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Max Kepler

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

AVG

.278

HR

2

RBI

9

R

12

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kepler was called up in June and took over the everyday right field role, displaying a surge in power (17 home runs, including a three-homer game) that he hadn't shown in the minors. His growth in pow...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 207   DOB: 2/10/1993   DRAFTED: No  

April 26, 2017  –  Max Kepler News

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Kepler is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers, the Star Tribune's LaVelle E. Neal III 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 113 447 396 52 93 39 20 2 17 63 6 2 42 93 1 5 3 .235 .309 .424 .733
2017 24 MAJ MIN 21 82 72 12 20 9 6 1 2 9 0 0 8 16 0 1 1 .278 .354 .472 .826
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3-Year Averages     58 225 201 26 47 19 10 1 8 31 3 1 21 48 0 2 1 .234 .307 .413 .720
Career  (View All)     137 536 475 64 114 48 26 3 19 72 6 2 50 112 1 6 4 .240 .314 .427 .741

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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
Apr. 28 @KC 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .354 .472 .826
Apr. 26 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .346 .478 .824
Apr. 24 @Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .342 .492 .834
Apr. 23 Det 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .342 .492 .834
Apr. 22 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .348 .459 .807
Apr. 21 Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .354 .483 .837
Apr. 20 Cle 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .361 .509 .870
Apr. 18 Cle 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 .294 .351 .490 .841
Apr. 17 Cle 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .358 .500 .858
Apr. 16 CWS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .375 .512 .887
Apr. 15 CWS 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .349 .513 .862
Apr. 14 CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .333 .429 .762
Apr. 13 @Det 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .343 .419 .762
Apr. 12 @Det 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .300 .259 .559
Apr. 11 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .269 .250 .519
Apr. 9 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .280 .261 .541
Apr. 8 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .318 .300 .618
Apr. 7 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .313 .646
Apr. 6 KC 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .417 .846
Apr. 5 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Apr. 3 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Games 17 4 3 0 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .333 .353 .686
Last 14 Games 45 9 14 5 1 2 8 6 7 0 0 0 1 1 .311 .385 .600 .985
Last 30 Games 72 12 20 6 1 2 9 8 16 0 0 1 1 1 .278 .354 .472 .826

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 20 1 19 1
2016 2 112 4 108
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
2017191020.158.316.516
2016118102141.203.322.595
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175311270.321.528.932
20162784215495.248.468.792
201560000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017467160.304.522.887
2016202228312.243.416.718
201550000.200.200.400

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017265130.231.385.718
2016194309324.227.433.750
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 447 396 9.4% 20.8% 0.45 77% .266 .189
2017 24 MAJ MIN 82 72 9.8% 19.5% 0.50 78% .333 .194
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3-Year Averages     225 201 9.3% 21.3% 0.44 76% .269 .179
Career     536 475 9.3% 20.9% 0.45 76% .276 .187

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Max Kepler Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 RF 10 0 3 0 0 9 0 4 0
2016 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 CF 21 2 4 1 2 6 1 6 0
2016 RF 907.3 5 215 4 5 488 1 266 -1
2017 CF 9 1 4 0 1 9 0 1 0
2017 RF 152 2 35 0 2 90 0 35 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CF 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 RF 3 4 -3 0 0 3 -1 3 0 5
2017 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 0 2 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Max Kepler    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
9.8% BB Rate
GOOD
19.5% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.826 OPS
GOOD
.354 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.278 AVG
GOOD
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.472 SLG
GOOD
.194 ISO
GOOD

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

Kepler is not in the lineup Monday against the Rangers, LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler is batting second Friday against the Tigers.

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Kepler went 2-for-4 with a walk during Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

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Kepler is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.

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Kepler will bat second Wednesday against the Royals, LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler (finger) is scheduled to play in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler (finger) underwent X-rays after exiting Saturday's game, but the scan came back negative and the Twins are considering him day-to-day, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Kepler was removed from Saturday's game for precautionary reasons after suffering an abrasion on his glove hand, Mike Berardino of The Pioneer Press reports.

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Kepler went 0-for-3 in Monday's spring training game. Despite hitting just .125 (2-for-16) this spring, he has the confidence of manager Paul Molitor. "He's looked really good, overall, to me, He's really picking up on the details on defense. He has a more aggressive mind-set and is trusting his swing. So far, I think he's had a good camp," Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 seasons, he finally put it all together at age 22 by hitting .322/.416/.531 with 18 stolen bases at Double-A. Kepler may have a later development cycle since he started playing baseball late in his native Germany. His growth was on display across the board as he draws walks at a good clip, makes strong contact, and developed increasing power (13 triples). Kepler is seen as a solid defensive outfielder at all three positions and has even played first base. The Twins could opt to send him down to Triple-A to begin the season, but he should see a significant amount of time in Minnesota in 2016.

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.