Minnesota Twins: Max Kepler Named Southern League Player of the Week


The German bourn, Max Kepler has been raking for the Twins in Double-A. Kepler, the Twins 15th rated prospect was named the Southern League Player of the Week.

A week in which Kepler hit .407 with two home runs, nine RBIs and scored seven runs. This week has been just part of a great month for the Twins prospect.

Kepler entered the month of May hitting just .217. He’s now hitting .328 and has been on an absolute tear. He’s had 11 multi-hit games to go along with 12 doubles this month.

In his last ten games, Kepler has been hitting .368 with two home runs and nine RBIs. The Twins knew when they signed Kepler at the age of 16 that there would be a learning curve. It’s just a small sample size, but Kepler appears to be figuring it out.

The Twins have a number of prospects to be excited about down on the farm. Kepler may be one that many casual fans have yet to hear about. Kepler isn’t expected to make an appearance with the big club until 2017. He could arrive sooner than that if he continues to develop quickly. His progression this season with the Chattanooga Lookouts will be something to keep a close eye on.

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