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Birth Date4-3-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 6 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2.52015
4.02016
0.42017
1.12018
1.82019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 CLE 24 36 150 37 9 1 7 11 34 2 5 0 .272 .333 .507 98 -0.2 0.0 -1.4 0.2
2012 CLE 25 152 672 152 22 4 14 67 109 5 31 7 .257 .335 .379 100 0.2 3.0 -9.1 1.2
2013 CLE 26 149 658 160 36 4 17 76 143 3 30 7 .284 .366 .452 117 13.6 -0.8 -2.2 2.9
2014 CLE 27 129 555 120 25 1 6 50 100 2 22 3 .240 .310 .330 88 -6.8 4.6 11.7 2.5
2015 CLE 28 141 641 171 43 7 9 57 107 9 12 8 .303 .372 .451 113 12.3 0.9 -5.4 2.5
2016 CLE 29 156 688 168 41 4 23 60 146 6 15 3 .275 .343 .469 106 6.6 3.0 10.6 4.0
2017 CLE 30 90 373 78 25 0 12 28 71 2 6 2 .232 .291 .414 85 -6.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.4
2018 CLE 31 147 601 122 28 1 18 60 112 7 7 1 .230 .315 .389 94 -2.5 -1.2 -2.5 1.1
2019 CLE 32 121 511 112 23 1 17 40 88 2 7 2 .245 .304 .410 94 -1.7 0.2 0.0 1.3
Career112148491120252231234499103813533.261.333.41710115.58.91.816.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2009 MHV A- NYP 29 129 .240 .317 .341 .359 99 11.1 4.3 -0.9 161 0 2.5 -2.0 8.5 1.3
2010 KIN A+ CRL 54 237 .257 .330 .377 .359 104 8.5 6.8 -0.8 134 0 -1.7 0.8 8.2 1.4
2010 AKR AA EAS 79 355 .263 .333 .410 .358 106 13.2 9.8 -0.8 141 0 4.1 1.0 14.5 2.9
2011 CLE MLB AL 36 150 .254 .313 .395 .313 106 4.6 4.0 -0.2 98 10 -1.4 0.0 -0.2 0.2
2011 COH AAA INT 92 400 .258 .327 .401 .318 105 8.7 12.4 -1.5 115 0 7.1 2.1 6.5 2.5
2012 CLE MLB AL 152 672 .252 .316 .404 .291 99 1.6 18.4 -1.1 100 7 -9.1 3.0 0.2 1.2
2013 CLE MLB AL 149 658 .256 .318 .404 .345 100 27.9 17.3 -0.9 117 11 -2.2 -0.8 13.6 2.9
2014 CLE MLB AL 129 555 .258 .318 .398 .288 103 -11.1 14.3 -1 88 6 11.7 4.6 -6.8 2.5
2014 COH AAA INT 3 9 .256 .330 .395 .000 114 -1 0.3 0 38 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2015 CLE MLB AL 141 641 .256 .316 .407 .356 108 17.7 17.3 -1.9 113 8 -5.4 0.9 12.3 2.5
2016 CLE MLB AL 156 688 .259 .324 .426 .324 112 3.5 19.5 -1.2 106 8 10.6 3.0 6.6 4.0
2017 CLE MLB AL 90 373 .259 .328 .435 .256 104 -2.5 10.9 -0.5 85 12 -0.1 -0.7 -6.0 0.4
2017 AKR AA EAS 5 15 .251 .308 .397 .143 96 -0.9 0.4 -0.1 39 0 0.4 -0.2 -0.9 0.0
2017 COH AAA INT 6 23 .292 .357 .436 .222 108 -2 0.7 0 49 0 -0.3 -0.2 -1.2 -0.1
2018 CLE MLB AL 147 601 .256 .328 .423 .258 106 -4.2 16.9 -0.6 94 6 -2.5 -1.2 -2.5 1.1
2019 CLE MLB AL 121 511 .260 .327 .446 .265 99 -5.8 15.4 -1 94 7 0.0 0.2 -1.7 1.3
2019 COH AAA INT 6 24 .260 .332 .438 .188 101 -2.6 0.8 0 44 0 -0.1 0.0 -1.5 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2009 MHV A- NYP 129 111 19 34 8 3 1 51 19 15 18 3 3 .306 .394 .459 .153 0 0
2010 AKR AA EAS 355 315 63 98 20 5 10 158 43 31 61 7 1 .311 .383 .502 .190 2 2
2010 KIN A+ CRL 237 203 33 61 12 3 6 97 31 24 46 2 3 .300 .387 .478 .177 2 2
2011 CLE MLB AL 150 136 24 37 9 1 7 69 19 11 34 5 0 .272 .333 .507 .235 1 0
2011 COH AAA INT 400 343 65 96 16 9 12 166 55 44 72 12 1 .280 .362 .484 .204 5 5
2012 CLE MLB AL 672 591 86 152 22 4 14 224 76 67 109 31 7 .257 .335 .379 .122 6 3
2013 CLE MLB AL 658 564 86 160 36 4 17 255 84 76 143 30 7 .284 .366 .452 .168 10 5
2014 CLE MLB AL 555 500 61 120 25 1 6 165 41 50 100 22 3 .240 .310 .330 .090 2
2014 COH AAA INT 9 9 1 1 0 0 1 4 3 0 2 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .333 0
2015 CLE MLB AL 641 565 86 171 43 7 9 255 52 57 107 12 8 .303 .372 .451 .149 6 4
2016 CLE MLB AL 688 610 91 168 41 4 23 286 82 60 146 15 3 .275 .343 .469 .193 7 5
2017 AKR AA EAS 15 14 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 6 0 0 .143 .200 .357 .214 0 0
2017 CLE MLB AL 373 336 43 78 25 0 12 139 35 28 71 6 2 .232 .291 .414 .182 5 2
2017 COH AAA INT 23 22 1 4 2 1 0 8 2 1 4 0 0 .182 .217 .364 .182 0 0
2018 CLE MLB AL 601 530 65 122 28 1 18 206 75 60 112 7 1 .230 .315 .389 .158 3 1
2019 COH AAA INT 24 22 1 3 2 0 0 5 2 2 6 0 0 .136 .208 .227 .091 0 0
2019 CLE MLB AL 511 458 52 112 23 1 17 188 65 40 88 7 2 .245 .304 .410 .166 6 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 594 0.5084 0.4024 0.7741 0.5464 0.2534 0.8788 0.5405 0.2259 -0.0003
2012 2632 0.5160 0.4054 0.8219 0.5582 0.2425 0.8945 0.6440 0.1781 -0.0056
2013 2746 0.5098 0.3784 0.7998 0.5464 0.2036 0.8797 0.5766 0.2002 -0.0051
2014 2211 0.5070 0.4129 0.8050 0.5665 0.2550 0.8866 0.6187 0.1950 -0.0077
2015 2516 0.4905 0.4293 0.8278 0.5632 0.3003 0.9079 0.6831 0.1722 -0.0005
2016 2732 0.4824 0.4264 0.8000 0.5721 0.2907 0.8820 0.6496 0.2000 0.0000
2017 1445 0.4948 0.4554 0.7857 0.5860 0.3274 0.8807 0.6192 0.2143 0.0000
2018 2385 0.4751 0.4264 0.7896 0.5728 0.2939 0.8844 0.6223 0.2104 0.0000
2019 1970 0.5122 0.4563 0.7942 0.6125 0.2924 0.8803 0.6050 0.2058 0.0000
Career192310.49870.42000.80340.56920.27100.88720.62560.1966-0.0024

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-27 2014-09-29 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Soreness -
2014-09-19 2014-09-23 DTD 4 4 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-09-17 2014-09-18 DTD 1 1 - Lower Leg Soreness -
2014-04-30 2014-05-28 15-DL 28 26 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-04-13 2013-04-19 DTD 6 5 Left Elbow Soreness - -
2013-03-19 2013-03-24 Camp 5 0 - Elbow Inflammation - -
2012-08-09 2012-08-13 DTD 4 4 - Neck Stiffness - -
2011-08-14 2011-09-05 15-DL 22 20 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-08-13 2011-08-13 On-Alr 0 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 CLE $2,500,000
2019 CLE $14,666,666
2018 CLE $13,666,666
2017 CLE $9,166,667
2016 CLE $6,166,667
2015 CLE $4,166,667
2014 CLE $2,166,667
2013 CLE $509,000
2012 CLE $482,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$36,324,434
2019Current$14,666,666
8 yrPvs + Cur$50,991,100
1 yrFuture$2,500,000
9 yrTotal$53,491,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 69 dBeverly Hills Sports6 years/$52.5M (2014-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 6 years/$52.5M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed extension with Cleveland 4/4/14, replacing 1-year, $554,900 deal signed 3/10/14. $1M signing bonus. 14:$2M, 15:$4M, 16:$6M, 17:$9M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$16.5M club option ($2.5M buyout).
  • 1 year/$0.509M (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13. Award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.4821M (2012). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Cleveland 7/22/11.
  • Drafted 2009 (2-63) (Arizona State). $0.575M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 554 68 136 33 2 16 66 52 108 10 3 .277 .351 .450 112 32.0 2B 3 3.8
80o 539 65 128 31 2 15 62 48 107 9 3 .267 .339 .433 106 25.9 2B 3 3.1
70o 528 62 121 29 2 14 59 46 106 9 2 .257 .328 .416 101 21.6 2B 3 2.7
60o 519 59 117 28 2 14 57 44 106 8 2 .252 .322 .412 97 18.1 2B 3 2.3
50o 510 57 112 27 2 13 55 43 105 8 2 .245 .315 .398 94 14.9 2B 3 1.9
40o 501 55 109 26 2 13 53 41 104 8 2 .242 .311 .396 91 11.8 2B 3 1.6
30o 492 53 104 25 2 12 51 39 103 7 2 .235 .302 .381 87 8.6 2B 3 1.2
20o 481 51 99 24 2 11 49 37 102 7 2 .228 .293 .369 82 5.0 2B 3 0.9
10o 466 47 91 22 1 11 46 35 101 6 2 .216 .280 .351 76 0.2 2B 3 0.3
Weighted Mean5115811327213554310582.247.316.4009515.42B 32.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jason Kipnis droppable in a deep 15 team league whether waiver options on the wire include the likes of Descalso, Flaherty, and Priela?
(Mark from Chicago)
Eeesh. Kippy looks absolutely cooked, but all those other options are *dark*. I'd probably keep him around, but on the bench which I looked to address the position via trade. Pirela would be my guy from that bunch, and might be the one I'd cut him for. (Bryan Grosnick)
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)
2015-06-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)How much are you buying into Jason Kipnis? Something like .285/.365/.445 true-talent? Can he hold a .330 BABIP with the high LD%?
(Tony from Edmond, OK)
I think that's about right, with a higher BA due to the line drive rate/hard hit balls. I think in fantasy he's a legit top five talent at the position. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is there anyone that's getting drafted 5th or later ADP that you expect to jump into the first round next year (not rookies, we all know Ssauve is going to gouge his eyes out next year after Bryant turns fastballs into wine)
(EricJ from Unknown)
You mean 5th round? Jason Kipnis if he's healthy. Mookie Betts if he can hold some of that power. Probably not in either case, but so hard to predict. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)I just traded Jason Kipnis, so Kipnis Everdeen is out as a team name. What's the best Mike Trout related team name pun you've heard/have thought of?
(Ian from Tampa Bay)
No idea. I trademarked Asche to Asche, Cust to Cust last year and am looking forward to breaking that out in an expert league soon. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)What are we to expect of Jason Kipnis next year?
(DServi4 from North Carolina)
.270 with 15 homers and 20-plus steals? Third-most valuable second baseman, behind Cano and Altuve. I still prefer him to Pedroia. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Jason Kipnis's year? Big decline in power and BABIP. Perhaps 2013 wasn't a breakout year?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
I think it was, but the oblique injury really hurt after a slow start. I think he can be a 15 homer guy, but it wouldn't surprise me if the injury is still nagging at him. Obliques tend to linger. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Chris Davis for Jason Kipnis?Need steals,have A.Gonzalez and Encarncion at 1B?
(Bob from New Hampshire)
In your situation, yes I would. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trade help: Give Billy Hamilton for Jason Kipnis and Adrian Gonzalez? 10 team 12 keeper standard league
(pmitchell60 from NOLA)
I assume you're relatively set in steals, in which case this is a fine deal. Hamilton is obviously an intriguing keeper, too, but this seems like a move where you're contending so I support selling your promising asset for two who could really do some power damage for your offense (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Help on a trade proposed: Give George Springer for Dustin Pedroia? 10-team/12 Keeper Standard league....and generally what 2Bs would you target in dynasty leagues?
(pmitchell60 from NOLA)
I'm not making this trade. I'm worried about Pedroia. He's on the wrong side of thirty, the homers have declined as his fly-ball rate has declined, and he's not running this year. I wouldn't feel comfortable giving up a top-tier talent like Springer for that profile.

In dynasty leagues, I'd be very interested in Jason Kipnis right now, as his price is likely lower than it should be. (J.P. Breen)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)11th pick in a 14-team redraft 5X5 league with OBP instead of AVG. Who are some of your preferred guys to target in the late 1st/early 2nd round?
(AJ from AZ)
Hmm. Well it obviously depends on who gets taken earlier, but I like Tulo if he's still there. It's a weird spot because it's too early to start getting cute. I generally would just go with value. Bryce Harper is another obvious play there if he's not gone. I don't see anyone that low in the ADP rankings (say 20 or below) that jumps out as a "wow" move there. I do like David Wright/Freddie Freeman better than sexier guys like Jason Kipnis or Yasiel Puig, but I think all of them are probably stretches there anyway. (Mike Gianella)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Power & speed combination: who are your top five AL picks this season?
(John from CT)
Mike Trout
Jason Kipnis
Alex Rios
Coco Crisp
Shanf Victorian (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)What MLB player does Odor most remind you of?
(Shawn from Dallas)
Jason Kipnis with a little less physicality and pop and little more swagger. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jason Kipnis' breakout sustainable? How do you see him aging?
(Teddy from NY)
Kipnis should continue to be a good, well-rounded player for the years to come. PECOTA expects him to regress a bit (from a .303 TAv to .277) but if the increased power is legitimate then he's probably going to outhit that projection. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the expectation of Jason Kipnis going forward?
(Brian from FL)
What we've seen seems like a level he can maintain for a long time. Nothing screams further breakout, but he's a star already. (Sam Miller)
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the game today. Who has the best "Good Face"?
(Sulley9 from Denver)
Great question! I'm partial to Mike Trout. But Jason Kipnis has to be in the top ten. How about you? (Kevin Kerrane)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any word on how Rosario looks at 2B this season? Are you familiar with other OF/IF conversions? Seems like it's usually the other way around.
(KL from MN)
I don't know how Rosario's transition is going but you're right that moving to the left of the defensive spectrum is rarer than moving to the right. Jason Kipnis is one big leaguer who moved from the outfield to the infield. Obviously that worked out. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Outfield to Infield convert Jason Kipnis, what do you make of his start to the season and what will his end of year stat line look like?
(Chris from LA)
I haven't seen him but the uptick in strikeouts is concerning. For now I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he'll post numbers comparable to last season in the end. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How worried should we be about Jason Kipnis? Other waiver wire or buy low 2B to target if he is seriously injured?
(RC from PDX)
See! You could probably get Jeff Keppinger for a song right now, and he should turn it around. Also, I'd be buying low on Dustin Ackley if you could. His owner is probably super frustrated with him right about now. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Should I give Kipnis/Burnett for Gyorko/Hosmer?? Thanks! Great Stuff!
(tB from Auburn)
Hi tB.

If you can afford to trade the speed and have a pitcher in reserve to fill in for A.J. Burnett, make the trade. Eric Hosmer is better than Jason Kipnis as a pure talent and while A.J. Burnett might be better than Jedd Gyorko this year, you're getting a much younger player for a player at or near the end of the line. (Mike Gianella)
2013-01-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Name a couple players you expect to take a big step forward this year?
(Martin K. from Denver)
I've already mentioned two pitchers, so I'll take a couple of hitters here. Jason Kipnis and Desmond Jennings are my favorite breakout candidates. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-02 15:00:00 (link to chat)I need to choose between Dustin Ackley, Jason Kipnis and Jemile Weeks as a long-term option at 2B in my Strat-o-matic league. Which of these guys has the most long-term value? I'm worried about Kipnis and/or Ackley moving to the outfield down the road.
(Danny from NC)
I'd go with Ackley, he appears to be the most complete player of the three, and as best I can tell the Mariners seem committed to him at 2B. He's a much greater asset there than he would be in an outfield corner. (Cory Schwartz)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the better bet long-term at 2B: Dustin Ackley, Jemile Weeks or Jason Kipnis?
(Desmond from Jersey)
I'd gladly take any of the above and smile the grandest of smiles. Forced to rank, I'd go: Ackley, Kipnis, Weeks. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Jason Kipnis will do this season?
(John from Mississippi)
.270-15-10 with upside (Derek Carty)
2011-11-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you evaluate the following young 2B in terms of long-term fantasy value?: Jemile Weeks, Jason Kipnis, Dustin Ackley.
(Steve from Pitt)
Kipnis, Weeks, Ackley (Derek Carty)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Small sample size, but were you surprised by Jason Kipnis' power? Think he can go 20/20 with a solid average?
(Cale from Cleveland, OH)
I do. Very skilled hitter. (Jason Parks)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Orlando Cabrera still playing in Cleveland? (No fair going with the pictures of management in compromising positions joke)
(Slew from Seattle)
He apparently has pictures of Jason Kipnis.

I'm not sure why they aren't to Kipnis yet, unless they think he's so dreadful defensively (which he isn't) One other option: Kipnis was an OF in college. Luis Valbuena had to play LF the last 2 days and had plays that may have affected the outcome of the game. I'd really like them to upgrade internally, but not why they thought Chisenhall was ready and Kipnis wasn't. (Mike Ferrin)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Derek. Callups such as Moustakas and Ackley have recently deposed primary starters for teams. Which other current players do you see as short-timers in their starting line-up? One specific Q: Johnny Gia for Getz anytime soon? Thanks...
(LoyalRoyal from LV, KS)
I think we'll see Johnny Giavotella this season, but the Royals may look to extract some value via trade out of a guy like Getz beforehand. Other guys to look for in the near-term include Trayvon Robinson, Jason Kipnis, and Dayan Viciedo. There's talk Wily Mo Pena will get the call this week to DH and could force himself into the OF picture in Arizona if he hits. (Derek Carty)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in 2012: Orlando Cabrera or Jason Kipnis?
(Guancous from Silver Spring, MD)
Kipnis, for sure. He hit well in Double-A last year, and is in Triple-A for the first time this season. Cabrera doesn't have much left, if anything. I would probably rather have Kipnis as soon as possible. (Marc Normandin)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Kipnis is a guy you've really touted this year. As an offensive minded 2bman, what kind of power/avg./speed combo are we talking if all goes right?
(Vic31 from Newark, NJ)
.300 hitter with 12-18 home runs and solid 1 per 10 walk rate. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking only in terms of offensive production, better career Danny Espinosa or Jason Kipnis?
(Socialist Joe from Somewhere in NY)
Kipnis. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)I see the multiple choice questions are popular. Nick Franklin or Jason Kipnis?
(myshkin from Santa Clara, CA)
Kipnis. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Kipnis or Mystery Player from Mystery Team?
(Gotribe31 from DC)
Mystery Team Top 11 comes out in February. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-08-20 15:30:00 (link to chat)How do Dustin Ackley and Jason Kipnis match up as far as tools, projection and upside?
(Mike from Cleveland)
I've asked this exact question myself and it's one I'm struggling with. There is the whole reputation vs. results quandry. Ackley is faster, should be a better hitter, but Kipnis HAS been the better hitter, and has a much more successful conversion to the infield. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)KG, what do you make of Jason Kipnis? He's been as advertised with the bat, even displaying solid power at Akron, but does he have enough glove for 2nd?
(Troy from Cleveland)
Another guy I'm a big, big fan of. I don't think he'll ever confuse anyone with Orlando Hudson there or anything, but I think he'll hold his own, and I think he'll hit. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Jason Donald actually play shortstop? Because he hasn't thus far. Who plays 2B for CLE in 2012, Jason Kipnis? Should the Tribe let Jhonny Peralta play SS for two weeks in a desperate attempt to show off his "versatility?" (But seriously: Donald is an atrocious SS.)
(buffum from Austin TX)
What's wrong with Asdrubal? Is he going to be gone in 2012, guaranteed? (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Asdrubal Cabrera will be the SS in 2012, AFAIK. Unless Jhonny gets re-upped, then all bets are off. But at 2B, you have Cord Phelps, Jason Kipnis, Jason Donald, and Luis Valbuena. None of whom I want to see on the other side of the diamond.
(buffum from Austin TX)
Well there's always trades and free agency I guess. (Marc Normandin)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)What would you say is the best-case, yet still reasonable, timeline for Jason Kipnis?
(Dave from Denver)
late 2012? (Kevin Goldstein)


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