2023 Player Outlook
2023 Recap: Byron Buxton was limited to DH-only during the 2023 campaign as he battled knee issues before ultimately undergoing knee surgery in October. These injuries obviously hurt his offense as Buxton slashed a .207/.294/.438, which is a huge drop from a .258/.316/.558 line he compiled from 2019 to 2022.
2024 Outlook: Buxton just announced that he will be back in center field this season and for the Twins to be at their best, Buxton needs to be out there anchoring the outfield. The healthy version of Buxton is a superstar. He's a top-notch defender, an above-average hitter, and also a mad man on the basepaths. Getting 100 games out of Buxton this year would be huge but there is plenty of risk here.