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Jason Kipnis

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2016 Stats

AVG

.285

HR

20

RBI

67

R

74

SB

11

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kipnis rebounded nicely (.303/.372/.451) from a disappointing 2014 campaign (.240/.310/.330) but nagging neck and shoulder woes sapped some of his power as he failed to hit double-digits for the secon...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/3/1987   BORN: Northbrook, IL   COLLEGE: Arizona State   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Kipnis Contract Information:

Kipnis signed a six-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Indians in April of 2014.

August 15, 2016  –  Jason Kipnis News

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Jason Kipnis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 22 A MAH 29 128 111 19 34 12 8 3 1 19 3 3 15 18 0 2 0 .306 .388 .459 .847
2010 23 A KIN 54 237 203 33 61 21 12 3 6 31 2 3 24 46 2 2 6 .300 .387 .478 .865
2010 23 AA AKR 79 355 315 63 98 35 20 5 10 43 7 1 31 61 2 0 7 .311 .385 .502 .887
2011 24 AAA COL 92 400 343 65 96 37 16 9 12 55 12 1 44 72 5 5 3 .280 .362 .484 .846
2011 24 MAJ CLE 36 150 136 24 37 17 9 1 7 19 5 0 11 34 0 1 2 .272 .333 .507 .840
2012 25 MAJ CLE 152 672 591 86 152 40 22 4 14 76 31 7 67 109 3 6 5 .257 .335 .379 .714
2013 26 MAJ CLE 149 658 564 86 160 57 36 4 17 84 30 7 76 143 5 10 3 .284 .366 .452 .818
2014 27 AAA COL 3 9 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .555
2014 27 MAJ CLE 129 555 500 61 120 32 25 1 6 41 22 3 50 100 1 2 2 .240 .310 .330 .640
2015 28 MAJ CLE 141 641 565 86 171 59 43 7 9 52 12 8 57 107 4 6 9 .303 .372 .451 .823
2016 29 MAJ CLE 122 535 480 74 137 52 28 4 20 67 11 3 43 111 5 5 2 .285 .343 .485 .828
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3-Year Averages     139 617 543 77 150 48 34 4 10 59 21 6 61 116 3 6 4 .276 .350 .409 .759
Career  (View All)     729 3,211 2,836 417 777 257 163 21 73 339 111 28 304 604 18 30 23 .274 .346 .423 .769

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Jason Kipnis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 24 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .343 .485 .828
Aug. 23 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .346 .489 .835
Aug. 22 @Oak 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .290 .349 .494 .843
Aug. 21 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .349 .494 .843
Aug. 20 Tor 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .350 .496 .846
Aug. 19 Tor 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .353 .500 .853
Aug. 18 CWS 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .352 .501 .853
Aug. 17 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 .291 .351 .499 .850
Aug. 16 CWS 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .354 .503 .857
Aug. 15 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .351 .499 .850
Aug. 14 LAA 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .352 .500 .852
Aug. 13 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .350 .494 .844
Aug. 12 LAA 5 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .291 .351 .497 .848
Aug. 11 LAA 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .285 .347 .488 .835
Aug. 10 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .343 .488 .831
Aug. 9 @Was 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .344 .491 .835
Aug. 7 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .345 .491 .836
Aug. 6 @NYY 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .287 .346 .495 .841
Aug. 5 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .285 .344 .488 .832
Aug. 4 Min 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .342 .489 .831
Aug. 3 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .342 .484 .826
Aug. 2 Min 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .345 .489 .834
Aug. 1 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .342 .489 .831
Jul. 31 Oak 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .289 .345 .494 .839
Jul. 30 Oak 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .346 .495 .841
Jul. 29 Oak 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .342 .483 .825
Jul. 27 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .340 .483 .823
Jul. 26 Was 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .344 .488 .832
Jul. 24 @Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .343 .484 .827
Jul. 23 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .341 .485 .826
Last 7 Games 27 2 5 2 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 2 .185 .214 .259 .473
Last 14 Games 50 9 15 5 0 1 6 4 13 2 0 0 2 3 .300 .339 .460 .799
Last 30 Games 111 21 32 9 0 4 15 11 26 4 1 0 2 3 .288 .347 .477 .824

Jason Kipnis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 117 4
2015 124 16
2014 123 5
2013 147 1
2012 146 4
2011 36

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Jason Kipnis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016150235242.300.480.824
2015212263174.250.377.679
2014168111126.208.244.500

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163265115439.282.494.841
2015353606358.334.496.908
20143325052916.256.373.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162365010335.297.517.869
2015274486336.347.547.971
20142412831613.228.315.620

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162402410346.279.463.802
2015291383196.261.361.684
2014259333259.251.344.659
Jason Kipnis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 22 A MAH 128 111 11.7% 14.1% 0.83 84% .359 .153
2010 23 A KIN 237 203 10.1% 19.4% 0.52 77% .364 .178
2010 23 AA AKR 355 315 8.7% 17.2% 0.51 81% .361 .191
2011 24 AAA COL 400 343 11% 18% 0.61 79% .324 .204
2011 24 MAJ CLE 150 136 7.3% 22.7% 0.32 75% .316 .235
2012 25 MAJ CLE 672 591 10% 16.2% 0.61 82% .295 .122
2013 26 MAJ CLE 658 564 11.6% 21.7% 0.53 75% .354 .168
2014 27 AAA COL 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .000 .333
2014 27 MAJ CLE 555 500 9% 18% 0.50 80% .289 .090
2015 28 MAJ CLE 641 565 8.9% 16.7% 0.53 81% .361 .148
2016 29 MAJ CLE 535 480 8% 20.7% 0.39 77% .335 .200
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3-Year Averages     617 543 9.9% 18.8% 0.53 79% .336 .133
Career     3,211 2,836 9.5% 18.8% 0.50 79% .326 .149

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2016 Stat Review for Jason Kipnis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.285 AVG
GOOD
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.335 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.485 SLG
GREAT
.200 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
WEAK
8.0% BB Rate
AVERAGE
20.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.828 OPS
GOOD
.343 OBP
GOOD

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Jason Kipnis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kipnis went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, solo homer and a walk in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a game-tying RBI single in Friday's 5-3 victory over the A's.

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Kipnis went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and a steal Sunday at the Twins.

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Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two solo homers and three runs in Friday's 10-2 victory over the Yankees.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo homer and two runs Thursday against the Yankees.

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Updating a previous report, Kipnis has been inserted into Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays. He'll play second base and bat second in the order.

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Kipnis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Andre Knott of WTAM 1100 reports.

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Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a home run, his 11th of the year, in Thursday's 4-1 win in Toronto.

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Kipnis is back in the lineup Monday against Atlanta.

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Kipnis (illness) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

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Kipnis left Saturday's game with an illness, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a pair of triples and three RBI in Friday's win over the Tigers.

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Kipnis went 2-for-3 with a home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

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Kipnis isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Angels, MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Everyone loved the Jay Hey Kid coming into 2014, so much so that he was taken in the end of the second round of many drafts. Kipnis lost nearly all of May to an oblique injury and then ended the season with leg issues. The time lost cost him nearly 120 plate appearances compared to 2013 and his extra-base hit total dropped from 57 to just 32. He still managed to steal at least 20 bases for a third consecutive season and his plate discipline held mostly in line to where it was with a tad more aggressiveness. The glaring issue was Kipnis simply did not drive the ball as he had the previous season, and the injuries certainly were a factor there. In hindsight, taking Kipnis as a top-25 pick in 2014 was a bit aggressive, but he should be drafted as a top-50 player in 2015 as a strong rebound candidate. Keep a close eye on him during spring training, however, as Kipnis needed surgery on his left ring finger in December after suffering an injury during offseason workouts.

2014

It's hard to find much to complain about in a season that saw Kipnis match or set career highs in runs (86), homers (17), RBI (84) and average (.284), while he added 30 steals for good measure. Another second-half slump (.261 average, four homers, 27 RBI, nine steals) was certainly a puzzling development following his elite level of production in the first half. Kipnis actually fared better against southpaws on the season, but the second-half power slump has to be of some concern. He'll be back as the team's everyday second baseman and remains one of the fantasy elite at the keystone with his combination of power and speed.

2013

Kipnis' final counting stats helped mask an awful second half (.651 OPS in 302 plate appearances with just three homers) in his first full season in the majors. His ability to draw a walk (67 in 672 plate appearances) and his success rate on the basepaths certainly make a repeat 30-plus stolen-base season a possibility, but we'll have to see how much new manager Terry Francona turns him loose. If he can avoid a lengthy power outage, he could take another step toward joining the upper echelon at second base in 2013. He'll be back as the team's everyday second baseman.

2012

Kipnis isn't an elite prospect, but hit his way into the Indians' plans with a strong start (.280/.362/.484 with 12 homers) as a 24-year-old at Triple-A Columbus. He hasn't stumbled in any of his minor league stops since being drafted out of Arizona State and continued the trend with a fine debut for the Indians, hitting .272 with nine doubles and seven homers in 36 games after a July callup. He showed enough improvement at second base defensively to remain at the keystone and figures to offer above average power at the position. He'll be Cleveland's everyday second baseman entering the season and should be a threat for double-digit homers and steals in his first full big league campaign.

2011

Kipnis shined in his full-season debut, posting a .307/.386/.492 line across stops at High-A Kinston and Double-A Akron. He'll turn 24 in April and comes from an established college program at Arizona State so handling Double-A shouldn't come as a total surprise. He had a fine season in the Arizona Fall League (.966 OPS) and should see significant time at Triple-A Columbus this year if everything goes according to plan. He's passable at second base defensively and figures to provide above average power from the keystone once he's established.