Ht./Wt.: 6-2/ 190
Hometown: Graham, Ga.
High School: Appling County in Baxley, Ga.
Drafted: First round, second overall, in 2012 amateur draft.
No. 1: Buxton this offseason was rated baseball’s top prospect by both Baseball America and mlb.com.
High school stats: Buxton led Appling County to the state Class AA title, hitting .513. He was also 10-1 with five saves and 154 strikeouts in 81 innings pitched.
Not just one sport: He was an all-state defensive back and receiver in football.
Best tool: Running speed, which scouts say is off the charts. His arm and fielding are also near the top in the five-tool ratings (speed, arm, fielding, hitting for average and power) used by baseball.
Raw power: Most scouts say this is his lowest-rated talent, although as he fills out physically his home run totals should increase. He has homered only once every 38.4 at-bats as a minor leaguer, which computes to 13 homers in 500 at-bats.
Comparisons: A faster version of Andrew McCutcheon, or Matt Kemp with a bit less power, according to ESPN.com’s predraft report by Keith Law.
Best 2013 stat: A .424 on-base percentage; Joe Mauer at .404 was the only Twins regular above .350.
Worst 2013 stat: He struck out 105 times in 488 minor league at bats.
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen||7||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke||1|
|Miami - WP: M. Latos||2||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||1|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: M. Estrada||3|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Billingsley||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: S. Miller||9|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||3|
|Tampa Bay - LP: D. Smyly||0||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||8||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||2|
|Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||5|
|Detroit - LP: S. Greene||2||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Samardzija||5|
|Oakland - WP: J. Chavez||2||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: T. May||1|
|Texas - WP: W. Rodriguez||7||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: S. Feldman||1|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||4||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Harris||7|
|Seattle - LP: D. Leone||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Street||5|
|San Diego - LP: A. Cashner||0||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong||6|
|Memphis||87||4th Qtr 5:34|