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Max Kepler

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.245

HR

3

RBI

15

R

13

SB

2

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  

June 19, 2016  –  Max Kepler News

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Kepler starred in Sunday's win over the Yankees, finishing 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.

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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 35 115 102 13 25 13 10 0 3 15 2 0 11 29 0 1 1 .245 .322 .431 .753
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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)     38 122 109 13 26 13 10 0 3 15 2 0 11 32 0 1 1 .239 .311 .413 .724

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

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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 29 @CWS 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .322 .431 .753
Jun. 28 @CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .327 .433 .760
Jun. 26 @NYY 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .321 .436 .757
Jun. 25 @NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .314 .407 .721
Jun. 24 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .313 .416 .729
Jun. 23 Phi 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .326 .435 .761
Jun. 22 Phi 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 .247 .319 .420 .739
Jun. 21 Phi 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .322 .423 .745
Jun. 19 NYY 4 3 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .243 .317 .432 .749
Jun. 18 NYY 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .295 .357 .652
Jun. 17 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .293 .343 .636
Jun. 16 NYY 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .206 .296 .349 .645
Jun. 15 @LAA 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .284 .333 .617
Jun. 14 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .270 .316 .586
Jun. 13 @LAA 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .271 .321 .592
Jun. 12 Bos 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .296 .354 .650
Jun. 11 Bos 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .306 .302 .608
Jun. 10 Bos 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .289 .300 .589
Jun. 9 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .268 .250 .518
Jun. 8 Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .256 .257 .513
Jun. 7 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .256 .257 .513
Jun. 5 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .286 .290 .576
Jun. 4 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .321 .588
Jun. 3 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .269 .333 .602
Jun. 2 TB 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .350 .623
Jun. 1 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .250 .472
May. 31 @Oak Did not play.
May. 30 @Oak Did not play.
May. 29 @Sea Did not play.
May. 28 @Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Days 24 1 6 2 0 1 5 3 9 1 0 0 1 1 .250 .321 .458 .779
Last 14 Days 49 9 15 6 0 2 9 5 11 2 0 1 1 1 .306 .375 .551 .926
Last 30 Days 90 11 23 8 0 3 15 9 24 2 0 1 1 2 .256 .327 .444 .771

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 1 35 4 31
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
2016353031.171.229.485
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201662103101.290.548.915
201560000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166292112.290.484.841
201550000.200.200.400

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016354120.171.343.618
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 115 102 9.6% 25.2% 0.38 72% .314 .186
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3-Year Averages     7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000
Career     122 109 9% 26.2% 0.34 71% .311 .174

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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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.245 AVG
WEAK
72% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.314 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.431 SLG
AVERAGE
.186 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
25.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.753 OPS
AVERAGE
.322 OBP
WEAK

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

Kepler started in right field and went 1-for-3 in Saturday's loss to the Yankees. He's hit safely in eight of his last nine games.

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Kepler went 1-for-5 with a three-run, walk-off blast in the 10th inning of Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

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Kepler will make his third straight start in right field Sunday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports. He'll bat sixth in the lineup.

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Kepler started in right field and went 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Kepler is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

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Kepler started a third consecutive game in right field Friday and went 1-for-4. He also had a key error in the field.

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Kepler went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a strikeout against the Rays on Thursday.

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Kepler started in right field and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to Oakland. He could get regular playing time with Miguel Sano on the DL with a hamstring strain. "He's going to get a chance, more than he did the other time around, and we'll see how he does," manager Paul Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Kepler was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

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Kepler (groin) was activated from the 7-day DL on Monday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger 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.