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Jason Kipnis | Second Baseman | #22

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Kipnis launched a two-run homer Friday against the Phillies.
The Indians were held scoreless after Kipnis’ two-run blast off Adam Morgan in the fifth inning. The 29-year-old has two home runs and five RBI over his last four games, but he continues to strike out at an alarming rate. He fanned two more times on Friday and has struck out in 32.6 percent of his plate appearances so far this season. That’s almost double where he was last year. Apr 29 - 10:54 PM

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Jason Kipnis hit his second home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Kipnis got the Indians on the board early, taking Twins starter Ricky Nolasco out to right for a solo homer. The home run was his first in almost two weeks and just his second overall. A modest six-game hitting streak has helped the 29-year-old raise his numbers in recent days, and he's hitting .282/.329/.423 with two homers, eight RBI, 10 runs scored and three steals to date.
Apr 26 - 11:25 PM

Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Kipnis and crew managed just three hits against Mets starter Steven Matz on Sunday, but it was Kipnis who took the strikeout crown. He whiffed three times in facing Matz, the most of anybody on the Tribe. These things happen. In the early going, the 29-year-old second baseman is hitting .297/.372/.486 with four doubles, a homer and five RBI across 37 at-bats.
Apr 17 - 4:18 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

Kipnis had an RBI double off Matt Harvey in the sixth inning, and he singled and scored in the seventh as well. It was the fourth multi-hit game for Kipnis in his last six, raising his line to .333/.410/.545. The 29-year-old has a homer, five RBI, seven runs scored and two steals on the year.
Apr 16 - 8:32 PM

Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's victory over the Rays.

Kipnis's solo home run off Erasmo Ramirez helped ice the game for Cleveland. It was his first home run of the year and his two-hit night raised his slash line to .273/.320/.455 for the year. Fantasy owners are hoping he runs more in 2016. He only swiped 12 bags in 2015 and hasn't attempted a stolen base this regular season. Without that speed, his power numbers will have to increase significantly if he has any hope to regain his status as a top-tier fantasy second baseman.
Apr 13 - 10:48 PM

Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis are candidates to hit leadoff this season.

Kipnis spent most of last year batting leadoff but could be moved back to No. 3 while Michael Brantley recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. Lindor and Davis both offer the speed teams look for in leadoff men, though Lindor had a much higher on base percentage last year (.353 compared to only .306 for Davis). Ultimately, we'd expect Kipnis to return to his usual leadoff post when Brantley returns from injury.
Feb 17 - 1:12 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's simply getting the day off. Jose Ramirez is at second base in Kipnis' place.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Kipnis' double off Wade Davis in the ninth inning was just the second hit of the game for the Tribe. It would be their only extra-base knock in the contest. After a troubled, injury-plagued 2014, he's managed to stay (mostly) healthy in slashing to a .302/.373/.449 batting line with nine homers, 51 RBI and 11 steals as the current campaign nears its end.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

It appears to be a routine day off. Jose Ramirez is at second base in Kipnis' place.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 03:45:00 PM

Jason Kipnis is back at second base Tuesday against the Royals.

Kipnis has been bothered by some neck stiffness recently, so he served as the DH on Monday. He led off with a homer, so fantasy owners will have to hope that this is the start of a strong finish. Carlos Santana is back at the DH spot on Tuesday while Chris Johnson will start at first base.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 8-3 victory over the Royals.

Kipnis answered Alex Gordon's leadoff home run in the top of the first with a leadoff home run in the bottom half of the frame. The second baseman has had a great season, batting .301/.374/.449 with eight home runs, 47 RBI, and 78 runs scored.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Monday afternoon versus the White Sox.

It's just a day of rest for the left-handed-hitting Kipnis. Mike Aviles is starting at second base and batting second against ace White Sox left-hander Chris Sale.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Angels.

Kipnis' RBI single was part of a three-run seventh inning by the Indians. He's up to 143 hits for the season after logging just 120 during an injury-plagued 2014. Now that he's healthy, his numbers are stellar across the board and include a .324/.399/.478 triple-slash, seven homers, 45 RBI, 73 runs scored and 11 steals.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:10:00 PM

Jason Kipnis hit a two-run double and a solo home run in five trips to the plate as the Indians took down the Brewers on Wednesday.

Kipnis gave the Indians a 3-1 lead with a two-run double in the second inning. Three runs scored on the hit, but one was allowed in on a fielding error, so Kipnis was credited with only two RBI. The All-Star second baseman then made it a 6-2 game in the eighth inning with a solo shot off of reliever Will Smith. Kipnis has back-to-back multi-hit games, boosting his batting line to .325/.400/.481 with seven home runs, 44 RBI, and 72 runs scored.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:08:00 PM

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Kipnis had an RBI double in the second before adding a run-scoring single in the fifth. The big game was needed for the 28-year-old, who had just five hits in his previous 23 at-bats since returning from the disabled list. Kipnis is hitting .324/.400/.472 with 41 RBI and 71 runs scored overall.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Kyle Crockett