Jason Kipnis Atlanta Braves

Age: 35 (April 03, 1987) | 5' 11" | 200lbs. | Bats: Left Minors: 2b-48 of-6 lf-6 dh-5 ph-2
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
CLE AA 2017 5 14 1 2 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 .143 .200 .357 0 40 .143 n/a
CLE AAA 2017 6 22 1 4 1 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 .182 .217 .364 4 17 .222 n/a
CLE AL 2017 90 336 43 78 28 71 25 0 12 35 6 2 .232 .291 .414 8 19 .256 36/20/44 7 8
CLE AL 2018 147 530 65 122 60 112 28 1 18 75 7 1 .230 .315 .389 10 19 .258 34/22/45 14 14
CLE AAA 2019 6 22 1 3 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 .136 .208 .227 8 25 .188 n/a
CLE AL 2019 121 458 52 112 40 88 23 1 17 65 7 2 .245 .304 .410 8 18 .265 40/19/41 13 12
CHC NL 2020 44 114 13 27 18 41 8 1 3 16 1 0 .237 .341 .404 13 30 .333 36/15/49 7 7
ATL AAA 2021 59 193 36 56 27 50 10 2 10 32 1 0 .290 .390 .518 12 22 .341 n/a
ATL AAA 2021 59 193 36 56 27 50 10 2 10 32 1 0 .290 .390 .518 12 22 .341 n/a
Career 10yrs 1165 4404 607 1147 467 951 260 24 126 545 136 33 .260 .333 .416 9 19 .303 n/a
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I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Jason Kipnis with a price of $12. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

Hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 6th to break a 2-2 tie against the Twins and stretch the Indians' lead to 14. If they were playing for the wild card, the Yankees and A's would be ahead of them. The Mariners would be right behind.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 30 '18

10 and in.

van wilhoite LVW
Jul 21 '18

That chip on his shoulder seems to be weighing him down in the regular season ... maybe messing with his swing dynamics?

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 20 '18

Kipnis has got 4 HR so far in spring training. He says he has a chip on his shoulder.

Word is that he was traded to the Mets for a relief pitcher during the winter, but Mets owners vetoed the deal. Too much money in contract, at 13 million plus. One story is that the Indians wanted to dump Kipnis' contract to afford to sign Jay Bruce, who was a big part of Indians lineup at end of last season.

Instead, the Mets signed Bruce to a contract similar to that of Kipnis. 

So Kipnis has to live with the painful thought that the Indians wanted Bruce more than Kipnis, who has spent his entire career in Cleveland. Keeping Kipnis means moving Jose Ramirez back to third, placing Kipnis at second. Chisenhall will play RF, at least against RHP. Course some of that may change if Brantley is not ready to play LF at the start of the season. 

I'd rather own a healthy Kipnis. If only Kipnis' chip could keep him healthy this year.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Mar 3 '18

He doesn't look svelte.  But neither do most MLBers these days.

Mike Landau ML-
Feb 25 '18

From Rotowire:


Jason Kipnis    2B   Cleveland Indians
Kipnis could be an option in left field if Michael Brantley (ankle) is not ready for Opening Day, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The veteran second baseman has been shopped by the Indians this offseason, which he did not take well. The market for the 30-year-old's services is understandably not robust. He is on the wrong side of the aging curve and was worth 0.7 wins in 90 games last season, according to FanGraphs. The Indians would prefer to have Jose Ramirez play second base, but Kipnis has not yet been approached about a position change. It seems likely that Kipnis will spend at least some of 2018 either in the outfield or on the bench to start games. He is entering the penultimate year of a six-year, $52.5 million extension he signed in 2014.


Alex Patton Alex
Dec 27 '17