Scouting reports: Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano

  • Updated: June 15, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Here's a look at the scouting reports for Twins top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.

 

 

Byron Buxton (Age 20)

2014 season: Out because of a wrist injury that has limited the center fielder to five Class A games. Still expected to return this season.

Comment: “Everywhere Buxton went [in 2013], he stood out as the top talent on the field and a legitimate five-tool player. … The Twins are traditionally conservative in their developmental time lines, but Buxton has already put himself on an accelerated track to the major leagues.’’

The skinny: He is the consensus No. 1 prospect in the minors. Could debut for the Twins in 2015

 

Miguel Sano (age 21)

2014: The third baseman will miss the entire season after underdoing Tommy John surgery on his right (throwing) elbow during spring training. Expected to be ready for spring training 2015.

The skinny: Was rated the top power hitter and No. 3 prospect overall by mlb.com in January. Should make his Twins debut sometime in 2015.

Five-tool grades

20 to 80 scale:  60 and above a plus tool, 50 average, 30 not major league caliber:

Category Buxton Sano
Hitting 70 55
Power 60 75
Speed 80 40
Arm 70 70
Fielding 75 40
Overall 75
65

 

Source: mlb.com, January 2014

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
Final123456789RHE
Minnesota010000100271
Kansas City «00000300X390
@Ballpark Replay
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:J.Frasor(2-1) L:P.Hughes(10-8) S:G.Holland (28)
HR: MIN- J.Willingham (11) KAN- None

ADVERTISEMENT

Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 11
Milwaukee - WP: Y. Gallardo 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Price 0
Arizona - WP: W. Miley 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: A. Simon 4
Washington - WP: T. Roark 4 FINAL
Miami - LP: B. Hand 3
Oakland - LP: J. Hammel 1 FINAL
Houston - WP: D. Keuchel 8
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Wilson 5 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 7
LA Angels - LP: G. Richards 3 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: K. Gausman 4
Seattle - LP: F. Hernandez 0 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 2
Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle 6 FINAL
Boston - LP: B. Workman 1
Colorado - WP: R. Scahill 6 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: W. Wright 4
NY Yankees - LP: H. Kuroda 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: C. Lewis 3
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: J. Frasor 3
Atlanta - LP: D. Hale 2 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: J. Howell 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: J. Hahn 12
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Toronto FC 0 FINAL
D.C. 3
Colorado 0 FINAL
New England 3
Vancouver FC 0 FINAL
Chicago 0
Red Bull New York 1 FINAL
Real Salt Lake 1
Winnipeg 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Edmonton 8/8/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Hamilton 8/8/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/9/14 6:30 PM
Calgary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the Twins replace Ron Gardenhire?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close