There’s no doubt that Byron Buxton is an elite defensive center fielder.
The Minnesota Twins’ young outfielder is no stranger to making highlight reel plays in the outfield.
Today, in a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves, Buxton’s elite defensive skills were on display yet again.
When the Braves’ newly acquired first baseman Matt Olson hit a drive to deep center that looked to be leaving the ballpark, Buxton went to work, leaping and robbing Olson of what would have been a home run otherwise, once again showing off his defensive prowess and ability to make highlight-reel plays.
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An Elite Play
Buxton sure knows how to play some center field.
Even if it’s just a spring training game, he gives his all out on the field and he did it again today, crashing into the center field wall and robbing Olson of what would have been a home run.
Buxton is an elite defender and is not afraid to put his body on the line when he goes chasing fly balls, doing whatever he can to bring it down and make the play.
At first, it almost looked like Buxton thought it was gone, but he stayed with it and read it perfectly as he moved back to the track and slammed into the outfield wall to pull it down.
This is must-see TV right here.
If that’s a preview of what is yet to come in 2022, we’re about to see even more amazing plays.
If he can do it in a spring training game, he definitely still has what it takes to not only do it in games that matter, but to do it on a regular basis.