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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Jed Lowrie and Justin Upton immediately jump to mind in the AL. Also, we tend to so discount most players over 30 that Alex Gordon's return to meh performance probably is getting some team a tiny profit. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
May 25 '18

How many hitters well into their 30s are turning a profit this year?  I'm sure there are a few, but are we back to the mid- to late-20s as peak time in a career with a significant fall off thereafter?

Thomas Rosenthal TommyR
May 25 '18

Kinsler wishes he had a .244 babip this year.  Anyone thinking buy low here?

Paul Benninghoff PaulB
May 25 '18

Ian Kinsler (2B) ANA - Mar. 13

Kinsler went 2-for-3 with a home run and a pair of runs scored in Monday's spring
win over the Reds.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Kinsler has been serving as the Angels' leadoff hitter this
spring, a role that he will likely fill once the games begin to count. The 35-year-old could post strong run totals hitting in front of Mike Trout and Co. after averaging 100.3 runs per season over his last four years in Detroit. Kinsler's .236 batting average in 2017 was anchored down by an abnormally-low .244 BABIP, so we could see an increase in that department.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 14 '18

Fell well below the league average True Average and is now exactly the league average in Sprint Speed at 27.0 feet per second.

Fellow travelers include Manny Machado, Yuli Gurriel, Jake Lamb and Ryan Zimmerman on the Statcast leaderboard.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 25 '18

Bryan Grosnick at BP today:

The trade for Kinsler turns an old nemesis into a new friend–during his years with the Rangers and Tigers, he hit .280/.360/.481 against the Angels in about one full season’s worth of plate appearances. Though he’s no longer the offensive threat he once was, he’s still pretty good. Last season was definitely a down year, as his True Average (.240) fell substantially below the league average (.260) for the first time in his career. Kinsler still hit for a little power, but his BABIP and batting average took a nosedive. Going into his age-36 season, you may want to expect a rebound, but it’s silly to think he’ll break off another peak-level offensive showing this deep into his career.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '17

It's important to remember that the Tigers also got lightly regarded prospects for JD Martinez, who was the best power hitter on the trade market last season.  He didn't even get a top prospect for Verlander, although two of them have made top 20 lists for the Astros - they weren't near the top.  Seems Avila only acquires lightly regarded prospects. 

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 16 '17

Traded to the Angels for a couple of lightly regarded prospects (Troy Montgomery and Wilkel Hernandez).

Three-year leaders in Infield Runs Saved in The Bill James Handbook:

Kinsler 37

Dee Gordon 17

Yolmer Sanchez 17

Josh Harrison 16

Javier Baez 16

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '17