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Max Kepler

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Minnesota Twins Center Field Age: 27 Exp: 4.152 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Country: Germany Agent(s): (Sosnick Cobbe Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Max Kepler signed a 5 year / $35,000,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $7,000,000. In 2021, Kepler will earn a base salary of $6,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $6,500,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $35,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 26 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000($6,000,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $6,250,000 $6,250,000 $2,314,815 $2,314,815($8,314,815)
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000 $6,500,000($14,814,815)
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000($21,564,815)
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000($30,064,815)
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $1,000,000($31,064,815)
    2025 Free Agent Year 32 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2024 Club Option includes a $1M buyout
    • 2024 Escalators (2022-2023 awards)
      $500,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, max $1M
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,125,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,125,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $587,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $587,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $547,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $547,500
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $800,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings - $800,000 - $800,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $36,051 - - $36,051
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $507,500 - - $507,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $547,500 - - $547,500
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $587,500 - - $587,500
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,314,815 - - $2,314,815
    Est. Earnings
    (6 seasons)
    $9,993,366 $800,000 - $10,793,366
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 - - $6,750,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - - $8,500,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    $32,743,366 $800,000 - $33,543,366
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,993,366 $800,000 - $10,793,366
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Feb 14 2019Signed a 5 year $35 million contract extension with Minnesota (MIN), including a club option for 2024
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $3.125 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 24 2018Signed a 1 year $587,500 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Feb 24 2017Signed a 1 year $547,500 contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Mar 3 2015Signed a 1 year contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jul 11 2009Signed a contract with Minnesota (MIN)

  • Injuries

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  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2020 MIN 48 46 171 27 39 9 0 9 23 22 3 36 .228 .321 .439 .760 0.79
    2019 MIN 136 127 524 98 132 32 0 36 90 60 1 99 .252 .336 .519 .855 3.95
    2018 MIN 156 144 532 80 119 30 4 20 58 71 4 96 .224 .319 .408 .727 2.82
    2017 MIN 147 129 511 67 124 32 2 19 69 47 6 114 .243 .312 .425 .737 1.99
    2016 MIN 113 101 396 52 93 20 2 17 63 42 6 93 .235 .309 .424 .733 2.21
    2015 MIN 3 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 -0.09
    Totals 603 548 2,141 324 508 123 8 101 303 242 20 441 0.237 0.319 0.444 0.763 11.67
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