Latest Update Kinsler with 53rd RBI on Sunday Sun Jul, 20, 09:33 PM
Is extremely productive for a second baseman, thanks to great athleticism and on-field intensity. A constant threat to hit a home run or steal a base, that helps him both in scoring a lot of runs and driving them in.
Flaws: : Isn't a top-notch fielder at second base and can be a little injury-prone, which may result in an eventual position change. Still needs to find a greater level of consistency at the dish to become a superstar.
The RBI was Kinsler's 12th of the month but he is hitting just .227 in July. Overall Kinsler is having a great first season in Detroit hitting .294 with 65 runs, 11 home runs, 53 RBI and 10 stolen bases.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Martinez is expected to sit out until after the All -Star break due to a back injury, so his removal from the roster is no surprise. Kinsler, considered by many to be snubbed by voters, certainly deserves a spot on the All-Star team, as he has been one of the best second basemen in the MLB, hitting .305 with 64 runs, 11 home runs, 49 RBI's, and nine stolen bases.Analyst: Ben Diamond
Kinsler came into Thursday contest with a .293 average against Erik Bedard over 41 at-bats. He had never gone deep against the Rays starter, but finally did on Thursday. Since joining the Tigers, Kinsler has been an enigma at the top of their lineup and should continue to be that as the season rolls on.Analyst: David Kerr
Kinsler is just getting a routine day off. Andrew Romine will get the nod at the keystone for Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender