Max Kepler, Outfield, Minnesota Twins, #26
Date of Birth: 2/10/1993
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Max Kepler, outfielder for the Minnesota Twins, started playing baseball in Germany at the age of six. He played professional baseball in Germany before being signed by the Twins in 2009. He played in the Twins' minor league system from 2010 through 2015. In 427 games, he batted .281 with 448 hits, 98 doubles, 254 RBIs, and 287 strikeouts to 190 walks. Defensively, he played 76 games at first base, 107 games in left field, 140 games in center field, and 73 games in right field.
Kepler played in three games with the Twins in 2015. He had his first full season in the majors in 2016, playing in 113 games with the Twins. He finished the season with 93 hits, 20 doubles, 17 home runs, 63 RBIs, and a .235 batting average. Defensively, as the Twins' right fielder in 108 games, he made 219 putouts and 7 errors.