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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/17): Thorpe Finds H...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:34 AM
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Article: MIN 4, TOR 1: Pitching Staff Redemption Night

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:20 AM
It’s amazing how much easier things seem when you get an early lead. Toronto scored a run in the top of the first, but the Twins answered...

Duffey

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:12 AM
Duffey up, Vasquez down, no TD topic yet... well here it is. Go

Balls and strikes called incorrectly 1 out 5 times

Other Baseball Today, 06:20 AM
We’ve always been led to believe that the overwhelming majority of calls were right. Boy, was that bull. Robo. Umps. NOW! 20% incorrect...

So....Time to make a call to Kimbrel?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:02 AM
I know it’s being discussed in the game thread but figured why not give it one of its own. Prety sure there haven’t been any prior thread...

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Did We Break Max Kepler?

Posted by MaxOelerking , 18 June 2018 · 2,089 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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