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Jason Kipnis (2B)

Cleveland Indians - 49% owned

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Bats: L, Throws: R

2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two runs, a RBI and a walk in the victory over the Rays on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Sunday's hitless doubleheaded was just a blip as Jason Kipnis got hits 101, 102 & 103 on the season. He also hit a MLB-leading 25th double.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis was unable to extend his hitting streak past 20 games, going 0-for-7 in Sunday's doubleheader vs. the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the 0-for-7, Jason Kipnis is still hitting .373 since moving to the leadoff spot on April 26. The Indians' second baseman has 49 runs, 24 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 31 RBI and ten stolen bases. He is the top second baseman in points leagues and third in roto.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-5 in the loss to the Orioles on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the 20th consecutive game with a hit for Jason Kipnis. Only Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt have got on base more times than the Indians' second baseman. Kipnis has 24 doubles and leads the AL with a .351 AVG.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 4-for-5 in the loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis extended his hitting streak to a career-best 18 games, which is also the longest active streak in the Majors. Additionally, he is enjoying a 27 game hitting streak at Progressive Field. Kipnis is hitting .394 in June with a .476 OBP. He needs the rest of the team of help out.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a walk in the loss to the Rays on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis has the longest active hitting streak in the majors. In the three game series vs. the Rays, Kipnis went 6-for-10 with two doubles, three walks, one run and no strikeouts.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis will leadoff vs. RHP Jason Hammel and the Cubs on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis is enjoying a 12 game hitting streak. He is hitting .306 (15-for-49) in June and has one home run in his three at-bats vs. Jason Hammel.

 

2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 vs. the Cubs on Tuesday. He scored three runs, stole two bases, walked and was caught stealing.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his stellar game, it could have been so much more as the Cubs loaded the bases by intentionally walking Ryan Raburn to pitch to Jason Kipnis. The second baseman grounded out to end the innning. Kipnis is hitting .333 with a .409 OBP.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 2-for-3 in the defeat at the Tigers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis continues to hit and has now accumulated 83 hits this season. Instead of increasing the number of stolen bases as he is now leading off, these have actually dwindled. He has been caught five times in 13 attempts.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis gets a well-deserved day off on Thursday vs. the Mariners. (Source: Jordan Bastian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis has played all but 1/3 of an inning of the Indians' 514 1/3 innings this season. Mike Aviles will lead off for the Tribe on Thursday. Expect Kipnis to be back on Friday to face David Price and the Tigers.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-5 in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis' single tied him with Michael Brantley for the club record of 19 consecutive games with a hit at Progressive Field. He will look to claim the record outright when he faces Taijuan Walker on Wednesday.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 in Thursday's victory over the Royals with a run, an RBI and a stolen base. He also took a walk.

Fantasy Impact: In the elite list of 21 players who have at least five home runs and at least five stolen bases, Jason Kipnis has the second highest batting average (.330) and is third behind Paul Goldschmidt and Mike Trout in runs scored (39). If you like small sample sizes, then in nine plate appearances, Jason Kipnis has a 1.556 OPS against Friday's starter Chris Tillman (0-6 and 6.10 ERA).

 

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2B Jason Kipnis started June in the same run-scoring form that saw him cross the plate 30 times in May. In Tuesday's victory over the Royals, he went 0-for-4 with a run and his sixth stolen base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: In the 35 games since he was moved to the leadoff spot, Jason Kipnis has enjoyed a slash line of .378 / .467 / .636 with 33 runs, five home runs and four stolen bases. It will be tough for him to reach the levels that he attained in May but there is no reason to suggest that his production will drop significantly.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 in Saturday's victory over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis needs one more hit to reach 50 in May. He has not had consecutive hitless games since moving to the leadoff spot on April 26, so expect him to get a hit in the series finale on Sunday vs. the Mariners. In the 33 games since moving to the top of the lineup, Kipnis has a .388/.481/.649 slash line with 31 runs, five home runs, 20 RBI and three stolen bases.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the victory over the Mariners on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Bryce Harper is the only player better than Jason Kipnis at the moment, and he is enjoying the best month of his career. In May, Kipnis is the number two player according to both ESPN and CBS. He has accrued 48 hits with a .449 AVG and 1.270 OPS.

 

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In Sunday's defeat to the Rangers, Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and a HBP.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a remarkable May for 2B Jason Kipnis. This was the eighth straight game in which he has reached base on at least three occasions. He has a .587 OBP and .340 AVG for May and is the top second baseman. According to CBS, Kipnis' 90 points in May is significantly ahead of second placed Brian Dozier (68.5 pts). No other position has such a differential between first and second.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 4-for-5 and scored three runs in the victory over the Rangers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis has scored 17 runs since moving into the leadoff spot on April 26. He has a .657 OBP over his last seven games, 17-for-29 with four walks and two hit-by-pitch.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis scored a run as he went 1-for-2 in the victory over the Cardinals with a walk, two hit-by-pitch and a single.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis' exceptional form since he was moved to the leadoff spot continued. In 78 plate appearances, he has struck out just six times and has a .487 OBP. It looks like former leadoff hitter Michael Bourn will be stuck towards the bottom of the batting order for a while.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run, an RBI and a walk in the defeat by the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Arguably Jason Kipnis is playing the best baseball of his career. In the 15 games since moving to the leadoff spot, Kipnis has three home runs, three stolen bases and a .381 batting average.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 3-for-5 on Saturday vs the Twins. He scored a run and stole two bases.

Fantasy Impact: These were the first stolen bases that Jason Kipnis has napped since moving to the leadoff spot. In these 13 games, Kipnis has hit three home runs, four doubles, has a 1.003 OPS and is the second ranked second baseman.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis had a quiet night in the defeat to the Royals. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and committed one throwing error.

Fantasy Impact: The Indians' new leadoff hitter had been nothing short of sensational before Thursday's game. He is batting 0.440 in May (11-for-25) with two home runs, four RBI and has scored six runs. He has still not stolen a base whilst leading off but he does look like a revitalized player.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs in the comeback victory over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Kipnis has a .344/.462/.688 slash line in 8 games since moving to the leadoff spot. He has also hit three home runs in his last five games. Bizarrely though, despite 83 stolen bases in the last three years, he has not stolen one since being promoted to the leadoff spot. This is the best we have seen from Kipnis for a while, so a first 20:20 season looks to be much more of a possibility than it did pre-season. Jason Kipnis divides opinion, so keep enjoying the production if you are a believer, otherwise sell now as his value is unlikely to get higher.

 

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Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a walk and a home run in Friday's victory over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: This was the sixth consecutive start at leadoff for Jason Kipnis. Obviously there are other contributory factors but since he replaced Michael Bourn at the top of the order, both guys are playing better. This was Kipnis' second home run in three days, so perhaps the long-awaited breakout is imminent.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer off Yordano Ventura in Wednesday's victory over the Royals. He went 1-for-4 with a walk and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Since being promoted to leadoff, Jason Kipnis has walked three times and struck out just twice in four games. He sees a good number of pitches and offers speed on the base paths, so he could stick in the lead off position. Having hit a combined total of 31 home runs in 2012 & 2013, the power dwindled last year with only six. When he breakouts, Jason Kipnis will offer 20-20 potential from second base. FantasyPros rank Kipnis 8th (rest-of-season) yet the ESPN player-rater show him in 25th (this season). The difference makes him an intriguing trade commodity.

 

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2B Jason Kipnis will bat leadoff for the Indians on Tuesday vs the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: His previous two games at leadoff have been adequate rather than spectacular but his value will increase if the Indians make this a permanent change. For daily fantasy, Jason Kipnis has good numbers against Jeremy Guthrie (11-for-20) so could be a useful pick.

 

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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