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Ian Kinsler

34-Year-Old Second Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2016 Stats

AVG

.279

HR

26

RBI

78

R

109

SB

14

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For a second consecutive season, Kinsler defied the odds and continued to be a valuable offensive player after leaving Texas to the more spacious Comerica Park. His RBI total fell by 19, but he posted...

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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.

September 23, 2016  –  Ian Kinsler News

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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 154 675 624 94 185 53 35 7 11 73 10 6 43 80 0 5 3 .296 .342 .428 .770
2016 34 MAJ DET 145 643 585 109 163 57 27 4 26 78 14 6 42 109 0 3 13 .279 .339 .472 .811
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3-Year Averages     150 670 617 93 174 52 35 4 13 79 13 7 41 72 2 5 5 .282 .329 .415 .744
Career  (View All)     1526 6,835 6,094 1,051 1,681 599 351 38 210 782 211 58 576 835 32 55 78 .276 .343 .449 .793

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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
Sep. 23 KC 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .339 .472 .811
Sep. 22 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Cle 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .277 .335 .469 .804
Sep. 17 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .335 .471 .806
Sep. 16 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .336 .472 .808
Sep. 15 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .338 .476 .814
Sep. 14 Min 5 2 4 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .339 .479 .818
Sep. 13 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .335 .471 .806
Sep. 12 Min 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .279 .338 .474 .812
Sep. 11 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .338 .469 .807
Sep. 10 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .339 .471 .810
Sep. 9 Bal 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .281 .341 .474 .815
Sep. 7 @CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .339 .473 .812
Sep. 6 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 5 @CWS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .340 .475 .815
Sep. 4 @KC 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .279 .340 .475 .815
Sep. 3 @KC 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .276 .336 .473 .809
Sep. 2 @KC 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .274 .336 .468 .804
Aug. 31 CWS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .335 .470 .805
Aug. 30 CWS 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .334 .468 .802
Aug. 29 CWS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .333 .462 .795
Aug. 28 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .330 .462 .792
Aug. 27 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .466 .799
Aug. 26 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .462 .795
Aug. 25 @Min 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .275 .336 .465 .801
Aug. 24 @Min Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .335 .465 .800
Last 7 Games 9 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .500 .444 .944
Last 14 Games 36 7 9 2 1 1 6 3 5 0 0 1 1 1 .250 .317 .444 .761
Last 30 Games 89 16 25 4 1 4 15 6 10 1 2 3 1 2 .281 .343 .483 .826

Ian Kinsler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 143 1
2015 153 1
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
2016161307182.304.522.876
201513126292.305.450.798
2014171234224.281.427.740

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201642176196012.266.449.777
2015493689648.294.422.763
201451377137011.273.417.722

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162835412396.286.463.802
2015317496415.297.445.783
2014328479467.265.409.718

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162995214398.268.475.807
2015307455325.296.410.757
2014356538468.284.430.734
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 675 624 6.4% 11.9% 0.54 87% .326 .132
2016 34 MAJ DET 643 585 6.5% 17% 0.39 81% .304 .193
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3-Year Averages     670 617 6.1% 10.7% 0.57 88% .303 .133
Career     6,835 6,094 8.4% 12.2% 0.69 86% .291 .173

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

Contact

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.279 AVG
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81% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.304 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.472 SLG
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.193 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
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6.5% BB Rate
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17.0% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.811 OPS
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.339 OBP
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Ian Kinsler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

While Kinsler said he is free of concussion symptoms Thursday morning, he needs to remain symptom-free for 24 hours, so he will not be able to play in either game of the doubleheader against the Twins, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Kinsler said Thursday that he is free of concussion symptoms, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Kinsler (concussion) took part in fielding drills Thursday morning, MLive's Evan Woodbery reports.

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Kinsler (concussion) is out of the lineup Wednesday against Minnesota.

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Kinsler suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by a pitch in Sunday's game and is still experiencing symptoms Tuesday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Kinsler (concussion) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins, MLive's Evan Woodbery reports.

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Kinsler was examined after Sunday's game for a possible concussion, reports The Detroit News. He took a 93 mph fastball from Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer off the top of his helmet in the game.

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2016

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2015

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/.420 in 684 at-bats. He led all second basemen in RBI (92), while ranking in the top five at the position homers (17), doubles (40), hits (188) and runs (100). For the most part, his offensive production met or surpassed his final season in Texas. The only area Kinsler saw a dip was in his walk rate, which dropped to a career-low mark of 4.0% and resulted in a lower on-base percentage than normal. His strikeout rate (10.9%) was on par with past seasons and he posted a stellar 88 percent contact rate, so it appears Kinsler went with a more aggressive approach at the plate and hasnít seen a drop in his skill set. On the defensive side of the ball, Kinsler had one of his better seasons, posting a 13.0 UZR and career-high .988 fielding percentage. Turning 33 in June, itís clear that Kinslerís best days are behind him, but he also proved in 2014 that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Heíll once again be the everyday second baseman for Detroit while hitting at or near the top of the lineup.

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.