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Jason Kipnis

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2015 Stats

AVG

.321

HR

7

RBI

45

R

73

SB

11

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 seaso...

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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 26, 2015  –  Jason Kipnis News

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Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday.

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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 112 513 446 73 143 48 35 6 7 45 11 8 51 82 2 6 8 .321 .395 .473 .868
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3-Year Averages     143 627 551 77 144 42 27 3 12 67 27 5 64 117 3 6 3 .261 .338 .387 .725

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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. 29 LAA 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .395 .473 .868
Aug. 28 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .399 .478 .877
Aug. 26 Mil 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .400 .481 .881
Aug. 25 Mil 4 3 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .400 .472 .872
Aug. 24 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .396 .465 .861
Aug. 23 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .398 .467 .865
Aug. 22 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .396 .468 .864
Aug. 21 @NYY 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .397 .471 .868
Aug. 20 @NYY 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .325 .399 .472 .871
Aug. 19 @Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .396 .470 .866
Aug. 18 @Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .400 .475 .875
Aug. 17 @Bos Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Min Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Min Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Min Did not play.
Aug. 13 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 12 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 11 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 9 Min Did not play.
Aug. 8 Min Did not play.
Aug. 7 Min Did not play.
Aug. 5 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 4 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 3 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .401 .477 .878
Jul. 31 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .405 .481 .886
Jul. 30 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 .332 .407 .486 .893
Jul. 29 KC 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .408 .489 .897
Jul. 28 KC 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .330 .405 .485 .890
Last 7 Days 26 5 7 3 0 1 6 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .367 .500 .867
Last 14 Days 41 7 11 4 0 1 6 4 13 0 1 0 0 0 .268 .333 .439 .772
Last 30 Days 62 9 18 6 0 1 7 5 17 0 3 1 0 1 .290 .353 .435 .788

Jason Kipnis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 102 9
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
2015164213153.262.402.721
2014168111126.208.244.500
2013198224334.308.480.850

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015273514298.363.527.974
20143325052916.256.373.710
201336664135126.270.437.801

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015206405285.383.6071.076
20142412831613.228.315.620
20132743774013.288.442.795

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015231322166.273.368.705
2014259333259.251.344.659
201329049104417.279.462.840
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 513 446 9.9% 16% 0.62 82% .381 .152
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3-Year Averages     627 551 10.2% 18.7% 0.55 79% .313 .126

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2015 Stat Review for Jason Kipnis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.321 AVG
ELITE
82% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.381 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.473 SLG
GREAT
.152 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.62 BB/K
GOOD
9.9% BB Rate
GOOD
16.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.868 OPS
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.395 OBP
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Jason Kipnis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kipnis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

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Kipnis, who was activated from the DL Tuesday, made a pinch-hit appearance against the Red Sox.

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Kipnis (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

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Kipnis (shoulder) may have his return from the DL pushed back until Tuesday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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Kipnis (shoulder) played catch and ran the bases prior to Saturday's game, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Kipnis (shoulder) practice his throwing on Thursday for the first time since he was placed on the disabled list, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Kipnis (shoulder) could return from the disabled list next week during the Clevaland's series in Boston, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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Kipnis (shoulder) could begin throwing again Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Indians GM Chris Antonetti said Monday that he's optimistic that Kipnis (shoulder) will be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible to return Aug. 17, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.