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Max Kepler

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2018 Stats

AVG

.228

HR

11

RBI

36

R

44

SB

3

2018 Preseason 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  

July 14, 2018  –  Max Kepler News

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Kepler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a 19-6 loss to the Rays on Saturday.

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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
2018 25 MAJ MIN 91 361 320 44 73 33 19 3 11 36 3 2 40 57 0 1 0 .228 .313 .409 .722
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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)     354 1,383 1,234 163 291 125 71 7 47 168 15 5 129 267 2 9 9 .236 .311 .419 .730

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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
Jul. 14 TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .313 .409 .722
Jul. 13 TB 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .312 .402 .714
Jul. 12 TB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .313 .405 .718
Jul. 11 KC 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .314 .409 .723
Jul. 10 KC 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .312 .410 .722
Jul. 9 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .313 .405 .718
Jul. 8 Bal 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .313 .407 .720
Jul. 7 Bal 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .308 .405 .713
Jul. 6 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .306 .395 .701
Jul. 5 Bal 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .307 .387 .694
Jul. 4 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .304 .382 .686
Jul. 3 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .308 .387 .695
Jul. 2 @Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .309 .391 .700
Jul. 1 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .306 .390 .696
Jun. 30 @ChC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .221 .307 .391 .698
Jun. 29 @ChC 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .308 .393 .701
Jun. 28 @CWS 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .221 .310 .397 .707
Jun. 27 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .304 .394 .698
Jun. 26 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .308 .400 .708
Jun. 24 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .312 .406 .718
Jun. 23 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .316 .411 .727
Jun. 22 Tex 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .313 .412 .725
Jun. 21 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .313 .409 .722
Jun. 20 Bos 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .316 .414 .730
Jun. 19 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .316 .403 .719
Jun. 16 @Cle 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .317 .405 .722
Jun. 15 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .319 .405 .724
Jun. 14 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .324 .413 .737
Jun. 13 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .325 .418 .743
Last 7 Games 26 8 7 0 1 1 3 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .367 .462 .829
Last 14 Games 49 12 13 1 1 3 7 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .345 .510 .855
Last 30 Games 101 16 22 3 1 4 12 9 19 2 0 0 0 0 .218 .282 .386 .668

Max Kepler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 90 33 74
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
201894155160.266.511.844
201712572120.152.240.453
2016118102141.203.322.595

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018226296203.212.367.672
20173866017576.272.484.828
20162784215495.248.468.792

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018162287231.247.457.795
2017261339343.264.452.782
2016202228312.243.416.718

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018158164132.209.361.646
20172503410353.220.396.690
2016194309324.227.433.750
Max Kepler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ryne Stanek TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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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
2018 25 MAJ MIN 361 320 11.1% 15.8% 0.70 82% .245 .181
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3-Year Averages     338 304 8.6% 20.7% 0.41 77% .268 .181
Career     1,383 1,234 9.3% 19.3% 0.48 78% .263 .183

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Max Kepler Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
CF 2017 69 2 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 219.3 2 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 1086 3 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 541 2 17 -1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.70 BB/K
GREAT
11.1% BB Rate
GREAT
15.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.722 OPS
WEAK
.313 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.228 AVG
TERRIBLE
.245 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.409 SLG
WEAK
.181 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Kepler will bat seventh and man center field for Thursday's matchup with Tampa Bay, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Sunday against the Orioles.

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Kepler went 1-for-4 with his 10th home run in Saturday's win over Baltimore.

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Kepler went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 6-2 win over the Orioles.

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Kepler (illness) is back in the lineup Monday against the Brewers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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Kepler (heat-related illness) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kepler left Saturday's game against the Cubs with heat illness, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

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Kepler is not in the lineup against the White Sox on Thursday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.

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

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Kepler is out of the starting nine for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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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.