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Maximilian Kepler-Rozycki

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 200 lb.

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Max Kepler-Rozycki debuted in the Bundesliga-1 at age 15 in 2008 with the Buchbinder Legionäre, hitting .185/.333/.185 in 14 games as a backup outfielder. He was in the MLB European Academy that year. He was 8 for 20 with 4 walks, 3 steals, 2 doubles and 8 runs in 2009.

Kepler-Rozycki was signed by scout Howard Norsetter for the Minnesota Twins in July 2009. Baseball America speculated he might have broken Alexander Smit's European signing bonus record of $800,000; He is the third German to sign with the Twins chain, following Tim Henkenjohann and Rodney Gessmann. Kepler-Rozycki injured his foot July 2009, and missed the European Junior Championship as a result. He attended instructional league in September and enrolled at Fort Myers Senior High School across from the Twins' Florida facilities.

Kepler-Rozycki had a strong pro debut. On Opening Day, 2010, June 21, he started in center and hit second for the GCL Twins. He went 3 for 5 with a double, run and 3 RBI.

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