Minnesota Twins Have Dynamic Duo In Byron Buxton And Adam Walker

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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The Minnesota Twins have a pair of outfield prospects setting the Midwest League on fire over the first 35 games of the season. The likes of 19-year old Byron Buxton and 21-year old Adam Walker have paced the Twins Single A affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernels to a first place 24-11 record. Buxton and Walker form arguably the best 1-2 punch in all of the Midwest League making Twins fans froth at the mouth for their major league arrival.

Byron Buxton comes with all the hype and excitement being the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 amateur baseball draft. The touted teen is off to a monstrous start batting .349 with 5 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 34 contests thus far. Buxton has been an extra base machine stroking 18 extra base knocks out of his 45 hits. Buxton has also flashed the leather manning centerfield for the Kernels compiling a .989 fielding percentage with 1 outfield asssit. Buxton has committed just one error in 87 chances and offers the Twins a 5 tool prospect on the horizon.

Adam Walker was drafted in the third round of the amateur baseball draft out of Jacksonville University. Walker has major league power dialling long distance 9 times already this season leading the Midwest League. Walker is batting .311 with 40 runs batted in to compliment the power totals. Walker isn’t too shabby with the leather either committing 1 error in 53 chances with 2 outfield assists good for a .981 fielding percentage.

The dynamic duo have combined for 14 of their teams 30 home runs and 68 of their 200 runs batted in this season.

The future is gleaming bright for the Twins with the likes of Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia and Miguel Sano to compliment the duo of Buxton and Walker. One thing is for sure the Twins days of being cellar dwellers in the American League Central is coming to a screeching halt and soon.

Brace yourselves for years of Twins dominance Minneapolis, its coming sooner than you think.

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Clayton Richer
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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher

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