Ian Kinsler
Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler (2B)

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Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the Tigers 7-4 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: He enters the final week of the season on fire batting .429 going 12-for-28 with eight runs scored in his last seven games.

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Ian Kinsler finished 3-for-6 with a run scored on Sunday. Kinsler is 8-for-13 with a double and five runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .818 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler had a multi-hit game in each of the three weekend games, a welcome boost to the lineup after he did not play from Monday-Thursday. He is hitting .358 in September with a triple, two doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, and 13 runs scored.

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Kinsler missed the Tigers 8-1 win versus Minnesota due to concussion symptoms after being hit in the helmet Sunday against Cleveland. He was placed in the concussion protocol by the team. (Source: Mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: He will likely miss some time as the Tigers push for a playoff spot with 12 games to go he will be a big loss in their lineup. The Tigers leadoff hittter has batted .277 with 26 home runs, 78 RBI and 14 steals this season.

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Ian Kinsler is being evaluated for a concussion after suffering concussion-like symptoms during Sunday's game. He's considered day-to-day, but he did travel with the team to their next series in Cleveland. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners will need to monitor reports as Kinsler could be held out while the extent of his injury is determined. It would seem that he's expected back sooner than later considering he's with the team, and they figure to want him back ASAP with the playoff race.

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Ian Kinsler went 4-for-5 with a double, triple and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler continues to produce for the Tigers and fantasy owners, as he now has 105 runs scored on the season to go with 26 home runs and an .818 OPS over 568 at-bats.

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Kinsler went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple in the Tigers 9-6 win versus Minnesota. He was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle in the game.

Fantasy Impact: He has been hot going 20-for-55 batting .364 with three home runs and 12 RBI in his last 15 games.

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Ian Kinsler hits HR No. 26

Tue, Sep 13th 8:58am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Ian Kinsler was 1-for-3 with an RBI sac fly and his 26th HR of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has slowed in the second half, but is still managing to have his third-best offensive season with two-and-a-half weeks to go. He's a premium 2B.

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Ian Kinsler with a hitless game

Sun, Sep 11th 9:19am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Ian Kinsler finished 0-for-3 against the Orioles on Saturday. Kinsler is 6-for-15 with an RBI and two runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .810 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has hits in eight of his last 10 games, including five multi-hit games, and has scored a run in six of his last 10 games as well. He is fifth in the American League with 102 runs scored, but only has three extra-base hits in his last 10 games and only one in September.

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Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a walk and a RBI in the Tigers 6-5 win versus Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact: In his last seven games, Kinsler has gone 11-for-28 batting .393 with two home runs and six RBI in that span.

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Ian Kinsler hits 25th HR

Sun, Sep 4th 9:34am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Ian Kinsler was 2-for-5 in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Royals with his 25th HR of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to ask more of Ian Kinsler, who is now batting .276 with 25 HR and 71 RBI for a second baseman. His HR last night gave him his 100th run scored this season, a mark he's reached in six of his 10 big-league seasons.

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Ian Kinsler homers in win

Wed, Aug 31st 11:51am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: It was the second home run for Kinsler in his last four games. He had been struggling prior to his nice stretch, so hopefully he's picking it up again. He's posted an OPS of .801 with 24 homers on the season.

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Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 on Tuesday against the White Sox with a home run and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler had been ice cold in August, bringing just a .208 batting average for the month into Tuesday night's game. Kinsler generally wears down in the end of the season, and has a career OPS of just .688 in the month of September. He'll look to try to keep his momentum going, but fantasy owners should be prepared for his August slump to potentially linger, despite Tuesday's performance.

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Kinsler went 0-for-4 with four runners left on base in the Tigers' 4-2 win versus the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a rough stretch for Kinsler in what overall has been a good season. In his last 15 games, he has gone 6-for-59 batting .102 with 13 strikeouts. For the season he is batting .273 with 22 home runs and 13 steals. He is too good of a player to not pull out of this slump at some point but if you have other options Kinsler may have to go to your bench for a bit.

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Ian Kinsler was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as the Tigers' bats were silent in a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox. Kinsler is 3-for-27 with a double, home run, RBI, and two runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .817 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: After playing like the best second baseman in baseball in April and May, Kinsler has posted three consecutive months with a sub-.800 OPS and is without a multi-hit game since August 7. However, Kinsler has 13 stolen bases, 22 home runs, and is third in the American League with 93 runs scored, making him a top-five 2B.

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Kinsler went 1-for-5 including a solo home run in the seventh inning of the Tigers 7-0 win versus the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: The 22 home runs this season is the most Kinsler has had since his 32-home run season in 2011. In the three-game series against his former team, Kinsler went 3-for-14 with a homer and two runs scored.

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Kinsler went 1-for-5 with a double in the Tigers 2-0 win versus the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers second baseman has been steady all season long batting .291 with 21 home runs and 62 RBI. He has rarely slumped this season and has gone 8-for-27 batting .296 in his last seven games.

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Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases in the Tigers 4-3 win versus the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: He now has 12 steals on the year which is a nice bonus for fantasy owners to go along with his .291 batting average and 21 home runs. In his last three games, he has gone 5-for-12 with a home run.

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Kinsler went 1-for-4 with his 21st home run of the year during the Tigers 6-3 loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: In the three-game series versus the White Sox, Kinsler went 5-for-13 with a homer and three RBI.

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Kinsler went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the Tigers 11-5 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 15 games, Kinsler has gone 16-for-64 batting .250 with 11 strikeouts. Even when he struggles, Kinsler has still found a way to contribute and help the Tigers win as they are on a seven-game winning streak.

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Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the Tigers 14-6 win versus Houston.

Fantasy Impact: In his last three games, Kinsler has gone 4-for-14 with three runs scored. He continues his strong season where he seems to contribute in every category to the Tigers offense and thus your fantasy team. This season he is batting .291 with 20 home runs, 57 RBI and 10 steals.

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With another 3-for-4 outing in Thursday's rain-shortened game, Ian Kinsler is now 5-for-8 since Wednesday with a pair of home runs. Over his last 10 games Kinsler has gone deep four times.

Fantasy Impact: Three of the four have been solo shots, so he's not racking up many RBI or other XBHs (only a double and a triple), but Kinsler is still producing at an incredible level for an MLB shortstop. He's hitting .297 (.351 OBP) with 20 HR, 57 RBI and nine stolen bases.

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Kinsler went 2-for-4 in the Tigers 4-2 win against the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: He had a very nice series against Kansas City going 6-for-12 with two home runs and four runs scored in the three games.

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Kinsler went 2-for-4 with his 17th home run of the season in the Tigers 4-2 win against Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact: He is now batting .292 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI and looks to continue his fine season in the second half.

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Ian Kinsler struggles in July

Tue, Jul 12th 6:08pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Ian Kinsler does have four extra-base hits this month, but only has five other hits this season. Kinsler has a .243 batting average, three RBI, and seven runs scored this month. He has an .837 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is the third-ranked 2B across the board, but only has two multi-hit games in 10 July games. He hit a triple on Sunday and stole a base on Saturday, but that was his first extra-base in seven games and first stolen base since June 24.

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Kinsler went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in the Tigers 12-2 win versus the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: He went 3-for-10 with four runs scored in the three games against Cleveland. Overall this season, he is batting .293 with 16 home runs, 52 RBI and eight steals.

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Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the Tigers 5-1 win against Tampa Bay. He also had a walk, two RBI, and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: He continues his fine season batting .293 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI. The home run was Kinsler's 200th of his career.

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Kinsler went 1-for-3 with his 15th home run of the season in the Tigers 3-2 win against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: He has gone 2-for-12 in the last three games against Tampa Bay with a home run and three RBI.

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Kinsler went 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in the Tigers 10-7 comeback win against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: When the Tigers offense gets rolling, Kinsler seems to be in the middle of things and has gone 4-for-12 with five runs scored and two RBI in his last three games.

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Kinsler went 3-for-8 with a walk and four runs scored in the two-game series against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: He was struggling lately batting .206 with no home runs and three RBI in his last 15 games. He is still having a nice season overall this year batting .295 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI.

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Kinsler went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the Tigers 4-2 win against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: He had been struggling a bit lately going 5-for-28 in his last seven games but is having too good of a season to slump for very long. He is batting .301 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI this season.

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Ian Kinsler did not grab a hit in the Tigers' 2-1 loss at Kansas City. Kinsler is now just 6 for his last 24 at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the recent struggles, Kinsler is still hitting .304 on the season with a shocking .522 slugging percentage, the highest of his career. He has been and will continue to be a reliable middle infielder for fantasy teams the rest of this season.

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Kinsler went 1-for-3 with a RBI double and a run scored in the Tigers 5-3 loss to the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has been a steady source of offense in all categories this season batting .314 with 14 home runs, 44 RBI and seven steals. In his last seven games he has gone 8-for-30 with three home runs and nine RBI.

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Ian Kinsler was a one-man wrecking crew on Saturday, driving in five runs in the Tigers' 6-1 win over the Yankees. Kinsler hit a three-run HR in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the seventh.

Fantasy Impact: There's not much left to say about Kinsler as he remains a top second baseman in all of baseball. Ranked #25 in the ECR 250, Kinsler should once again be considered as a cornerstone for many fantasy baseball squads.

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Ian Kinsler caps comeback

Wed, Jun 8th 8:00am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Ian Kinsler finished 2-for-4 with a walk, a run, a double, and two RBI, providing the walk-off hit in the Tigers' 3-2 comeback victory over the Blue Jays. Kinsler has a .357 batting average with six runs scored and seven RBI to open June, He has a .894 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: In every other season, a second baseman with a .894 OPS, 50 runs scored, 24 extra-base hits, and seven stolen bases on June 8 would be the top fantasy 2B; unfortunately for Kinsler, Jose Altuve is just that good. Even though he is not putting up Altuve's numbers, Kinsler has provided in every category and is on pace for his second 30 home run season, nearly 100 RBI, and 140 runs scored. Kinsler is 8-for-19 with three home runs against R.A. Dickey in his career and has an .836 OPS against right-handed pitchers this season.

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Ian Kinsler continued to hit well on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a pair of singles, driving in a run and scoring two of his own. His 49 runs scored is second only to Mookie Betts' 53.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has been outstanding in 2016, with five multi-hit games over his last 10. He is once again king of the second-tier second baseman, falling short in production only to Robinson Cano and Jose Altuve.

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Ian Kinsler stays hot

Thu, Jun 2nd 8:41am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Ian Kinsler opened the scoring for the Tigers on Wednesday with an RBI single in the fifth inning. He also stole his seventh base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler continues to do it all. He's now batting .314 with 11 HR and 29 RBI while sitting near the top of the AL with 44 runs scored.

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Ian Kinsler drives in four

Wed, Jun 1st 8:28am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Ian Kinsler continued to sizzle on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with his 11th home run, four RBI and a pair of runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kinsler is on fire. His HR and four RBI all came on one swing Tuesday night when he popped a grand slam off Cam Bedrosian. Kinsler continues to play at an elite level for a second baseman and has a decent matchup tonight versus Matt Shoemaker.

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Ian Kinsler white-hot

Tue, May 31st 6:04pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Ian Kinsler has a .400 batting average over the last week, part of his .298 batting avrage in May, and has hits in nine of his last 10 games. He has two multi-hit games in his last four games and had a two extra-base hit game on May 27. Kinsler has an ,888 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kinsler's recent successes and two extra-base hits in 16 at-bats against Hector Santiago, the Angels' starter on Tuesday, make him a decent play for DFS players. The main reason that you should always look at Kinsler against left-handers is that he has a 1.156 OPS and six extra-base hits in 43 at-bats against them this season. Combine his successes against lefties and 42 runs scored, good for second-best in the American League, Kinsler is an elite option.


Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers lineup Wednesday with flu-like symptoms. (Source: MLBLineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This hurts as Kinsler has been one of the hottest hitters, at a consistent level, lately. Ian should make his way back to the diamond within the next couple days.


Ian Kinsler hitless on Monday

Tue, May 24th 8:16am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Ian Kinsler finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout against Vincent Velasquez and the Phillies on Monday. Kinsler saw his 10-game hitting streak end against Philadelphia, although he only had one hit in each of his last three games and no extra-base hits. He has an .873 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has hit like a corner infielder this season and also leads the American League in runs scored with 40. He is the second-ranked 2B behind Jose Altuve and the only thing that fantasy owners can really complain about with Kinsler is his relatively low steal total, as he has stolen four bases. Kinsler is 3-for-11 with a home run against Jeremy Hellickson, the Phillies' probable starter on Tuesday, and has a .932 OPS at home.

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Ian Kinsler is red hot and continued to crush on Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a HR, two RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Kinlser has homered in four consecutive games and has nine hits since Sunday. Kinsler remains an elite second baseman and is second in the AL with runs scored at 37, one behind Jose Altuve. He's third in the AL with 53 hits and fourth with 92 total bases.

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Ian Kinsler was 3-for-5 in Monday's 10-8 win over the Twins, hitting a leadoff home run off Jose Berrios and adding a double, two RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler continues to contribute as a top fantasy player, especially at one of the most shallow positions, second base. He now has eight HR and nine doubles on the season to go with a .310 average and a 3rd best 34 runs scored in the AL.

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Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler was 2-for-4 on Thursday night, reaching base three times by adding a walk. Kinsler scored two runs as he raised his average to .296 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is a dream 2B in fantasy games, seemingly always on-base and with speed that is not in rapid decline like most middle infielders. It wouldn't be surprising at all to see Kinsler hit 20 HR and steal 15 bases this season.

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Ian Kinsler homers in loss

Sat, May 7th 10:36pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler hit his sixth home run of the season Saturday as part of a 2-for-4 day. He drove in two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has been great so far in 2016, batting .308 with six HR, 17 RBI and 23 runs scored. He'll be around the top of the 2B leaderboards all season.

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Ian Kinsler was 2-for-4 with a stolen base Friday versus the Rangers. Kinsler's two hits were the only ones the Tigers had.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is now batting .302 which would be his second highest BA ever. Kinsler is an always reliable, yet not always flashy fantasy option.

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Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run as part of a 2-for-5 game on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has been pretty good so far in 2016. His average is up to .317 and is balanced by five home runs and 15 RBI. He's scored 22 runs, which is third in all of baseball.

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It was a tough day for Ian Kinsler as he went hitless, despite the Tigers collecting 14 hits on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is in a little bit of a slump over the past three games, collecting just one hit in 12 at-bats. He still owns a .313 batting average, but keep an eye in case this downward trend continues.

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Ian Kinsler will not be in the Tigers lineup on Monday against the Oakland Athletics. (Source: MLBLineups on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kinsler was originally penciled in as the starting 2B but was a late scratch leading up to the game due to flu-like symptoms. He should be fine within the next day or two.

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Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a strikeout and is now hitting .365 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler had a solid day hitting and, on a day where the Tigers struggled to score runs, Kinsler was the best performer on the team.

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Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a run, two RBI and a strikeout and is now hitting .356 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is on fire right now and probably won't keep up this breakneck pace, but fantasy owners are enjoying the explosive start to the season.

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Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has started hot this season and while he probably won't keep up this home run pace, he's a household name in fantasy circles hitting lead-off on a powerful lineup.

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Ian Kinsler homers again

Thu, Apr 14th 10:25am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Ian Kinsler homered for the second game in a row Wednesday, helping the Tigers to a win over the Pirates. The 2B went 1-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler's hot start continues. He's now posted an OPS of 1.060 over his first seven games of the season. He's one of several Tigers to get off to a nice start, and everyone in the lineup is benefiting.

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Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, and a run scored against the Yankees on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: That is now three-straight multi-hit games for Kinsler as he has been raking to start the regular season. Kinsler hasn't stolen a base yet, but every other asset you drafted him for has been on display. Look for the multi-hit trend to continue on Saturday against Yankees SP CC Sabathia,

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Ian Kinsler went 3-for-6 with two singles and a three-run homer against the Marlins on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler started his season off with a bang, hitting a three-run home run off of Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen in the second inning. Kinsler will have a tough time repeating his success on Wednesday, as he'll take on the much tougher challenge of Jose Fernandez. Don't expect much.

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Ian Kinsler went 3-for-6 with two singles and a three-run homer against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler started his season off with a bang, hitting a three-run home run off of Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen in the second inning. Kinsler will have a tough time repeating his success on Wednesday, as he will take on the much tougher challenge of Jose Fernandez. Do not expect much.

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Ian Kinsler went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout against the Yankees on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was the fourth of the Spring for Kinsler as he snapped an 0-for-11 streak with style. Kinsler is about as steady and predictable of an option as there is at 2B, as he will hit for average, steal 15 bags, and hit double digit homers (usually in the teens). His power has regressed in favor of better contact, but he is still a safe pick where he is going in drafts (80th overall ADP).

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Ian Kinsler went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored against Atlanta on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has had at least one hit in all but one game so far in Spring Training, including four doubles and two homers in 26 AB. Kinsler has the highest floor of the third tier of second basemen (others: Kipnis, Odor, & Rendon by ADP), as a double-double HR/SB machine, with 15-15 upside, and the potential for a good (.280+) average. Draft accordingly.

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Ian Kinsler went 1-for-3 with a RBI groundout, and a three-RBI double against the Marlins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has looked good so far in Spring Training, batting .300 with a 1.217 OPS. Kinsler's age (33) is causing him to fall a bit on draft day, but he's still going 6th among 2B (78th overall ADP). There is value to be had there for a guy leading off for the Tigers, with J-Up and Miggy following, and with a floor of .275/10 HR/10 SB/90 R/70 RBI. He's consistent, and while someday the wheels will fall off, Kinsler's outlook is positive for 2016.

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Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler went 2 for 4 on Wednesday. He also scored a run in a losing effort. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is almost hitting .300 for the year, sporting a .299 clip. He looks the finish the year strong for the Tigers, and should be started for the owners that have him.

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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2 for 4 on Wednesday with a run scored and a run batted in. (Source: Tigers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler remains a strong option to close out the year, as he is hitting .301. His strong average and moderate power make him an upper-tier second baseman for fantasy purposes.

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Ian Kinsler hit a walk-off solo home run Saturday night versus Kansas City, propelling the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 victory. The Tigers have taken the first two games of the weekend series against the Royals. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: As has been mentioned before regarding Kinsler, the man just keeps producing even though the Tigers are out of playoff contention. Kinsler went 2-for-5 on Saturday after going 4-for-6 on Friday. He is hitting .304 on the year, good for eighth in the American League, and has scored 91 runs, good for sixth in the American League. He is tied with Brian Dozier for the most RBI (70) by a second baseman, has the second most runs at his position, and is fourth in batting average for all second basemen.

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Ian Kinsler collected two hits in five at-bats with an RBI in the team's loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: After his strong showing in August, Kinsler has dropped off in September. He's only mustered three extra-base hits in 38 at-bats, with an OPS of .677 this month.

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Ian Kinsler gave the Detroit Tigers offense a jolt Tuesday night, as he went 2-for-5 with three RBI, including his 10th home run of the season. The homer was a two-run blast in the seventh inning, which ended up providing the winning margin as the Tigers won 6-5.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is not the reason the Tigers are in the AL Central basement. Kinsler is now hitting .306 on the season with 84 runs scored, 32 doubles, 64 RBI and 10 HR. Despite the Tigers record of 2-8 in their last ten games, Kinsler has actually raised his season average in that span. It is good to see a veteran like Kinsler playing out the season hard, even if his team has fallen out of playoff contention. Kinsler is a gamer and he should be in your fantasy lineup every day.

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Ian Kinsler went 3 for 3 on Monday with two walks. He scored twice. (Source: Tigers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler continued his elite run production, and is now sixth in MLB with 82 runs scored this year. He is one of the best options at second base this year, and will continue to score more runs going forward with Miguel Cabrera back with the Tigers.

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Ian Kinsler got another hit on Friday, giving him a four-game hitting streak. In those four games, he is hitting .500 with two doubles, a triple, and a home run. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has been one of the bright spots offensively for the Tigers this season. He is clearly an upper-tier option at second base, though his potential RBI contribution is slightly limited by the fact that he bats leadoff and does not have a lot of power.

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Ian Kinsler sparked a rally for Detroit on Wednesday night, as the struggling Tigers got a much needed win versus the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals. Kinsler, hitting in the three-hole with Miguel Cabrera out, went 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is hitting .379 over the past seven days, and is now seventh in the American League in runs scored. In the process, he has raised his average to .300 for the season (25 points above his career average). While the power numbers are not there yet this year (just six home runs), his production should only increase with the news of Miguel Cabrera expected to return to the lineup Friday. Cabrera's presence and protection for the other batters in the lineup cannot be overstated. A consistently good fantasy producer at a weak position, Kinsler could be a valuable asset to trade for down the stretch if you can swing it. Do not be surprised if Kinsler really takes off in the next month with the return of Cabrera and Detroit's playoff hopes on the line.

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Kinsler and the Tigers are heading to Fenway park to take on the Boston Red Sox Friday. Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello will toe the slab for Boston. In 10 career ab's Kinsler has six hits with four RBI, and two stolen bases while sporting a 1.445 ops.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is coming off a three game set against Seattle where he went 8-for-16 and was seemingly on base the entire series. Kinsler's current trend combined with past success against Rick Porcello should spell a great day at the ballpark for Detroit's second baseman.


Kinsler got the game started with a bang Thursday, homering in the top of the first inning off Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was Kinsler's 32nd career lead off homer. Kinsler's power numbers are down so far in 2015, however he still provides plenty of offensive production for fantasy owners. Second Base is not as weak a position as it has been in the past. That being said Kinsler is still a guy that should be active in the majority of leagues.

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Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He has slightly declined from his peak but he is still a good fantasy second basemen in a very good lineup. He should be owned in most leagues and started in many.

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Ian Kinsler has four straight seasons of 13+ HR and 70+ RBI which has made him a heavyweight at the second base position in fantasy. This season that power has waned as after 74 games, he has 2 HR and 30 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is still usable at second base, partially due to scoring 45 runs. He should be owned in medium leagues. Players with under-performing second basemen in shallow leagues should monitor to see if he regains his old form.


Ian Kinsler in a cold spell

Mon, Jun 22nd 3:23am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Ian Kinsler is 3-for-23 in his past six games with three runs scored and zero RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is behind the pace in most of his categories but he is still a top 12 second basemen in fantasy who has scored 39 runs this season so he should be owned in virtually all leagues.


Ian Kinsler drove in his 26th run of the season on Sunday afternoon against Cleveland. He finished the day 1-for-3 and also scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler has hit safely in eight of his last ten games, with five multi-hit games in that span.

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Outside of his batting average and stolen bases which is normal, Kinsler is below the pace of his 2014 season. The most jarring drop is in his HR where he hit 17 last year in 161 games but only has ONE in 58 games this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ian Kinsler is still a valuable fantasy piece as he plays a shallow position at second base. He should still be considered one of the 10 best fantasy second basemen.


Ian Kinlser saw 10 pitches in his first at-bat and battled for 9 in his second, but couldn't find a hit in a 12-2 loss.

Fantasy Impact: He saw the ball well, but couldn't find a hit. He has been swinging for the fences early in the count. He'll eventually find power. Look for him to find success against good pitchers that throw strikes early.

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Ian Kinsler goes 2-for-3 in loss

Mon, May 18th 12:48am EDT
By Nathan Burns

Ian Kinsler scored the only run in a 2-1 loss to the Cardinals. He went 2-for-3 and boosted his average to .318. He also added a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler reached on a bunt and stole a base. All against a righty. He is capable of putting up monster numbers from the two spot. He is licking his chops awaiting Milwaukee's pitching staff.

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Ian Kinsler hits walk-off single

Wed, May 13th 11:25am EDT
By Brendan Ross

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 on Tuesday against the Twins, including a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to send the Tigers home winners.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler also had a double in the game. Although lacking in power this season, Kinsler has still hit well with a triple slash of .308/.381/.385. Kinsler also has 16 RBI and three stolen bases this season.

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Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the Tigers 2-1 loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kinsler is slashing .304/.380/.376 so far this season and has yet to hit a home run. He's been productive and is one of the better 2B, so hopefully the power will come along a bit as the season progresses.

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Ian Kinsler had been struggling of late. He has also had some bad luck recently, but hit the ball hard today and was rewarded. The win stopped a two-game skid against the division leading Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Expect Kinsler's confidence to boost and start collecting hits in bunches. Kinsler is hitting .333 with a home run in 42 at-bats against Sunday's pitcher, Jeremy Guthrie.

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Detroit's second baseman Ian Kinsler (in a 5-4 win over Minnesota) had one hit in five at bats on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the recent lackluster performance, Kinsler is still one of the premier second baseman in the league right now and should continually be starting in all fantasy leagues moving forward.

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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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