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Max Kepler

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

15

RBI

55

R

42

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  

August 25, 2016  –  Max Kepler News

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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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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 83 321 280 42 71 32 15 2 15 55 5 0 34 65 1 4 2 .254 .334 .482 .816
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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)     86 328 287 42 72 32 15 2 15 55 5 0 34 68 1 4 2 .251 .330 .474 .804

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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 25 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .334 .482 .816
Aug. 24 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .335 .482 .817
Aug. 23 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .333 .484 .817
Aug. 21 @KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .334 .487 .821
Aug. 20 @KC Did not play.
Aug. 19 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .336 .489 .825
Aug. 18 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .341 .498 .839
Aug. 17 @Atl 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .342 .502 .844
Aug. 16 @Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256 .339 .504 .843
Aug. 14 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .334 .508 .842
Aug. 13 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .336 .512 .848
Aug. 12 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .337 .516 .853
Aug. 11 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .338 .521 .859
Aug. 11 Hou 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .263 .343 .530 .873
Aug. 10 Hou Did not play.
Aug. 9 Hou 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .342 .526 .868
Aug. 8 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .341 .529 .870
Aug. 7 @TB 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .259 .342 .536 .878
Aug. 6 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .341 .536 .877
Aug. 5 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .343 .544 .887
Aug. 4 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .346 .554 .900
Aug. 3 @Cle 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .347 .560 .907
Aug. 2 @Cle 2 3 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .342 .561 .903
Aug. 1 @Cle 6 3 4 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .332 .547 .879
Jul. 31 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .323 .497 .820
Jul. 30 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .323 .497 .820
Jul. 29 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .321 .503 .824
Jul. 28 Bal 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .319 .508 .827
Jul. 27 Atl Did not play.
Jul. 26 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .311 .489 .800
Last 7 Games 21 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 .190 .227 .238 .465
Last 14 Games 48 3 11 2 0 0 6 4 11 1 0 1 2 1 .229 .291 .271 .562
Last 30 Games 98 15 27 2 0 5 19 14 20 3 0 1 2 2 .276 .365 .449 .814

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 1 82 4 78
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
20168582111.212.341.633
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161913413424.272.545.899
201560000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016147187282.259.456.779
201550000.200.200.400

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016129248253.248.512.860
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 321 280 10.6% 20.2% 0.52 77% .280 .228
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3-Year Averages     7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000
Career     328 287 10.4% 20.7% 0.50 76% .279 .223

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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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.254 AVG
WEAK
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.280 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.482 SLG
GREAT
.228 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
10.6% BB Rate
GREAT
20.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.816 OPS
GOOD
.334 OBP
GOOD

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

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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Kepler went 2-for-3 with a walk, solo home run, two RBI and two runs Thursday against the Orioles.

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Kepler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.

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Kepler went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Indians.

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Kepler went 1-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Sunday's 15-5 victory over the Rangers.

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Kepler went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Thursday at the Rangers.

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Kepler went 1-for-3 with a home run in Tuesday's win over Oakland. He's hit three home runs in his last four games.

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Kepler went 2-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBI in Saturday's win over Texas.

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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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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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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.