Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.293
 
Career Avg.
.274
Name  Ian Kinsler
Born  6/22/1982
Height  6-0
Weight  200
Number  3
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold7/19/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is just 1-for-9 against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Kinsler has two five-game hitting streaks this month, but is hitless in the last two games and doesn't have a good matchup here.
 
7/6/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has been phenomenal this year, but faces a tall task Sunday night against Rays energetic left-hander David Price.
Insight: Kinsler is 5-for-22 (.227) lifetime against the Vandy product with three doubles and a homer. It still might be worth having him in your lineup, though, as he's hit lefties just as well as righties, has a better average at home than away and is hitting a ridiculous .383/.442/.638 over the last 14 days.
 
7/5/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is having an excellent season in Detroit, but he's facing a tough matchup in Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Kinsler is 0-for-6 with four strikeouts versus Archer. Kinsler, .306/.343/.486 splits, had scored 60 runs, hit 11 homers and knocked in 45 runs.
 
Hot7/3/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hit his 11th homer of the season Thursday against the Rays.
Insight: Kinsler is on pace for a 49-double, 22-homer, 18-steal season to go with 117 runs and .306/.342/.487 splits.
 
Hot6/29/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is not in Sunday's starting lineup against Houston.
Insight: Kinsler has put together an excellent season, his first with detroit, batting .308 with 10 HR, 42 RBI, 55 runs and eight steals. It appears to be a routine day off.
 
Hot6/28/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler collected multiple hits for the seventh straight game Saturday at Houston.
Insight: Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBI Saturday and has batted .433 with six doubles, three homers, 14 RBI, 12 runs and two steals in his last 14 games.
 
Hot6/25/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has gone 12-for-36 (.333) with three doubles and four homers against Rangers starter Joe Saunders.
Insight: Kinsler actually has a better average and OPS against righties (.299, .835) than lefties (.286, .685), but he's smashed Saunders in the past. He's also hitting .395 with four doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and two steals in his last 10 games.
 
Hot6/22/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler has followed up his 10-for-73 (.137) slump with 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.395).
Insight: Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a double, one RBI, one steal and two runs Sunday at Cleveland. He's hittin .294 with eight homers, 35 RBI, 50 runs and eight steals this season.
 
6/14/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler entered Saturday's game in a 10-for-73 (.137) slump, but he went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the Twins.
Insight: Kinsler was 1-for-20 in his previous five games. We'll see if he can his average back into the .300 range, where he sat for most of the season prior to this slump.
 
Cold6/11/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler has hit .145 (9-for-62) in his last 14 games, but he has a favorable matchup Wednesday.
Insight: Kinsler is 13-for-34 (.382) with three doubles and four homers against White Sox starter John Danks. Make sure he's in your lineup Wednesday.
 
6/10/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is a career .382 with four homers against White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Insight: Kinsler has been exactly what Detroit and fantasy owners have expected, batting .287 with six homers, 28 RBI, 43 runs and six steals, though he's been struggling over the past two weeks (.154). tuesday could be the breakout day.
 
6/8/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Former AL West opponents Ian Kinsler, now a member of the Tigers, and John Lackey, now a starter for the Red Sox, have faced each other 38 times and Kinsler has won a good portion of those battles.
Insight: Kinsler has batted .421 with two doubles, a triple and four home runs against Lackey.
 
5/30/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Detroit 2B Ian Kinsler is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) with three home runs versus Seattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Kinsler has been one of the top second basemen in fantasy this season (.318, 4 HR, 23 RBI, 37 runs, 6 steals), though his past week was not his best (.250 with a .583 OPS).
 
Cold5/29/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Detroit 2B Ian Kinsler is still batting .316 this season even after going hitless in his last two games and the cold spell could continue into a third day as he's 0-for-8 versus Athletics starter Jesse Chavez.
Insight: Kinsler has been one of the top second basemen in fantasy this season, but he shouldn't be in daily lineups Thursday.
 
5/28/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Detroit 2B Ian Kinsler is batting .322 this season, but Athletics starter Scott Kazmir has limited him to four hits in 29 at-bats (.138).
Insight: Kinsler has been one of the top second basemen in fantasy this season, but he shouldn't be in daily lineups Wednesday.
 
5/26/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Detroit 2B Ian Kinsler is getting his first day off of the season on Monday, according to mlive.com.
Insight: Kinsler started each of the previous 46 games for the Tigers. He's hitting .330 with four homers, 22 RBI, 35 runs, six steals and an .837 OPS this season.
 
Hot5/17/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Detroit 2B Ian Kinsler is a career .429 hitter (15-for-35) with four homers and nine RBI against Boston starter John Lackey.
Insight: Kinsler is batting around the .300 mark, a place he hasn't been since 2008. Batting mostly first or second in the Tigers lineup, he's in for a big year scoring runs. He already scored 26 times in 37 games which puts him on pace for 113 runs scored.
 
Hot5/9/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Ian Kinsler probably won't be of much use to fantasy owners Friday when the Tigers face Twins right-hander Phil Hughes.
Insight: Kinsler is 2-for-16 against him with just one RBI. The former Texas second baseman has fared well lately (.394 AVG over his last eight games) but that doesn't mean you should start him Friday versus Hughes (3-1, 4.72 ERA).
 
Hot4/22/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler had two doubles, two RBI, two runs and a walk Tuesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Kinsler is batting .319 with 14 runs, 13 RBI, three steals and a 7/5 K/BB in his first 72 at-bats with the Tigers.
 
Hot4/21/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .387 hitter with four home runs and a 1.295 OPS versus White Sox left-hander John Danks.
Insight: In his first season leading off for the Tigers, Kinsler is off to a hot start batting .317 with a pair of homers, 12 runs and 11 RBI. Hot start, favorable matchup, equals must start.