Latest Update Ian Kinsler hits 13th home run Sun Aug, 31, 04:52 AM
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.
Kinsler is now slashing .280/.313/.419 with 13 home runs, 75 RBI, 86 runs scored and 15 stolen bases over 568 at-bats in his first season with the Tigers as he remains one of the top fantasy options at second base. Although things haven't been the best down the stretch (.233 BA in second half), three is no doubt he should be in starting lineups as the final month of the season approaches. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Kinsler is now slashing .278/.312/.414 with 12 home runs, 71 RBI, 84 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in his first season with the Tigers as he remains one of the best options at the keystone in 2014. As long as he can keep his legs healthy down the stretch his mix of power and speed will be a great asset for his fantasy owners as we sit just days away from the final month of the regular season. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Kinsler is having an interesting season. His .313 on-base percentage is a career-low, but his .282 batting average is the best mark he's posted since 2008. For the season, he's slashing .282/.315/.421 with 12 home runs and 13 steals. It seems likely he'll eclipse the 15/15 mark, but fall short of 20/20. His skills have clearly waned from their prime, but sitting atop one of the league's most talented lineups should keep him useful for fantasy purposes.Analyst: Spencer Silva
Considering the decline we've seen in Kinsler's numbers these last two years, the season he's posting right now is nothing to complain about. Are the numbers elite? No, but considering the change in ballpark and lineup and that he's about to pass last year's totals altogether, you can't be upset with the consistency he's providing.Analyst: Howard Bender