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Max Kepler

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

AVG

.243

HR

19

RBI

69

R

67

SB

6

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kepler enters 2018 as Minnesota's starting right fielder and will try to improve on a somewhat disappointing second year in the majors. He showed promise in his rookie season with a surprising surge i...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 2/10/1993   BORN: Berlin, Germany   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By MIN In 2009  

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Kepler isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press 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 147 568 511 67 124 53 32 2 19 69 6 1 47 114 1 3 6 .243 .312 .425 .737
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3-Year Averages     87 338 304 39 72 30 17 1 12 44 4 1 29 70 0 2 3 .237 .308 .418 .725
Career  (View All)     263 1,022 914 119 218 92 52 4 36 132 12 3 89 210 2 8 9 .239 .310 .422 .732

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
Oct. 1 Det Did not play.
Sep. 30 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .312 .425 .737
Sep. 29 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .313 .427 .740
Sep. 28 @Cle 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .315 .431 .746
Sep. 27 @Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .314 .430 .744
Sep. 26 @Cle 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .314 .429 .743
Sep. 24 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Det 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .315 .430 .745
Sep. 22 @Det 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .315 .430 .745
Sep. 21 @Det 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .314 .423 .737
Sep. 20 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .313 .421 .734
Sep. 19 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .315 .425 .740
Sep. 18 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .316 .420 .736
Sep. 17 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .314 .420 .734
Sep. 16 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .315 .423 .738
Sep. 15 Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .317 .426 .743
Sep. 14 Tor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .246 .317 .427 .744
Sep. 13 SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .316 .427 .743
Sep. 12 SD Did not play.
Sep. 10 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 9 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .316 .427 .743
Sep. 8 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .316 .428 .744
Sep. 7 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .247 .317 .432 .749
Sep. 6 @TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .315 .432 .747
Sep. 5 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .316 .433 .749
Sep. 4 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .318 .436 .754
Sep. 3 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .318 .438 .756
Sep. 2 KC Did not play.
Sep. 1 KC 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .318 .440 .758
Aug. 31 CWS 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .247 .317 .437 .754
Last 7 Games 20 2 4 2 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .238 .300 .538
Last 14 Games 41 5 9 3 0 2 6 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .273 .439 .712
Last 30 Games 77 8 17 5 0 2 10 6 22 1 0 2 0 0 .221 .294 .364 .658

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 143 13 138 1
2016 2 112 4 108
2015 2 2

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Max Kepler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201712572120.152.240.453
2016118102141.203.322.595
201510000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173866017576.272.484.828
20162784215495.248.468.792
201560000.167.167.333

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017261339343.264.452.782
2016202228312.243.416.718
201550000.200.200.400

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172503410353.220.396.690
2016194309324.227.433.750
201520000.000.000.000
Max Kepler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .362 .105
2012 19 R ELI 269 232 10% 12.3% 0.82 86% .309 .242
2013 20 A CED 263 236 9.1% 16.3% 0.56 82% .254 .187
2014 21 A+ FOR 407 364 8.4% 15.2% 0.55 83% .304 .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% .359 .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% .309 .173
2016 23 MAJ MIN 447 396 9.4% 20.8% 0.45 77% .261 .189
2017 24 MAJ MIN 568 511 8.3% 20.1% 0.41 78% .276 .182
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3-Year Averages     338 304 8.6% 20.7% 0.41 77% .268 .181
Career     1,022 914 8.7% 20.5% 0.42 77% .269 .183

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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 69 3 24 2 3 56 2 24 1
2017 RF 1086 5 260 4 5 548 2 261 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 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2017 RF 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3

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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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0.41 BB/K
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8.3% BB Rate
AVERAGE
20.1% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.737 OPS
WEAK
.312 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.243 AVG
POOR
.276 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.425 SLG
WEAK
.182 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Max Kepler

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

Kepler (back) is starting in right field and batting sixth Tuesday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Kepler (back) is available from the bench Sunday against the Tigers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Kepler (hip) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler was removed from Saturday's game against the Tigers with a left hip injury, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Kepler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

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Kepler is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, according to Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Kepler is out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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Kepler is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Kepler is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

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 power shouldn't be unexpected since he was just 23 years old and may have a delayed development cycle since he started playing baseball late in his native Germany. Kepler draws walks at a good clip, made strong contact in the minors and has some speed on the basepaths. He has some areas to improve as he struggled against left-handed pitching (.595 OPS), had more strikeouts initially in the majors than his minor league track record would suggest and wore down in the final month (.538 OPS in September). He also struggled at times in right field despite good reviews of his defense in the minors. However, he should be set as an everyday outfielder for the Twins and could improve rapidly in his first full season in the majors.

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.