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Jason Kipnis

31-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2018 Stats

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.180

HR

1

RBI

17

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19

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A shoulder injury forced Kipnis to the DL to start the year and he went on to make two more trips to the disabled list due to hamstring issues. His performance when on the field was less than stellar,...

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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.

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Kipnis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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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
2018 31 MAJ CLE 46 202 178 19 32 12 11 0 1 17 0 1 21 39 1 1 1 .180 .269 .258 .527
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3-Year Averages     129 565 503 73 139 53 36 3 14 56 11 4 48 108 3 6 5 .276 .342 .443 .785
Career  (View All)     899 3,939 3,480 496 918 322 212 21 89 406 121 31 370 749 21 38 30 .264 .336 .414 .750

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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. 23 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .269 .258 .527
May. 22 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .269 .259 .528
May. 20 @Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .266 .259 .525
May. 19 @Hou 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .174 .265 .257 .522
May. 18 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .259 .250 .509
May. 16 @Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .260 .255 .515
May. 15 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .260 .248 .508
May. 14 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .256 .248 .504
May. 13 KC Did not play.
May. 12 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .256 .253 .509
May. 11 KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .256 .259 .515
May. 9 @Mil 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .256 .264 .520
May. 8 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .180 .258 .266 .524
May. 6 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .184 .258 .272 .530
May. 5 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .265 .278 .543
May. 4 @NYY 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .273 .287 .560
May. 3 Tor 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .283 .298 .581
May. 3 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .273 .294 .567
May. 2 Tex 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .198 .279 .302 .581
May. 1 Tex 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .266 .259 .525
Apr. 30 Tex 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .254 .243 .497
Apr. 29 Sea 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .248 .225 .473
Apr. 28 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .243 .228 .471
Apr. 27 Sea 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .252 .237 .489
Apr. 26 Sea 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .255 .228 .483
Apr. 25 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .237 .205 .442
Apr. 24 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .165 .245 .212 .457
Apr. 23 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .247 .222 .469
Apr. 22 @Bal 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .259 .234 .493
Apr. 21 @Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .263 .236 .499
Last 7 Games 25 1 6 2 0 0 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 .240 .345 .320 .665
Last 14 Games 45 2 7 2 0 0 5 8 6 0 1 0 1 1 .156 .278 .200 .478
Last 30 Games 109 13 20 7 0 1 13 14 22 0 1 1 1 2 .183 .280 .275 .555

Jason Kipnis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 45 1
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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 10

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Jason Kipnis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20185361100.264.434.773
2017116133141.207.353.632
2016209277305.282.464.790

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201812513070.144.184.423
2017220309215.245.445.744
201640164165210.272.471.822

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201881121110.198.333.619
2017169235144.225.396.698
20163096313448.285.502.857

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018977060.165.196.450
2017167207212.240.431.711
20163012810387.266.435.765
Jason Kipnis vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Charlie Morton HOU 8 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .958

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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
2018 31 MAJ CLE 202 178 10.4% 19.3% 0.54 78% .223 .078
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3-Year Averages     565 503 8.5% 19.1% 0.44 79% .323 .167
Career     3,939 3,480 9.4% 19% 0.49 78% .309 .150

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Jason Kipnis Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2015 1082.7 1 17 3 0 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1309.3 4 8 6 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0
2017 620.7 -2 22 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 234.3 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2017 71 -3 - -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.54 BB/K
GOOD
10.4% BB Rate
GREAT
19.3% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.527 OPS
TERRIBLE
.269 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.180 AVG
TERRIBLE
.223 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.258 SLG
TERRIBLE
.078 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Jason Kipnis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kipnis was dropped to sixth in the batting order for Friday's game against the Royals, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports.

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Kipnis is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against Toronto, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Kipnis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Kipnis went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts and a run scored in Sunday's win over Baltimore.

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Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

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Kipnis has hit second in each of the Indians' first five games this season, going 3-for-19 (.158) with a walk and four strikeouts during that span.

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Kipnis (neck) is starting at second base and batting second in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Reds.

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Kipnis (neck) is scheduled to play Sunday against the Reds, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Kipnis is dealing with soreness in his lower back and will be held out of for the start of Cactus League play as a result, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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Kipnis is preparing to open the season as Cleveland's second baseman, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 bigger bats. Last season, he became one of those bigger bats, sacrificing some contact for power and driving the ball more in the air versus into the ground. He set a career high in home runs and runs and nearly did so in RBI. The days of 20-plus steals appear to a thing of the past, and the trade-off is that he is now a more well-rounded categorical player. He is a tough player to forecast because he has a rather large statistical variance in most categories over the past five seasons, and making matters worse, a shoulder injury has clouded Kipnis' availability for the start of the season. This makes for tricky roster planning, but Kipnis has returned profit in four of the past five seasons, and the cost is now dropping as a result of the shoulder issue.

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.