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Jason Kipnis
AVG HR RBI
.240 6 41
Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 5-11 / 195 NFBC ADP: 74.26
Position: 2BBorn: 4/3/1987 Birthplace: Northbrook, Illinois
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 2nd Round by Indians (2009)


Latest News
Dec. 17 11:33 AM PT12:33 PM MT1:33 PM CT2:33 PM ET14:33 ET19:33 GMT3:33 12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST3:03 PM VEN23:33 UAE1:33 PM CT-Kipnis had surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his left ring finger.
Analysis: The Indians say they expect Kipnis, who batted just .240 this season, to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. The club did not indicate how Kipnis might be limited during spring training.
Sep. 19 11:06 PM PT12:06 AM MT1:06 AM CT2:06 AM ET2:06 ET6:06 GMT14:06 11:06 PM MST1:06 AM EST1:36 AM VEN10:06 UAE1:06 AM CT-After missing two games with a sore right hamstring, Kipnis had two hits while batting a season-low seventh in the order in Sunday's 7-2 win against Minnesota.
Analysis: Kipnis was in the lineup for the first time since leaving in the seventh inning of Thursday's 2-1, 13-inning win over Houston.
Aug. 11 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Kipnis stayed hot by going 3 for 5 and scoring three times in Sunday's 4-1 win at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Kipnis went 9 for 21 with two doubles on the five-game road trip.
Aug. 7 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT-Kipnis went 3 for 4 and scored a run in Cleveland's 8-3 win at Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Analysis: Kipnis had been batting .174 over his previous 17 games.
July 25 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Kipnis was 0 for 5 on Thursday.
Analysis: Kipnis has a .687 OPS and hasn't been worth the fantasy hype.
July 19 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Kipnis homered twice and drove in four runs during Friday's 9-3 win at Detroit.
Analysis: Kipnis is hitting .304 with 12 runs in 13 games this month.
July 14 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Kipnis went 0 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kipnis owns the 35th-worst OPS in the big leagues at .682. He's been disappointing but there is still time to turn it around.
July 11 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Kipnis had three hits in a 9-3 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Analysis: Kipnis, now batting .262, is 12 for 31 (.387) in his last seven games.
July 8 4:07 PM PT5:07 PM MT6:07 PM CT7:07 PM ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST6:37 PM VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 PM CT-Kipnis went 0 for 4 on Monday.
Analysis: Kipnis is a career .200 hitter vs. the Yanks. He also got deked out by legendary Derek Jeter for a baserunning blunder that short-circuited the Tribe's comeback bid.
June 10 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Kipnis went 3 for 5 with four RBIs in Monday's win over Texas.
Analysis: The Cleveland second baseman has a seven-game hitting streak.
Apr. 30 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET0:19 ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST11:49 PM VEN8:19 UAE11:19 PM CT-The Cleveland Indians have activated Kipnis from the 15-day disabled list after he was sidelined by a strained muscle in his right side.
Analysis: Kipnis had not played since April 29, when he strained his right oblique during an at-bat in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels. He went on the DL the following day. Kipnis was batting .234 with three homers and 12 RBIs entering Wednesday's game.
Apr. 24 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET14:05 ET18:05 GMT2:05 11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST1:35 PM VEN22:05 UAE1:05 PM CT-Kipnis had two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Kipnis' OPS is inching higher at .799.
Apr. 22 8:13 AM PT9:13 AM MT10:13 AM CT11:13 AM ET11:13 ET15:13 GMT23:13 8:13 AM MST10:13 AM EST10:43 AM VEN19:13 UAE10:13 AM CT-Kipnis had two of the Tribe's 11 hits Monday.
Analysis: Kipnis hit his third homer and raised his average to .246.
Apr. 19 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Kipnis had three hits Friday.
Analysis: Kipnis was ejected from his previous game so he stepped it up.
Apr. 17 12:44 PM PT1:44 PM MT2:44 PM CT3:44 PM ET15:44 ET19:44 GMT3:44 12:44 PM MST2:44 PM EST3:14 PM VEN23:44 UAE2:44 PM CT-Kipnis was ejected from Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers after striking out in the third inning. Kipnis struck out swinging with the bases loaded for the third out, then appeared to say something to plate umpire Lance Barrett, who immediately threw him out of the game.
Analysis: Kipnis also hit into a double play in the first inning. He's batting .212 this season so frustration may be setting in after he signed a big contract. Mike Aviles replaced Kipnis at second base in the bottom of the third.
Apr. 13 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Kipnis went 2 for 4 in a 12-6 victory over the White Sox.
Analysis: Kipnis also committed his first error to hurt loyal fantasy owners.
Apr. 7 12:23 PM PT1:23 PM MT2:23 PM CT3:23 PM ET15:23 ET19:23 GMT3:23 12:23 PM MST2:23 PM EST2:53 PM VEN23:23 UAE2:23 PM CT-Kipnis showed signs of waking up in a 10-7 loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Analysis: Kipnis went 2 for 5 with his first three RBIs of the season. The high-priced infielder had been scuffling after signing a big contract with the Tribe.
Apr. 4 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Only hours before this season's home opener, the Indians guaranteed Jason Kipnis will be around for more than a few more. The All-Star second baseman agreed to a $52.5 million, six-year contract on Friday, binding him to the Indians through the 2019 season. The deal includes a club option for 2020.
Analysis: Kipnis, a native of Northbrook, Ill., signed the contract one day after turning 27, giving him a birthday gift of wealth and security he'll never forget. "It's an amazing feeling to get something done," said Kipnis. "I wanted to stay here. I'm excited about being here."

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Cle 36 136 24 37 9 1 7 19 11 34 5 0 .272 .333 .507
2012 Cle 152 591 86 152 22 4 14 76 67 109 31 7 .257 .335 .379
2013 Cle 149 564 86 160 36 4 17 84 76 143 30 7 .284 .366 .452
2014 Cle 129 500 61 120 25 1 6 41 50 100 22 3 .240 .310 .330
Career 466 1791 257 469 92 10 44 220 204 386 88 17 .262 .338 .398

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Cle Total 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WC 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000


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