Latest Update Kipnis had surgery to repair a tendon in finger Wed Dec, 17, 02:07 PM
Has a very good bat, complete with run-producing and home-run acumen. Runs fairly well and can steal a base, too. Is improving his defense at second base.
Flaws: : Needs to curb his strikeout totals a little bit in order to maximize his offensive output. Also needs to improve his batting versus left-handed pitching a little.
Kipnis dealt with a hamstring injury last season that limited to him to 129 games last season and while the Indians fully expect him to be ready for the regular season a lack of spring training reps could cause him to get off to a slow start.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Kipnis has disappointed his owners this season, with a triple slash line of .240/.310/.330 on the season. The 22 steals were nice but his power was absent and he did not justify where he was drafted by any stretch.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Kipnis has started just two of his last eight games with a sore hamstring and it looks like it's still nagging him. The Indians have no need to rush him back, as they are already out of the playoff race. He should be back in the lineup by Friday, but he may see some more time off as the season closes out. Analyst: Ben Diamond
The disappointing season continues for Kipnis, who's hit only six home runs this season. Mike Aviles will get the start at second base for the Indians. Analyst: Mark Kaplan