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2019 Preseason Forecast
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|2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)||"Low minors second base prospect is always a tough profile." Ahhh, so THAT'S why every scout crapped all over me, and Dustin, and Cano, and Mookie B., and on and on and on. Maybe second base shouldn't be looked at as a "tough profile" any more than any other position. |
(Jose Altuve from Cooperstown, but later)
|So Pedroia was a shortstop prospect until Double-A, Cano was mostly a shortstop until High-A (and looked like he would end up at third if we're counting), and Betts played all over the place. People will bring up Jose Altuve until the cows come home, but isn't the guy who turned out to have an 8 hit more the exception than the rule?
Here's an exercise: group your favorite X number of MLB second basemen and see how many were second basemen in the low-minors.
I'll start. Aside from the above, Daniel Murphy wasn't, Ian Kinsler wasn't, Ben Zobrist wasn't, Javier Baez wasn't, Brandon Phillips wasn't, Neil Walker wasn't, Dee Gordon wasn't, Logan Forsythe wasn't, Brian Dozier mostly wasn't, I think Jason Kipnis and Rougned Odor moved there in High-A, hell even Joe Panik moved there in Double-A. (Jarrett Seidler)
|2017-03-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Ian Kinsler sure has a whole lotta grission, huh? ;)|
(Gary from NY)
|For those who missed it, Ian Kinsler went after the Puerto Rico and Dominican teams under the nebulous "play the game the right way" sort of way in an interview today.
This comes up every four years. This is how these teams play in, say, the Caribbean Series. I like it, and we could all do remembering baseball is more of a passion play and less of a Serious Operation sometimes. (Jarrett Seidler)
|2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Dynasty 10 keeper in both MLB level and MILB level. I can keep Wong for free as one of my 10 MILB but can also probably trade Wong straight up for Profar (no longer MILB eligible) but would have to use a MLB keeper spot on him. Would probably cost me Rios or Ryu.
I have no 2nd baseman (not keeping Utley) going into the year. Is the keeper spot worth the trade for 2014? Who do you foresee having a quicker/bigger impact Wong or Profar?|
(Rich from St. Louis)
With Ian Kinsler out of the way, Jurickson Profar should have a much bigger fantasy impact than Kolten Wong in 2014. I could be wrong about Wong ( the way I was off base about Matt Carpenter) but I see Wong as more of a steady performer and not as a player with significant upside like Profar. Your decision is kind of tough, though, because you would have to give up either Alex Rios or Ryu. In this case, I might simply keep Wong since you're not surrendering the MLB slot and can keep both Wong and Rios or Wong and Ryu. It's a close call for me. I think I'd make the deal but I can see why you wouldn't either. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Most likely Rangers 2nd baseman in 2015: Ian Kinsler, Jurickson Profar, Rougned Odor or Mark McLemore?|
(Or from Denton)
|I'd love for it to be Odor. That kid is full on #want. If the Rangers keep Profar, I can see a scenario (down the line) where Profar slides over to SS and Odor takes over at 2B. Kinsler is still a good player, but I don't see him at 2B in 2015. (Jason Parks)|
|2013-02-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Jon Daniels said in a chat session today that local media members targeted Ian Kinsler for criticism more than they do other players because he's not "media-friendly." How much do you think playing nice with the media impacts the extent that they are portrayed as "leaders," "selfish," having "intangibles," etc.?|
(Joe C. Wales from Lewisville)
|It's certainly hard for a reporter to distinguish between "nice to me" and "good person." I think "target" is a loaded word, though. With maybe a very few exceptions, I don't think reporters target anybody, even players who are aloof or hostile. The default in local sports coverage is to be rah-rah, and the default in any access journalism is to be positive. Guys who are nice to reporters probably get more benefit of the doubt. (Sam Miller)|
|2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Favorite U.S. Supreme Court Justice–baseball player comp?|
(Tommy from Secret Volcano Lair)
|I'm going with John Paul Stevens is Ian Kinsler. He was quietly the best all along while we were distracted by the flashier Hamilton/Scalia. (Jason Wojciechowski)|
|2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The Rangers' starting outfield next year is...|
(Or Moyal from Denton)
|Ian Kinsler, Leonys Martin, and Nelson Cruz (Jason Parks)|
|2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)||In terms of individual player performances, who surprised you most this postseason and why?|
(R.A.Wagman from Hockey Prospectus)
|The first thing that jumped to mind was all of Ian Kinsler's sketchy baserunning in the World Series, not totally erased by his one clutch SB. (Steven Goldman)|
|2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How do you explain Ian Kinsler? He was never seen as a very toolsy guy when he rose through the minors. But his power/speed/defense combination is among the best in all of baseball.|
(Or from DENTON!!!)
|Huge scouting success and failure at the same time. It's hard to fault those that missed it, while at the same time you have to give Mike Grouse a ton of credit for finding the diamond. (Jason Parks)|
|2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What's the deal with Christain Yellich's speed. He has 27 steals and only 4 caught stealings yet scouts only put a 4 on his speed.|
(Matt from NYC)
|Stealing bases isn't only a direct by-product of the speed tool. Ian Kinsler steals like crazy (and efficient) and he isn't super fast on the watch. Good base-stealers steal off the pitcher, finding the right opportunity to take advantage of his inability to deliver the ball to the plate in the 1.2-1.4 window. You have to have quick feet which will allow for a jump, and reaching top speed after a few strides, whether that top speed grades out as plus or not, is vital. If you can find your full-stride after only a few steps, and you time the pitcher to your advantage, you can steal on the best catchers in the game. You steal on pitchers. (Jason Parks)|
|2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)||Who are your favorite players to deal with, both past or present?|
(Gerald from Savannah)
|Geez. That's a tough one because there are so many good guys I have dealt with in 24 years of covering baseball. I hate to leave people out but some of my favorites would have to include Sean Casey, John Burkett, Jay Bell, Craig Wilson, Jason Schmidt, Michael Barrett from the past. From the present: Jason Bay, Cole Hamels, Carlos Pena, Scott Rolen, Brandon Phillips, Nyjer Morgan, Neil Walker, Joel Hanrahan, Adam Jones, Max Scherzer, Don Kelly, Chris Perez, Adam Dunn, Matt Capps, Torii Hunter, Kurt Suzuki, Ian Kinsler. (John Perrotto)|
|2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How are you still going? What are you drinking? Who is your favorite out-of-nowhere prospect of all time (whether you got it right or wrong)?|
(mef from Brooklyn)
|I'm a machine. I'm drinking Odwalla Strawberry C. Probably Ian Kinsler. I had no idea who he was and then all of a sudden he was hitting .400. (Jason Parks)|
|2011-01-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How many games will I get to play at second base on Ian Kinsler's team?|
(Michael Young from Texas)
|Kinsler has a hard time staying healthy, averaging 123 games a year over the last three, so I'll go with 30. (Jay Jaffe)|
|2010-09-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Please fill in the blank.
This is the best NL Rookie Class since ________ (blank).
(Bobby from New York)
|Are we going strictly by league? Because the 2007 class had Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Dustin Pedroia and Josh Hamilton among hitters, Tim Lincecum and Joakim Soria among pitchers. 2006 had Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Zimmerman, Andre Ethier, Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Francisco Liriano, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Josh Johnson, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon (who used to not suck), Jonathan Broxton (ditto)...
There's a lot to be excited about with this year's rookie class (Posey, Heyward, Santana, Stanton) but I'm in no rush to appoint them the best class of the past five years until I see much more. (Jay Jaffe)
|2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Your opinion of the following proposed trade: Astros Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler.|
(CTM from Houston, TX)
|This would be ghastly, especially for the Rangers. Pence may not really stick as much more than a filler in a corner in the better league, and the Rangers already have that on their bench in the form of David Murphy. Putting him in center seems a stretch, so he doesn't fix that problem. And then how do you replace Kinsler, bump Michael Young to the keystone and put Chris Davis at third? Arias and Blanco aren't viable everyday players. And all of this to get Oswalt, an older, shorter right-hander with health issues, coming to the DH league? As Eric Seidman argued this morning, I think any deal for Oswalt's only going to yield pennies on the dollar, given his contract. He's worth more to the Astros as an Astro than as something to dangle and then wangle with. (Christina Kahrl)|
|2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)||If you had to start a team today and your only two 2B options are Ian Kinsler and Robbie Cano, who do you take and why?
(tremont from Truth or Consequences, Nm)
|Kinsler, because the upside is that tasty, and because finding a playable replacement-level second baseman if or when he breaks again is probably the single easiest position fix you could name. (Christina Kahrl)|
|2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The Julio Lugo Award, for unluckest player. Between his "balls in play" numbers, injuries, and being replaced by not one, but two people who can't hit. I can't think of too many others up to his level.
Also, the Ian Kinsler/Chase Utley Award for injuries ruining MVP seasons.|
(Zac from Land of Milk and Honey)
|Carlos Quentin feels like he got screwed out of that award despite being injured. (Marc Normandin)|
|2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)||How long until Michael Young gets moved to another position? And where do you think he should end up, when he does move?|
(Alone Again from Naturally)
|For the Rangers, he's locked in at short as long as Ian Kinsler's his teammate, and I can't see a move to any other position than second base. (Christina Kahrl)|
|2008-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Jeff:
Thanks for the chat! Ian Kinsler is the greatest thing since sliced bread. He's God's gift. He's the yin and the yang. That is all.
(ghost of Ron Gant from roto history)
|About five comments/questions to this effect. Yep, agreed - he's my #2 2B now, only behind Utley. The thing that I love is the SB success rate - 23-of-24. Just unreal. (Jeff Erickson)|
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