Bringing back the Byron Buxton hype

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Suddenly, after months and months of daily coverage of super-prospect Byron Buxton, the river of information has run dry.

Are fans sick of hearing about him without getting to see him? Is he an urban myth in most interested parties minds because he is so far away from the majors? Have people simply forgotten that he is destined for superstardom?

If you have, we're obnoxiously here to remind you that he is still here, he is still real, and he is still destined for greatness.

Buxton is on an eight game hit streak and had two more base knocks last night to go with three stolen bases in Class A+ Fort Myers 4-3, walkoff loss to St Louis.

Buxton is now hitting .328 on the year between Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers, while clubbing 12 home runs, collecting 75 RBI, and swiping 46 bags.

The best news for Twins fans? His numbers have stayed consistent across the board production-wise since his promotion to high A Fort Myers, aside from a slight dip in batting average (.341 to .307).

He may not have the immediate major league future that Miguel Sano has, but 2015 is looking awful bright for your Minnesota Twins, which is when most experts have Buxton penned in as a member of the big league club.

Something else Buxton does not have in common with Sano? The down to earth quality. Sano gets benched for 29 second home run trots, Buxton still mows the family lawns.

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