- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/14/1989 (30)
Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler (shoulder), utility man Marwin Gonzalez (oblique) and second baseman Luis Arraez (ankle) are all in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday against Yankees lefty James Paxton. Kepler is in center field and is hitting sixth, Gonzalez is in left field and will hit seventh and Arraez is starting at the keystone and is batting ninth. All three players are coming off injuries and are in the lower half of the lineup, so they aren't all that appealing for DFS purposes. Kepler was one of the team's better offensive players during the year, so if you're going to pick one, he'd be the best bet. He actually hit for a better average against left-handers this season, too.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler (shoulder), utility man Marwin Gonzalez (oblique), second baseman Luis Arraez (ankle) and infielder Ehire Adrianza (oblique) are all on the roster for the American League Division Series against the Yankees, which starts Friday. Kepler is the biggest name among this group after slugging 36 home runs, scoring 98 runs and driving in 90 runs in 524 at-bats. However, he hasn't played since Sept. 21 and will be facing lefty James Paxton if he's in the lineup. Surprisingly, Kepler actually hit better against lefties (.293) than against righties (.236) in 2019. But he hit just nine of his 36 homers against southpaws. Kepler is a DFS fade if he plays.
Minnesota Twins infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez was able to put together a strong second half after a dismal first few months of his season. Gonzalez was hitting .211 on May 11 but has been able to rebound to post decent offensive numbers. The signing of Gonzalez certainly could seem like a disappointment from a fantasy perspective but the veteran gets a fresh start in the playoffs. The versatile role player hit .333 in the 2017 playoffs en route to a championship for the Astros and the Twins will be hoping for that same magic this October. Gonzalez is not, however, expected to crack the starting lineup in every game for the Twins.