.3 10.3 34.2 -1.1 33.2 -1.0 32.0 -1.2
xBA .159 .189 0.030 .236 0.047 .180 -0.056 .244 0.064 .249 0.005 .300 0.051 .242 -0.058 .212 -0.030 .220 0.008
BA .209 .225 0.016 .253 0.028 .156 -0.097 .262 0.106 .254 -0.008 .306 0.052 .224 -0.082 .207 -0.017 .248 0.041
xwOBA .203 .252 0.049 .298 0.046 .196 -0.102 .305 0.109 .335 0.030 .407 0.072 .358 -0.049 .316 -0.042 .272 -0.044
wOBA .252 .304 0.052 .312 0.008 .170 -0.142 .340 0.170 .345 0.005 .419 0.074 .356 -0.063 .311 -0.045 .308 -0.003
xSLG .243 .309 0.066 .387 0.078 .233 -0.154 .419 0.186 .548 0.129 .611 0.063 .509 -0.102 .425 -0.084 .354 -0.071
SLG .326 .430 0.104 .413 -0.017 .200 -0.213 .513 0.313 .577 0.064