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Max Kepler

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.167

HR

0

RBI

0

R

2

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kepler had a breakout season last year at Double-A and could be in position to win a starting outfield role with the Twins as early as this spring. After failing to make an impression the previous two...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 207   DOB: 2/10/1993   BORN: Berlin, Germany   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

April 25, 2016  –  Max Kepler News

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Kepler has been optioned to Triple-A, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Max Kepler Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 17 R GUL 37 153 140 15 40 7 6 1 0 11 6 1 13 27 0 0 0 .286 .346 .343 .689
2011 18 R ELI 50 221 191 29 51 15 11 3 1 24 1 1 23 54 2 2 3 .267 .352 .372 .724
2012 19 R ELI 59 269 232 40 69 31 16 5 10 49 7 0 27 33 0 2 8 .297 .387 .539 .926
2013 20 A CED 61 263 236 35 56 23 11 3 9 40 2 0 24 43 0 1 2 .237 .312 .424 .736
2014 21 A+ FOR 102 407 364 53 96 31 20 6 5 59 6 2 34 62 2 2 5 .264 .333 .393 .726
2015 22 A+ FOR 6 26 24 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .641
2015 22 AA CHA 112 482 407 76 131 54 32 13 9 71 18 4 67 63 1 5 2 .322 .416 .531 .947
2015 22 MAJ MIN 3 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2016 23 AAA ROC 8 33 27 1 5 2 1 1 0 4 0 1 4 1 0 2 0 .185 .273 .296 .569
2016 23 MAJ MIN 9 14 12 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
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3-Year Averages     3 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
Career  (View All)     12 21 19 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .158 .238 .263 .501

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Max Kepler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 1 Det Did not play.
Apr. 30 Det Did not play.
Apr. 29 Det Did not play.
Apr. 27 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 26 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 25 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 24 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619
Apr. 23 @Was 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
Apr. 22 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Mil 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .286 .619
Apr. 20 @Mil 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .333 .286 .619
Apr. 19 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 18 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 17 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 16 LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .286 .000 .286
Apr. 15 LAA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .286 .000 .286
Apr. 14 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .286 .000 .286
Apr. 13 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Apr. 11 CWS Did not play.
Apr. 10 @KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
Apr. 9 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 8 @KC Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Bal Did not play.
Last 7 Days 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 7 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .571 .857
Last 30 Days 12 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .333 .619

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 9 4 5
2015 2 2

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Max Kepler: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 37 63

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Max Kepler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201641000.000.000.000
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201681000.250.500.900
201560000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201650000.000.000.167
201550000.200.200.400

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201672000.286.571.946
201520000.000.000.000
Max Kepler Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 17 R GUL 153 140 8.5% 17.6% 0.48 81% .354 .057
2011 18 R ELI 221 191 10.4% 24.4% 0.43 72% .368 .105
2012 19 R ELI 269 232 10% 12.3% 0.82 86% .312 .242
2013 20 A CED 263 236 9.1% 16.3% 0.56 82% .255 .187
2014 21 A+ FOR 407 364 8.4% 15.2% 0.55 83% .306 .129
2015 22 A+ FOR 26 24 7.7% 19.2% 0.40 79% .316 .083
2015 22 AA CHA 482 407 13.9% 13.1% 1.06 85% .364 .209
2015 22 MAJ MIN 7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000
2016 23 AAA ROC 33 27 12.1% 3% 4.00 96% .192 .111
2016 23 MAJ MIN 14 12 14.3% 35.7% 0.40 58% .286 .166
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3-Year Averages     7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000
Career     21 19 9.5% 38.1% 0.25 58% .273 .105

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2016 Stat Review for Max Kepler    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.167 AVG
TERRIBLE
58% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.166 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
AVERAGE
14.3% BB Rate
ELITE
35.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.619 OPS
TERRIBLE
.286 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Max Kepler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kepler is starting in center field and hitting seventh Saturday, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports.

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Kepler is starting in right field and batting seventh versus the White Sox on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha reports.

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Manager Paul Molitor confirmed Sunday that Kepler would be used primarily as a defensive replacement during his stint with the Twins, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Kepler was recalled by the Twins from Triple-A Rochester following Saturday's game, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Kepler was optioned to Triple-A Rochester.

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Kepler was scratched from the lineup for Tuesday's spring game due to a migraine headache, Phil Miller of The Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler started in right field and went 2-for-3 in Monday's spring training loss to the Reds. He's hitting .333 (3-for-9) in nine games this spring.

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Kepler should have an easier route to playing time in 2016 now that the Twins have traded Aaron Hicks to the Yankees in exchange for John Ryan Murphy.

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Kepler is starting in right field and batting third in the order in Sunday's game against Kansas City, the Minenapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Kepler had another lackluster season in the minors and even though he may develop later than other players after being signed out of Germany, he'll need to show something in 2015 to remain a top prospect in the Minnesota system. There were some signs of hope as he hit much better the final two months at High-A (.303 batting average) and had a strong Arizona Fall League campaign by hitting .307/.366/.440. He's shown a good eye at the plate as he draws walks, makes contact and scouts believe he'll add power, but he'll need to finally put it all together at Double-A to be in Minnesota's long-term plans.

2014

A strained left elbow cost Kepler the first two and a half months of the 2013 season, and he went on to hit just .237/.312/.424 in 61 games at Low-A Cedar Rapids. He then wasn't impressive in the Arizona Fall League, where he hit .234/.306/.313. Still, it's too early to write him off as he has shown good place discipline (drawing walks in 9.1 percent of place appearances last season) and since he may develop later than other players after being signed out of Germany. He'll need to improve in 2014 and show he can stay healthy to maintain his top prospect status.

2013

Kepler was an extremely athletic but very raw player when signed out of Germany in 2009. He started to add baseball skills to his athleticism last year as he hit .297/.387/.539 in rookie ball. He drew walks at a good rate (10 percent of plate appearances) and made great contact (33:27 BB:K). A strong year in his first full season league in 2013 could push him near the top of Minnesota's hitting prospects.