Thankful for Kepler's defense has their Statcast 2022 All-Defense teams posted and our Max Kepler takes the title in right field for the American League. Here's what they say about Max,

"Right field: Max Kepler, Twins

+11 Outs Above Average

Kepler was just as good whether he was facing a lefty hook or a righty slice in right field, as he posted a +6 OAA vs. right-handed hitters and +5 OAA vs. left-handed hitters. Kepler has always been one of the best right fielders, worth +51 OAA at the position since Statcast introduced the stat in 2016. Only Mookie Betts has been better in right field."

Although it's a day late, I'm thankful to get to watch Max out there on a regular basis. For a while now, I've felt his defense is underappreciated and we will miss Max when/if he leaves the Twins.