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Astros Being Investigated for Using Tech to Steal Pitchin...

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:29 PM
I can no longer say I want the Twins to emulate the Astros. Bush league maneuver to use cameras in order to steal signs.

Reports: Romero to Miss Most or All of Spring Training

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Disappointing news today via LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune: The Twins are anticipating that Fernando Romero will miss most...

Pensacola Blue Wahoos: Photo-A-Day

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Hey all,   Pensacola Blue Wahoos here, the Double-A affiliate of your Minnesota Twins.   We've enjoyed partnering with TwinsDai...

Exhibition Game Thread: Twins vs Gophers (2/21 @ 5:05pm CT)

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:31 PM
I know, it's a day early... and maybe someone else is already assigned to the game thread... But Do Hyoung Park just posted the lineup fo...

Target Field Ranked #7 in MLB in Craft Beer Offerings

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Great article in the Athletic:   https://theathletic....beer-offerings/   Even at #7, we're only 4th in our division.Tigers are...

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Did We Break Max Kepler?

Posted by MaxOelerking , 18 June 2018 · 2,585 views

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Did We Break Max Kepler? Twins fans over the past few season have been extremely critical of Max Kepler and his terrible offensive production vs LHP. The criticism was rightly deserved, because his numbers were atrocious. Twins territory has been pleasantly surprised by his improvement vs LHP, but now his numbers vs RHP are dropping. Here are Kepler's splits from 2015-2017.

vs RHP: .258/.332/.471
vs LHP: .188/.259/.288

So against RHP, Kepler was solid at the plate. He reached base and hit for power. Against LHP, his numbers reflected that of a pitcher...

Now, here are Kepler's splits in 2018.

vs RHP: .200/.299/.335
vs LHP: .288/.360/.576

With 269 plate appearances, there is no need to panic just yet. His numbers vs RHP are not as bad has his previous numbers vs LHP. Plus, his numbers vs LHP are not much better than his previous production vs RHP.

In short, no, obviously our German right fielder is not broken. If he can become consistent vs both RHP and LHP, he will become much tougher to matchup against, and overall be more productive day in and day out.

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