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    Fine diving grab in RCF by Max Kepler to end the 6th. Max looks good, running well and a much more level swing than before DL stint.


    The above tweet from Miracle play by play guy Brice Zimmerman is a nice sign. Prior to his DL stint, Kepler was struggling mightily and looked out of sorts from last season. Since coming off the DL, Kepler has tallied some hits and even flashed a bit of power - all great signs for one of the better prospects in the Twins' system.

    To date, Kepler is hitting:

    Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
    2014 21 -1.7 FortMyers FLOR A+ MIN 52 209 184 29 42 6 4 3 31 3 1 19 35 .228 .313 .353 .666 65 3 4 1 1 0




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    Max continues to post good but not great numbers in Fort Myers. He is young for the league and certainly has room to grow, so while his rough season is a bit of a bummer, I wouldn't be concerned as of yet.

    He's played all over the field this season, logging in nearly half of his games in CF (51 of 63 games). While he's still likely a corner OF long term, it's nice to see he has the defensive range to cover CF in a pinch. To date, Max is hitting:

    Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
    2014 21 -1.7 FortMyers FLOR A+ MIN 63 251 222 33 50 9 4 3 37 4 1 23 45 .225 .308 .342 .650 76 3 4 1 1 0

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    It looks like an injury earlier in the season may have been messing with Kepler's swing. After starting off cold, then spending a few weeks on the DL in June, Max has returned to the Miracle lineup and his beginning to post multi-hit games with some regularity. His power numbers are still a bit below his career norms, but his average and OBP are beginning to climb to a more reasonable level. It's nice to see Max starting to turn things around, hopefully he can continue to build on this momentum.

    As of 7/21, Max is posting the following numbers in Fort Myers:

    Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
    2014 21 -1.6 FortMyers FLOR A+ MIN 70 278 244 37 58 10 4 3 39 4 1 26 47 .238 .319 .348 .667 85 3 4 2 2 0

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    24 July 14 Game in Tampa

    I saw Max is back on the DL. Is he travelling with the team? I was hoping to see him play in Tampa tonight.

    As of 7/21, Max is posting the following numbers in Fort Myers:

    Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
    2014 21 -1.6 FortMyers FLOR A+ MIN 70 278 244 37 58 10 4 3 39 4 1 26 47 .238 .319 .348 .667 85 3 4 2 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by aastyer View Post
    I saw Max is back on the DL. Is he travelling with the team? I was hoping to see him play in Tampa tonight.
    The most frustrating part about covering Max this year has been trying to find out ANY news from the Miracle. I follow multiple minor league reporters on Twitter along with Miracle PxP guy Brice Zimmerman (as well as the Miracle themselves, obviously). I also have a Google alert set up for ANY Max Kepler news and I still can only really find updates by checking the roster page everyday.

    In short - it's tough to get news from this team. I'm not sure WHY Max is back on the 7 day DL (I'll post when I find out, I'm doing some research this morning to see if I can find something) so I'm not sure A) how severe the injury is or B) if he's traveling with the team.

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    Thank you very much. I will attend the game. Maybe he will be there. I hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aastyer View Post
    Thank you very much. I will attend the game. Maybe he will be there. I hope so.
    If you see him, ask him why he's on the DL. It may be the fastest way to find an answer! (I'm kidding...kinda...)

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    I hope to meet and talk to him. I will ask him. My wife is German. I closely follow how Max and Don Lutz are doing in baseball.

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    Max did not travel with the team to Tampa. I was told he injured a finger.

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