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 2010 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $31 MF 4x4: $32 AP mixed: $39
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '10
Traded for him Sunday in a longtime keeper league; we liquidated a cheap Cliff Lee and got several pieces back. One of them was a non-keepable Kinsler and people screamed bloody murder, to the point that my partner and I immediately flipped Kinsler, realizing the market was overrating what he's really worth (at least that was our take).

Do we know for sure that Kinsler's ankle will ever be right in 2010? Do we really want to bank on steals from Kinsler over the final two-thirds of the year? What are the odds of a DL stint between now and October? Forty percent? Coin flip?

One year he's going to stay out of harm's way and be a Top 5 or 10 fantasy player. But he's going to break a lot of hearts before that happens.
scott pianowski ballfour
Jun 14 '10
His BABIP was awful last year. If it normalizes and Kinsler stays healthy, he could be in for a monster season.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 7 '10
If he did change his swing last year, what's interesting is that his BB and SO rates remained fairly consistent. And so did his groundball rate, according to the Baseball Forecaster. The big change was that a lot of liners became flyballs, with -- not surprisingly -- a huge drop in hit percent (from 34 to 24). Should be a big batting average rebound this year, unless he did change his swing, with no intention of changing it back.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 24 '10
He's finally getting liberated from the leadoff slot, get excited. Just one year with 600-plus at-bats, that's all I want to see. He's definitely got a level or two left to show us.
scott pianowski ballfour
Jan 24 '10
Easily worth a $35 bid as a 30/30 MI. Expect that BA to jump up towards his career average next year. His fly ball rate jumped last year, hence the spike in long flies for the free swinger, but I think you will see a move back to a line drive swing to capitalize on his speed. Still pay the money because the HR's will come. The only knock is his health.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 23 '10