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Max Kepler
RF | B/T: L/L | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 28

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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 54 47 5 11 0 8 3 .234 .315 .362 .676
7 Seasons 2479 2188 329 519 101 311 23 .237 .319 .442 .761
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .234 0 8 3 .676
7 Seasons .237 101 311 23 .761

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 37 4 0 0 91.1 97.6 2.8 0 .108 .114 .126 .101 .177 25 42.9 0
2016 1732 309 12 3.9 89.7 115.4 8.5 30.1 .238 .348 .315 .294 .326 37.9 20.8 9.4
2017 2128 401 16 4 88.7 113.2 13.2 31.9 .243 .372 .316 .301 .335 36.7 20.1 8.3
2018 2351 439 29 6.6 89.5 112.7 16.3 30.1 .230 .398 .316 .320 .328 38.2 15.7 11.6
2019 2160 429 38 8.9 89.7 112.5 18.2 30.5 .257 .452 .357 .343 .363 42.1 16.6 10.1
2020 770 136 7 5.1 88.5 110.3 21.9 30.9 .256 .422 .332 .342 .363 38.2 18.4 11.2
2021 206 36 2 5.6 90.8 109.9 13.5 38.9 .268 .396 .293 .321 .374 47.2 22.2 9.3
9384 1754 104 5.9 89.4 115.4 15 30.8 .244 .397 .326 .318 .341 38.9 18.3 10
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 113 54.9 31 28 5 2 3 0 0 9 19 .179 .270 .286 .424 .248 .334 97.9 10 20.0 31.0
2021 Breaking 61 29.6 14 12 3 2 1 0 0 3 9 .250 .228 .333 .259 .317 .281 79.5 20 24.0 16.7
2021 Offspeed 32 15.5 8 7 3 2 0 1 0 0 8 .429 .331 .714 .518 .423 .337 86.7 14 12.5 0.0
2020 Fastballs 428 55.7 115 99 27 14 7 0 6 20 80 .273 .293 .525 .509 .377 .385 92.5 23 17.0 19.2
2020 Breaking 217 28.3 47 41 6 4 1 0 1 12 29 .146 .142 .244 .188 .248 .228 83.7 29 28.9 17.9
2020 Offspeed 123 16.0 34 31 6 3 1 0 2 4 27 .194 .290 .419 .453 .292 .352 82.1 11 23.9 13.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 50 0 25 25 50 25 25 0 50 25 25 0 0
2016 48.2 22.3 23.6 5.8 45 34.6 20.4 2.3 38.8 23.6 22.7 7.1 3.9
2017 44.1 20.4 24.9 10.5 39.7 35.4 24.9 5 31.9 27.7 24.9 5.7 4
2018 37.8 29.2 23.9 9.1 41.9 33.7 24.4 3 29.6 33.7 18 7.5 6.6
2019 35.9 29.8 21.7 12.6 50.8 30.1 19.1 1.9 27 32.2 21.7 7.5 8.9
2020 32.4 21.3 30.1 16.2 42.6 32.4 25 2.9 19.9 34.6 28.7 7.4 5.1
2021 41.7 13.9 33.3 11.1 38.9 30.6 30.6 5.6 33.3 25 22.2 8.3 5.6
40.3 25.1 24.2 10.3 44.1 33.2 22.7 3.1 30.5 30 22.2 7 5.9
45.2 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Cutter -3.7 0 12 5.8 4 .25 .25 .225 20 25 50 .214 .319 .225 66.7
2021 Curveball 0.7 0 30 14.6 6 .2 .4 .325 22.2 0 0 .152 .163 .231 40
2021 Slider 2.5 1 31 15 8 .286 .286 .313 25 37.5 25 .282 .327 .319 0
2021 Changeup 4.5 1 29 14.1 8 .429 .714 .425 13.3 0 0 .331 .518 .337 25
2021 4-Seamer -3 -2 59 28.6 11 .1 .2 .177 22.7 45.5 31.3 .176 .393 .277 60
2021 Sinker 0.4 0 42 20.4 16 .214 .357 .3 17.4 18.8 27.3 .354 .476 .4 72.7
2021 Splitter 2 0 3 1.5 0
2020 Splitter 13.5 1 7 0.9 4 .25 1 .5 0 0 0 .499 1.074 .649 100
2020 Cutter 0.9 0 46 6 10 .333 .444 .375 25 20 13.3 .276 .451 .35 85.7
2020 Slider 0.8 1 119 15.5 23 .158 .316 .326 27.1 17.4 11.1 .161 .224 .257 33.3
2020 Curveball -0.7 -1 100 13 24 .136 .182 .215 30.6 33.3 25.8 .125 .156 .199 7.1
2020 Changeup -0.3 0 116 15.1 30 .185 .333 .328 25.4 13.3 14.8 .259 .36 .313 13
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 130 16.9 43 .231 .436 .32 14.8 11.6 21.7 .302 .47 .364 44.1
2020 4-Seamer 1.1 3 252 32.7 62 .294 .608 .425 16.5 21 19.7 .289 .55 .405 46.2
2019 Splitter -4.3 -2 40 1.9 10 .1 .4 .2 43.5 40 28.6 .248 .584 .338 50
2019 Cutter 0.4 1 145 6.7 32 .258 .548 .348 20 12.5 14.8 .244 .353 .269 37
2019 Curveball 1.4 3 214 9.9 63 .19 .448 .337 36.7 34.9 26.5 .17 .295 .258 30.6
2019 Changeup -0.7 -2 292 13.5 84 .195 .377 .281 25.2 20.2 23.6 .218 .313 .258 31.1
2019 Slider 2.4 8 329 15.2 87 .293 .627 .429 25.7 25.3 17.6 .217 .397 .318 41.5
2019 Sinker 1.3 4 342 15.8 108 .272 .467 .366 10.6 9.3 16.4 .329 .562 .414 49.4
2019 4-Seamer 1.4 11 785 36.3 208 .271 .582 .414 13.6 9.6 10.2 .291 .55 .396 45.9
2018 Splitter 1 0 34 1.4 6 .5 .667 .508 25 0 0 .536 .699 .535 66.7
2018 Cutter -0.6 -1 104 4.4 29 .192 .423 .303 20 13.8 20 .212 .508 .344 40.9
2018 Curveball 1.2 3 259 11 63 .23 .541 .345 23.4 30.2 23.8 .194 .34 .242 31
2018 Slider -0.2 -1 324 13.8 68 .197 .393 .295 28.1 20.6 14 .225 .424 .319 31.9
2018 Changeup 0 0 261 11.1 73 .203 .328 .277 25.8 17.8 17.8 .156 .251 .238 17.3
2018 Sinker -1.1 -5 457 19.4 128 .189 .297 .288 10.4 17.2 28.2 .231 .374 .319 38.2
2018 4-Seamer 0.1 1 878 37.3 233 .246 .446 .358 12.7 9.9 9.9 .268 .464 .372 46.6
2017 Splitter 4.7 3 53 2.5 14 .429 .643 .461 41.4 35.7 27.8 .344 .405 .325 44.4
2017 Cutter 3.8 4 114 5.4 22 .238 .714 .443 17 18.2 11.1 .222 .456 .302 29.4
2017 Curveball -1.6 -5 313 14.7 67 .138 .323 .219 38.2 44.8 38 .157 .224 .178 31.4
2017 Changeup -1.2 -3 231 10.9 67 .219 .375 .296 33.9 20.9 28 .223 .327 .265 32
2017 Slider -1.8 -5 272 12.8 72 .152 .242 .196 33.1 30.6 22 .21 .296 .241 26.1
2017 Sinker 3 12 390 18.3 102 .364 .602 .462 12.3 11.8 14.6 .328 .511 .405 51.3
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -3 748 35.2 221 .249 .409 .332 12.5 12.2 16.1 .247 .389 .319 35.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 438 1712 -12 -3 9 7 0
2017 569 2140 -7 -13 15 9 4
2018 601 2320 -14 -21 21 12 -2
2019 605 2199 10 -18 17 13 22
2020 204 807 -4 -5 7 5 3
2021 53 206 -1 -1 2 1 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 37 59.5 63.6 71.4 33.3 100 45.9 14.3 51.4 21.1 5.4 100
2016 1732 47 59.3 88.5 28.9 59.8 43.8 21.9 43.3 20.9 7.1 66.4
2017 2128 48.6 61.1 85.2 26.8 59.2 44.2 22.5 43.3 22.2 6.7 65
2018 2351 49 65.1 90.1 20.9 57.3 42.8 27 42.7 17.8 7.2 70.1
2019 2160 46.8 74 89.2 27.6 57.3 41.2 40.6 49.4 20.1 7.3 84.6
2020 770 48.7 66.7 88.8 24.1 52.6 41.3 31.1 44.8 21.2 7.7 84.7
2021 206 52.4 70.4 85.5 15.3 53.3 40.8 31.5 44.2 19.8 6.3 69.2
9384 48.1 65.4 88.3 25.5 58.1 42.8 28.7 44.7 20.2 7.1 73.1
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015
2016 20 26 14 17 40 18 25 63 53 41 68 57 80
2017 24 28 18 20 36 27 25 66 58 51 47 57 75 93
2018 44 20 40 50 55 61 45 62 52 80 85 81 72 93
2019 67 54 54 55 69 76 60 61 68 76 69 78 70 91
2020 66 60 50 47 70 27 28 43 43 73 73 75 79 38
2021 43 58 37 27 60 29 35 66 70 55 60 81 77 70
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 19.8 36 33.5 3 14 26 14 38.9
2020 19.7 9 8.4 1 3 4 5 55.6
2021 0 0.4 0 0 1 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 36 37 38 36 42 31 33 41 36 29 43 38 21 27 34 39 26 34 21 35 25 34 31 34 35 36 36 28 32 35 39
2020 9 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 7 11 9 6 8 9 9 8 7 6 9 6 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 8 9
2021 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.1 89.7 -1.4 88.7 -1 89.5 0.8 89.7 0.2 88.5 -1.2 90.8 2.3
Launch Angle 2.8 8.5 5.7 13.2 4.7 16.3 3.1 18.2 1.9 21.9 3.7 13.5 -8.4
Barrel % 0 3.9 3.9 4 0.1 6.6 2.6 8.9 2.3 5.1 -3.8 5.6 0.5
Hard Hit % 25 37.9 12.9 36.7 -1.2 38.2 1.5 42.1 3.9 38.2 -3.9 47.2 9
Sweet Spot % 0 30.1 30.1 31.9 1.8 30.1 -1.8 30.5 0.4 30.9 0.4 38.9 8
xBA .108 .238 0.13 .243 0.005 .23 -0.013 .257 0.027 .256 -0.001 .268 0.012
BA .143 .235 0.092 .243 0.008 .224 -0.019 .252 0.028 .228 -0.024 .234 0.006
xwOBA .101 .294 0.193 .301 0.007 .32 0.019 .343 0.023 .342 -0.001 .321 -0.021
wOBA .126 .315 0.189 .316 0.001 .316 0 .357 0.041 .332 -0.025 .293 -0.039
xSLG .114 .348 0.234 .372 0.024 .398 0.026 .452 0.054 .422 -0.03 .396 -0.026
SLG .143 .424 0.281 .425 0.001 .408 -0.017 .519 0.111 .439 -0.08 .362 -0.077
K% 42.9 20.8 -22.1 20.1 -0.7 15.7 -4.4 16.6 0.9 18.4 1.8 22.2 3.8
BB% 0 9.4 9.4 8.3 -1.1 11.6 3.3 10.1 -1.5 11.2 1.1 9.3 -1.9
Swing % 51.4 43.3 -8.1 43.3 0 42.7 -0.6 49.4 6.7 44.8 -4.6 44.2 -0.6
Whiff% 21.1 20.9 -0.2 22.2 1.3 17.8 -4.4 20.1 2.3 21.2 1.1 19.8 -1.4
In Zone % 59.5 47 -12.5 48.6 1.6 49 0.4 46.8 -2.2 48.7 1.9 52.4 3.7
Out of Zone % 40.5 53 12.5 51.4 -1.6 51 -0.4 53.2 2.2 51.3 -1.9 47.6 -3.7
Out of Zone Swing % 33.3 28.9 -4.4 26.8 -2.1 20.9 -5.9 27.6 6.7 24.1 -3.5 15.3 -8.8
First Pitch Swing % 14.3 21.9 7.6 22.5 0.6 27 4.5 40.6 13.6 31.1 -9.5 31.5 0.4
First Pitch Strike % 42.9 58.4 15.5 56.2 -2.2 58.1 1.9 62.9 4.8 61.2 -1.7 50 -11.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 435 39 9.0 .302 .414
2017 L 564 128 22.7 .303 .355
2018 L 602 193 32.1 .288 .373
2019 L 595 429 72.1 .352 .358
2020 L 196 188 95.9 .449 .327
2021 L 53 47 88.7 .148 .311

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