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 128 114 24 23 11 21 1 .202 .281 .535 .816
8 Seasons 1886 1729 278 424 81 225 72 .245 .298 .466 .764
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .202 11 21 1 .816
8 Seasons .245 81 225 72 .764

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 .309 .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 28 564 80 16 20 12.5 92.9 112.8 22.4 32.5 .265 .643 .351 .404 .532 47.5 27.3 7.8
Player 7127 1211 108 8.9 5.7 89.8 115.6 17.0 30.6 .233 .421 .323 .304 .401 37.6 28.7 6.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 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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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 30.0 42.5 18.8 8.8 53.8 27.5 18.8 3.8 20.0 36.3 15.0 5.0 20.0 12.5
Player 38.7 27.2 23.6 10.5 44.9 35.0 20.1 3.6 27.3 30.4 21.1 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 24.5 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 2.6 5 194 34.4 45 .250 .675 .436 25.3 26.7 20.0 .304 .813 .482 57.1
2022 Slider -2.1 -3 147 26.1 32 .125 .250 .208 37.3 37.5 24.5 .160 .283 .209 35.0
2022 Sinker 0.2 0 75 13.3 17 .167 .667 .400 24.1 29.4 23.8 .236 .524 .385 37.5
2022 Changeup -1.6 -1 55 9.8 13 .077 .154 .165 25.0 23.1 15.8 .182 .205 .171 40.0
2022 Cutter -1.2 -1 47 8.3 10 .111 .222 .195 42.9 20.0 15.4 .353 .999 .563 57.1
2022 Curveball 7.8 3 38 6.7 9 .571 1.429 .800 17.6 11.1 6.3 .514 1.403 .760 50.0
2022 Splitter 28.1 1 4 0.7 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 50.0 0.0 0.0 1.000 4.000 2.000 100.0
2022 N/A 10.6 0 4 0.7 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
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 128 564 -1 -1 3 4 5
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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 58.6 76.7 32.3 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 564 49.1 69.0 80.1 26.5 46.1 41.1 27.3 47.3 29.6 7.8 88.6
Player 7,127 49.6 69.4 77.7 33.1 48.1 42.5 34.2 51.1 30.4 7.7 77.4
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 58 97 98 61 92 98 95 86 19 44 23 94 95
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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 9.6 0 5 6 5 50.0
2017 19.2 16 15.0 1 2 5 10 62.5
2019 21.4 10 11.1 -1 8 6 7 70.0
2020 21.9 13 12.7 0 1 7 8 61.5
2021 23.0 19 19.3 0 3 11 11 57.9
2022 23.0 11 10.8 0 3 6 6 54.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 10 10 11 9 10 11 9 10 11 9 11 9 8 7 10 11 9 12 8 10 13 6 9 9 8 11 11 10 6 8 11
2017 16 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 13 15 15 14 16 13 15 15 14 15 15 16 15 15 15 15 16 16
2019 10 14 16 10 9 10 12 12 12 10 11 10 9 9 9 13 9 14 9 11 13 9 9 11 12 12 11 9 13 10 14
2020 13 12 13 12 12 12 0 13 12 15 12 11 10 10 12 13 12 15 13 14 14 13 13 13 14 12 13 12 15 12 14
2021 19 18 20 18 20 22 18 22 21 20 18 21 15 13 18 22 22 19 22 16 19 20 18 21 20 20 21 16 21 17 20
2022 11 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 11 12 13 11 12 11 12 12 12 11 11 10 12 11 10 10 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, 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 +/-  
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 92.9 0.4
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 22.4 9.1
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 20 2.1
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 47.5 -6.3
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 32.5 -2.8
xBA .159 .189 0.03 .236 0.047 .18 -0.056 .244 0.064 .249 0.005 .3 0.051 .265 -0.035
BA .209 .225 0.016 .253 0.028 .156 -0.097 .262 0.106 .254 -0.008 .306 0.052 .202 -0.104
xwOBA .203 .252 0.049 .298 0.046 .196 -0.102 .305 0.109 .335 0.03 .407 0.072 .404 -0.003
wOBA .252 .304 0.052 .312 0.008 .17 -0.142 .34 0.17 .345 0.005 .419 0.074 .351 -0.068
xSLG .243 .309 0.066 .387 0.078 .233 -0.154 .419 0.186 .548 0.129 .611 0.063 .643 0.032
SLG .326 .43 0.104 .413 -0.017 .2 -0.213 .513 0.313 .577 0.064 .647 0.07 .535 -0.112
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 27.3 2.9
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 7.8 2.7
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 47.3 -5.7
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 29.6 0.2
In Zone % 54.2 48.7 -5.5 50.7 2 47.7 -3 48.1 0.4 50.6 2.5 48.3 -2.3 49.1 0.8
Out of Zone % 45.8 51.3 5.5 49.3 -2 52.3 3 51.9 -0.4 49.4 -2.5 51.7 2.3 50.9 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 32.4 0.1 31.9 -0.5 38.9 7 34.2 -4.7 48.9 14.7 29.9 -19 26.5 -3.4
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 49.2 -16.2
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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 128 92 71.9 .430 .320

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 174 16.1 39.7% 4.6% 77 24.6 10.4% 23.4%
2016 380 17.3 31.3% 5.3% 224 23.9 4.9% 22.3%
2017 555 16.9 25.9% 2.3% 318 22.2 0.6% 11.0%
2018 85 16.6 27.1% 1.2% 56 22.1 0.0% 8.9%
2019 259 17.3 25.1% 1.9% 149 23.0 0.7% 8.7%
2020 76 18.0 25.0% 2.6% 59 25.0 0.0% 20.3%
2021 273 18.4 14.3% 2.2% 108 23.8 0.0% 11.1%
2022 173 17.3 24.9% 1.7% 79 22.7 5.1% 6.3%

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