- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1993 (26)
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 outfielder Max Kepler (shoulder) is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Kepler has not started in a game since September 14 due to shoulder soreness. The team hasn't updated his status since then, so it's unclear what kind of progress he's making. Ryan LaMarre will bat ninth and play center field versus lefty Eric Skoglund. LaMarre doesn't have much upside with the bat and can be ignored in DFS contests.