Nov 7, 2022 • 29M

The Curious Case of Byron Buxton

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Brandon Warne
Brandon Warne not only hosts Locked on Twins, but also runs Access Twins -- a Substack newsletter dedicated to independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins. Warne has covered the Twins in some form or fashion for more than a decade in all forms, and is returning to Locked on Twins after a four-year hiatus.
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Byron Buxton made his first All-Star Game in 2022, starting in centerfield and hitting the game-winning homer for the American League. Buxton's performance with the Minnesota Twins was a curious case as he battled through knee, hip and hand injuries. Buxton hit 28 homers but struck out in 30% of his plate appearances, bringing his season average to .224. Even then, the extremely talented Buxton was a four-win player for the second year in a row. What should we make of his 2022 season and what should Twins fans expect moving forward?

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