Jason Kipnis
33-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Chicago Cubs
2020 Fantasy Outlook
While looking at Kipnis' slash line may indicate a slight improvement from 2018, using wRC+ (neutralizing the offensive environment) demonstrates further decline. In his heyday, Kipnis was 30% above average. In 2019, he was 18% below average. Still, the injury-riddled Indians found 511 plate appearances in 121 games for the veteran. Kipnis' contact rate is still very good; the issue is quality as he rates poor in terms of average exit velocity and barrel rate. Kipnis isn't just sliding at the plate, his already weak glove is getting worse. Cleveland opted to part ways with Kipnis, so he'll be looking to catch on elsewhere for his age-33 season. His wRC+ against right-handed pitching is a still-low-but-more-acceptable 91, so perhaps he can find work as part of a platoon. With steals no longer a major asset, Kipnis is strictly single-league fodder unless he happens to find full-time employment. Read Past Outlooks
Total
Loading Stat Totals...
vs Pitcher
Loading vs Pitcher Splits...
Location/Time/Surface
Loading Location/Time/Surface Splits...
Situation
Loading Situation Splits...
Count
Loading Count Splits...
Opponent
Loading Opponent Splits...