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Ian Kinsler (2B)

Detroit Tigers - 100% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Ian Kinsler went 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Tigers beat the Indians 9-6 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: All four of Kinsler's hits were singles. Kinsler also scored three runs in the high-scoring affair. The second baseman is now batting 10-for-22 (.455) with seven RBI and eight runs scored in five games this season. Kinsler looks to be a very reliable option in multiple categories again this season.


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In a blowout win Wednesday against the Twins, Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler looks poised to have another good year with the Tigers, after posting an fWAR of 5.1 with last season. Kinsler hits second in a potent lineup, followed by Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez, and Yoenis Cespedes. If Kinsler can keep his BA and OBP high enough, he could repeat his 15 SB from last season, although he probably won't cross home plate 100 times like last season, although it is a possibility.


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The HR broke a 18 1/3 inning scoreless streak for the Tigers. Kinsler has been battling a sore shoulder and had been out of the lineup since March 12th.

Fantasy Impact: The HR after his return is encouraging. The injury may still motivate coach Brad Ausmus to carry another middle infielder. The gritty second baseman's injury is not a major concern, however. It will take more than a sore shoulder to keep him out of the lineup come Opening Day.


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Ian Kinsler doubles and scores

Sat, Mar 7th 5:43pm EST
By Nathan Burns

Kinsler led off the game with a double and scored. He also added a walk in the 4th.

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers are relying on 150+ games and 100 runs out of the 4 time All-Star. The top tier 2B can fill up the entire stat sheet making him a huge value. Hernan Perez is the likely backup, but offers no threat to Kinsler's playing time.


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