Ian Kinsler San Diego Padres

Age: 38 (June 22, 1982) | 6' 0" | 200lbs. | Bats: Right 2B-72 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
DET AL 2016 153 618 117 178 45 115 29 4 28 83 14 6 .288 .348 .484 7 17 .314 32/24/45 31 31
DET AL 2017 139 551 90 130 55 86 25 3 22 52 14 5 .236 .313 .412 9 14 .244 33/21/46 15 16
LAA AL 2018 91 355 49 85 30 40 20 0 13 32 9 4 .239 .304 .406 8 10 .237 37/20/43 11 11
BOS AL 2018 37 132 17 32 10 24 6 0 1 16 7 3 .242 .294 .311 7 17 .287 35/25/40 5 5
SD NL 2019 87 258 28 56 19 54 12 0 9 22 2 4 .217 .278 .368 7 19 .240 41/17/42 2 3
SD NL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a -0 -0
Career 15yrs 1888 7423 1243 1999 693 1046 416 41 257 909 243 74 .269 .337 .440 8 13 .282 n/a
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The final 2009 bid limits that were posted for this player:
AP 4x4: $34 MF 5x5: $33 PK mixed: $35
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '09
I owned Kinsler last year and he was very frustrating. He got a little too HR happy and looked to hit everything out of the park. His FB/LD/GB tells the story: http://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.aspx?playerid=6195&position=2B&page=9&type=full

Career low in LD/GB and high in FB. I still have him in my keeper but I'm contemplating on throwing him back. He's still very young and the park is groovy so it's a tough decision for sure but I don't think he is a $40 player.
eun park EPark
Dec 8 '09
How much did his BAvg suck down his end of year value? He had a .245 BABIP, one of the worst in baseball. Even though he did have a 9% jump in fly ball rate and a similar decline in line drive percentage, I can't imagine such a low rate could keep up next year. Look for a rebound in BAvg to the .280 range. That could make him a $40 player.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 8 '09
There's a keg in right-center field in Texas. Man, the ball jumps there. Fun place to be invested. I'm not sure why Ron Washington is running so much in a park built for crooked numbers, but we'll take the bags, too.
scott pianowski ballfour
Apr 15 '09
Putting on a show tonight. Just hit another double making him 6 for 6, including the cycle. This just in...Kinsler is good.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Apr 15 '09
"With that SB success rate, you'd think Kinsler would run more."

Is it because he's simply more selective of his opportunities? I've never had the pleasure of watching the guy on a regular basis so I'm not sure what his overall approach is to base stealing.

As for the injury history of Kinsler, last year I rostered Alexei Ramírez in a couple of leagues with Kinsler, mostly as a utility guy for the IF in case of injuries. That plan worked out better than expected. I'll be doing two things this year: keeping Kinsler and poking around for another cheap 2B/SS with potential to back him up in case of injury.
Shawn Douglas ShawnD
Feb 2 '09
With that SB success rate, you'd think Kinsler would run more. He had 20 steals in the 1H and just 6 before getting hurt in the 2H.

As Eugene says, the injuries are the main worry. He's been on the DL 3 years in a row. But, you have to buy somebody. I've got him at $30 and plan to keep him.
Scott Shea SJS
Jan 31 '09
He broke through with an MVP caliber season, but was injured the final five weeks of the season. I'm sure everyone noticed, but I wonder how many people will be wary because of the injury.

Take note of his stolen base success rate. Very impressive two years in a row.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 31 '09