Byron Buxton

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Minnesota Twins Center Field Age: 28-351d Exp: 6.16 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2012 College: Appling County HS Agent(s): (Jet Sports Management)

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  • Current Contract

    Byron Buxton signed a 7 year / $100,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $100,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,285,714. In 2023, Buxton will earn a base salary of $15,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $15,142,857.

    2022-2028 Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $100,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $14,285,714
    Free Agent: 2029 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 28 $9,000,000 $142,857 $14,285,714 $9,142,857 $9,142,857 $10,000,000($10,000,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 29 $15,000,000 $142,857 $14,285,714 $15,142,857 $15,142,857 $15,000,000($25,000,000)
    2024 Contract details by year 30 $15,000,000 $142,857 $14,285,714 $15,142,857 $15,142,857 $15,000,000($40,000,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 31 $15,000,000 $142,857 $14,285,714 $15,142,857 $15,142,857 $15,000,000($55,000,000)
    2026 Contract details by year 32 $15,000,000 $142,857 $14,285,714 $15,142,857 $15,142,857 $15,000,000($70,000,000)
    2027 Contract details by year 33 $15,000,000 $142,857 $14,285,714 $15,142,857 $15,142,857 $15,000,000($85,000,000)
    2028 Contract details by year 34 $15,000,000 $142,858 $14,285,714 $15,142,858 $15,142,858 $15,000,000($100,000,000)
    2029 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Annual MVP Bonuses:
      1st: $8M
      2nd: $7M
      3rd: $6M
      4th: $5M
      5th: $4M
      6th-10th: $3M
    • Plate Appearances
      $500,000 each for 502, 533, 567, 600, 625
    • 2022-2026: Full No Trade Clause
    • 2027-2028: 5-team trade list
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,125,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,125,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2020-2020 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,075,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,075,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2019-2019 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $580,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $580,000
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $535,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $535,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $512,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $512,500
    Free Agent:

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent:

    2012-2012Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,000,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings - $6,000,000 - $6,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $124,795 - - $124,795
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $344,523 - - $344,523
    2017 Player Cash Earnings AL GOLD GLOVE:CF $535,000 - - $535,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $296,210 - - $296,210
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - - $1,750,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,138,889 - - $1,138,889
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,125,000 - - $5,125,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 $1,000,000 - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (8 seasons)
    $18,314,417 $7,000,000 - $25,314,417
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    $108,314,417 $7,000,000 - $115,314,417
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $18,314,417 $7,000,000 - $25,314,417
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 28 2021Signed a 7 year $100 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN)
    Dec 2 2020Signed a 1 year $5.125 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $3.075 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 23 2018Signed a 1 year $570,000 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 14 2017Signed a 1 year $535,000 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $512,500 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jun 13 2012Signed a contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jun 4 2012Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 1 (#2 overall)

  • Injuries

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2022 MIN 92 86 340 61 76 13 3 28 51 34 6 116 .224 .306 .526 .832 3.98
    2021 MIN 61 59 235 50 72 23 0 19 32 13 9 62 .306 .358 .647 1.005 4.54
    2020 MIN 39 35 130 19 33 3 0 13 27 2 2 36 .254 .267 .577 .844 2.06
    2019 MIN 88 78 271 48 71 30 4 10 46 19 14 68 .262 .314 .513 .827 2.97
    2018 MIN 29 26 90 8 14 4 0 0 4 3 5 28 .156 .183 .200 .383 -0.33
    2017 MIN 140 131 462 69 117 14 6 16 51 38 29 150 .253 .314 .413 .727 4.9
    2016 MIN 92 88 298 44 67 19 6 10 38 23 10 118 .225 .284 .430 .714 1.71
    2015 MIN 46 35 129 16 27 7 1 2 6 6 2 44 .209 .250 .326 .576 0.36
    Totals 587 538 1,955 315 477 113 20 98 255 138 77 622 0.244 0.301 0.473 0.773 20.19
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