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Jason Kipnis

29-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2016 Stats

AVG

.279

HR

6

RBI

27

R

25

SB

3

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.

May 24, 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 44 197 179 25 50 15 8 1 6 27 3 0 14 43 1 3 0 .279 .327 .436 .763
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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)     651 2,873 2,535 368 690 220 143 18 59 299 103 25 275 536 14 28 21 .272 .345 .413 .757

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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
May. 25 @CWS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .327 .436 .763
May. 24 @CWS Did not play.
May. 23 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .330 .443 .773
May. 23 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282 .332 .447 .779
May. 22 @Bos 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .333 .446 .779
May. 21 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .330 .444 .774
May. 20 @Bos 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .337 .456 .793
May. 19 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .335 .438 .773
May. 18 @Cin 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .339 .450 .789
May. 17 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .340 .451 .791
May. 16 Cin 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .338 .457 .795
May. 15 Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .333 .456 .789
May. 14 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .329 .432 .761
May. 13 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .331 .442 .773
May. 11 @Hou 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .333 .424 .757
May. 10 @Hou 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .313 .407 .720
May. 9 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .307 .386 .693
May. 8 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .309 .396 .705
May. 7 KC 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .319 .411 .730
May. 6 KC 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .313 .404 .717
May. 5 Det 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .315 .410 .725
May. 4 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .311 .411 .722
May. 3 Det 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .324 .429 .753
May. 1 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .306 .420 .726
Apr. 30 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .274 .319 .440 .759
Apr. 29 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .326 .450 .776
Apr. 27 @Min 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .321 .421 .742
Apr. 26 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .329 .423 .752
Apr. 25 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .333 .388 .721
Apr. 24 @Det 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .343 .403 .746
Last 7 Days 26 2 7 1 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .269 .423 .692
Last 14 Days 54 7 14 2 0 3 12 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 .259 .305 .463 .768
Last 30 Days 122 17 34 4 1 5 21 8 26 0 0 0 1 2 .279 .321 .451 .772

Jason Kipnis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 43 1
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
2016586170.241.328.590
2015212263174.250.377.679
2014168111126.208.244.500

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016121195203.298.488.843
2015353606358.334.496.908
20143325052916.256.373.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201673142101.274.425.750
2015274486336.347.547.971
20142412831613.228.315.620

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016106114172.283.443.771
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 197 179 7.1% 21.8% 0.33 76% .338 .157
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3-Year Averages     617 543 9.9% 18.8% 0.53 79% .336 .133
Career     2,873 2,535 9.6% 18.7% 0.51 79% .325 .141

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

Contact

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.279 AVG
GOOD
76% Contact Rate
POOR
.338 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.436 SLG
GOOD
.157 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
7.1% BB Rate
AVERAGE
21.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.763 OPS
AVERAGE
.327 OBP
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Jason Kipnis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 15-6 win over the Reds.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a solo shot, his fifth home run of the season, in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Twins.

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Kipnis went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 7-6 victory over the Twins.

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Kipnis went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies.

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Kipnis will bat leadoff against the Phillies on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a walk in Saturday's 10-1 victory over the Tigers.

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Kipnis was 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Mets.

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Kipnis collected two hits -- including his first home run of the season -- during Wednesday's 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

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Kipnis homered for the second consecutive game Thursday.

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Kipnis is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox, Zack Meisel of The Plain Dealer reports.

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Kipnis is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Indians.

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Kipnis went 2-for-5 with an RBI in an 8-4 loss to the Royals on Thursday.

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Kipnis went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 5-1 win over the Royals on Wednesday.

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Kipnis went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Monday’s 8-3 win over the Royals.

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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.