Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan Marvels at the Speed of Lookouts CF Byron Buxton
Minnesota Twins general Manager Terry Ryan is in town checking out the prospects from the Twins Double-A affiliate here in Chattanooga.
Even Ryan marvels at the talent and speed of Lookouts center fielder Byron Buxton, who some experts believe is the top prospect in the minors.
Said Ryan,"He might be the fastest player in the game. He can really fly. When you’re going to play center field, it helps to have that type of raw speed, but also it will help him on the base paths. He has the type of jumps and angles and so forth that he can really cut off a lot of hits. I would say as a pitcher, you would be very comfortable having him in center field."
Reporter-"He has six triples already. If he keeps it up, he’s probably not going to be around here very long."
Said Ryan,"I think he’ll dictate that. He hasn’t played a lot. Last year as everybody probably knows, he has had his share of injuries. And it’s important that he get grounded."