Byron Buxton
CF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 190LBS | Age: 28

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
2022 99 90 20 23 11 20 1 .256 .323 .678 1.001
8 Seasons 1857 1705 274 424 81 224 72 .249 .301 .473 .774
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .256 11 20 1 1.001
8 Seasons .249 81 224 72 .774

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle 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 89.5 111.3 17.3 29.9 .189 .308 .304 .252 .356 31.6 35.6 6.9
2017 23 1991 319 18 5.6 3.5 88.1 110.9 15.0 32.3 .236 .387 .312 .298 .393 32.3 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 28 440 62 14 22.6 14.1 94.8 112.8 25.9 33.9 .273 .687 .429 .422 .571 48.4 28.3 6.1
Player 7003 1193 106 8.9 5.7 89.8 115.6 17.1 30.7 .233 .420 .327 .304 .401 37.5 28.8 5.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 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, 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%
2022 Fastballs 249 56.6 57 49 13 3 3 0 7 15 34 .265 .303 .755 .804 .475 .487 95.9 26 30.1 19.5
2022 Breaking 145 33.0 32 31 8 4 1 0 3 11 20 .258 .240 .581 .547 .373 .336 92.3 27 36.1 21.6
2022 Offspeed 46 10.5 10 10 2 0 1 0 1 2 8 .200 .231 .600 .550 .341 .325 96.2 24 23.1 11.8
2021 Fastballs 511 55.2 139 129 43 18 11 0 14 27 102 .333 .323 .744 .711 .464 .451 94.6 17 24.0 21.6
2021 Breaking 284 30.7 83 76 23 10 8 0 5 26 50 .303 .271 .605 .525 .406 .368 90.2 6 34.9 26.8
2021 Offspeed 130 14.1 32 30 6 2 4 0 0 9 21 .200 .273 .333 .399 .254 .317 84.6 14 36.8 18.4
! 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 % 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 27.0 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 25.8 48.4 17.7 8.1 53.2 29.0 17.7 1.6 19.4 38.7 12.9 4.8 22.6 14.1
Player 38.6 27.2 23.6 10.5 44.8 35.2 20.0 3.5 27.4 30.4 21.0 5.3 8.9 5.7
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 3.6 6 161 36.6 37 .303 .818 .486 28.6 27.0 19.6 .317 .847 .499 52.2
2022 Slider -1.2 -1 118 26.8 24 .167 .333 .240 40.0 41.7 26.3 .161 .297 .222 42.9
2022 Sinker 3.1 2 51 11.6 11 .250 1.000 .555 17.6 27.3 21.4 .265 .651 .463 40.0
2022 Changeup -0.2 0 42 9.5 9 .111 .222 .239 20.8 22.2 14.3 .146 .167 .139 42.9
2022 Cutter -1.7 -1 37 8.4 9 .125 .250 .217 47.4 22.2 16.7 .282 .782 .462 50.0
2022 Curveball 11.0 3 27 6.1 8 .571 1.429 .813 16.7 12.5 7.7 .514 1.403 .768 50.0
2022 Splitter 28.0 1 4 0.9 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 50.0 0.0 0.0 1.000 4.000 2.000 100.0
2021 4-Seamer 2.7 8 276 29.8 73 .323 .800 .490 29.5 28.8 25.3 .300 .734 .457 70.5
2021 Slider 1.8 4 211 22.8 65 .271 .458 .347 35.8 32.3 28.4 .254 .459 .340 39.5
2021 Sinker 1.7 3 177 19.1 49 .319 .617 .427 14.3 6.1 8.6 .343 .681 .443 50.0
2021 Changeup -1.0 -1 119 12.9 29 .222 .370 .283 36.2 31.0 20.0 .280 .419 .330 38.9
2021 Curveball 6.0 4 73 7.9 18 .412 1.118 .631 31.3 27.8 21.7 .332 .755 .465 75.0
2021 Cutter 3.9 2 58 6.3 17 .412 .882 .541 28.1 17.6 42.9 .355 .702 .450 64.3
2021 Splitter -7.6 -1 11 1.2 3 .000 .000 .000 42.9 0.0 0.0 .205 .218 .186 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.8 -3 174 39.3 50 .174 .370 .238 24.1 28.0 29.2 .215 .451 .283 44.1
2020 Slider 8.8 8 89 20.1 32 .406 1.094 .645 20.7 12.5 15.4 .348 .916 .519 60.7
2020 Sinker -2.0 -2 77 17.4 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 -4.0 -1 22 5.0 7 .286 .857 .464 27.3 14.3 50.0 .303 .897 .489 50.0
2020 Splitter 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-Seamer -1.8 -5 309 30.0 92 .212 .400 .297 25.3 21.7 24.4 .245 .440 .308 37.9
2019 Slider -0.9 -3 277 26.9 77 .197 .437 .291 42.8 29.9 27.1 .186 .343 .250 30.6
2019 Sinker 2.7 5 188 18.2 50 .364 .682 .507 9.7 4.0 6.1 .368 .551 .427 54.8
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 91 8.8 27 .320 .440 .357 31.5 29.6 22.9 .218 .304 .260 23.5
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 Splitter -12.8 -1 9 0.9 3 .000 .000 .000 60.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -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 81 22.8 19 .278 .389 .289 46.8 36.8 31.8 .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 Splitter -1.8 0 3 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .013 .013 .012 0.0
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -5 693 34.8 163 .248 .438 .340 25.9 25.2 21.1 .260 .454 .358 44.4
2017 Slider -1.3 -5 422 21.2 110 .231 .327 .251 41.2 40.0 28.4 .180 .263 .214 16.4
2017 Sinker -0.4 -2 366 18.4 95 .302 .465 .359 19.8 23.2 21.4 .294 .492 .356 37.9
2017 Curveball -0.8 -2 207 10.4 49 .255 .532 .338 31.1 36.7 25.7 .213 .393 .263 33.3
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 -1 124 6.2 33 .281 .375 .319 34.3 24.2 26.7 .244 .350 .266 33.3
2017 Splitter -7.3 -2 22 1.1 11 .182 .182 .164 41.2 45.5 41.7 .145 .241 .166 16.7
! 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 -10
2019 290 1,010 -1 -8 5 6 3
2020 139 460 2 -4 1 1 0
2021 254 925 9 -1 5 6 19
2022 99 440 3 2 2 3 9
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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 54.4 58.4 76.7 32.5 39.5 47.2 21.7 46.6 32.6 8.6 72.7
2016 1,305 48.7 63.7 77.0 32.4 40.6 43.8 26.3 47.7 33.8 9.3 65.6
2017 1,991 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 34.0 54.4 29.0 9.9 82.9
2019 1,031 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 79.0 81.4 48.9 54.2 39.7 51.1 64.1 28.9 9.3 85.4
2021 925 48.3 77.6 78.4 29.9 51.7 41.1 39.8 53.0 29.4 7.5 81.2
2022 440 48.2 69.3 78.9 28.1 45.3 42.7 27.3 48.0 31.3 8.0 88.6
Player 7,003 49.6 69.4 77.6 33.3 48.0 42.6 34.3 51.2 30.6 7.7 77.2
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 100
2016 100
2017 18 17 25 34 16 38 41 51 31 8 35 13 100 100
2018 100
2019 100 97
2020 56 48 93 95 5 66 88 85 89 28 1 35 99 86
2021 99 94
2022 95 69 98 99 62 93 99 99 86 16 27 16 94 81
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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 10.7 -1.0 7 7 6 60.0
2020 21.9 13 12.4 1.0 3 5 8 61.5
2021 23.0 19 18.3 1.0 4 10 11 57.9
2022 23.0 11 10.8 0.0 1 6 6 54.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 10 10 15 10 13 9 11 11 11 12 12 11 7 10 9 14 9 12 9 13 6 9 9 10 12 13 11 9 13 8 14
2020 13 12 13 12 13 11 0 13 11 14 11 12 10 10 12 13 11 15 14 14 10 11 12 13 12 12 14 12 15 11 14
2021 19 18 19 20 21 18 18 20 16 20 19 21 12 15 19 21 14 19 20 21 13 16 17 20 20 21 20 16 21 15 19
2022 11 10 11 12 12 10 11 11 10 11 10 11 8 10 11 12 10 11 12 12 8 10 11 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 11
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.4 89.5 3.1 88.1 -1.4 87.8 -0.3 90 2.2 91.2 1.2 92.5 1.3 94.8 2.3
Launch Angle 12.5 17.3 4.8 15 -2.3 13.9 -1.1 20.3 6.4 23.6 3.3 13.3 -10.3 25.9 12.6
Barrel % 3.4 5.3 1.9 5.6 0.3 1.6 -4 7.8 6.2 13.5 5.7 17.9 4.4 22.6 4.7
Hard Hit % 21.8 31.6 9.8 32.3 0.7 27 -5.3 38.7 11.7 47.9 9.2 53.8 5.9 48.4 -5.4
Sweet Spot % 24.1 29.9 5.8 32.3 2.4 20.6 -11.7 32.5 11.9 25 -7.5 35.3 10.3 33.9 -1.4
xBA .159 .189 0.03 .236 0.047 .18 -0.056 .244 0.064 .249 0.005 .3 0.051 .273 -0.027
BA .209 .225 0.016 .253 0.028 .156 -0.097 .262 0.106 .254 -0.008 .306 0.052 .256 -0.05
xwOBA .203 .252 0.049 .298 0.046 .196 -0.102 .305 0.109 .335 0.03 .407 0.072 .422 0.015
wOBA .252 .304 0.052 .312 0.008 .17 -0.142 .34 0.17 .345 0.005 .419 0.074 .429 0.01
xSLG .243 .308 0.065 .387 0.079 .233 -0.154 .419 0.186 .548 0.129 .611 0.063 .687 0.076
SLG .326 .43 0.104 .413 -0.017 .2 -0.213 .513 0.313 .577 0.064 .647 0.07 .678 0.031
K% 31.9 35.6 3.7 29.4 -6.2 29.8 0.4 23.1 -6.7 26.7 3.6 24.4 -2.3 28.3 3.9
BB% 4.3 6.9 2.6 7.4 0.5 3.2 -4.2 6.4 3.2 1.5 -4.9 5.1 3.6 6.1 1
Swing % 46.6 47.7 1.1 49.6 1.9 54.4 4.8 54.4 0 64.1 9.7 53 -11.1 48 -5
Whiff% 32.6 33.8 1.2 30.4 -3.4 29 -1.4 28.5 -0.5 28.9 0.4 29.4 0.5 31.3 1.9
In Zone % 54.4 48.7 -5.7 50.7 2 47.7 -3 48.1 0.4 50.6 2.5 48.3 -2.3 48.2 -0.1
Out of Zone % 45.6 51.3 5.7 49.3 -2 52.3 3 51.9 -0.4 49.4 -2.5 51.7 2.3 51.8 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 32.5 32.4 -0.1 31.9 -0.5 38.9 7 34.2 -4.7 48.9 14.7 29.9 -19 28.1 -1.8
First Pitch Swing % 21.7 26.3 4.6 33.9 7.6 34 0.1 39.7 5.7 51.1 11.4 39.8 -11.3 27.3 -12.5
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 58.9 -4.9 62.2 3.3 62.8 0.6 61.7 -1.1 70.4 8.7 65.4 -5 47.5 -17.9
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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 254 154 60.6 .446 .401
2022 R 99 73 73.7 .572 .378

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