View Full Version : Article: Kernels Post-Buxton Era Begins: Welcome Max Kepler

SD Buhr
06-24-2013, 10:55 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=1951-Kernels-Post-Buxton-Era-Begins-Welcome-Max-Kepler

06-25-2013, 07:48 AM
Do we know if he will be in CF most of the time with Buxton in FM now?

SD Buhr
06-25-2013, 08:28 AM
Do we know if he will be in CF most of the time with Buxton in FM now?

We don't "know," but we'll get a clue today at noon today (weather permitting). If his elbow still isn't 100%, I would imagine he goes to LF with JD Williams moving to CF. Interestingly, however, Kepler and Jeremias Pineda are listed on the Kernels official roster as a CFs (Williams is simply listed as an OF), for whatever that's worth, which isn't much really.

mike wants wins
06-25-2013, 08:34 AM
Big fan of Kepler. Hoping he makes a nice adjustment to A ball this year. He's either starting in the OF or 1B in MN in 4 years.....

06-25-2013, 12:09 PM
Very excited about Kepler. He had the 2nd highest BB/K ratio in the Appy League last year and the 4th highest ISO. Still young and inexperienced which means he has the potential to improve rapidly. A real shame he had to miss the first half of the year.

Winston Smith
06-25-2013, 01:31 PM
Sounds like a nice kid, wish him well.

Seth Stohs
06-25-2013, 01:39 PM
JD didn't play much CF last year with Beloit either. For some reason, he's been primarily in the corners. A lot of RF last year. He was an infielder in high school.

06-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the great read ... seems to bring a lot of personality along with talent.

06-25-2013, 03:25 PM
Hope plenty of CR fans are savoring this season. That lineup, even without Buxton, is as good as it gets. A team OPS of .800 and .275+ BA? Wow.

SD Buhr
06-25-2013, 03:31 PM
Kepler played CF today for the Kernels.

He had a double (his 4th) and his first HR of the season, an opposite field 2-run HR that gave the Kernels their margin of victory in a 6-4 win.

06-25-2013, 05:46 PM
In the 8th, Kepler smashed the go ahead homer to put the Kernels up 6-4. For Kepler, his first home run as a Kernel and 5 of his first 7 hits have gone for extra bases. The long ball was also just the 2nd off the season hit off of Bees reliever Joey Krehbiel.

06-25-2013, 05:47 PM
That is a quote from MiLB.com (so as to make it legal and such).