MLB

Texas Rangers
2014 Avg.
.302
 
Career Avg.
.273
Name  Ian Kinsler
Born  6/22/1982
Height  6-0
Weight  200
Number  3
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/2/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Second baseman Ian Kinsler's first hit with the Tigers was a solo homer in the fourth inning Wednesday afternoon versus Kansas City.
Insight: Kinsler also had a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th and went 3-for-5 in the game. As Detroit's new leadoff hitter, he should easily score 100 runs if he stays healthy, but his homers and steals have declined in each of the last two years after he put up a 30-30 season in 2011.
 
3/31/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler can't be too thrilled to see James Shields' name on the lineup card this afternoon.
Insight: Shields has limited Kinsler to just seven hits in 36 lifetime at bats. Despite the low batting average (.194), Kinsler has only struck out three times against Shields.
 
11/20/2013 8:49:00 PM
Description: According to cbssports.com's Jon Heyman, the Rangers have agreed to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers for Prince Fielder.
Insight: The Rangers wanted to open up second base for top prospect Jurickson Profar, and getting rid of Fielder's contract may allow Detroit to re-sign Max Scherzer. Kinsler has produced two 30-30 seasons but he has averaged just 16 homers, 18 steals and 72 RBI the last two seasons. His fantasy value doesn't change much from the trade.
 
11/9/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: According to Fox's Ken Rosenthal, the Rangers are likely to trade one of their middle infielders this offseason.
Insight: Jurickson Profar is ready to see regular at bats, which means either Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus will be shopped over the winter. Kinsler has hit .273 with 156 HR and 539 RBI in 1,066 games for the Rangers since 2006.
 
9/27/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a .500 lifetime hitter against Angels starter C.J. Wilson with four extra base hits and a 1.516 OPS.
Insight: The second baseman has just four home runs in 64 games after the All-Star break. What happened to the days of him hitting 30 homers and stealing 30 bases?
 
9/22/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a .188 lifetime hitter against Kansas City's James Shields.
Insight: Kinsler is 6-for-32 against Shields. The second baseman has just five home runs in 87 games since returning from an intercostal strain that cost him a month of action.
 
9/17/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Kinsler has hit a total of five home runs in 83 games since returning from an intercostal strain in mid-June and has 12 to go with 14 steals in 123 games. He was a 30-30 guy just two years ago.
 
9/13/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is is probable for Friday's game against Oakland while dealing with a sore back.
Insight: Kinsler was the DH on Wednesday. His average is slightly up over the past two seasons, but the rest of his numbers are below expectations (.273, 11 HR, 61 RBI, 70 runs, 13 SB).
 
9/6/2013 1:33:00 PM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 6-for-13 (.462) with three extra base hits and a 1.486 OPS against Angeles starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Kinsler's average is slightly up over the past two seasons, but the rest of his numbers are below expectations (.272, 11 HR, 58 RBI, 13 SB). Still, Friday should be a good day in a favorable matchup.
 
9/4/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler hasn't had much luck against Oakland starter Jarrod Parker.
Insight: Kinsler (.274, 11 HR, 58 RBI, 13 SB) has only managed two hits against him in 12 at bats. So far, Kinsler is 2-for-10 in the series with a couple of strikeouts.
 
9/3/2013 2:06:00 PM
Description: Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler is just 2-for-17 (.118) against Oakland starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: After a hot April, Kinsler has been very mediocre over the past four months. He's also not stealing bases. He averaged 24.3 per season over the past six years, but has just 12 this season. Avoid this matchup.
 
8/26/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler has a career .333 batting average with four homers and a 1.152 OPS versus Seattle starter Joe Saunders.
Insight: After a hot April, Kinsler has been very mediocre over the past four months. he's also not stealing bases. He averaged 24.3 per season over the past six years, but has just nine this season. This matchup, however, is a good one.
 
8/25/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler has absolutely terrorized White Sox starter John Danks, going 11-for-28 (.393) with three doubles and four homers against the left-hander.
Insight: Danks starter Sunday, so Kinsler should be active in all lineups even though he's only batting .250 with four homers in 62 games since returning from an intercostal strain.
 
8/16/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma has been one of fantasy's top starters this season, but Texas' Ian Kinsler hasn't had much trouble against him.
Insight: Kinsler has gone 6-for-15 (.400) with three homers against Iwakuma. Though he did go 0-for-3 in their last matchup, don't hesitate to plug the second baseman into your lineup.
 
7/4/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma has been one of fantasy's top starters this season, but Texas' Ian Kinsler hasn't had much trouble against him.
Insight: Kinsler has gone 6-for-12 (.500) with three homers against Iwakuma. Don't hesitate to plug the second baseman into your lineup Thursday.
 
7/2/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .333 hitter with four home runs in 30 at-bats against Seattle veteran left-hander Joe Saunders.
Insight: Kinsler missed a month with a ribcage injury and has struggled to hit for power since his return, possibly worrying about a re-injury if he swings too hard. He's batting just .228 with one extra base hit (a double) in his last 15 games.
 
6/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal strain) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the starting lineup, batting leadoff.
Insight: Kinsler has not played since May 17 due to a right intercostal strain and a stress reaction in his ribcage. He was batting .302 with seven homers and an .869 OPS before the injury. Jurickson Profar in not in the lineup.
 
6/15/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal strain) is two games into his rehab assignment at Frisco (TEX), but has yet to produce a base hit.
Insight: Kinsler has not played since May 17 due to a right intercostal strain and a stress reaction in his ribcage. He was batting .302 with seven homers and an .869 OPS before the injury.
 
6/12/2013 9:07:00 PM
Description: According to MLB.com, Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal strain) has been cleared to start his minor league rehab assignment Thursday.
Insight: Kinsler has not played since May 17 due to a right intercostal strain and a stress reaction in his ribcage. It's unclear what the Rangers will do with Jurickson Profar when Kinsler returns, though with Mitch Moreland on the DL, Texas could opt to play Kinsler at first base.
 
6/12/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: According to Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com, Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (intercostal strain) will take batting practice Wednesday and would like to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday.
Insight: Kinsler has not played since May 17 due to a right intercostal strain and a stress reaction in his ribcage. It's unclear what the Rangers will do with Jurickson Profar when Kinsler returns, though with Mitch Moreland on the DL, Texas could opt to play Kinsler at first base.
 

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Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
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PHI 0
ATL 0
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NYY 0
CHC 0
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BAL 0
TAM 0
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DET 0
CLE 0
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CIN 7
PIT 5
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MIA 11
WAS 2
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TEX 5
SEA 0
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CWS 2
BOS 1
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HOU 2
KAN 4
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MIL 1
STL 6
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MIN 3
TOR 9
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ARI 0
NYM 9
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ANA 9
OAK 10
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SDP 2
COL 3
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SFG 3
LOS 2
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NYK 109
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