Max Kepler Minnesota Twins

Age: 29 (February 10, 1993) | 6' 4" | 225lbs. | Bats: Left OF-114 RF-2 DH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIN AL 2018 156 532 80 119 71 96 30 4 20 58 4 5 .224 .319 .408 12 16 .236 38/16/46 11 12
MIN AL 2019 134 524 98 132 60 99 32 0 36 90 1 5 .252 .336 .519 10 17 .244 36/17/47 19 19
MIN AL 2020 48 171 27 39 22 36 9 0 9 23 3 0 .228 .321 .439 11 18 .236 32/22/46 16 16
MIN AAA 2021 3 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 0 9 .100 n/a
MIN AL 2021 121 426 61 90 54 96 21 4 19 54 10 0 .211 .306 .413 11 20 .225 37/19/44 12 12
MIN AL 2022 95 326 45 74 42 57 14 1 9 41 3 2 .227 .321 .359 11 15 .246 45/21/34 7 7
Career 8yrs 817 2893 430 672 338 594 158 13 129 398 33 15 .232 .318 .430 10 18 .247 n/a
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Two picks, no pans in last year's Guide.

TRACHTMAN PICK: Rising flyball rate speaks
well for his power potential.


ADLER PICK: Lost in the poor BA is an
improved plate approach, with solid BB/K 
growth. He’s good for 20-25 HR with a few
stolen bases; if he can add league-average BA,
he’ll post a solid profit on a minimal cost.





Alex Patton Alex
Nov 11 '19

Two-year scans of Statcast averages for Kepler --

Longest HR

2018: 427

2019: 438

Average hit speed

2018: 89.5

2019: 89.7

Maximum hit speed

2018: 112.7

2019: 112.5

Surprising, no? Especially the last.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 9 '19

Singled to tie the game with two outs in the bottom of the 8th, homered to tie the game in the 13th, singled in the 17th with the bases loaded and one out to finally end it. And he wasn't even in the starting lineup.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 19 '19

Why am I the only one who writes about Max Kepler?

Maybe because I could have kept him and kept Jackie Bradley instead.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 7 '19

Breaks out of an 0-for-21 skid with a homer in the first, then adds two more.

The Twins, by winning, still haven't lost as many as three in a row all year.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 7 '19

3-for-4 with four ribbies to lead Twinkies to double-digit runs scored for the fourth time in their last eight games. In 50 games, they have 101 homers.

Alex Patton Alex
May 25 '19

In the 4x4 ADL, this is not what you want to read.

Max Kepler (OF) MIN - Feb. 24

Kepler went 2-for-2 with a walk and two home runs in Sunday's spring training loss to Boston. He batted leadoff and could be used in the leadoff role against right-handed pitchers this season, manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: It sounds like the Twins may vary their leadoff hitter frequently based on matchups, but Kepler remains a candidate for the role. He was not used in the leadoff role last season. He certainly got his spring training off on the right foot after signing a a five-year, $35 million extension before camp began.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 25 '19

Two homers today. He's making his case.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 24 '19

Peter's projection is reasonable, and if it's accurate and I keep him, I would lose $2.

Even so, I'm thinking about keeping him.

Kepler is the Advanced Stat Heads' darling. Even his mediocre LD% doesn't discourage them.

The geezers in the American Dreams (even Rotoman has reached geezerdom, liberally defined) pretend they don't understand or pay attention to advanced stats.

Most of them are lying. (Not all.)

If I let Kepler go, I know for a fact he will cost more in the auction. Maybe just a dollar or two but more.

If somebody else has him and he has the season I was expecting him to have last year this year, I will be highly annoyed.

Not a good reason to keep somebody but it's a reason.

Kepler is definitely in play for the last spot on my reserve list.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 18 '19