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Jason Kipnis
.275 23 82
Team: ClevelandHt / Wt: 5-11 / 195 NFBC ADP: 93.31
Position: 2BBorn: 4/3/1987 Birthplace: Northbrook, Illinois
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 2nd Round by Indians (2009)

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Oct. 30 7:17 AM PT8:17 AM MT9:17 AM CT10:17 AM ET10:17 ET14:17 GMT22:17 7:17 AM MST9:17 AM EST9:47 AM VEN18:17 UAE8:17 AM CT-Kipnis went 3 for 5 and broke open Saturday's Game 4 of the World Series by belting a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Cleveland's 7-2 win over the Cubs. The second baseman finished a triple shy of the cycle.
Analysis: The Chicago-area native has busted out of a postseason slump by going 5 for 12 with three extra-base hits over the series' last three games. Kipnis had been 1 for 28 over his previous seven playoff contests.
Oct. 23 4:12 PM PT5:12 PM MT6:12 PM CT7:12 PM ET19:12 ET23:12 GMT7:12 4:12 PM MST6:12 PM EST6:42 PM VEN3:12 UAE (+1)6:12 PM CT-Kipnis sprained his left ankle during a postgame celebration in the AL playoffs, but is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the World Series.
Analysis: Manager Terry Francona described Kipinis' injury as a low ankle sprain. Kipnis, who is batting just .167 with seven strikeouts in the postseason, took some grounders Sunday while being watched by a member of Cleveland's training staff before the Indians held a team workout.
Oct. 18 4:57 PM PT5:57 PM MT6:57 PM CT7:57 PM ET19:57 ET23:57 GMT7:57 4:57 PM MST6:57 PM EST7:27 PM VEN3:57 UAE (+1)6:57 PM CT-Kipnis was 0 for 4 in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Analysis: Kipnis is just 5 for 26 (.192) in the playoffs and has a tough matchup in Wednesday's Game 5. The Blue Jays turn to Marco Estrada, and Kipnis 0 for 8 with four strikeouts lifetime against the right-hander.
Oct. 18 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET10:57 ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST10:27 AM VEN18:57 UAE9:57 AM CT-Kipnis' first hit of the ALCS was a big one, as the second baseman's solo homer in the sixth inning snapped a 2-2 tie in Game 3 and helped Cleveland take a commanding 3-0 series lead over Toronto.
Analysis: Kipnis is just 1 for 11 for the series after going 4 for 11 with a homer and three RBIs during the Indians' three-game sweep of Boston in the ALDS. He'll surely be back in the lineup when Cleveland tries to close out the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Oct. 7 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET21:57 ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST9:27 PM VEN5:57 UAE (+1)8:57 PM CT-Kipnis singled, drew a walk and drove in a run in Friday's 6-0 win in the ALDS as Cleveland took a 2-0 lead over Boston.
Analysis: Kipnis is 4 for 7 in the series as it heads to Boston, where he's a career .321 hitter with six homers in 21 games. He's 4 for 8 with a homer and a double against Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox's scheduled starter in Game 3.
Oct. 7 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET0:12 ET4:12 GMT12:12 9:12 PM MST11:12 PM EST11:42 PM VEN8:12 UAE11:12 PM CT-Kipnis helped the Indians take Game 1 of their ALDS matchup with Boston by going 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in Cleveland's 5-4 victory.
Analysis: The second baseman's solo shot in the third inning snapped a 2-2 tie and his single in the fifth brought in the eventual deciding run. Kipnis, who finished 2 for 3 in Sunday's regular-season finale, has had some success against Game 2 starter David Price, owning a .308 average (8 for 26) off the Red Sox ace.
Oct. 3 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Kipnis wrapped up the season by going 2 for 3 in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Kipnis finished with a .275 average, 23 home runs and 82 RBIs. He's a big reason why the Indians are headed back to the postseason.
Sep. 22 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET22:18 ET2:18 GMT10:18 7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST9:48 PM VEN6:18 UAE (+1)9:18 PM CT-Kipnis extended his career high with his 23rd home run Thursday in a 5-2 win over the Royals.
Analysis: Kipnis needs five RBIs in the final nine games to surpass his career high of 84 set in 2013.
Aug. 16 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Kipnis went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Kipnis has batted .400 with two homers, four doubles and seven RBIs over his last 10 games.
Aug. 13 9:52 PM PT10:52 PM MT11:52 PM CT12:52 AM ET0:52 ET4:52 GMT12:52 9:52 PM MST11:52 PM EST12:22 AM VEN8:52 UAE11:52 PM CT-Kipnis had four hits Friday against the Angels.
Analysis: He is 8 for 15 with six runs scored in four games against the Angels this season.
Aug. 6 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Kipnis had a solo homer and an RBI single in Saturday's victory in the Bronx.
Analysis: Kipnis, whose 19 homers are a career high, has gone deep in two of his last three games. He has nine multihit performances in 20 games since the All-Star break.
July 31 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET22:17 ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST9:47 PM VEN6:17 UAE (+1)9:17 PM CT-Kipnis had three RBIs on Sunday.
Analysis: He had six RBIs in the three-game series against the A's.
July 30 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-Kipnis homered for one of his two hits Saturday.
Analysis: He is batting .383 in his last 21 games.
July 29 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Kipnis had two hits with a RBI on Friday.
Analysis: In his last 20 games, Kipnis is batting .372.
July 26 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET23:02 ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST10:32 PM VEN7:02 UAE (+1)10:02 PM CT-Kipnis doubled twice and scored two runs in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Nationals.
Analysis: Kipnis is batting .417 during a nine-game hitting streak. He has a 1.227 OPS in his last 14 games.
July 22 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET23:17 ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST10:47 PM VEN7:17 UAE (+1)10:17 PM CT-Kipnis extended his hitting streak to six games Friday.
Analysis: He's batting .458 (11 for 24) since July 16.
July 20 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Kipnis homered for the fifth time in his last 10 games while going 2 for 4 on Wednesday.
Analysis: He's batting .450 with three doubles and 10 runs scored over that 10-game stretch
July 17 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-Kipnis had three hits Sunday.
Analysis: He is 13 for 28 with four home runs and five RBIs in seven games.
July 8 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Kipnis went deep twice Friday to give him three solo homers in two games.
Analysis: Kipnis is 5 for 8 with five runs scored in the first two of a four-game series against the Yankees.
June 30 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET21:53 ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST9:23 PM VEN5:53 UAE (+1)8:53 PM CT-Kipnis extended his hitting streak to 13 games by going 1 for 7 with an RBI on Friday in the Indians' 2-1, 19-inning win at Toronto.
Analysis: Kipnis has three homers and 12 RBIs over his last 10 games.
June 28 9:57 AM PT10:57 AM MT11:57 AM CT12:57 PM ET12:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE11:57 AM CT-Kipnis extended his hitting streak to nine games with a solo home run Monday.
Analysis: Kipnis has driven in 13 runs over his last 15 games and homered twice in his past four.
June 25 4:42 PM PT5:42 PM MT6:42 PM CT7:42 PM ET19:42 ET23:42 GMT7:42 4:42 PM MST6:42 PM EST7:12 PM VEN3:42 UAE (+1)6:42 PM CT-Kipnis (illness) left the game in the seventh inning Saturday.
Analysis: It's uncertain how long this will keep him out.
June 24 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Kipnis hit two of Cleveland's four triples in its 7-4 victory Friday night over Detroit.
Analysis: Kipnis has 13 RBIs in 21 games this month.
June 23 7:27 AM PT8:27 AM MT9:27 AM CT10:27 AM ET10:27 ET14:27 GMT22:27 7:27 AM MST9:27 AM EST9:57 AM VEN18:27 UAE9:27 AM CT-Kipnis hit a two-run homer Wednesday.
Analysis: Kipnis has hit safely in six straight games but is batting .214 over his last seven while striking out nine times in 28 at-bats.
June 11 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Kipnis went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run as the Indians beat the Angels 6-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Kipnis has driven in a run in back-to-back games after going seven straight without one. He's second on the Indians with 31 RBIs.
May 21 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET14:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE1:49 PM CT-Kipnis was brilliant Friday.
Analysis: Kipnis hit a three-run homer and he has 16 hits in his last 44 at-bats. He has turned things around after a miserable start.
May 16 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Kipnis homered for the second time in three games in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: He's 10 for 22 over his last five games to raise his season average to .287.
May 14 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET18:54 GMT2:54 11:54 AM MST1:54 PM EST2:24 PM VEN22:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-Kipnis contributed a solo homer to Friday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: The second baseman has been swinging a hot bat this week. Kipnis had five hits in Wednesday's 16-inning marathon at Houston and is 8 for 15 over his last three games.
May 12 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Kipnis was 5 for 7 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Kipnis is 7 for 11 in his last two games with a triple and no strikeouts.
Apr. 30 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Kipnis had a two-run homer Friday in Philadelphia to extend his hitting streak to eight games.
Analysis: The reliable second baseman has homered in two of his last three games and driven in at least one run in four straight.

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