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Ian Kinsler
Birthdate: 6/22/1982 (34 y, 9 m, 3 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 is expected to rejoin Tigers camp Friday and play in a spring training game Sunday, Scott DeCamp of MLive.com reports. (3/24/2017)
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 2 - 2GABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Through 2 - 2739410628208000911021100100.298
2007Through 2 - 282115136271752331116039410300.235
2008Through 2 - 28311013026186111519029100100.236
2009Through 2 - 294107126241151771616024120100.224
2010Through 2 - 269789522201011616019100200.282
2011Through 2 - 2114142170231160661127034010500.162
2012Through 2 - 210713717126168022833040100400.190
2013Through 2 - 296111128261581221015030020000.234
2014Through 2 - 29111612722173022207029130000.190
2015Through 2 - 298121132271664111110029010200.223
2016Through 2 - 28411212318113044148046300000.161
TotalThrough 2 - 29911243144426917259929291211780340131001900.216

SeasonThrough 2 - 2BB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Through 2 - 210.4 %19.8 %0.52.298.377.383.760.085.384140.9.342100
2007Through 2 - 211.8 %28.7 %0.41.235.346.391.737.157.324170.0.33195
2008Through 2 - 214.6 %22.3 %0.66.236.354.336.690.100.31315-1.0.31989
2009Through 2 - 212.7 %19.0 %0.67.224.325.486.811.262.218172.1.349104
2010Through 2 - 216.8 %20.0 %0.84.282.411.333.744.051.362132.2.349110
2011Through 2 - 215.9 %20.0 %0.79.162.294.331.625.169.16515-4.0.28671
2012Through 2 - 219.3 %23.4 %0.83.190.351.292.643.102.25318-1.6.30384
2013Through 2 - 211.7 %23.4 %0.50.234.320.378.699.144.29614-0.4.31088
2014Through 2 - 25.5 %22.8 %0.24.190.236.267.503.078.2276-8.1.22739
2015Through 2 - 27.6 %22.0 %0.34.223.280.364.644.140.28311-3.5.28073
2016Through 2 - 26.5 %37.4 %0.17.161.236.295.530.134.2266-8.2.23741
TotalThrough 2 - 212.3 %23.5 %0.52.216.319.348.667.132.271146-21.7.30180

SeasonThrough 2 - 2GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Through 2 - 21.2423.3 %42.5 %34.2 %12.0 %0.0 %12.9 %0.0 %46.6 %31.5 %21.9 %15.1 %56.2 %28.8 %654258396
2007Through 2 - 21.3819.5 %46.8 %33.8 %7.7 %11.5 %0.0 %0.0 %52.0 %31.2 %16.9 %14.3 %52.0 %33.8 %836343493
2008Through 2 - 21.0018.5 %40.7 %40.7 %6.1 %3.0 %0.0 %0.0 %44.4 %24.7 %30.9 %14.8 %60.5 %24.7 %794329465
2009Through 2 - 20.5715.3 %30.6 %54.1 %17.4 %15.2 %3.8 %0.0 %43.5 %31.8 %24.7 %18.8 %54.1 %27.1 %796324472
2010Through 2 - 21.6328.8 %44.1 %27.1 %12.5 %6.3 %7.7 %0.0 %44.1 %42.4 %13.6 %18.6 %54.2 %27.1 %589245344
2011Through 2 - 20.6014.7 %32.1 %53.2 %15.5 %10.3 %2.9 %0.0 %53.2 %27.5 %19.3 %24.8 %53.2 %22.0 %1055438617
2012Through 2 - 21.1117.5 %43.3 %39.2 %5.3 %5.3 %9.5 %0.0 %46.4 %34.0 %19.6 %17.5 %62.9 %19.6 %1076450626
2013Through 2 - 21.2122.9 %42.2 %34.9 %6.9 %6.9 %2.9 %0.0 %51.8 %36.1 %12.1 %13.3 %50.6 %36.1 %788321467
2014Through 2 - 20.8113.3 %38.9 %47.8 %11.6 %4.7 %8.6 %0.0 %47.8 %34.4 %17.8 %20.0 %55.6 %24.4 %775301474
2015Through 2 - 21.3616.1 %48.4 %35.5 %18.2 %3.0 %6.7 %0.0 %44.1 %37.6 %18.3 %21.5 %52.7 %25.8 %841319522
2016Through 2 - 20.5413.6 %30.3 %56.1 %8.1 %10.8 %5.0 %0.0 %37.9 %45.5 %16.7 %21.2 %45.5 %33.3 %751299452
TotalThrough 2 - 20.9518.1 %39.9 %42.1 %11.5 %7.6 %5.5 %0.0 %46.9 %33.7 %19.4 %18.4 %54.6 %27.1 %895536275328