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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 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

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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

Ian Kinsler has been named to the American League All-Star team as a replacement for the injured Victor Martinez.

Martinez has been nursing side and back injuries that have kept him out of action for the last week, so he'll sit out the Mid-Summer Classic as well. He will be well represented by his Tigers' teammate who's having a terrific year, slashing .305/.339/.477 with 11 homers, 49 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Jul 11 - 8:03 PM

Ian Kinsler slugged his 11th home run as the Tigers easily defeated the Rays on Thursday.

Kinsler went deep in the first inning, one of three Erik Bedard allowed in the opening frame. The second baseman has been on a tear at the plate, now slashing .420/.463/.740 over his last 12 games. Overall, Kinsler is slashing .306/.342/.487 with the 11 home runs, 45 RBI, and nine stolen bases in what has been an All-Star-caliber season.
Jul 3 - 9:58 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Tigers' 4-3 win over the Astros on Saturday.

Kinsler doubled in the top of the first inning and then slugged a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth. He's had a huge week at the plate and is now batting .308/.343/.489 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI in 76 games this season for his new team.
Jun 28 - 8:07 PM

Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the plate in a losing effort against the Astros on Friday, going 3-for-5.

He has been a spark plug atop the Tigers lineup this season, slashing a healthy .306/.342/.478 to go along with nine homers, 39 RBI and eight stolen bases. He remains one of the top all-around offensive second baseman in the league.
Jun 28 - 12:41 AM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI single, and a run scored as the Tigers defeated the Rangers 6-0 on Thursday.

Kinsler continues to do damage against his former team. The second baseman has logged two hits in each of the three games at his former stomping grounds, giving him five consecutive multi-hit games. His third-inning RBI single capped off a three-run frame to make it 4-0. Kinsler is slashing .302/.338/.476 with nine home runs, 39 RBI, and eight stolen bases on the season.
Jun 26 - 11:26 PM

Ian Kinsler helped sink his former team on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in the Tigers' 8-2 win over the Rangers.

In his first game back in Arlington since being traded over the winter, Kinsler did his best to make the Rangers wish he was still wearing their uniform. The second baseman hit his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot, in the first inning, and he added a two-run single in the eighth. Kinsler now has 38 RBI and 51 runs scored -- fifth-most in the American League -- to go with a .295/.327/.471 line.
Jun 25 - 12:26 AM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Kinsler had an RBI triple in the third inning and drove in another run with a ground out in the fifth inning. The 31-year-old has cooled down a bit over the past couple of weeks, but he still has a fine .301/.331/.453 batting line to go along with five home runs, 26 RBI, six stolen bases, and 41 runs scored over 55 games. Concerns about his production dropping off after leaving Texas appear to be unwarranted, at least for now.
Jun 5 - 4:17 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Hernan Perez
3Andrew Romine
4Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
3Tyler Collins
4Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Robbie Ray
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Luke Putkonen
14Bruce Rondon