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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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SeasonThrough 3 - 2GABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Through 3 - 25041601192000219013000000.268
2007Through 3 - 25149711273022720019110100.245
2008Through 3 - 26151751173011124014000000.216
2009Through 3 - 2676091171121331030016010000.283
2010Through 3 - 245365810100000022012000000.278
2011Through 3 - 285691081151055738010010100.159
2012Through 3 - 28278116221170441337024100000.282
2013Through 3 - 266588316104022122309020000.276
2014Through 3 - 2485365642000910012020100.113
2015Through 3 - 25958721482311914012000100.241
2016Through 3 - 26056741392022916015200000.232
TotalThrough 3 - 2674609873143912842020792530156470400.235

SeasonThrough 3 - 2BB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Through 3 - 231.7 %21.7 %1.46.268.500.317.817.049.393113.5.399138
2007Through 3 - 228.2 %26.8 %1.05.245.465.429.893.184.345134.6.408147
2008Through 3 - 232.0 %18.7 %1.71.216.467.333.800.118.278133.7.388134
2009Through 3 - 233.0 %17.6 %1.88.283.516.5001.016.217.333209.3.453173
2010Through 3 - 237.9 %20.7 %1.83.278.552.278.830.000.417114.6.420158
2011Through 3 - 235.2 %9.3 %3.80.159.454.391.845.232.109196.7.394144
2012Through 3 - 231.9 %20.7 %1.54.282.517.5261.043.244.3602613.2.457190
2013Through 3 - 227.7 %10.8 %2.56.276.470.448.918.172.286156.3.410157
2014Through 3 - 215.4 %18.5 %0.83.113.246.151.397.038.1402-5.5.20020
2015Through 3 - 219.4 %16.7 %1.17.241.389.431.820.190.289112.8.361130
2016Through 3 - 221.6 %20.3 %1.07.232.419.375.794.143.282112.8.364129
TotalThrough 3 - 229.0 %17.9 %1.62.235.458.392.851.158.28015351.9.393143

SeasonThrough 3 - 2GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Through 3 - 20.5832.1 %25.0 %42.9 %8.3 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %57.1 %25.0 %17.9 %14.3 %53.6 %32.1 %418199219
2007Through 3 - 20.9219.4 %38.7 %41.9 %7.7 %15.4 %0.0 %0.0 %32.3 %41.9 %25.8 %29.0 %51.6 %19.4 %504234270
2008Through 3 - 21.0827.0 %37.8 %35.1 %15.4 %7.7 %0.0 %0.0 %32.4 %35.1 %32.4 %16.2 %59.5 %24.3 %511249262
2009Through 3 - 20.6722.2 %31.1 %46.7 %23.8 %14.3 %7.1 %0.0 %40.0 %26.7 %33.3 %20.0 %53.3 %26.7 %630303327
2010Through 3 - 20.6737.5 %25.0 %37.5 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %41.7 %8.3 %16.7 %33.3 %50.0 %404196208
2011Through 3 - 20.763.3 %41.7 %55.0 %12.1 %15.2 %12.0 %0.0 %51.7 %28.3 %20.0 %25.0 %46.7 %28.3 %725362363
2012Through 3 - 20.7124.1 %31.5 %44.4 %8.3 %16.7 %5.9 %0.0 %53.7 %27.8 %18.5 %18.5 %55.6 %25.9 %830386444
2013Through 3 - 20.6021.6 %29.4 %49.0 %16.0 %8.0 %0.0 %0.0 %49.0 %29.4 %21.6 %15.7 %41.2 %43.1 %564272292
2014Through 3 - 21.1320.9 %41.9 %37.2 %6.3 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %62.8 %25.6 %11.6 %18.6 %48.8 %32.6 %455205250
2015Through 3 - 21.0623.9 %39.1 %37.0 %11.8 %5.9 %5.6 %0.0 %37.0 %41.3 %21.7 %17.4 %50.0 %32.6 %519230289
2016Through 3 - 20.4326.8 %22.0 %51.2 %9.5 %9.5 %11.1 %0.0 %39.0 %43.9 %17.1 %19.5 %41.5 %39.0 %511240271
TotalThrough 3 - 20.7622.0 %33.7 %44.3 %12.3 %9.8 %6.5 %0.0 %46.3 %32.6 %21.1 %19.4 %48.9 %31.7 %607128763195