buxton: how his tools measure up
Baseball scouts use a rating scale ranging from 20 to 80. An 80 translates to a superstar-level player or skill. Here’s how one baseball executive rated Buxton’s primary tools:
Arm/80: While pitching in high school, threw a fastball clocked at 99 miles per hour.
Speed/80: Has stolen 25 bases at Class A.
Hitting for average/70 to 80: Can hit line drives to all fields.
Raw power/70: Is lean (listed at 189 pounds) but has excellent bat speed.
Fielding/80: Speed gives him exceptional range, and he has good baseball instincts, allowing him to get good jumps and take proper angles.
Game power/70: Biggest question about Buxton is how much power he’ll display in majors, whether he’ll hit 15-25 homers a year or become an elite power hitter.
|St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn||4||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||0|
|LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||5|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Tazawa||4|
|Minnesota - LP: K. Correia||4||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: B. Chen||5|
|Cincinnati - LP: T. Cingrani||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: E. Jackson||8|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: D. Otero||4|
|Milwaukee||4||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Atlanta||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|NY Yankees||0||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Seattle||0||Top 5th Inning|
|Chicago WSox||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|Philadelphia||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Arizona||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|San Francisco - T. Hudson||7:40 PM|
|San Diego - E. Stults|
|Columbus||1||2nd Prd 13:20|
|Los Angeles||1||2nd Half 35:00|
|D.C.||1||1st Half 15:00|
|Toronto FC||7:30 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Real Salt Lake|