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Jason Kipnis (2B)

Cleveland Indians - 97% owned

Bats: L, Throws: R

2B Jason Kipnis will bat leadoff on Sunday against the Tigers. Usual leadoff hitter Michael Bourn will drop down to the number nine hole. (Source: Jordan Bastian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis stole another base yesterday and now has two on the season to go with his .239 AVG. His 16-for-67 record is made up of 15 singles and one triple. Both leadoff candidates of Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis have a disappointing .254 OBP this season. Either could grab the role and keep it all season.


2B Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 in the defeat to the White Sox on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With Michael Bourn rested, Jason Kipnis was given the leadoff job but failed to get on-base. His speed potentially makes him a good substitute for Bourn but like the rest of the Indians', he is struggling at the plate this season. The Indians face the White Sox again on Tuesday and Kipnis will try to improve the 0-for-13 record he has against RHP Hector Noesi.


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2B Jason Kipnis went 0-for-3 with a run, a walk and a stolen base against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Jason Kipnis' first stolen base of the season. Although he had a down year in 2014 with only 22 steals, he bagged 30+ in both 2012 & 2013. The Twins, who the Indians meet for a three-day series starting on Friday, allowed 100 stolen bases last season. Look for Kipnis to capitalize on any opportunities.


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Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 in Monday's defeat to the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: The top three in the Indians lineup failed to record a hit off Dallas Keuchel, going 0-for-12. With an ADP of 75 it looks like most people are expecting a Jason Kipnis bounceback. Based on last season, he has been over-drafted. Maybe you can capitalize on this.


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Indians' 2B Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 in Tuesday's Cactus League victory over the Mariners. He walked, scored a run and stole a base.

Fantasy Impact: A stolen base is another good sign as Jason Kipnis tries to prove that he has recovered from his back-stiffness. He lifted his spring batting average to .267 and is likely to bat second in the lineup.


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Having missed a few spring games due to a back-spasm issue, Jason Kipnis signaled his intent for the coming season with a 2-run home run off Wily Peralta. He finished Saturday's Cactus League game 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign. 2B is a dire position this season yet Jason Kipnis offers power and speed. After a down year in 2014, you might get Kipnis at a discount. He should offer 12 HR & 30 SB at a minimum.


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Indians' manager Terry Francona said that having successfully had 50 swings in the batting cage, the next step would be for Jason Kipnis to play in a rehab game on Wednesday as he recovers from his back issue. (Source: Jordan Bastian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This will be a crucial test to see whether Jason Kipnis is ready for the start of the season. 2014 was a down year but he still hit 25 doubles & bagged 22 SB. If healthy, he offers great potential at 2B.


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Jason Kipnis to miss 4 straight

Sat, Mar 21st 4:06pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

Jason Kipnis (back) will miss both Saturday's and Sunday's games. That will be four straight games. He could go to the minors next week and get several AB.

Fantasy Impact: This is worrying news for Kipnis owners. If the back problem continues, look for Mike Aviles to take his place in the infield. There will of course be calls for the promotion of star prospect Francisco Lindor.


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Jason Kipnis to hit second

Thu, Mar 19th 7:35pm EDT
By Gavin Tramps

According to beat writer Jordan Bastian, the Indians' manager Terry Francona is leaning towards starting with three left handed hitters - Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis & Michael Brantley. (Source: Jordan Bastian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Jason Kipnis who could benefit from many extra plate appearances hitting higher up the order and a greater potential to score runs with Carlos Santana & Brandon Moss hitting behind him.


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Double double for Jason Kipnis

Sat, Mar 14th 9:09am EDT
By Gavin Tramps

2B Jason Kipnis finished 2-for-3 with 2 doubles and a run in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: 2014 was a down year for the Indians' 2B. If he bounces back, expect 12 HR & 30 SB. If he breaks out, it could be much better.


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Jason Kipnis started his second Cactus League game in the leadoff spot. He scored a run on a Yan Gomes double and finished the day with 1 H, 1 BB & 1 SO.

Fantasy Impact: Look for Jason Kipnis to bounce back after a disappointing, injury-shortened 2014. He has hit 44 HR and nabbed 88 SB in his 466 big league games.


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2B Jason Kipnis will make Cactus League debut on Saturday against the Dodgers (Source: Paul Hoynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis suffered oblique and hamstring injuries last season and then in December had surgery to repair a damaged finger tendon. If he proves his health this spring, then he is back to being a potential 20/20 guy at a very weak 2B position.


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