Byron Buxton is clutch.
His walk-off, three-run home run helped the Minnesota Twins put the finishing touches on a sweep over the Chicago White Sox this past weekend.
The young star outfielder is red-hot and off to a great start in 2022, having already hit six home runs and driven in 11 runs.
He’s also got a .351 batting average to start the season.
People are understandably stoked about Buxton and his potential.
One of those people is his very own manager, Rocco Baldelli, who was quoted giving Buxton some high praise.
Baldelli made a bold claim, saying the Buxton is the best player on the planet right now.
#MNTwins manager Rocco Baldelli, on Byron Buxton:
"Right now, there’s no better player in the world than him."
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) April 24, 2022
Buxton Is Clutch
This is some pretty high praise, but praise that is certainly warranted.
Buxton is on a tear to begin the 2022 regular season and is one of the big reasons the Twins sit in first place in the AL Central.
This guy can do it all.
He can hit, play defense, and run.
He has struggled with injuries in the past, but if he can stay healthy, he can be exactly what Baldelli thinks he is right now.
When he’s on, he’s on, and few can stop him.
He could potentially even contend for an MVP award.
The sky is the limit for a player of Buxton’s caliber.
He’s red-hot and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
He’ll be an interesting player to watch the rest of the season.
If he can stay off the injured list, then there’s no reason he can’t win an MVP.