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Updated: August 30th, 2013 3:21pm
Byron Buxton named Midwest League MVP, Prospect of the Year

Byron Buxton named Midwest League MVP, Prospect of the Year

by Derek Wetmore
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Byron Buxton just added a feather in his cap.

After a stellar season across multiple levels, the 19-year old has been named the Midwest League MVP, Prospect of the Year and a postseason All-Star, according to the Twins. He finished the season at High-A Cedar Rapids Kernels and received an invite to the Arizona Fall League, heading a list of seven Twins prospects ticketed to the AFL.

For the Kernels this season, Buxton has hit .333/.426/.488 with 23 stolen bases in 242 plate appearances. He's also walked in more than 13 percent of those plate appearances, which is a really good rate for a player of his age at that level.

Joining Buxton as post-season all-star nods are Kernels players Adam Brett Walker and Dalton (D.J.) Hicks. Walker, a third baseman, leads the Midwest League in home runs (26) and total bases (260). Hicks, a first baseman, has hit .297/.355/.494 in 354 at-bats this season.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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