7/16/2014 10:30 P.M. ET
Twins' top prospect Buxton busts out with three hits
Class A Advanced teammate Walker leads Florida State League with 20 homers
By Teddy Cahill / MLB.com
Byron Buxton, baseball's top prospect, collected three hits and scored a run Wednesday, helping Class A Advanced Fort Myers defeat Daytona, 5-1.
Buxton went 3-for-4 with a triple, a walk and an RBI. It was his first multihit game of the season.
Outfielder Adam Brett Walker II, the Twins' No. 12 prospect, went 2-for-4 with a home run. He leads the Florida State League with 20 homers this season.
Wednesday was just Buxton's 11th game of the season as he has dealt with injuries since Spring Training. He is 8-for-39 with six runs and three RBIs.
Buxton's injury trouble began when he sprained his left wrist diving for a ball in March. He opened the season on the disabled list as he recovered from that injury and didn't make his debut until May 4. His return was short-lived, however, as he reinjured his wrist sliding into second base later that week. That injury kept him sidelined for nearly two months before he was activated from the disabled list July 6.
When he is healthy, Buxton is the most dynamic player in the Minor Leagues. As a 19-year-old in 2013, he hit .334/.424/.520 with 12 home runs and 55 stolen bases between Class A Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers.