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Web Extra: One-on-One With Byron Buxton

Updated: 01/24/2014 4:04 PM
Created: 01/24/2014 10:35 AM KSTP.com

Top Twins prospect Byron Buxton is in town to collect his Twins Minor League Player of the Year award, and to participate in Twins Fest.

Buxton, 20, ranked the No. 1 prospect in baseball by MLB.com, split last year between the two levels of A, batting .334 with 76 walks and 55 stolen bases. He can hit, hit for power, run, and play elite-level defense. The Twins got Buxton, a center fielder, with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 Draft.

Buxton is expected to start the 2014 season at Double-A. He could make his major league debut later in the year, or in 2015.

KSTP's Darren Wolfson went 1-on-1 for a few minutes with Buxton at Thursday's Diamond Awards. Click the video box above to watch the chat.

KSTP Photo: Byron Buxton

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