A Pair of Prospects Named to Postseason All-Star Team
By Brennen Rupp
Adam Brett Walker II and Max Kepler were named Southern League Postseason All-Stars for Double-A Chattanooga.
Kepler is the Twins number six overall prospect and is a potential September call up. Kepler leads the Southern League in batting average with his .327 average. Mad Max also leads the league in slugging percentage and on base percentage.
Kepler has 32 doubles, 12 triples, nine home runs and 69 RBIs. Kepler can play all three-outfield positions and has spent time playing first base for the Lookouts.
Walker II continues to smash baseballs for the Lookouts. The young slugger has set new records for home runs and RBIs in a season for the Lookouts. His 30 home runs and 103 RBIs leads all of Double-A. He leads the Southern League in extra base hits with 63.
The Twins number 10 overall prospect has raw power, but he has work to do before he reaches the big league level. He leads the Southern League in strikeouts with 188. The outfielder is a work in progress in the field as well.
Kepler has progressed faster than many expected. There is a good chance that he makes his big league debut at some point this month.
Walker has raw power, but he needs more discipline at the plate.
The Twins have gotten major contributions from Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, Tyler Duffey and have gotten a glimpse of Byron Buxton this season. The play of Kepler and Walker highlight the amount of talent the Twins have in their farm system.
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