Byron Buxton is rated by many experts as the best minor league prospect in all of baseball, but no one has gotten to see him yet this year after a spring training wrist injury.
That will all change on Sunday, if things continue according to plan.
Per Jake Seiner of MiLB.com, Buxton has been added to the roster of the Twins’ High-A team the Fort Myers Miracle. The 2nd overall pick in 2012 should now be ready to make his highly anticipated 2014 debut.
The talented outfielder was a force in 2013, hitting .344/.424/.520 between Fort Myers and Cedar Rapids. Buxton is expected to make only a short stop in Fort Myers this year before moving on to AA New Britain and, hopefully for Twins fans, the major league team not long after that.
Don’t blame Twins fans if they’re still holding their breath a little on Buxton after watching both him and top pitching prospect Miguel Sano go down with injuries this spring.
Oh, and Aaron Hicks just suffered a concussion the other day. It hasn’t been fun on the medical front so far for the Twins.