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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ian Kinsler had a rough afternoon at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Orioles, going hitless in four at-bats.
Kinsler was a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup in the regular season, but struggled to get anything going against the Orioles in the ALDS. He finished just 1-for-12 (.083) with no RBI and three strikeouts. Oct 5 - 7:58 PM

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Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI to pace the Tigers offense on Sunday.

Kinsler was a liability offensively during the second half, but he came through today. He ended up with four homers in his final 14 games, which is more than he had the previous 2 1/2 months combined. Despite his struggles getting on base, he'll be the Tigers' leadoff man in the ALDS.
Sep 28 - 4:34 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-3 with two RBI while reaching base four times in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Kinsler doubled in a run in the seventh and singled in a run in the eighth while also drawing a pair of walks. It's been a poor second half for the second baseman, but he now has two-straight multi-hit games and has driven in 89 runs for the season while spending almost all of the year hitting first or second.
Sep 24 - 4:21 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and scored the game-winning run in Tuesday's 4-3 walk-off win against the White Sox.

Kinsler knocked in the Tigers' second run of the game and the first of two in the seventh inning. He then came around to score on Miguel Cabrera's walk-off single in the ninth inning to help the Tigers maintain their lead in the AL Central. Kinsler is hitting .274/.305/.417 with 16 home runs, 87 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and 97 runs scored on the season.
Sep 23 - 10:41 PM

Ian Kinsler hit his 16th home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Kinsler hit the solo shot off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in the third inning, his only hit in four at-bats. His 86th RBI tied a career high, and he's got 96 runs scored on the year. It's been a strong first year in Detroit for the 32-year-old.
Sep 21 - 6:47 PM

Ian Kinsler homered and drove home three runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 10-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.

Kinsler doubled home James McCann in the fourth inning to increase the Tigers advantage to 5-0, then smashed a two-run homer off Louis Coleman in the fifth. He's enjoying a terrific season offensively, slashing .276/.308/.418 with 15 long balls and 85 RBI.
Sep 20 - 1:23 AM

Ian Kinsler went 0-for-5 against the Twins in Wednesday's loss.

Kinsler has escaped the criticism given to Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander, but he's been among the Tigers' biggest liabilities lately, with a .239 average and a horrible .265 OBP in 314 at-bats since the beginning of July. He's walked a total of 27 times in 151 games this year, down from 51 in 136 games last year and a high of 89 in 155 games in 2011. As a result, he's set to finish with easily the worst OBP of his career, even though he's hitting right at his career average.
Sep 17 - 11:33 PM

Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the dish in Friday's victory over the Indians, going 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.

Kinsler got the Tigers on the board with an RBI double in the third inning that plated Nick Castellanos. He would later single and race home on an RBI single off the bat of Victor Martinez. He has done a very nice job as a table-setter for the Tigers this season, slashing .278/.309/.415 with 13 homers, 92 runs scored, 79 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
Sep 12 - 11:22 PM

Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Giants, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The dynamic second baseman has begun to pick things up again offensively in recent weeks, and is now slashing a healthy .284/.315/.423 on the season with 13 homers, 77 RBI and 15 stolen bases. He has performed as one of the top middle infielders in all of fantasy baseball this season, and his draft price should reflect that in 2015.
Sep 6 - 12:56 AM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-6 with a double and two runs scored as the Tigers handed the Indians an 11-inning loss on Thursday.

Kinsler extends his hitting streak to eight games with the effort. He singled in the 11th inning and later scored on a two-run go-ahead single by Eugenio Suarez, part of what turned out to be a seven-run outburst. Kinsler is slashing .282/.314/.422 with 13 home runs, 76 RBI, and 15 stolen bases on the season.
Sep 4 - 11:49 PM

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Kinsler had an RBI double in the sixth inning, coming around to score later in the inning. The second baseman has 87 runs scored on the year, third-most in the American League. He's hitting .280/.313/.420 with 76 RBI in his first year with the Tigers.
Aug 31 - 6:06 PM

Ian Kinsler belted a leadoff home run as the Tigers dropped the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

His leadoff shot against Chris Sale was the only offense Kinsler could muster in the contest, finishing the afternoon 1-for-5. He's now slashing .277/.311/.417 with 13 homers and 72 RBI on the season.
Aug 30 - 4:28 PM

Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the plate in Friday’s victory over the White Sox, going 1-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI.

Kinsler got the Tigers on the board with an RBI single in the third inning and came around to score. He later plated another run with a fielder’s choice the following frame, and again came around to touch home plate. His first season in Motown has been productive, slashing .278/.312/.412 with 12 homers 71 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
Aug 29 - 11:47 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Kinsler also had an RBI single to drive in the first of the Tigers' 13 runs in the game. Kinsler's 81 runs scored are third-most in the American League. The second baseman is hitting .282/.315/.421 with 14 steals and 69 RBI this year.
Aug 24 - 8:01 PM

Ian Kinsler went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is still homerless in 145 at-bats since the All-Star break.

We'll blame the Home Run Derby, even though Kinsler was merely a spectator in the event. Overall, Kinsler is hitting .221 with just five walks and 11 runs scored in 34 games during the second half. He was a deserving All-Star, but he's been quite the liability since.
Aug 21 - 3:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Hernan Perez
3Andrew Romine
4Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Wynton Bernard
RF1Torii Hunter
2Tyler Collins
3Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Rick Porcello
5Kyle Lobstein
6Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Joel Hanrahan
8Jim Johnson
9Josh Zeid
10Robbie Ray
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Anibal Sanchez
14Luke Putkonen