|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||18.00||.263||79.00||83.00||26.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||14||2||0|| .250|| .286|| .143|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||17||6||0|| .471||.353||.353|
|vs RHP||203||52||4|| .348|| .384|| .256|
|07/30/2014||Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE|
Henry Owens, SP BOS
|Salvador Perez, C KC|
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
|07/30/2014||Lorenzo Cain, CF KC|
Joakim Soria, RP DET
|Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE|
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Josh Hamilton, LF LAA
|07/30/2014||Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD|
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
|Last 10 Games|
|Jason Kipnis blames oblique injury for poor power numbers |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/27/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis admitted during a recent series in Minnesota the right oblique strain that put him on the disabled list in late April has limited his swing and robbed him of his power, according to The Plain Dealer.
Manager Terry Francona weighed in on the matter prior to Sunday's game at Kansas City. Kipnis has just two home runs and is slugging .326 in his last 59 games.
"I don't think he's in pain," Francona said. "I do think there are balls that he usually gets to, hitting wise, and he's fouled them off or swinging through them. I think he's frustrated, which I totally understand.
"But with good players, they play. I'm not sure you can always be 100 percent or we'd never have a team. From where I sit, you appreciate he's giving everything he has. That's why I'm quick to defend guys because more guys are banged up (than people realize)."
|Jason Kipnis adds a pinch of power with multi-HR game |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/19/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis added a pinch of power Friday night against the Tigers in Detroit, launching a pair of homers in his team's 9-3 win.
Kipnis took Al Alburquerque deep in the seventh inning for a three-run shot and Chad Smith deep for a solo shot in the ninth. He finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and four RBI.It was Kipnis' second career multi-home run game. The other came on May 26, 2012, at White Sox. He is hitting .257 with five homers and 28 RBI in 268 at-bats.
|Jason Kipnis nearly at 50 games without a home run |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/17/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is batting a season-high .294 and has a season-best five stolen bases through 12 July games. However, he has no home runs, one double and two RBI this month.
Kipnis also continues to be mired in a power drought, as he has gone without a home run in 49 games. The last time he homered was April 21.
Kipnis has not been a very productive hitter in the second half in his career. He has a .252/.383/.715 slash line in his career after the All-Star break, as opposed to .279/.432/.788 in the first half.
|Jason Kipnis steals two bases Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2 for 4 with two stolen bases in his team's 5-3 win over the Yankees Tuesday.
Kipnis swiped his first bag after a single in the first inning and subsequently scored on a double. He singled again in the second inning and successfully stole second base for the second time on the night. Kipnis hadn't recorded a steal since June 14 before picking up two Tuesday. He has hit .253/.327/.357 with three home runs, 23 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 241 at-bats.
|Jason Kipnis gets a breather Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/31/14) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was not in the starting lineup Saturday.
Kipnis returned from an oblique injury recently, but his absence is not related to the injury. Kipnis was scheduled to receive an off day Saturday. He should return to action Sunday.
|Jason Kipnis emerged as one of the better second base options in 2012 when he finished among the top six at the position in both standard Rotisserie and Head-to-Head value. Much of Kipnis' value was based in his 31 stolen bases, but not having been much of a threat to steal in the minors, owners could have easily been skeptical heading into 2013. All Kipnis did last year was steal another 30 bases plus display more of the power he showcased as a prospect. With 36 doubles and a .284/.366/.452 slash line, Kipnis climbed the charts, ranking second at his position in standard Rotisserie value and fourth in Head-to-Head value. With back-to-back 30-steal seasons and growing power, Kipnis should once again rank among the top second basemen, joining Robinson Cano, Dustin Pedroia, Matt Carpenter and Ian Kinsler as members of the position's elite. He merits an early-round pick in all formats.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/14||SEA||7:05 pm||Chris Young|
|8/1/14||TEX||7:05 pm||Jerome Williams|
|8/2/14||TEX||7:05 pm||Miles Mikolas|
|8/3/14||TEX||1:05 pm||Yu Darvish|
|8/4/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|8/5/14||CIN||7:05 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|8/6/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|