07-28-2012, 12:07 AM #1
Max Kepler has apparently found his power stroke. 6 HR is his last 10 games. Yeah, it's E-town...but he also has a 20/17 BB/SO this year.
.286/.412/.540/.951 on the season, .337/.444/.699/1.143 in July.
He could be kind of a big deal some day.
07-28-2012, 12:13 AM #2
07-28-2012, 12:32 AM #3
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07-28-2012, 07:49 AM #4
Given his age, his success in Elizabethon is nice. I'm more encouraged by the plate discipline personally. That tends to translate better at higher levels.
07-30-2012, 01:39 PM #5
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With Kepler and Goodrum both learning the difference between a ball, a strike, and a beach ball thrown from the stands this year, I'm hoping whomever the hitting coach in Elizabethton is getting big raise and/or working with Sano next season.
07-30-2012, 01:48 PM #6
that coach already worked with Sano... lest you forget, he put up video game stats in Elizabethon...
07-30-2012, 02:04 PM #7
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Did I read they are moving him to first some? That must mean Sano is staying at third next year, u would guess.
07-30-2012, 02:28 PM #8
He was in E-town last year as well. I don't know if they changed coaches or anything like that, but I suspect his improvement this year also has something to do with him repeating the level and growing into his frame a little more.You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
07-30-2012, 02:51 PM #9
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my 2015 dream
OF of CF Hicks, LF Arcia, RF Revere...
3B Plouffe....SS Gregorious......2B Rosario...........1B Parmelee/ Sano (AAA to start yr?)
DH Kennys Vargas
OF Benson or Bigley
Max Kepler and Travis Harrison in AA. Hopefully a lot of pitching in the upper minors and Niko Goodrum too.Top Twins prospects ? 1.Byron Buxton (OF-A+)
2.Miguel Sano (3B-AA) 3.Alex Meyer (SP-AA) 4. Kohl Stewart (SP-RK) 5. Eddie Rosario (2B-AA) 6. J.O. Berrios (P-A) 7. Josmil Pinto (C-AAA) 8. A.B. Walker (OF-A) 9. L. Thorpe (SP-RK) 10. Travis Harrison (3B-A) 11. Max Kepler (OF-A) 12. Trevor May (SP-AA) 13. Jorge Polanco (2B-A) 14. Kennys Vargas (1B-A+) 15. Miguel Sulbaran (SP-A) Just Missed:P Zach Jones, SS Aderlin Mejia, P Stephen Gonsalves, P Ryan Eades.
07-30-2012, 02:59 PM #10
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I rip on the scouting as much as anyone. Here in the states, their skill is debatable, but the international scouts are killing it. Honestly, since all the original scouting reports were all about him being a great athlete and not about being a ballplayer, I never expected much. What a steal.
07-30-2012, 06:19 PM #11
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07-30-2012, 09:30 PM #13
In that scenario, Vargas skips AAA alltogether, and that assumes he doesn't start the year in Beloit again, which he very well may...
07-30-2012, 09:55 PM #14
07-31-2012, 07:25 AM #15
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You are right r.e. Polanco! I have him as my Adopt-a-Prospect and didn't start a page for fear of being snickered at as I wrote about a slick-fielding, switch-hitting shortstop whose only real distinction, other than being one of the youngest players on every club (18 to start this year), is that he was one of the hardest players to strike out in the GCL last year. However, it looks like he may have turned those bat-control tools into skills this year as he is 2nd in the Appy league in doubles, and ranks in the top 10 in AVG and OPS (ahead of Goodrum and Harrison). He would be having a truly monster season if, like so many other prospects, he could hit left-handed pitchers (~.400 point swing in OPS).