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Ian Kinsler
AVG HR RBI
.251 8 19
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200 NFBC ADP: 78.65
Position: 2BBorn: 6/22/1982 Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 17th Round by Rangers (2003)


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June 24 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 3 Friday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the San Diego Padres 1-0. He ended the game with a .251 batting average.
June 23 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET11:21 ET15:21 GMT23:21 8:21 AM MST10:21 AM EST10:51 AM VEN19:21 UAE10:21 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. The homer was his eighth of the season. Kinsler stole a base. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
Analysis: Kinsler went deep for a third consecutive game and hit safely for the 11th time in his past 12 contests, a stretch in which he's batting .300 (15 for 50) with four homers, eight RBIs and 11 runs scored. The 35-year-old is showing some speed as well, having stolen three bases in his last three outings.
June 22 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Wednesday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 7-5. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .251 batting average.
Analysis: The veteran leadoff hitter homered for a second straight day and third time in his last six contests. Kinsler has been a fantasy force over the past two weeks, amassing a .296 average with 12 runs scored and four stolen bases in his last 13 games.
June 21 8:12 AM PT9:12 AM MT10:12 AM CT11:12 AM ET11:12 ET15:12 GMT23:12 8:12 AM MST10:12 AM EST10:42 AM VEN19:12 UAE10:12 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 2 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Tuesday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 5-4. The homer was his sixth of the season. Kinsler scored twice and stole two bases. He ended the game with a .251 batting average.
Analysis: A nice all-around fantasy night for the soon-to-be 35-year-old, who's showing he can still get it done by batting .300 (15 for 50) with two homers, four stolen bases and 11 runs scored over his last 12 games.
June 20 10:22 AM PT11:22 AM MT12:22 PM CT1:22 PM ET13:22 ET17:22 GMT1:22 10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST12:52 PM VEN21:22 UAE12:22 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI Monday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 6-2. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
June 19 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
June 17 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET20:53 ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST8:23 PM VEN4:53 UAE (+1)7:53 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 with a double and an RBI Saturday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2. He ended the game with a .249 batting average.
June 16 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Friday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4. The homer was his fifth of the season. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
Analysis: Kinsler hit the 43rd lead-off homer of his career in the first. That broke a tie with Curtis Granderson for sixth on the career list and moved him one behind Brady Anderson.
June 15 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-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 4 Thursday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. Kinsler scored twice and stole a base. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
Analysis: He's batting .318 over his last five games.
June 15 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 4 with a double Wednesday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
Analysis: The leadoff man has been solid since a brief DL stint for a hamstring problem, posting a .361 OBP with seven runs in his last eight games.
June 14 7:48 AM PT8:48 AM MT9:48 AM CT10:48 AM ET10:48 ET14:48 GMT22:48 7:48 AM MST9:48 AM EST10:18 AM VEN18:48 UAE9:48 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 Tuesday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
June 12 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-Ian Kinsler went 2 for 5 with an RBI Sunday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .251 batting average.
Analysis: Kinsler appears to be swinging the bat much better of late with seven hits over his last four games.
June 11 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 2 for 4 Saturday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Boston Red Sox 11-3. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .247 batting average.
June 10 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET0:35 ET4:35 GMT12:35 9:35 PM MST11:35 PM EST12:05 AM VEN8:35 UAE11:35 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 5 Friday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Boston Red Sox 5-3. He ended the game with a .241 batting average.
June 8 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET17:16 ET21:16 GMT5:16 2:16 PM MST4:16 PM EST4:46 PM VEN1:16 UAE (+1)4:16 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 3 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Los Angeles Angels 11-4. Kinsler scored twice and stole a base. He ended the game with a .249 batting average.
Analysis: It was Kinsler's third game back after being on the DL with a hamstring injury. He went 1 for 6 in the first two contests.
June 7 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 2 Wednesday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .236 batting average.
May 27 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET12:11 ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST11:41 AM VEN20:11 UAE11:11 AM CT-Kinsler (left hamstring strain) has been taken off the 10-day disabled list and is in the lineup for Tigers' opener of a three-game series against the Angels on Tuesday.
Analysis: Kinsler went 1 for 4 with a double Tuesday.
May 26 7:18 AM PT8:18 AM MT9:18 AM CT10:18 AM ET10:18 ET14:18 GMT22:18 7:18 AM MST9:18 AM EST9:48 AM VEN18:18 UAE9:18 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 Thursday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Houston Astros 7-6. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.
May 25 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 2 for 5 with a double Wednesday as the Detroit Tigers topped the Houston Astros 6-3. Kinsler scored twice. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.
Analysis: Kinsler had gone hitless in the first two games of the series. The leadoff man tops the Tigers with 30 runs despite failing to draw a walk in 10 straight games. He had 19 walks in his first 29 games.
May 24 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET13:36 ET17:36 GMT1:36 10:36 AM MST12:36 PM EST1:06 PM VEN21:36 UAE12:36 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Houston Astros 6-2. He ended the game with a .235 batting average.
May 23 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 4 Monday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Houston Astros 1-0. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.
May 22 7:02 AM PT8:02 AM MT9:02 AM CT10:02 AM ET10:02 ET14:02 GMT22:02 7:02 AM MST9:02 AM EST9:32 AM VEN18:02 UAE9:02 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2. The homer was his fourth of the season. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
May 20 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET21:16 ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST8:46 PM VEN5:16 UAE (+1)8:16 PM CT-Kinsler has left Detroit's game against Texas on Saturday night with left hamstring tightness.
Analysis: Kinsler was taken out in the top of the fifth inning with the Tigers ahead 9-2, and the team described his removal as precautionary. It's the same hamstring that caused the Detroit second baseman to miss a week earlier this month. Kinsler singled twice and scored twice before coming out of the game.
May 19 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 Friday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Texas Rangers 5-3. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.
May 18 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET20:51 GMT4:51 1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST4:21 PM VEN0:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 4 Thursday as the Detroit Tigers topped the Baltimore Orioles 6-5. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.
May 17 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET22:58 ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST10:28 PM VEN6:58 UAE (+1)9:58 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 2 for 5 with an RBI Wednesday as the Detroit Tigers topped the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.
May 17 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET1:23 ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST12:53 AM VEN9:23 UAE12:23 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 3 for 8 with a double and an RBI Tuesday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Baltimore Orioles 13-11. Kinsler scored twice. He ended the game with a .233 batting average.
May 15 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 4 with a double Sunday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Los Angeles Angels 4-1. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .223 batting average.
May 14 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 3 Saturday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3. He ended the game with a .222 batting average.
May 13 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 4 Friday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-0. He ended the game with a .219 batting average.
May 12 6:51 AM PT7:51 AM MT8:51 AM CT9:51 AM ET9:51 ET13:51 GMT21:51 6:51 AM MST8:51 AM EST9:21 AM VEN17:51 UAE8:51 AM CT-Kinsler went 3 for 4 Thursday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-1. Kinsler scored twice. He ended the game with a .228 batting average.
Analysis: Kinsler returned to the leadoff spot after missing five games with left hamstring tightness.
May 9 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Kinsler is in the Tigers' lineup Thursday against the Angels.
Analysis: He hasn't played since leaving last Wednesday's game against the Indians with a tight hamstring.
May 4 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET0:41 ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST12:11 AM VEN8:41 UAE11:41 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Cleveland Indians 3-2. He ended the game with a .206 batting average.
Analysis: Kinsler departed after the sixth inning with left hamstring tightness. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
May 2 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET22:58 ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST10:28 PM VEN6:58 UAE (+1)9:58 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 4 with a double Tuesday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .213 batting average.
Analysis: Kinsler continues to struggle, going 3 for 29 over his last seven games.
May 1 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 3 Monday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .211 batting average.
Apr. 30 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Kinsler went 0 for 5 Sunday as the Detroit Tigers topped the Chicago White Sox 7-3. He ended the game with a .207 batting average.
Analysis: He is 1 for 22 in his last five games.
Apr. 29 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 with a triple Saturday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox 6-4. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .220 batting average.
Apr. 29 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 4 Friday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox 7-3. Kinsler scored once. He ended the game with a .221 batting average.
Apr. 27 3:33 PM PT4:33 PM MT5:33 PM CT6:33 PM ET18:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)5:33 PM CT-Ian Kinsler went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 2-1. He ended the game with a .233 batting average.
Analysis: He's 0 for 8 over his last two games after going 6 for 10 with five runs in his previous two contests.
Apr. 26 6:55 AM PT7:55 AM MT8:55 AM CT9:55 AM ET9:55 ET13:55 GMT21:55 6:55 AM MST8:55 AM EST9:25 AM VEN17:55 UAE8:55 AM CT-Kinsler had four hits and scored four runs with two RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: He has hitting .217 prior to this contest and is now up to .262.
Apr. 20 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Kinsler hit a solo homer and walked Thursday against the Rays.
Analysis: It was his third homer of the season, but Kinsler is just 3 for 27 over his last eight games.
Apr. 9 4:41 PM PT5:41 PM MT6:41 PM CT7:41 PM ET19:41 ET23:41 GMT7:41 4:41 PM MST6:41 PM EST7:11 PM VEN3:41 UAE (+1)6:41 PM CT-Kinsler stayed hot with two hits and two RBIs in four at-bats in Sunday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: As steady as they come at the second base position, Kinsler is now 6 for 16 with four RBIs, four runs scored and a .524 on-base percentage through the season's first five games.
Apr. 7 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-Kinsler singled, was hit by a pitch and scored Friday against Boston.
Analysis: He's 3 for 8 with a double, homer, three walks and three runs scored in his first three games.
Apr. 4 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Kinsler hit a solo homer, doubled, walked twice and scored two runs Tuesday against the White Sox.
Analysis: Kinsler is coming off a solid 2016 season in which he hit 28 homers and drove in 83 runs while scoring 117 times and batting .288.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 Tex 120 423 65 121 27 1 14 55 40 64 11 4 .286 .347 .454
2007 Tex 130 483 96 127 22 2 20 61 62 83 23 2 .263 .355 .441
2008 Tex 121 518 102 165 41 4 18 71 45 67 26 2 .319 .375 .517
2009 Tex 144 566 101 143 32 4 31 86 59 77 31 5 .253 .327 .488
2010 Tex 103 391 73 112 20 1 9 45 56 57 15 5 .286 .382 .412
2011 Tex 155 620 121 158 34 4 32 77 89 71 30 4 .255 .355 .477
2012 Tex 157 655 105 168 42 5 19 72 60 90 21 9 .256 .326 .423
2013 Tex 136 545 85 151 31 2 13 72 51 59 15 11 .277 .344 .413
2014 Det 161 684 100 188 40 4 17 92 29 79 15 4 .275 .307 .420
2015 Det 154 624 94 185 35 7 11 73 43 80 10 6 .296 .342 .428
2016 Det 153 618 117 178 29 4 28 83 45 115 14 6 .288 .348 .484
2017 Det 58 227 44 57 11 1 8 19 27 32 6 2 .251 .341 .414
Career 1592 6354 1103 1753 364 39 220 806 606 874 217 60 .276 .344 .449

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Tex Total 16 54 7 16 2 1 3 9 8 7 3 1 .296 .381 .537
    LDS 5 18 5 8 0 0 3 6 2 2 0 0 .444 .500 .944
    LCS 6 20 1 5 1 1 0 3 3 3 2 1 .250 .333 .400
    WS 5 16 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 .188 .316 .250
2011 Tex Total 17 65 10 20 5 0 1 11 14 9 3 4 .308 .438 .431
    LDS 4 16 2 4 2 0 1 3 3 3 1 0 .250 .368 .563
    LCS 6 24 6 7 2 0 0 6 4 2 1 1 .292 .414 .375
    WS 7 25 2 9 1 0 0 2 7 4 1 3 .360 .500 .400
2012 Tex Total 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667
    WC 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 .667
2014 Det Total 3 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .083 .154 .083
    LDS 3 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .083 .154 .083
Career 37 134 18 39 7 1 4 20 24 19 6 5 .291 .400 .448


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