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Jason Kipnis

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2017 Stats

AVG

.232

HR

8

RBI

26

R

32

SB

5

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kipnis has now put together two consecutive solid fantasy seasons, albeit of different flavors. In 2015, he hit for a very high average and hit at the top of the lineup, setting the table for the bigg...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring     EST. RETURN:  8/4/2017
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.

July 24, 2017  –  Jason Kipnis News

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Kipnis (hamstring) was spotted running on the field prior to the Indians' game Monday against the Reds, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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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 156 688 610 91 168 68 41 4 23 82 15 3 60 146 5 7 6 .275 .343 .469 .812
2017 30 AA AKR 3 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 .167 .286 .167 .453
2017 30 AAA COL 4 15 14 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .214 .267 .357 .624
2017 30 MAJ CLE 66 283 254 32 59 27 19 0 8 26 5 2 22 48 2 4 1 .232 .292 .402 .694
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3-Year Averages     142 626 558 79 153 52 36 4 12 58 16 4 55 117 3 5 5 .274 .342 .418 .759
Career  (View All)     829 3,647 3,220 466 867 300 195 21 84 380 120 30 343 687 20 36 28 .269 .341 .421 .762

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Jason Kipnis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Jul. 24 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 23 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 22 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 21 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 19 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 18 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 17 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 16 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 15 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 14 @Oak Did not play.
Jul. 9 Det Did not play.
Jul. 8 Det 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .292 .402 .694
Jul. 7 Det 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .290 .397 .687
Jul. 6 SD 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .281 .386 .667
Jul. 5 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .279 .384 .663
Jul. 4 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .280 .385 .665
Jul. 2 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .284 .392 .676
Jul. 1 @Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .285 .397 .682
Jul. 1 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .232 .285 .395 .680
Jun. 29 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .290 .400 .690
Jun. 28 Tex 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .239 .294 .407 .701
Jun. 27 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .287 .399 .686
Jun. 26 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .288 .402 .690
Jun. 25 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .286 .405 .691
Jun. 24 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .232 .287 .408 .695
Jun. 23 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .284 .411 .695
Jun. 22 @Bal 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .286 .419 .705
Jun. 21 @Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .237 .288 .419 .707
Jun. 20 @Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .281 .418 .699
Jun. 19 @Bal 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .288 .429 .717
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 9 4 4 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .444 .500 .889 1.389
Last 30 Games 68 9 16 7 0 1 4 10 8 2 0 0 2 1 .235 .325 .382 .707

Jason Kipnis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 63 1
2016 151 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
201792123131.217.380.673
2016209277305.282.464.790
2015212263174.250.377.679

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017162205134.241.414.705
201640164165210.272.471.822
2015353606358.334.496.908

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017135184123.244.430.743
20163096313448.285.502.857
2015274486336.347.547.971

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017119144142.218.370.637
20163012810387.266.435.765
2015291383196.261.361.684
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% .351 .153
2010 23 A KIN 237 203 10.1% 19.4% 0.52 77% .359 .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% .318 .204
2011 24 MAJ CLE 150 136 7.3% 22.7% 0.32 75% .313 .235
2012 25 MAJ CLE 672 591 10% 16.2% 0.61 82% .291 .122
2013 26 MAJ CLE 658 564 11.6% 21.7% 0.53 75% .345 .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% .288 .090
2015 28 MAJ CLE 641 565 8.9% 16.7% 0.53 81% .356 .148
2016 29 MAJ CLE 688 610 8.7% 21.2% 0.41 76% .324 .194
2017 30 AA AKR 7 6 0% 57.1% 0.00 33% .500 .000
2017 30 AAA COL 15 14 6.7% 13.3% 0.50 86% .250 .143
2017 30 MAJ CLE 283 254 7.8% 17% 0.46 81% .252 .170
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3-Year Averages     626 558 8.8% 18.7% 0.47 79% .325 .144
Career     3,647 3,220 9.4% 18.8% 0.50 79% .315 .152

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Jason Kipnis Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 1082.7 4 206 1 3 0 515 5 78 4 1 2 -2
2016 2B 1309.3 9 265 11 -2 0 687 12 60 1 3 5 3
2017 2B 530.7 -1 79 -1 0 0 288 1 47 -1 0 0 -3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 -1 -1 3 0 1
2016 2B 0 -2 0 6 0 4
2017 2B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Jason Kipnis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.46 BB/K
GOOD
7.8% BB Rate
AVERAGE
17.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.694 OPS
POOR
.292 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.232 AVG
TERRIBLE
.252 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.402 SLG
WEAK
.170 ISO
AVERAGE

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

Kipnis (hamstring) began initial baseball activities Friday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Manager Terry Francona said Thursday that Kipnis (hamstring) will miss "a few weeks," MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Kipnis (hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday.

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Kipnis, who exited Saturday's game against the Tigers early, has been diagnosed with a right hamstring strain, Zach Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.

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Kipnis suffered a hamstring injury during the third inning of Saturday's game against Detroit, forcing him to leave the contest early, the Indians' official Twitter page reports.

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Kipnis was removed from Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, Zach Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.

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Kipnis went 2-for-3 with two walks, two doubles and three runs scored in Friday's 11-2 win over the Tigers.

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Kipnis (neck) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Padres, batting leadoff and playing second base.

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Kipnis is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game due to a stiff neck, Cleveland.com's Paul Hoynes reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 second consecutive season. He hit a career-high 43 doubles, but it's easy to wonder if his days as a 15-homer, 30-steal dual threat up the middle are a thing of the past. Kipnis is still a very nice player when healthy, but second basemen typically don't age well. Moreover, Kipnis will turn 29 this season, and he has had his share of nagging bumps and bruises in each of the last two years. Kipnis was a very successful base stealer (84% success rate through 2014) so last year's 60% rate (12-of-20) is a bit worrisome if the Indians decide to further limit his chances. His best days are behind him but it's reasonable to expect a repeat of his 2015 season if he can stay healthy.

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.