Here's a Crystal Ball, by reader request, for Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton.
The Crystal Ball is NOT a PREDICTION in the sense of me saying "this is how the guy will turn out." The idea is to generate discussion about a player by presenting one possible outcome for his career, based on what we currently know about him.
It is not just thrown together; I try to make them logical, based on the outcomes of players who were similar at the same stage of their career. Sometimes a CB represents a maximal outcome, sometimes it is more of a middle ground.
This particular CB is intended to be somewhat optimistic but not a maximal outcome. Does Buxton's tear late in 2016 presage a full breakout that would make this look too weak, or was it just a sample size fluke?