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Ian Kinsler

33-Year-Old Second Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2015 Stats

AVG

.297

HR

5

RBI

47

R

62

SB

7

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While the days of Kinsler posting 30-30 seasons are likely a thing of the past, he proved to still be a very valuable fantasy commodity in his first season with the Tigers. Kinsler slashed .272/.307/....

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 6/22/1982   BORN: Tucson, AZ   COLLEGE: Missouri   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ian Kinsler Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension in April of 2012 that will kick in beginning with the 2013 season.

August 1, 2015  –  Ian Kinsler News

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Kinsler went 3-for-4 Saturday night with a double and two singles. It was his 39th multi-hit game of the season. He has gone 10-for-14 in the first three games of a four-game series against Baltimore.

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Ian Kinsler 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
2004 22 A CLI 59 255 224 52 90 42 30 1 11 52 16 5 25 36 1 2 3 .402 .465 .692 1.157
2004 22 AA FRI 70 320 271 50 81 29 21 0 8 44 7 4 32 47 1 1 15 .299 .401 .465 .866
2005 23 AAA OKL 131 597 530 102 145 53 28 2 23 94 19 5 53 89 2 3 9 .274 .348 .464 .812
2006 24 AAA OKL 10 41 39 7 10 5 3 0 2 6 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 .256 .293 .487 .780
2006 24 MAJ TEX 120 474 423 65 121 42 27 1 14 55 11 4 40 63 1 7 3 .286 .347 .454 .801
2007 25 AAA OKL 3 14 13 1 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .385 .357 .385 .742
2007 25 MAJ TEX 130 566 483 96 127 44 22 2 20 61 23 2 62 83 8 4 9 .263 .355 .441 .796
2008 26 MAJ TEX 121 583 518 102 165 63 41 4 18 71 26 2 45 67 7 7 6 .319 .375 .517 .892
2009 27 AA FRI 2 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 .000 .222 .000 .222
2009 27 MAJ TEX 144 640 566 101 143 67 32 4 31 86 31 5 59 77 3 6 6 .253 .327 .488 .814
2010 28 AA FRI 6 23 19 3 5 1 0 1 0 6 2 0 2 3 0 1 1 .263 .348 .368 .716
2010 28 MAJ TEX 103 460 391 73 112 30 20 1 9 45 15 5 56 57 2 4 7 .286 .382 .412 .794
2011 29 MAJ TEX 155 723 620 121 158 70 34 4 32 77 30 4 89 71 4 2 8 .255 .355 .477 .832
2012 30 MAJ TEX 157 731 655 105 168 66 42 5 19 72 21 9 60 90 1 5 10 .256 .326 .423 .749
2013 31 AA FRI 2 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111
2013 31 MAJ TEX 136 614 545 85 151 46 31 2 13 72 15 11 51 59 3 7 8 .277 .344 .413 .757
2014 32 MAJ DET 161 726 684 100 188 61 40 4 17 92 15 4 29 79 3 5 5 .275 .307 .420 .727
2015 33 MAJ DET 104 457 417 62 124 35 26 4 5 47 7 5 36 62 0 2 2 .297 .354 .415 .769
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3-Year Averages     151 688 628 96 169 56 37 3 16 78 17 8 46 76 2 5 7 .269 .324 .414 .738
Career  (View All)     1331 5,974 5,302 910 1,457 524 315 31 178 678 194 51 527 708 32 49 64 .275 .345 .447 .791

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Ian Kinsler 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. 2 @Bal 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .354 .415 .769
Aug. 1 @Bal 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .351 .413 .764
Jul. 31 @Bal 5 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .347 .407 .754
Jul. 30 @Bal 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .342 .400 .742
Jul. 29 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .339 .398 .737
Jul. 28 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .343 .402 .745
Jul. 27 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .343 .403 .746
Jul. 26 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .344 .405 .749
Jul. 25 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .347 .408 .755
Jul. 24 @Bos 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .289 .348 .412 .760
Jul. 23 Sea 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .345 .404 .749
Jul. 22 Sea 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .346 .403 .749
Jul. 21 Sea 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .340 .392 .732
Jul. 20 Sea 4 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .339 .389 .728
Jul. 19 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .338 .371 .709
Jul. 18 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .339 .373 .712
Jul. 17 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .340 .374 .714
Jul. 12 @Min 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .339 .375 .714
Jul. 11 @Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .268 .334 .370 .704
Jul. 10 @Min 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .336 .373 .709
Jul. 9 @Min 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .332 .365 .697
Jul. 8 @Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .331 .352 .683
Jul. 7 @Sea 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .264 .331 .352 .683
Jul. 6 @Sea 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .332 .354 .686
Jul. 5 Tor 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .337 .359 .696
Jul. 4 Tor 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .270 .339 .356 .695
Jul. 3 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .332 .350 .682
Jul. 2 Pit 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .333 .352 .685
Jul. 1 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .329 .344 .673
Jun. 30 Pit 7 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .333 .349 .682
Last 7 Days 29 5 14 2 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .483 .500 .552 1.052
Last 14 Days 61 12 27 6 1 2 8 2 8 1 1 0 0 0 .443 .460 .672 1.132
Last 30 Days 126 17 48 11 2 3 17 4 16 1 3 1 0 2 .381 .405 .571 .976

Ian Kinsler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 104
2014 160
2013 124 11
2012 144 1 13
2011 144 11
2010 103
2009 144

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Ian Kinsler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20159117271.297.429.769
2014171234224.281.427.740
2013157222202.306.439.814

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015326453406.298.411.769
201451377137011.273.417.722
201338863115213.265.402.733

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015209323303.297.426.777
2014328479467.265.409.718
2013260465447.292.408.779

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015208302174.298.404.762
2014356538468.284.430.734
2013285398288.263.418.735
Ian Kinsler Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 A CLI 255 224 9.8% 14.1% 0.69 84% .446 .290
2004 22 AA FRI 320 271 10% 14.7% 0.68 83% .338 .166
2005 23 AAA OKL 597 530 8.9% 14.9% 0.60 83% .292 .190
2006 24 AAA OKL 41 39 4.9% 12.2% 0.40 87% .250 .231
2006 24 MAJ TEX 474 423 8.4% 13.3% 0.63 85% .309 .168
2007 25 AAA OKL 14 13 0% 7.1% 0.00 92% .417 .000
2007 25 MAJ TEX 566 483 11% 14.7% 0.75 83% .282 .178
2008 26 MAJ TEX 583 518 7.7% 11.5% 0.67 87% .339 .198
2009 27 AA FRI 9 7 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 86% .000 .000
2009 27 MAJ TEX 640 566 9.2% 12% 0.77 86% .245 .235
2010 28 AA FRI 23 19 8.7% 13% 0.67 84% .313 .105
2010 28 MAJ TEX 460 391 12.2% 12.4% 0.98 85% .317 .126
2011 29 MAJ TEX 723 620 12.3% 9.8% 1.25 89% .244 .222
2012 30 MAJ TEX 731 655 8.2% 12.3% 0.67 86% .273 .167
2013 31 AA FRI 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .000 .000
2013 31 MAJ TEX 614 545 8.3% 9.6% 0.86 89% .292 .136
2014 32 MAJ DET 726 684 4% 10.9% 0.37 88% .291 .145
2015 33 MAJ DET 457 417 7.9% 13.6% 0.58 85% .340 .118
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3-Year Averages     688 628 6.7% 11% 0.61 88% .285 .145
Career     5,974 5,302 8.8% 11.9% 0.74 87% .290 .172

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.297 AVG
GREAT
85% Contact Rate
GOOD
.340 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.415 SLG
GOOD
.118 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.58 BB/K
GOOD
7.9% BB Rate
AVERAGE
13.6% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.769 OPS
GOOD
.354 OBP
GOOD

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Ian Kinsler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kinsler rapped out four hits in five at-bats during Friday's loss to the Orioles.

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Kinsler went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run in Thursday's win over Baltimore.

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Kinsler hit a pair of home runs in Monday's win over Seattle, his fourth and fifth of the season.

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Kinsler was ejected in the third inning for throwing his batting equipment after flying out to center field, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Kinsler went 3-for-4 in a loss to Minnesota on Sunday. He accounted for half of Detroit's hits on the day.

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Kinsler homered, doubled and knocked in three runs Thursday to lift the Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Twins. It was his third home run of the season.

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Kinsler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Kinsler went 3-for-4 on Saturday with a run scored and two RBI.

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Kinsler went just 1-for-6 on Thursday against the White Sox, but hit his second home run of the year.

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Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's victory over the Cubs. He has now hit successfully in five straight contests.

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Kinsler is batting fifth in Tuesday's lineup against Kendall Graveman and the A's.

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Kinsler finally hit his first homer of the year Saturday against the Angels, with the solo shot representing his only hit in five at-bats.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Kinsler's fade continued in 2013, as he hit just 13 homers and stole 15 bases. His road numbers (.263/.317/.418) continue to be problematic, something that is even more of an issue after he was traded to the Tigers in November. Where he fits into the Detroit lineup remains to be seen, as Kinsler doesn't offer the protypical skills of an above-average leadoff hitter. Further, he may see a similarly reduced amount of power across the board now that he's playing half of his games in the more spacious Comerica Park rather than the hitter-friendly confines of The Ballpark in Arlington.

2013

Kinsler seems to have shaken the injury bug that seemed to always be lingering, as he eclipsed the 155-game plateau for the second straight year. While 20-20 second baseman don't grow on trees, his 2012 season has to be considered a disappointment, particularly for those in more advanced leagues that were hurt by his .749 OPS. His second-half swoon (.229/.308/.399, six steals) could be attributed by a lot of baseball in two years, a theory that gets more traction as you start digging into the second-half numbers of many of his teammates. His road numbers were downright abysmal (.220/.290/.321), and there have been some rumblings of a switch to a corner-outifield spot to make room for both Elvis Andrus and Jurickson Profar. His counting stats remain solid, borderline elite for a second baseman, so he makes for a nice buy-low candidate if he comes cheap this spring.

2012

Kinsler bounced back in a big way following 2010's injury-marred season, posting another 30-30 season for the second time in three years. He was a MVP candidate despite a .255 average thanks to excellent defense, 121 runs, 89 walks and a 30-for-34 mark on the basepaths. Plate discipline was a major strength for Kinsler last season, as he delivered a career-high 89 percent contact rate while walking in 13 percent of his plate appearances. He's far from a lock for 150 games, but he's among the league's elite when healthy.

2011

Kinsler's injury woes struck again, costing him all of April and July with ankle and groin injuries after a relatively healthy 2009 season. His numbers took a dip as a result, as he swatted just nine homers and stole 15 bases on the heels of a 30-30 season. He did manage a nice OBP thanks to 56 walks in 103 games, but limped to the finish (.250/.339/.395 after the All-Star break) before redeeming himself a bit with some big hits in the postseason. He's not a top of the order hitter any longer with Elvis Andrus' emergence, but will focus on regaining his quickness in the offseason in an effort to regain some of his basestealing prowess. He deserves a mulligan for 2010, and could be a nice rebound candidate bargain for 2011.

2010

Kinsler posted a 30-30 season but was largely considered a disappointment with his .253 average. His BABIP figure of .245 was a drop of nearly 100 points from the .339 he had in 2008, but it was more a reflection on him being content to hit lazy flyballs in hopes of clearing the fence as opposed to spraying the ball all over the field and racking up the base hits. He remained relatively healthy, requiring just one stint on the DL, after failing to eclipse 130 games played in each of his three previous seasons. He'll be a fantasy MVP candidate if he can manage to hit around .280 and retain his power/speed combo, and he's slotted to spend the year in the No. 2 spot in the Texas order after seeing time at both the leadoff spot and in the middle third last season after the emergence of Julio Borbon.

2009

Kinsler missed a large chunk of the season again, this time due to a sports hernia in mid-August that kept him sidelined for the remainder of the season. Talks of wanting to play in the World Baseball Classic are encouraging in that he should start the season healthy, but he has all the looks of a player that will miss 30 games a season due to injury. When healthy, he was up there among the elite as far as second baseman go. The scary part? He hit just four of his 18 homers at home all season. There's an MVP-worthy campaign in him if he can manage to stay healthy.

2008

Kinsler had a nice season in his second full year as Texas' everyday second baseman, but was forced to the sidelines for an extended period for the second time in as many seasons (this time to a stress fracture in his left foot). He draws walks, hits for power and swipes bases at a nice clip so there's tons to like, but he still shows massive home/road splits (.674 OPS on the road, .924 OPS at home in his two-year career).

2007

Kinsler missed six weeks early in the season due to a dislocated thumb injury, but his overall numbers (14 HR, 11 SB) were a nice debut for the rookie second baseman. Toss in 40 walks in 423 at-bats and it gets even better. His home/road splits were large (.927 OPS at home, .673 on the road), and his batting average dipped a bit as the season wore one but his batting eye remained solid. With new manager Ron Washington promising to be more agressive on the bases, Kinsler could well reach the 20/20 plateau in 2007.

2006

Kinsler has cooled off a bit over the past 18 months after a scorching beginning to the 2004 season. He still posted a respectable .274/.348/.464 line at Triple-A Oklahoma City, though. He's the heir apparent at second base now that Alfonso Soriano is in Washington and will provide immediate dividends with his power/speed combo.

2005

Kinlser was leading all minor leaguers with 30 doubles before being promoted to Double-A Frisco. His .866 OPS there pales in comparison to the 1.157 OPS from low Single-A Clinton, but his .306/.369/.500 season in the Arizona Fall League re-affirmed Kinsler as a top infield prospect. He figures to progress as high as Triple-A in 2005 and will likely be the reason Alfonso Soriano's stay in Texas will be short-lived.