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Ian Kinsler
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Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 78.13
Position: 2BBorn: 6/22/1982 Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 17th Round by Rangers (2003)

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Oct. 2 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET0:37 ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST12:07 AM VEN8:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Kinsler had an RBI double in three at-bats in Saturday's loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: The second baseman is doing his best to keep the Tigers in the playoff mix by going 17 for 32 (.531) with 11 runs scored over an eight-game hitting streak.
Oct. 1 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET0:16 ET4:16 GMT12:16 9:16 PM MST11:16 PM EST11:46 PM VEN8:16 UAE11:16 PM CT-Kinsler stayed hot by going 2 for 5 with a leadoff homer in Detroit's 6-2 win at Atlanta on Friday.
Analysis: The veteran second baseman is a scorching 16 for 29 (.552) with 11 runs scored over a seven-game hitting streak. Kinsler has six multi-hit games during the tear and has now homered in consecutive contests.
Sep. 27 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Kinsler had his fifth consecutive multi-hit game Tuesday, going 2 for 3 with an RBI in a 12-0 rout of Cleveland.
Analysis: Kinsler is 13 for 21 during that five-game stretch after he went 1 for 14 in the four previous contests.
Sep. 26 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Kinsler had three hits for the third straight game Monday.
Analysis: Over his last four contests, Kinsler is 11 for 18 with seven runs scored and has also walked three times.
Sep. 18 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET20:38 ET0:38 GMT8:38 5:38 PM MST7:38 PM EST8:08 PM VEN4:38 UAE (+1)7:38 PM CT-Kinsler's concussion symptoms have subsided and was back in Detroit's lineup Friday.
Analysis: The veteran second baseman ran and took grounders without incident prior to Thursday's opener, so there's a good chance he'll be back in the lineup Friday against Kansas City. Kinsler was sidelined since taking a pitch off his helmet in Sunday's win at Cleveland.
Sep. 9 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET22:16 ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST9:46 PM VEN6:16 UAE (+1)9:16 PM CT-Kinsler went 2 for 4 with a run and a stolen base Friday.
Analysis: He's hitting .438 with two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored in his past nine contests.
Sep. 7 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Kinsler applied glue to his injured fingernail Wednesday and returned earlier than manager Brad Ausmus expected. Kinsler went 1 for 4 and was picked off first base.
Analysis: He's 12 for 28 with two homers, a double, six RBIs and six runs scored in his last eight games.
Sep. 6 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET23:25 ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST10:55 PM VEN7:25 UAE (+1)10:25 PM CT-Kinsler, dealing with a badly bruised finger, is not expected to play until Friday.
Analysis: Kinsler hurt himself fielding a ground ball in Monday's win over the White Sox and sat out Tuesday's game as a result. Detroit has an off day Thursday after completing its series with Chicago.
Sep. 5 9:44 PM PT10:44 PM MT11:44 PM CT12:44 AM ET0:44 ET4:44 GMT12:44 9:44 PM MST11:44 PM EST12:14 AM VEN8:44 UAE11:44 PM CT-A resurgent Kinsler finished 3 for 4 with an RBI to help Detroit defeat rival Kansas City on Sunday.
Analysis: After enduring a 3-for-45 slump from Aug. 15-28, Kinsler has bounced back with a six-game hitting streak in which he's 11 for 24 (.458) with a pair of homers and six RBIs.
Aug. 31 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Kinsler singled, doubled and scored a run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Kinsler is 5 for 11 with two walks in his last three games after going 3 for 45 (.067) with four walks in his previous 12. The Tigers begin a series with the Royals on Friday, and Kinsler is just 5 for 25 against scheduled starter Danny Duffy.
Aug. 31 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET0:15 ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST11:45 PM VEN8:15 UAE11:15 PM CT-Kinsler broke out of an extended slump by delivering a two-run homer and a two-run single in Detroit's come-from-behind win over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Analysis: The veteran second baseman entered the contest 4 for 47 over his last 13 games, though he's now homered in two of the past four.
Aug. 28 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Kinsler hit his 23rd homer - his first since Aug. 14 - in Saturday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Kinsler has been mired in a troubling slump, batting .073 in his last 11 games causing his average to drop 22 points to .273. Detroit faces Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs on Sunday and Kinsler is just 1 for his last 11 against southpaws. Prior to that he was hitting .326 versus lefties.
Aug. 7 5:26 PM PT6:26 PM MT7:26 PM CT8:26 PM ET20:26 ET0:26 GMT8:26 5:26 PM MST7:26 PM EST7:56 PM VEN4:26 UAE (+1)7:26 PM CT-Kinsler had his fifth multi-hit game in the last with a pair in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Kinsler is 11 for 24 with a homer and five RBIs in that six-game span. He's batting .324 (23 for 71) in his last 17 contests.
Aug. 5 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET22:32 ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST10:02 PM VEN6:32 UAE (+1)9:32 PM CT-Kinsler finished with a pair of hits in Friday's 4-3 home win over the Mets.
Analysis: Kinsler has gotten off to a strong start this month, batting .412 over his last four games.
Aug. 5 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Kinsler hit his 21st homer in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Kinsler, who has now hit 10 more homers than he hit all of last season, gets his first look at Mets fireballer Noah Syndergaard on Friday.
Aug. 3 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET21:58 ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST9:28 PM VEN5:58 UAE (+1)8:58 PM CT-Kinsler continued to pound Chicago pitching in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the White Sox. He went 2 for 4 as the Tigers extended their winning streak to eight.
Analysis: Kinsler is batting .348 over a 10-game hitting streak against the White Sox.
July 22 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Kinsler homered for a second straight game and ended 3 for 4 in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Analysis: The Tigers have played seven games since the All-Star break, and Kinsler has homered in four of them. The veteran second baseman is hitting .393 over that stretch and has reached the 20-homer mark for the first time since belting a career-high 32 with Texas in 2011.
July 20 1:29 PM PT2:29 PM MT3:29 PM CT4:29 PM ET16:29 ET20:29 GMT4:29 1:29 PM MST3:29 PM EST3:59 PM VEN0:29 UAE (+1)3:29 PM CT-Kinsler homered for one of his two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Kinsler is batting .326 over an 11-game stretch.
July 6 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Kinsler had three singles for the Tigers in Wednesday's 12-2 win over the Indians.
Analysis: Kinsler is 3 for 13 against the Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison, who faces Detroit on Thursday.
July 4 7:12 AM PT8:12 AM MT9:12 AM CT10:12 AM ET10:12 ET14:12 GMT22:12 7:12 AM MST9:12 AM EST9:42 AM VEN18:12 UAE9:12 AM CT-Kinsler stepped up with a home run and a double in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Kinsler appears to be riding a power surge with one homer in each of the past two games. He's batting .293 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs on the season.
July 2 5:24 PM PT6:24 PM MT7:24 PM CT8:24 PM ET20:24 ET0:24 GMT8:24 5:24 PM MST7:24 PM EST7:54 PM VEN4:24 UAE (+1)7:24 PM CT-Kinsler homered in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Kinsler's homer was his 15th. The Tigers face Chris Archer on Sunday, and Kinsler is 2 for 18 with six strikeouts against him in his career.
June 13 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Kinsler homered, drove in two runs and scored twice to lead the Tigers over the Yankees 4-1 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kinsler had seven RBIs over his final two games in the Bronx as the Tigers won a series there for the first time since 2008 at the old Yankee Stadium.
June 12 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Kinsler finished with a home run, a double and five RBIs in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Yankees.
Analysis: Kinsler has batted .333 with two homers, three doubles and 16 RBIs over his last 11 games.
June 7 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET22:49 ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST10:19 PM VEN6:49 UAE (+1)9:49 PM CT-Kinsler drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth straight game, 3-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Analysis: He's hitting .364 with 11 RBIs in his last eight games.
June 4 11:50 AM PT12:50 PM MT1:50 PM CT2:50 PM ET14:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE1:50 PM CT-Kinsler stayed hot with two hits, a pair of RBIs and two runs scored in Friday's rout of the White Sox.
Analysis: Detroit's leadoff man has hit safely in 18 of his last 19 games and is batting .378 with five homers, 15 RBIs and 19 runs scored over that stretch. Kinsler's 46 runs rank second in the majors this season.
June 1 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Kinsler had four RBIs Tuesday.
Analysis: Kinsler is a solid fantasy player with a .901 OPS.
May 28 12:05 PM PT1:05 PM MT2:05 PM CT3:05 PM ET15:05 ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST2:35 PM VEN23:05 UAE2:05 PM CT-Kinsler tallied three hits and a run scored in Friday's win at Oakland.
Analysis: Tied for the major league lead with 41 runs scored, Kinsler has crossed the plate 11 times during a nine-game stretch in which he's hitting .385 with four homers.
May 24 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Kinsler has been scratched from the Detroit lineup for Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia because of flu-like symptoms. Mike Aviles is set to play second base in his place. Outfielder Cameron Maybin replaces Kinsler in the leadoff spot.
Analysis: Kinsler had missed only one game this season for the Tigers. He's hitting .306 with 10 home runs and 24 RBIs.
May 23 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)3:20 PM CT-Kinsler extended his hit streak to 10 games in a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Analysis: Kinsler, batting .313, is hitting .390 with four homers during his streak. He also has a .343 average while batting safely in 15 of his last 16 games.
May 19 1:08 PM PT2:08 PM MT3:08 PM CT4:08 PM ET16:08 ET20:08 GMT4:08 1:08 PM MST3:08 PM EST3:38 PM VEN0:08 UAE (+1)3:08 PM CT-Kinsler was 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs on Wednesday.
Analysis: Kinsler is 13 for 28 with 10 runs scored in his last seven games.
May 17 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Kinsler homered for a second straight game and finished with three hits and two RBIs in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Kinsler is 9 for 20 with seven runs runs scored over a five-game hitting streak and continues to do damage out of the leadoff spot. He's produced a .310 average, eight homers and 34 runs scored in 37 games this season.
May 16 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET18:49 ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)5:49 PM CT-Kinsler went 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Sunday's win over Baltimore.
Analysis: The veteran second baseman finished the four-game series 6 for 15 with five runs scored. Kinsler's 32 runs are tied for third in the majors and he's added a solid .301 average with seven home runs.
Apr. 29 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Kinsler continued his torrid April by going 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over Oakland.
Analysis: Kinsler is batting .345 this season and .357 with 10 runs scored over his last 10 games. He's also third among Detroit players with 13 RBIs despite hitting out of the leadoff spot.
Apr. 18 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Kinsler went 2 for 5 with a two-run home run on Sunday.
Analysis: He is 9 for 27 during his six-game hitting streak.
Apr. 14 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Kinsler hit a home run for the second straight day on Wednesday.
Analysis: He is 11 for 31 with three homers in his first seven games.
Apr. 9 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Kinsler stayed hot with two more hits on Friday.
Analysis: He went 2 for 4 with a double and run scored. He is 7 for 15 through Detroit's first three games.
Apr. 6 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET18:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST5:30 PM VEN2:00 UAE (+1)5:00 PM CT-Kinsler went 3 for 6 with a three-run homer and four RBIs in Tuesday's 11-inning win over Miami.
Analysis: Kinsler sure made a solid first impression on fantasy owners in the season opener.

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