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Jason Kipnis

30-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2017 Stats

AVG

.232

HR

12

RBI

35

R

43

SB

6

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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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.

September 28, 2017  –  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 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 5 15 14 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 .143 .200 .357 .557
2017 30 AAA COL 6 23 22 1 4 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .182 .217 .364 .581
2017 30 MAJ CLE 90 373 336 43 78 37 25 0 12 35 6 2 28 71 2 5 2 .232 .291 .414 .705
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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)     853 3,737 3,302 477 886 310 201 21 88 389 121 30 349 710 20 37 29 .268 .340 .422 .762

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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
Oct. 1 CWS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .291 .414 .705
Sep. 30 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .291 .416 .707
Sep. 29 CWS 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 .233 .291 .418 .709
Sep. 28 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .286 .415 .701
Sep. 27 Min 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .287 .407 .694
Sep. 26 Min 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .286 .410 .696
Sep. 24 @Sea 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233 .287 .412 .699
Sep. 23 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .284 .406 .690
Sep. 21 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 20 @LAA 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .284 .407 .691
Sep. 19 @LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .281 .403 .684
Sep. 17 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .284 .407 .691
Sep. 16 KC Did not play.
Sep. 15 KC Did not play.
Sep. 14 KC Did not play.
Sep. 13 Det Did not play.
Sep. 12 Det Did not play.
Sep. 11 Det Did not play.
Sep. 10 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 9 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 8 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 7 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 6 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 5 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 4 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Det Did not play.
Last 7 Games 21 5 6 2 0 1 4 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 .286 .385 .524 .909
Last 14 Games 33 5 9 3 0 1 5 3 8 1 0 1 1 0 .273 .342 .455 .797
Last 30 Games 33 5 9 3 0 1 5 3 8 1 0 1 1 0 .273 .342 .455 .797

Jason Kipnis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 75 11 11 2
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
2017116133141.207.353.632
2016209277305.282.464.790
2015212263174.250.377.679

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017220309215.245.445.744
201640164165210.272.471.822
2015353606358.334.496.908

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017169235144.225.396.698
20163096313448.285.502.857
2015274486336.347.547.971

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017167207212.240.431.711
20163012810387.266.435.765
2015291383196.261.361.684
Jason Kipnis vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 15 14 0% 40% 0.00 57% .143 .214
2017 30 AAA COL 23 22 4.3% 17.4% 0.25 82% .222 .182
2017 30 MAJ CLE 373 336 7.5% 19% 0.39 79% .256 .182
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3-Year Averages     626 558 8.8% 18.7% 0.47 79% .325 .144
Career     3,737 3,302 9.3% 19% 0.49 78% .314 .154

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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 620.7 -3 96 0 -3 0 318 2 54 0 1 1 -3
2017 CF 71 -6 17 -3 -6 46 -2 4 0
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 -2 0 -2
2017 CF -1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 -3 0 -3

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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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0.39 BB/K
WEAK
7.5% BB Rate
WEAK
19.0% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.705 OPS
POOR
.291 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.232 AVG
TERRIBLE
.256 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.414 SLG
WEAK
.182 ISO
GOOD

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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 Mariners.

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Kipnis is not in the lineup against the Angels on Thursday.

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Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Angels.

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Kipnis will start in center field Tuesday for the second game in a row.

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Kipnis (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Sunday against the Royals. He's starting in center field and batting seventh.

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Kipnis (hamstring) will be reinstated from the 10-day DL prior to Sunday's game against the Royals, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Manager Terry Francona said Friday that "all signs point" to Kipnis (hamstring) returning to action Sunday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Manager Terry Francona said Kipnis (hamstring) is pushing to return Sunday, though trainers believe Tuesday is a more realistic return date, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Manager Terry Francona said Kipnis (hamstring) will likely see time in the outfield once he's activated from the disabled list, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com 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.