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Jason Kipnis

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.240

HR

6

RBI

41

R

61

SB

22

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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. Anothe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 185   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.

September 27, 2014  –  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
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3-Year Averages     112 491 430 65 116 37 22 3 12 59 22 4 51 95 2 5 3 .270 .348 .419 .766

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Jason Kipnis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 TB Did not play.
Sep. 27 TB Did not play.
Sep. 26 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .310 .330 .640
Sep. 24 KC Did not play.
Sep. 23 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .312 .332 .644
Sep. 22 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .314 .334 .648
Sep. 21 @Min 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .314 .335 .649
Sep. 20 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .314 .332 .646
Sep. 17 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .315 .334 .649
Sep. 15 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .316 .335 .651
Sep. 14 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .316 .335 .651
Sep. 13 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .317 .338 .655
Sep. 12 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .318 .340 .658
Sep. 11 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .319 .341 .660
Sep. 11 Min 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .319 .342 .661
Sep. 10 Min Did not play.
Sep. 9 Min 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .320 .344 .664
Sep. 8 LAA 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .318 .342 .660
Sep. 7 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .315 .338 .653
Sep. 6 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .315 .339 .654
Sep. 5 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .316 .339 .655
Sep. 4 Det 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .317 .341 .658
Sep. 3 Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .318 .340 .658
Sep. 2 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .248 .319 .343 .662
Sep. 1 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .317 .343 .660
Aug. 31 @KC 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .318 .343 .661
Aug. 30 @KC 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .321 .348 .669
Last 7 Days 12 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .417
Last 14 Days 27 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .148 .179 .185 .364
Last 30 Days 82 7 15 5 0 0 0 7 16 2 0 0 0 0 .183 .247 .244 .491

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014168111126.208.244.500
2013198224334.308.480.850
20122092322416.215.282.581

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143325052916.256.373.710
201336664135126.270.437.801
201238263125215.280.432.787

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142412831613.228.315.620
20132743774013.288.442.795
20122874952817.240.334.663

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014259333259.251.344.659
201329049104417.279.462.840
20123043794814.273.421.762
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
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3-Year Averages     491 430 10.4% 19.3% 0.54 78% .322 .149

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2014 Stat Review for Jason Kipnis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.240 AVG
POOR
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.289 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.330 SLG
TERRIBLE
.090 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
9.0% BB Rate
GOOD
18.0% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.640 OPS
TERRIBLE
.310 OBP
WEAK

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

Kipnis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

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Kipnis is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

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Kipnis (hamstring) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.

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Kipnis is still dealing with a sore hamstring and won't play Monday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Kipnis is not in Monday's lineup.

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Kipnis (hamstring) went 2-for-5 with a double in Sunday's win over the Twins.

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Kipnis (hamstring) is in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

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Kipnis (hamstring) is still considered day-to-day, and could be available off the bench Saturday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Kipnis (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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The Indians are hopeful that Kipnis (hamstring) will be able to return to the lineup Saturday, MLB.com reports. "He showed up and actually exhibited pretty good strength," manager Terry Francona said prior to Friday's game. "He's sore enough where we're not going to play him today. We would see about tomorrow, but I think we're more in that range, as opposed to four or five days. I think when you say 'day to day,' we really are legitimately day to day."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.