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Ian Kinsler
Birthdate: 6/22/1982 (34 y, 9 m, 1 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/200     Position: 2B
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 17, Pick: 9, Overall: 496, Team: Texas Rangers
Contract: $85M / 5 Years (2013 - 2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Kinsler went 2-for-5 and scored a run in Team USA's 3-2 win over Colombia on Friday in the World Baseball Classic. (3/11/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: So, that came out of nowhere. Kinsler, who hadn't eclipsed 20 home runs since 2011, suddenly threatened the 30-homer mark in 2016. He hit 23% better than the league, tied for his second-best season of his career, yet he finished only seventh among second basemen per ESPN's Player Rater, which attests to the keystone's newfound depth. One could say Kinsler sold out for his power - the homer spike coincided with a career-high strikeout rate fueled by his worst contact rate on out-of-zone pitches. It's just hard to tell if it's legitimate or sustainable, what with the league-wide power surge and all. His peripherals support the bump, which is nice, but it's hard to believe he'll maintain a home run-to-fly ball rate almost double what it was from the previous four years. He's entering his age-35 season, so it would be unwise, although not absurd, to expect a repeat of last season. Something closer to his 15-15-.270ish season in 2013 seems most reasonable — Steamer expects as much, but takes the under on the stolen bases — but it makes him more of a back-end option in standard leagues. As long as he's not too expensive, you can at least buy the vintage, reliable Kinsler and dream on the upside of the possibility of another 25 homers. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Kinsler's surprising power spike coincided with the league-wide surge, making it a bit hard to trust. It's wiser to draft him expecting modest contributions to all five categories and not much more, although you can hold out on the dream of a 2016 repeat. He's a back-end second baseman in standard mixed leagues.

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Season2nd HalfGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
20062nd Half73273305735115074429260421411092.267
20072nd Half5622225864479264626272386128122.288
20082nd Half28120131312070418138012021531.258
20092nd Half582182455630132113931200273224133.257
20102nd Half391521753827515271518021311872.250
20112nd Half682853227441131195843322323114112.260
20122nd Half73293332673916210423129040631663.229
20132nd Half68275307755217244536220333522105.273
20142nd Half71305321735114263641111382121051.239
20152nd Half6727729190631548443410028130342.325
20162nd Half67262288755012112463119045610253.286
Total2nd Half6682682297571647113617924453302225356342413628526.267

Season2nd HalfBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
20062nd Half8.5 %13.8 %0.62.267.329.399.728.132.28935-3.3.31985
20072nd Half10.5 %14.7 %0.71.288.379.428.807.140.324385.7.357113
20082nd Half6.1 %9.2 %0.67.258.300.417.717.158.25514-1.8.31283
20092nd Half8.2 %11.0 %0.74.257.325.486.811.229.247344.3.350105
20102nd Half10.3 %12.0 %0.86.250.339.395.734.145.260211.2.32996
20112nd Half9.9 %9.9 %1.00.260.340.512.852.253.2344913.1.368126
20122nd Half8.7 %12.0 %0.73.229.308.399.707.171.23237-1.3.31089
20132nd Half7.2 %10.7 %0.67.273.328.393.721.120.292340.8.31793
20142nd Half3.4 %11.8 %0.29.239.270.357.627.118.25626-8.3.27673
20152nd Half3.4 %9.6 %0.36.325.347.495.842.170.3364410.9.360129
20162nd Half6.6 %15.6 %0.42.286.347.477.824.191.306438.6.354122
Total2nd Half7.5 %12.0 %0.62.267.328.433.761.166.27637429.9.332102

Season2nd HalfGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
20062nd Half0.8921.4 %37.1 %41.5 %14.7 %7.4 %8.2 %42.9 %42.8 %36.0 %21.2 %13.6 %58.1 %28.4 %1134416718
20072nd Half0.9218.9 %38.9 %42.2 %13.2 %7.9 %5.7 %66.7 %45.7 %32.3 %22.0 %23.1 %46.2 %30.7 %1007392615
20082nd Half0.8629.1 %32.7 %38.2 %4.8 %9.5 %0.0 %0.0 %47.8 %32.4 %19.8 %16.2 %53.2 %30.6 %486179307
20092nd Half0.5619.4 %28.8 %51.8 %12.1 %11.1 %9.1 %0.0 %47.2 %30.8 %22.1 %19.5 %52.3 %28.2 %960365595
20102nd Half1.0214.6 %43.1 %42.3 %16.4 %9.1 %12.5 %66.7 %54.9 %24.8 %20.3 %21.8 %45.9 %32.3 %668255413
20112nd Half0.7818.2 %36.0 %45.8 %13.8 %16.4 %8.8 %50.0 %51.0 %29.4 %19.6 %23.1 %48.6 %28.2 %1266516750
20122nd Half0.8312.6 %39.5 %47.8 %19.8 %8.3 %5.0 %0.0 %49.8 %29.6 %20.6 %21.8 %53.7 %24.5 %1304496808
20132nd Half0.9926.7 %36.4 %36.8 %15.4 %4.4 %6.7 %0.0 %44.2 %35.3 %20.5 %14.1 %54.2 %31.7 %1128418710
20142nd Half1.0020.6 %39.7 %39.7 %9.4 %5.7 %6.6 %33.3 %50.4 %30.4 %19.3 %19.3 %58.2 %22.6 %1117358759
20152nd Half0.7528.4 %30.8 %40.8 %15.7 %7.8 %6.5 %100.0 %40.9 %35.7 %23.4 %17.1 %54.8 %28.2 %1001329672
20162nd Half0.6324.5 %29.2 %46.3 %9.0 %12.0 %6.3 %100.0 %46.3 %35.3 %18.4 %18.4 %46.3 %35.3 %1071384687
Total2nd Half0.8321.2 %35.6 %43.1 %13.6 %9.2 %7.0 %41.7 %47.1 %32.3 %20.7 %18.8 %52.4 %28.8 %1114241087034