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Jason Kipnis

27-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

AVG

.230

HR

2

RBI

7

R

9

SB

3

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 17, 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 MAJ CLE 18 77 61 9 14 5 3 0 2 7 3 1 14 12 0 1 1 .230 .377 .377 .754
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Kipnis
3-Year Averages MAJ   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)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 20 Tor 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .230 .377 .377 .754
Apr. 19 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .241 .384 .397 .781
Apr. 18 Tor 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .377 .411 .788
Apr. 17 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .344 .385 .729
Apr. 16 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220 .355 .400 .755
Apr. 15 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 13 @CWS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .362 .426 .788
Apr. 12 @CWS 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .233 .358 .419 .777
Apr. 11 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 10 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .326 .343 .669
Apr. 9 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .333 .355 .688
Apr. 9 SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .371 .407 .778
Apr. 8 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .217 .387 .304 .691
Apr. 8 SD Did not play.
Apr. 7 SD Did not play.
Apr. 6 Min 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .370 .318 .688
Apr. 5 Min 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .364 .235 .599
Apr. 4 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .278 .250 .528
Apr. 2 @Oak 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .308 .594
Apr. 2 @Oak 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .777
Apr. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Oak 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 7 Days 18 2 4 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 1 0 1 .222 .417 .278 .695
Last 14 Days 39 5 9 1 0 2 4 9 6 1 1 1 1 2 .231 .380 .410 .790
Last 30 Days 61 9 14 3 0 2 7 14 12 3 1 1 1 2 .230 .377 .377 .754

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Jason Kipnis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 17 1
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
2013198224334.308.480.850
20122092322416.215.282.581
2011385151.263.395.744

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201336664135126.270.437.801
201238263125215.280.432.787
201198196144.276.551.878

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132743774013.288.442.795
20122874952817.240.334.663
20116513391.262.477.806

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201329049104417.279.462.840
20123043794814.273.421.762
201171114104.282.535.873
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 MAJ CLE 77 61 18.2% 15.6% 1.17 80% .255 .147
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Kipnis
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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.230 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.255 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.377 SLG
WEAK
.147 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.17 BB/K
ELITE
18.2% BB Rate
ELITE
15.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.754 OPS
AVERAGE
.377 OBP
ELITE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Jason Kipnis (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kevin Correia MIN 6 4 2 4 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Jarrod Parker OAK 6 3 2 2 0 0 0 .500 1.667 2.167
Josh Beckett LA 5 2 2 2 0 1 0 .400 1.600 2.000
Pedro Hernandez COL 7 4 0 4 1 0 0 .571 1.286 1.911
Anthony Swarzak MIN 11 6 0 2 1 1 0 .545 1.091 1.674
Zach Britton BAL 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .833 1.583
Chris Tillman BAL 6 2 1 2 3 0 0 .333 1.000 1.556
Wade Davis KC 5 2 1 1 1 2 0 .400 1.000 1.500
Felipe Paulino CHI-A 5 2 1 1 1 2 0 .400 1.000 1.500
Daniel Bard TEX 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500

Worst Matchups for Jason Kipnis (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Drew Smyly DET 10 0 0 0 0 6 2 .000 .000 .000
Charlie Furbush SEA 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Duane Below DET 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jerry Blevins WAS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Loup TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Lindstrom CHI-A 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jared Burton MIN 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Hector Noesi TEX 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brett Oberholtzer HOU 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Esmil Rogers TOR 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Kipnis connected on his first homer of the season in a 2-0 win Wednesday.

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Kipnis has signed a six-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Indians, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

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Kipnis went 0-for-4, but stole two bases and scored a pair of runs Wednesdacy against the A's.

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Kipnis is hitting .333 in spring training, and has a .412 OBP in six games.

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Kipnis was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI in the Indians' win over Minnesota on Friday night.

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Kipnis collected three hits and scored a run in Sunday's win over the Astros.

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Kipnis is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Chris Sale and the White Sox.

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Kipnis went 1-for-4 with his 27th stolen base of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

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Kipnis is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

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Kipnis crushed a two-run homer Sunday for the second time in as many days in a victory in Minnesota.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Indians' loss to the Twins on Saturday.

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Kipnis is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.

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Kipnis was 1-for-4 in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday night.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 Wednesday with three RBI and a run scored Wednesday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.

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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.