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Deja Vu?: Buxton Stirs Echoes Of Trout In Cedar Rapids


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Good read.

 

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/deja-vu-byron-buxton-stirs-echoes-of-mike-trout-in-cedar-rapids/

 

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"When the idea first popped into a scout’s head, it seemed preposterous.

 

Just two years after he dominated the Midwest League for Cedar Rapids, Mike Trout produced one of the best rookie seasons in baseball history. So how is it possible that there’s a guy in the same league–in the same city–who is … (looks around to see if anyone is within earshot) . . . better?

 

It seems crazy to compare anyone to a player who just produced one of the greatest age 20 seasons ever. But scouts who have seen Cedar Rapids center fielder Byron Buxton this spring are no longer wondering whether he’s the best prospect in baseball. They are wondering how the Twins farmhand–the Kernels switched affiliations from the Angels to the Twins this season–compares to the best prospects they’ve ever seen."

 

 

 

 

 

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I live in Cedar Rapids and have had the privilege to watch Buxton play several times and spoken to the Cedar Rapids Kernels General Manager about him.  The guy is a 5 tool phenom, just like Mike.  The on the field attitude is the same between the two.  The Kernels actually used the mistake of not marketing Trout to their favor with Buxton.  He was a fan favorite in Cedar Rapids and attendance has been great because of him....it just so happens he's in the wrong organization!

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