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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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '13
To Detroit for Prince ... seems like a good trade for both teams ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 20 '13
Looking at the A's September schedule after the home series vs Texas it would have been and would still be a big time choke job if they had failed or still were to fail to win the division.
van wilhoite LVW
Sep 16 '13
The Rangers decline is shocking to me. Everybody was writing off the A's for the West two weeks ago, now they have a 6 1/2 game lead.

At this point, I like the Indians and Rays to get those two wild card spots. Who would have thought the Rangers might not make the playoffs coming into this month?
Keith Cromer Slyke
Sep 16 '13
When the Pirates came into town last week, both teams had won 81 games. Now the Pirates have won 87. And the Rangers are still stuck at 81.

They didn't hit a homer in the Pirates series and they didn't hit a homer while being swept by the A's. They've won 2 and lost 11 in September.

Kinsler was doing okay this week until yesterday when he went 0-for-5 on 13 pitches.
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 16 '13
Face plant :-)

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Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 17 '13
Since Silver left BP, its PECOTA system has consistently finished behind the other major systems. With CHONE off the market you might as well just go with Marcel if you don't want to use ZIPS. Marcel would say 105 for Kinsler. ZIPS has Trout at 122, McCutchen 105, Kemp 101. Kinsler is at 90; not 4th.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 24 '13
Baseball Prospectus projects Kinsler to lead the majors in runs scored.

Fair enough. I mean, why not?

But with 98? No one in either league will score 100?

I realize regression rules the day in virtually all forecast systems, but isn't that going too far? Someone's going to score 100 runs. Why not stick your neck out and take a guess?

How does PECOTA figure it anyway? Kinsler's 2010 gets equal weight with the more recent seasons?

The Kinsler comps are Robert Alomar, Brian Roberts and Jose Vidro.

They all played second base; they have that in common.

By what logic, with these comps, does Kinsler hit 22 homers this season?

Unfortunately, I'm not quite done. There's also the matter of BP's assessment of Kinsler's performance in the field.

His FRAA in 144 games at second in 2011: 8.6.

His FRAA in 144 games at second in 2012: -4.8.

"Our Fielding Runs Above Average incorporates play-by-play data, allowing us to study the issue of defense at a granular level without resorting to to the sorts of subjective data used in some other fielding metrics."

I detect a swipe at John Dewan here.

And that's okay. But I'm still not sure what I'm being told about Kinsler's defense "at the granular level." If it's that he made fewer plays because he had fewer chances, it seems to me Dewan's range factor already does that.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 24 '13