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Max Kepler

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.234

HR

17

RBI

61

R

51

SB

5

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

September 24, 2016  –  Max Kepler News

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Kepler (neck) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times 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 30 128 110 16 31 11 4 6 1 19 1 1 16 14 0 2 0 .282 .367 .455 .822
2016 23 MAJ MIN 108 425 376 51 88 37 18 2 17 61 5 2 41 89 1 5 2 .234 .309 .428 .737
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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)     111 432 383 51 89 37 18 2 17 61 5 2 41 92 1 5 2 .232 .306 .423 .729

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 Games 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
Sep. 25 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .309 .428 .737
Sep. 24 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .307 .421 .728
Sep. 23 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 22 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .307 .422 .729
Sep. 22 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .234 .309 .425 .734
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .237 .312 .430 .742
Sep. 18 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 17 @NYM 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .312 .432 .744
Sep. 16 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .314 .437 .751
Sep. 15 @Det 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .317 .442 .759
Sep. 14 @Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .316 .441 .757
Sep. 13 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .314 .442 .756
Sep. 11 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .317 .447 .764
Sep. 10 Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .320 .452 .772
Sep. 9 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .322 .456 .778
Sep. 7 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .320 .457 .777
Sep. 6 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .320 .457 .777
Sep. 5 KC Did not play.
Sep. 4 CWS 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .321 .460 .781
Sep. 3 CWS 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .324 .467 .791
Sep. 2 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .320 .458 .778
Sep. 1 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .324 .464 .788
Aug. 31 @Cle 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .325 .467 .792
Aug. 30 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .323 .458 .781
Aug. 29 @Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .326 .465 .791
Aug. 28 @Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .331 .473 .804
Aug. 27 @Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .336 .481 .817
Aug. 26 @Tor 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .254 .335 .481 .816
Last 7 Games 15 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 .133 .235 .333 .568
Last 14 Games 36 3 6 0 0 1 2 3 9 0 2 0 1 1 .167 .225 .250 .475
Last 30 Games 96 9 17 3 0 2 6 7 24 0 2 0 1 2 .177 .231 .271 .502

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 2 107 4 103
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
2016111102141.198.306.578
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162614014464.249.471.794
201560000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016196217302.240.403.701
201550000.200.200.400

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016174299303.224.443.759
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 128 110 12.5% 10.9% 1.14 87% .316 .173
2016 23 MAJ MIN 425 376 9.6% 20.9% 0.46 76% .263 .194
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3-Year Averages     7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000
Career     432 383 9.5% 21.3% 0.45 76% .263 .191

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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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.234 AVG
POOR
76% Contact Rate
POOR
.263 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.428 SLG
AVERAGE
.194 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.46 BB/K
GOOD
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
20.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.737 OPS
WEAK
.309 OBP
WEAK

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

Kepler (neck strain) is available off the bench Friday, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

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Kepler (neck strain) is not in Friday's lineup against the Mariners.

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Kepler is dealing with a mild neck strain, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler is out of Sunday's lineup versus the Mets.

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Kepler is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

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Kepler is out of the lineup Monday against the Royals, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Kepler went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

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Kepler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Kepler went 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in a win over the Rays on Sunday.

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Kepler went 1-for-2 with three walks, a two-run homer and crossed the plate three times in Tuesday's game versus the Indians.

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Kepler hit three home runs and tallied six RBI in a 4-for-6 game to power Monday's win over Cleveland.

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Kepler is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com 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.