Byron Buxton Tracker

BYRON BUXTON
OF, Appling County HS
Age: 18
Born: December 18, 1993
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Class: Senior
Level: Prep

Advisor: N/A

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SCOUTING REPORT
Buxton is a five tool outfielder with plus speed and plus arm strength. He’s very athletic and has a lot of tools, although like most high school players, those tools are still raw. He has gap power at the moment, but has the ability to eventually hit for plus power. His speed is his best tool, being clocked around 4.0 seconds from home to first. His arm is also strong, throwing as hard as 94 MPH off the mound as a pitcher.

Buxton comes from a small town, with a population of 4,100, which has made him an under the radar prospect. He had a breakout display in the Under-Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field, finishing second in the event’s home run derby. He has a commitment to the University of Georgia, and could be recruited as a two-sport athlete since he also is the star quarterback at his high school.

Comparisons on Buxton range from Austin Jackson to a combination of the Upton brothers. There’s a lot of upside with his tools, which is what makes him the consensus number one talent in the draft. There’s no chance he falls to the Pirates.

COLLEGE COMMITMENT
2013: Georgia
2012 DRAFT RANKINGS
Baseball America: #1 (4/11/2012)
Jonathan Mayo: #1 (5/1/2012)
Keith Law: #1 (4/10/2012)
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