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Byron Buxton
Popularity: ↑ 9%
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
2020 135 130 19 33 13 27 2 .254 .267 .577 .844
6 Seasons 1504 1380 204 329 51 172 62 .238 .289 .430 .719
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .254 13 27 2 .844
6 Seasons .238 51 172 62 .719

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 513 87 3 3.4 86.4 12.6 25.3 .175 .258 .252 .216 .294 21.8 31.9 4.3
2016 1305 187 10 5.3 89.5 17.3 29.9 .195 .317 .304 .260 .371 31.6 35.6 6.9
2017 1991 319 18 5.6 88.1 15 31.7 .241 .395 .312 .305 .406 32.3 29.4 7.4
2018 355 63 1 1.6 87.8 13.9 19.0 .193 .251 .171 .213 .288 27.0 29.8 3.2
2019 1031 206 17 8.3 90.1 20.4 33.0 .251 .441 .340 .316 .384 38.7 23.1 6.4
2020 443 96 13 13.5 91.2 23.6 25.0 .249 .551 .339 .320 .429 47.9 26.7 1.5
ALL 5638 958 62 6.5 89 17.3 29.5 .225 .380 .304 .285 .380 33.8 29.5 6.1
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




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%
2020 Fastballs 264 61.1 71 67 13 7 1 0 5 16 52 .194 .249 .433 .533 .269 .322 91.8 30 22.5 23.9
2020 Breaking 131 30.3 46 46 16 8 1 0 7 11 35 .348 .280 .826 .676 .473 .375 89.2 14 32.6 25.6
2020 Offspeed 37 8.6 15 15 4 2 1 0 1 8 7 .267 .172 .533 .268 .326 .183 95.2 19 55.2 42.1
2019 Fastballs 548 54.3 161 147 41 18 15 2 6 27 121 .279 .289 .531 .504 .358 .359 91.8 19 21.4 20.9
2019 Breaking 362 35.8 99 93 21 4 12 2 3 28 66 .226 .206 .495 .367 .310 .261 88.4 26 39.7 25.9
2019 Offspeed 100 9.9 30 28 8 5 3 0 0 11 17 .286 .204 .393 .287 .313 .240 83.4 9 34.5 26.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2020 Splitter 19.1 0 1 0.2 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .441 .475 .427 0.0
2020 Cutter -0.8 0 20 4.5 5 .400 1.200 .650 30.0 0.0 0.0 .375 1.185 .582 60.0
2020 Curveball -2.1 -1 43 9.7 13 .231 .231 .208 54.8 46.2 37.5 .125 .138 .118 28.6
2020 Changeup -2.5 -1 36 8.1 14 .214 .500 .319 57.1 57.1 44.4 .151 .252 .164 50.0
2020 Sinker -3.6 -3 83 18.7 20 .211 .368 .270 17.3 15.0 15.0 .301 .510 .355 37.5
2020 Slider 8.8 8 89 20.1 33 .394 1.061 .626 20.7 15.2 18.5 .341 .888 .476 60.7
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -2 161 36.3 46 .163 .372 .239 24.5 28.3 28.3 .212 .468 .279 45.2
2019 Splitter -12.0 -1 10 1.0 3 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 .000
2019 Cutter 10.4 5 51 4.9 19 .389 .778 .503 33.3 26.3 35.7 .290 .618 .391 30.8
2019 Curveball 3.0 3 85 8.2 22 .318 .682 .416 19.4 22.7 21.7 .262 .419 .293 47.1
2019 Changeup 0.2 0 90 8.7 27 .320 .440 .357 32.7 29.6 22.9 .228 .321 .267 23.5
2019 Sinker 2.6 5 189 18.3 50 .364 .682 .507 9.7 4.0 5.9 .371 .564 .433 54.8
2019 Slider -0.7 -2 277 26.9 77 .197 .437 .291 43.9 29.9 27.1 .188 .351 .253 30.6
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -5 308 29.9 92 .212 .400 .297 25.4 21.7 24.7 .246 .447 .312 37.9
2018 Splitter -1.8 0 3 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .047 .046 .042 0.0
2018 Changeup -2.7 -1 19 5.4 3 .000 .000 .000 36.4 33.3 12.5 .297 .337 .274 0.0
2018 Curveball -2.6 -1 43 12.1 9 .000 .000 .078 35.3 33.3 17.6 .216 .410 .316 60.0
2018 Cutter -5.4 -1 27 7.6 9 .000 .000 .000 16.7 11.1 11.1 .172 .242 .188 12.5
2018 Sinker -0.2 0 50 14.1 11 .300 .400 .285 3.8 9.1 8.3 .187 .213 .238 33.3
2018 Slider -0.8 -1 81 22.8 19 .278 .389 .289 46.8 36.8 31.8 .268 .324 .264 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -4.7 -6 131 36.9 42 .146 .171 .179 27.6 35.7 31.9 .156 .195 .168 23.1
2017 Splitter -7.2 -2 22 1.1 11 .182 .182 .090 41.2 45.5 41.7 .141 .237 .163 16.7
2017 Cutter -0.4 -1 124 6.2 33 .281 .375 .319 35.3 24.2 26.7 .259 .391 .289 33.3
2017 Changeup 0.2 0 143 7.2 43 .220 .366 .299 40.9 27.9 27.3 .229 .338 .265 13.8
2017 Curveball -0.7 -1 207 10.4 49 .255 .532 .338 31.8 36.7 25.7 .229 .416 .283 33.3
2017 Sinker -0.6 -2 357 17.9 94 .302 .465 .349 20.0 23.4 22.4 .292 .495 .354 37.9
2017 Slider -1.1 -5 421 21.1 110 .231 .327 .256 42.4 40.0 28.4 .189 .274 .225 16.4
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 702 35.3 164 .248 .438 .341 26.9 25.0 20.6 .263 .455 .363 44.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 327 1288 -3 -10 5 1 -6
2017 503 1958 -9 -21 10 4 -16
2018 94 352 -5 -6 -1 1 -10
2019 288 1001 0 -7 5 6 4
2020 138 459 3 -5 1 1 -1
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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 57.7 77.6 30.8 41.7 47.6 18.8 45.4 33.5 8.6 72.7
2016 1305 48.8 62.8 78.0 31.4 41.9 43.8 23.6 46.7 34.4 9.4 64.2
2017 1991 50.7 64.7 77.2 31.3 50.3 42.1 30.3 48.3 31.2 6.6 74.0
2018 355 47.7 71.6 79.3 37.8 55.7 43.5 34.0 53.8 29.3 9.9 82.9
2019 1031 48.1 74.9 81.0 33.8 50.8 41.9 37.6 53.7 28.9 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
ALL 5638 49.9 66.9 78.7 33.6 48.7 42.9 31.3 50.2 31.3 7.8 74.5
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

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 17.2 1.1 3.4
2016 40.1 24.6 24.1 11.2 45.5 29.9 24.6 1.1 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 3.4 27.3 24.8 27.0 5.0 5.6
2018 49.2 22.2 19.0 9.5 44.4 33.3 22.2 0.0 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 8.3
2020 36.5 28.1 20.8 14.6 46.9 31.3 21.9 2.1 25.0 32.3 17.7 8.3 13.5
ALL 39.4 24.5 24.6 11.5 43.7 35.8 20.5 2.2 27.2 31.5 21.9 5.3 6.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 100
2016 100
2017 18 20 25 33 18 38 42 50 31 8 35 10 100 100
2018 100
2019 100 97
2020 54 46 93 95 4 66 88 85 89 28 0 36 99 89
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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 10.3 -0.3 5 6 6 60.0
2020 21.9 13 12.1 0.9 3 6 7 53.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 10 10 13 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 12 8 12
2020 13 12 13 12 13 12 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
! 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 86.4 89.5 3.1 88.1 -1.4 87.8 -0.3 90.1 2.3 91.2 1.1
Launch Angle 12.6 17.3 4.7 15 -2.3 13.9 -1.1 20.4 6.5 23.6 3.2
Barrel % 3.4 5.3 1.9 5.6 0.3 1.6 -4 8.3 6.7 13.5 5.2
Hard Hit % 21.8 31.6 9.8 32.3 0.7 27 -5.3 38.7 11.7 47.9 9.2
Sweet Spot % 25.3 29.9 4.6 31.7 1.8 19 -12.7 33 14 25 -8
xBA .175 .195 0.02 .241 0.046 .193 -0.048 .251 0.058 .249 -0.002
BA .209 .225 0.016 .253 0.028 .156 -0.097 .262 0.106 .254 -0.008
xwOBA .216 .26 0.044 .305 0.045 .213 -0.092 .316 0.103 .32 0.004
wOBA .252 .304 0.052 .312 0.008 .171 -0.141 .34 0.169 .339 -0.001
xSLG .258 .317 0.059 .395 0.078 .251 -0.144 .441 0.19 .551 0.11
SLG .326 .43 0.104 .413 -0.017 .2 -0.213 .513 0.313 .577 0.064
K% 31.9 35.6 3.7 29.4 -6.2 29.8 0.4 23.1 -6.7 26.7 3.6
BB% 4.3 6.9 2.6 7.4 0.5 3.2 -4.2 6.4 3.2 1.5 -4.9
Swing % 45.4 46.7 1.3 48.3 1.6 53.8 5.5 53.7 -0.1 64.1 10.4
Whiff% 33.5 34.4 0.9 31.2 -3.2 29.3 -1.9 28.9 -0.4 28.9 0
In Zone Swing % 54.4 48.8 -5.6 50.7 1.9 47.7 -3 48.1 0.4 50.6 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 45.6 51.2 5.6 49.3 -1.9 52.3 3 51.9 -0.4 49.4 -2.5
First Pitch Swing % 18.8 23.6 4.8 30.3 6.7 34 3.7 37.6 3.6 51.1 13.5
First Pitch Strike % 63.8 58.9 -4.9 62 3.1 62.8 0.8 61.7 -1.1 70.4 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 .347 .327

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