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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 490 426 61 90 19 54 10 .211 .306 .413 .719
7 Seasons 2915 2567 385 598 120 357 30 .233 .317 .439 .756
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .211 19 54 10 .719
7 Seasons .233 120 357 30 .756

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 22 37 4 0 0 91.1 97.6 2.8 0 .108 .114 .126 .101 .177 25 42.9 0
2016 23 1732 309 12 3.9 89.7 115.4 8.5 30.1 .238 .348 .313 .292 .326 37.9 20.8 9.4
2017 24 2128 401 16 4 88.7 113.2 13.2 31.9 .243 .372 .315 .300 .335 36.7 20.1 8.3
2018 25 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 26 2160 429 38 8.9 89.7 112.5 18.2 30.5 .257 .454 .355 .341 .364 42.1 16.6 10.1
2020 27 770 136 7 5.1 88.5 110.3 21.9 30.9 .256 .422 .328 .338 .364 38.2 18.4 11.2
2021 28 1876 334 36 10.8 89.8 110.8 16.3 35.3 .251 .442 .309 .345 .384 42.5 19.6 11
11054 2052 138 6.7 89.4 115.4 15.3 31.4 .244 .405 .323 .321 .348 39.4 18.4 10.2
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




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 1022 54.5 261 221 49 23 11 1 14 55 168 .222 .267 .471 .521 .345 .392 94.0 14 20.5 21.3
2021 Breaking 542 28.9 137 122 25 13 7 2 3 32 90 .205 .217 .369 .332 .290 .287 84.9 19 28.6 19.3
2021 Offspeed 312 16.6 89 83 16 10 3 1 2 9 76 .193 .258 .325 .396 .234 .297 86.4 18 21.1 11.0
2020 Fastballs 427 55.6 114 98 27 14 7 0 6 20 79 .276 .294 .531 .507 .381 .385 92.4 23 17.1 19.2
2020 Breaking 218 28.4 48 42 6 4 1 0 1 12 30 .143 .143 .238 .202 .229 .217 84.2 29 28.6 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 37.7 28.1 24.9 9.3 41.9 36.8 21.3 3.6 28.1 29.9 21 6.6 10.8
39.9 25.8 24.2 10.1 43.9 33.8 22.3 3.1 30.1 30.1 22 6.9 6.7
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Splitter 0.1 0 41 2.2 8 .143 .143 .288 46.7 37.5 17.6 .246 .319 .389 25
2021 Cutter -2.6 -3 124 6.6 25 .174 .174 .172 18.6 24 22.2 .164 .2 .196 55.6
2021 Curveball 0.4 1 209 11.1 47 .178 .356 .244 28.4 25.5 21.8 .205 .347 .256 30.3
2021 Changeup -0.3 -1 271 14.4 81 .197 .342 .252 18.2 7.4 9.2 .259 .403 .297 26.4
2021 Slider -0.6 -2 333 17.8 90 .221 .377 .319 28.7 22.2 18 .224 .323 .304 26.3
2021 Sinker -0.4 -1 302 16.1 95 .2 .425 .343 17 15.8 23.4 .274 .491 .395 54.5
2021 4-Seamer 0.6 3 596 31.8 141 .246 .559 .394 23 24.1 20.4 .283 .603 .426 60.7
2020 Splitter 13.5 1 7 0.9 4 .25 1 .5 0 0 0 .499 1.074 .65 100
2020 Cutter 1.6 1 45 5.8 9 .375 .5 .417 26.1 22.2 13.3 .284 .407 .343 83.3
2020 Curveball -0.6 -1 98 12.7 23 .143 .19 .224 28.6 30.4 23.3 .131 .164 .208 7.1
2020 Slider 0.5 1 122 15.8 25 .143 .286 .3 28 20 13.5 .156 .241 .253 37.5
2020 Changeup -0.4 0 116 15.1 30 .185 .333 .328 25.4 13.3 14.8 .259 .36 .313 13
2020 Sinker 0.3 0 127 16.5 41 .243 .459 .335 11.9 7.3 14.3 .318 .496 .381 44.1
2020 4-Seamer 0.9 2 255 33.1 64 .283 .585 .412 18 23.4 22.1 .278 .53 .393 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 .33 .574 .418 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 4 115 5.4 22 .238 .714 .443 17 18.2 10.8 .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 -5 271 12.7 72 .152 .242 .196 33.1 30.6 22.2 .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 487 1876 -10 -23 19 12 -3
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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 1876 49.1 69.8 83.7 20.5 55.1 41 35.3 44.7 23 6.9 80.6
11054 48.2 66 87.5 24.9 57.7 42.5 29.8 44.7 20.7 7.1 74.4
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015
2016 19 27 14 17 40 18 25 63 53 41 68 57 80
2017 23 28 18 20 36 27 25 66 58 51 47 57 75 94
2018 44 21 40 50 56 61 45 62 52 80 85 81 72 92
2019 63 53 55 56 69 76 60 61 68 76 69 78 70 91
2020 63 60 50 47 70 27 28 43 43 73 73 75 79 38
2021 70 53 63 65 71 68 71 61 61 62 77 64 60 94
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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 20.7 19 19.3 0 11 13 9 47.4

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 19 22 22 20 21 19 19 19 21 17 25 20 12 15 21 22 13 20 18 19 15 17 19 21 19 20 21 20 20 19 23
! 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 89.8 1.3
Launch Angle 2.8 8.5 5.7 13.2 4.7 16.3 3.1 18.2 1.9 21.9 3.7 16.3 -5.6
Barrel % 0 3.9 3.9 4 0.1 6.6 2.6 8.9 2.3 5.1 -3.8 10.8 5.7
Hard Hit % 25 37.9 12.9 36.7 -1.2 38.2 1.5 42.1 3.9 38.2 -3.9 42.5 4.3
Sweet Spot % 0 30.1 30.1 31.9 1.8 30.1 -1.8 30.5 0.4 30.9 0.4 35.3 4.4
xBA .108 .238 0.13 .243 0.005 .23 -0.013 .257 0.027 .256 -0.001 .251 -0.005
BA .143 .235 0.092 .243 0.008 .224 -0.019 .252 0.028 .228 -0.024 .211 -0.017
xwOBA .101 .292 0.191 .3 0.008 .32 0.02 .341 0.021 .338 -0.003 .345 0.007
wOBA .126 .313 0.187 .315 0.002 .316 0.001 .355 0.039 .328 -0.027 .309 -0.019
xSLG .114 .348 0.234 .372 0.024 .398 0.026 .454 0.056 .422 -0.032 .442 0.02
SLG .143 .424 0.281 .425 0.001 .408 -0.017 .519 0.111 .439 -0.08 .413 -0.026
K% 42.9 20.8 -22.1 20.1 -0.7 15.7 -4.4 16.6 0.9 18.4 1.8 19.6 1.2
BB% 0 9.4 9.4 8.3 -1.1 11.6 3.3 10.1 -1.5 11.2 1.1 11 -0.2
Swing % 51.4 43.3 -8.1 43.3 0 42.7 -0.6 49.4 6.7 44.8 -4.6 44.7 -0.1
Whiff% 21.1 20.9 -0.2 22.2 1.3 17.8 -4.4 20.1 2.3 21.2 1.1 23 1.8
In Zone % 59.5 47 -12.5 48.6 1.6 49 0.4 46.8 -2.2 48.7 1.9 49.1 0.4
Out of Zone % 40.5 53 12.5 51.4 -1.6 51 -0.4 53.2 2.2 51.3 -1.9 50.9 -0.4
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 20.5 -3.6
First Pitch Swing % 14.3 21.9 7.6 22.5 0.6 27 4.5 40.6 13.6 31.1 -9.5 35.3 4.2
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 55.7 -5.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 435 39 9.0 .300 .414
2017 L 565 128 22.7 .304 .349
2018 L 602 193 32.1 .288 .373
2019 L 595 429 72.1 .352 .355
2020 L 196 188 95.9 .449 .323
2021 L 487 445 91.4 .285 .311

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