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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Spratt (who works for Dewan) is quoted about that under Altuve. DRS drops significantly.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 13 '15

Alex, don't you think a 2ndbaseman's DRS would drop with the teams that do the preponderance of the shifts.....or are the shifts somehow already included in it.

van wilhoite LVW
Nov 12 '15

To amplify... DRS, writes Scott Spratt at ESPN, "at its core evaluates players'
abilities to turn batted balls into outs relative to the league average
out rates of similar batted balls based on their locations and
velocities."

Have we reached the point -- has John Dewan and his gang at Baseball Info Solutions -- reached the point where "similar batted balls" are measured objectively by location and velocity?

I imagine we are getting closer to that point each year, with ever fancier, more accuarte technology tracking and recording every event. But have we really gotten there? And were we even close to that back in 2009?

If we have and we were, then these are the five second baseman who who have saved the most runs since 2009.


DRS
Ian Kinsler98
Dustin Pedroia75
Mark Ellis56
Darwin Barney51

Chase Utley   43


Alex Patton Alex
Nov 12 '15

Or I should say, according to John Dewan's defensive runs saved.

I await daily for my 2016 Bill James Handbook, which I'm sure will have a lot to say about Dewan's defensive metrics. Like WAR, DRS seems to be accepted as gospel these days, and like gospel, at least some of it has to be taken on faith.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 11 '15

The biggest snub of the Glove Gold Awards, according to Scott Spratt at ESPN.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/14101046/biggest-snubs-best-picks-mlb-gold-glove-selections

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 11 '15

Three more knocks in the No. 3 spot. He likes it there.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 2 '15

With Cespedes shipped out (and Miggy on the DL), Kinsler moves to the three-spot, apparently. Responded with four hits yesterday.  

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 1 '15

Snaps an 0-for-22 skid with a double to right center.

But how can it be that he still doesn't have a homer? All of our indicators indicate that he's making good, solid contact.

Alex Patton Alex
May 27 '15

Having a very nice spring training: .378/.442/.730 in 37 AB.

FWIW, in the last seven spring trainings (I'm looking at Baseball America's stats), Kinsler has hit .299 or better six times. His slash stats in 369 AB: .312/.376/.547.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 27 '15