Byron Buxton was selected in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins, and this catch is pretty much the reason why. Of course, a line of .350/.444/.578 to go along with 26 stolen bases in 58 games doesn’t hurt either.
How great has Buxton looked as a member of the Single-A Cedar Rapids (Ia.) Kernels? Not only is he making sensational grabs in the outfield, but fans are literally writing poetry for him:
Let’s be clear; concise; first views and reviews. Let’s stay another night; watching you play under the lights; spelunking/sparkling; it’s important to be clear and concise; present day wondermenting
Hand over the bottom hand; power hunting; contacting; bat-to-ball relationshipping; hips explosive firing; it’s not cowardly to be afraid; we can’t all be saved
Remember when they called you celestial?; I might have mentioned it; non-casual; I’m not being casual; offensive stroke was sensual; captivating and captaining; exaggerated emotions from the geometric environmental
Call it some way that we can get to know you; call it when you can; it’s important to call it when you can; take a legendary stride; athletic parasailing
Well, we’re not quite sure about very much of this “athletic parasailing,” but this catch is absolutely phenomenal.
[H/T: Busted Coverage]