2016 Minor League Preview: Minnesota Twins

The Twins are a fun system to look at. They have the elite guys like Buxton and Berrios, but now we have the breakout Max Kepler and the international signee Byung-ho Park. Outside of the Aaron Hicks trade to New York, the Park signing was the biggest news of the Minnesota offseason. The Twins had some surprising success in 2015, thanks in part to the arrival of their young slugger...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Projecting Twins Outfielder Max Kepler

Shortly after the Chattanooga Lookouts took home the Southern League championship on Monday, the team’s best player packed his bags for the big leagues. That player, of course, was Max Kepler, who will spend the final two weeks of the season in Minnesota following a well-deserved promotion. Kepler put up crazy good in the minors this year. The 22-year-old spent nearly the...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Max Kepler 'speechless' on major league call up

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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins call up Southern League MVP Max Kepler

Only minutes after the Chattanooga Lookouts won the Southern League (AA) Championship on Monday, the Minnesota Twins announced the call-up of their top hitting prospect, Max Kepler. He was not aware of the news until the Lookouts’ manager, Doug Mientkiewicz, told him while he celebrated with his teammates. While it is great to see the farm system playing so well, it is unfortunate...
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins call up German prospect Max Kepler

Everybody knew that the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A) had talent going into the season and winning the Southern League championship last night proved it. So many young players that the Minnesota Twins are excited about played a part in the championship; outfielder Byron Buxton and third baseman Miguel Sano were the two biggest names on the roster at the beginning of the season...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins call up top hitting prospect Max Kepler

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have promoted one of their top hitting prospects, Max Kepler, from Double-A for the stretch drive. Kepler joined the wild card-chasing Twins on Tuesday for their game against Cleveland, the day after Kepler helped lead Chattanooga to the Southern League championship. The 22-year-old native of Berlin batted .322 with 32 doubles, 13 triples, nine...
Via Associated Press
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: The Twins' Max Kepler and German-born players

When this season's Southern League's Most Valuable Player takes the field for the first time he'll become the 43rd German-born player to appear in the majors. When it comes to producing major leaguers, Germany has actually had the third-most players of any European country, trailing only Ireland and the United Kingdom, with 47 each. (However, only one player born in Ireland has appeared...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins recall Southern League MVP Max Kepler from Double-A

The Minnesota Twins will recall Southern League Most Valuable Player Max Kepler from Double-A Chattanooga, the club announced Monday night. Kepler, a 22-year-old outfielder/first baseman from Berlin, has spent six seasons in the Twins' minor-league system. This year he was named league MVP after hitting .322 with 32 doubles, 13 triples, nine home runs, 71 RB and 76 runs scored in...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects

Note: San Diego prospect Travis Jankowski and Minnesota’s Max Kepler would both have likely been included within this edition of the Five, but are both ineligible — the former due to a promotion to the majors, the latter for having appeared among the top prospects on Kiley McDaniel’s recent in-season update. The Fringe Five is a weekly regular-season exercise, introduced a...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

German-born Kepler puts best foot forward with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Kepler was too tall to follow in the footsteps of his parents, both of whom were professional ballet dancers. And growing up in Germany, a country that embraces soccer, Kepler eventually gave up that sport. The Minnesota Twins are glad he did. Instead of dancing or making a living with his feet, Kepler opted to play baseball at the urging of his mother. He attended...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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