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Max Kepler

22-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

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.143

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0

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0

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0

2016 RotoWire 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  

November 11, 2015  –  Max Kepler News

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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
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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

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)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
Oct. 3 KC Did not play.
Oct. 2 KC Did not play.
Oct. 1 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 30 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 26 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 24 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 23 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 22 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 20 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 18 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 17 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 16 Det Did not play.
Sep. 15 Det Did not play.
Sep. 14 Det Did not play.
Sep. 13 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 12 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 11 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 9 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 8 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 7 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Hou Did not play.
Last 7 Days 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Last 14 Days 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
Last 30 Days 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201560000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201550000.200.200.400

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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
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3-Year Averages     7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000

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

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

Contact

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.143 AVG
TERRIBLE
57% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.143 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
42.9% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.286 OPS
TERRIBLE
.143 OBP
TERRIBLE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Max Kepler

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

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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Kepler was called up by the Twins after Monday's game.

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Kepler was named the Southern League MVP on Thursday. He hit .327/.415/.540 with nine home runs, 32 doubles, 12 triples and 18 steals in 107 games with Double-A Chattanooga.

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Kepler, 22, is batting .332/.416/.555 with seven home runs, 51 RBI and 16 steals through 85 games at Double-A Chattanooga.

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Kepler is 4-for-11 with a stolen base in three games since missing a week with a sore shoulder at Double-A Chattanooga.

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Kepler is dealing with a sore left shoulder, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler is hitting .336/.407/.534 with three home runs and 12 stolen bases for Double-A Chattanooga.

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Kepler, who was slowed by a forearm strain during spring training, is hitting .308/.351/.439 for Double-A New Britain.

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Kepler has been added to Minnesota's Arizona Fall League roster for 2014, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler, 21, is batting .224/.304/.338 with three home runs, 38 RBI, and four steals through 65 games for High-A Fort Myers this season.

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Kepler, 21, is batting .219/.324/.342 with two home runs, 23 RBI and two steals through 42 games for High-A Fort Myers this season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.