Ian Kinsler    \KENS-luhr\

Ian Michael Kinsler

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 22, 1982 in Tucson, AZ
High School: Canyon del Oro HS (Oro Valley, AZ)
Schools: Central Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ), University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO), Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 17th round of the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed June 24, 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 3, 2006 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Tigers 2006-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 10 yrs/$96.5M (08-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 8.000, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Jay Franklin, previously: Jeff Frye [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2006 TEX AL 24 2B 119 117 116 1032.0 658 247 393 18 94 .973 -4 -3 -5 -4 5.58 5.38 .986 4.92 4.85 RoY-7
2007 TEX AL 25 2B 130 129 128 1136.2 736 283 436 17 98 .977 1 4 1 4 5.69 5.53 .985 4.98 4.92
2008 TEX AL 26 2B 121 120 116 1064.0 700 292 390 18 123 .974 2 -9 2 -10 5.77 5.64 .987 5.01 4.96 AS,MVP-20
2009 TEX AL 27 2B 144 143 138 1258.0 711 249 451 11 100 .985 17 22 16 21 5.01 4.86 .986 4.76 4.70 MVP-26
2010 TEX AL 28 2B 103 102 95 905.1 475 190 278 7 64 .985 6 7 7 9 4.65 4.54 .984 4.80 4.75 AS
2011 TEX AL 29 2B 144 144 137 1269.0 677 268 398 11 103 .984 10 18 9 17 4.72 4.63 .984 4.76 4.73 MVP-11
2011 TEX AL 29 DH 11 10 MVP-11
2012 TEX AL 30 2B 144 144 138 1265.0 607 203 386 18 81 .970 -4 1 -4 1 4.19 4.09 .983 4.63 4.60 AS
2012 TEX AL 30 DH 13 13 AS
2012 TEX AL 30 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 600 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60 AS
2013 TEX AL 31 2B 124 124 120 1095.1 595 211 371 13 89 .978 9 11 10 12 4.78 4.69 .985 4.64 4.62
2013 TEX AL 31 DH 11 11
2014 DET AL 32 2B 11 11 11 99.1 44 12 32 0 6 1.000 0 0 3.99 4.00 .986 4.32 4.35
9 Seasons 2B 1040 1034 999 9124.2 5203 1955 3135 113 758 .978 36 50 5 6 5.02 4.89 .985 4.80 4.76
1 Season 3B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 600 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
9 Seasons TOT 1041 1034 999 9126.2 5203 1955 3135 113 758 .978 37 50 5 6 5.02 4.89 .985 4.80 4.75
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2006 TEX AL 24 2B -4 -5 -4 3 -7 0 -3 -4 -3 3
2007 TEX AL 25 2B 1 1 3 10 -8 -2 4 4 5 2
2008 TEX AL 26 2B 2 2 0 -2 2 2 -9 -10 -11 4
2009 TEX AL 27 2B 17 16 15 2 12 2 22 21 17 3
2010 TEX AL 28 2B 6 7 7 6 1 -1 7 9 8 -1
2011 TEX AL 29 2B 10 9 7 5 2 3 18 17 15 3
2012 TEX AL 30 2B -4 -4 -5 -2 -3 1 1 1 0 1
2012 TEX AL 30 3B 1 600 0 0 1 0 0 0
2013 TEX AL 31 2B 9 10 7 3 5 2 11 12 8 2
2014 DET AL 32 2B 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 2B 36 5 29 25 4 7 50 6 39 17
1 Season 3B 1 600 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 Seasons TOT 37 5 29 25 4 8 50 6 39 17

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2006 TEX AL 24 120 117 120 119 0 0 0 119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007 TEX AL 25 130 129 130 130 0 0 0 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 TEX AL 26 121 120 121 121 0 0 0 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009 TEX AL 27 144 143 144 144 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 TEX AL 28 103 102 103 103 0 0 0 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 TEX AL 29 155 154 155 144 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0
2012 TEX AL 30 157 157 157 144 0 0 0 144 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0
2013 TEX AL 31 136 135 136 124 0 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1
2014 DET AL 32 11 11 11 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Seasons 1077 1068 1077 1040 0 0 0 1040 1 0 0 0 0 0 35 5 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
2006 TEX AL 24 4479 58% 79% 36% 475 89% 1 247 82 136 29 393 331 56 0 8 18 1 10 7 13 94 31 17 35 3 86 38 48 6 3 3
2007 TEX AL 25 5089 56% 76% 33% 500 92% 4 283 98 157 29 436 380 43 0 10 17 1 12 4 13 98 37 26 21 1 89 24 63 7 4 2
2008 TEX AL 26 4815 53% 78% 32% 443 93% 1 292 104 155 33 390 318 63 3 4 18 3 10 5 11 123 45 22 41 3 113 44 69 9 4 3
2009 TEX AL 27 5428 55% 78% 32% 531 93% 2 249 121 111 17 451 375 58 3 4 11 1 8 2 9 100 32 22 32 1 90 33 55 9 8 1
2010 TEX AL 28 3829 62% 75% 29% 338 93% 0 190 78 97 15 278 245 31 0 2 7 1 6 0 6 64 28 14 14 3 63 19 42 1 1 0
2011 TEX AL 29 5277 58% 75% 30% 504 92% 1 268 125 115 28 398 331 56 2 2 11 0 6 5 6 103 26 23 40 6 95 46 49 6 5 1
2012 TEX AL 30 5311 55% 74% 31% 461 90% 1 203 89 100 15 386 338 41 0 6 18 2 11 5 14 81 31 19 21 3 77 24 53 4 2 1
2013 TEX AL 31 4554 57% 73% 29% 428 91% 2 211 84 104 23 371 325 36 2 7 13 1 6 6 7 89 35 19 22 2 81 25 55 4 1 2
2014 DET AL 32 414 42% 75% 31% 34 91% 0 12 5 5 2 32 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 1 1 0
9 Seasons 39196 56% 76% 32% 3714 92% 12 1955 786 980 191 3135 2673 384 10 44 113 10 69 34 79 758 268 163 226 22 698 253 438 47 29 13
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 92%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2012 TEX AL 30 6 17% 50% 17% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 6 17% 50% 17% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 32% 87% 65%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2008 AL (20, 0%)
2009 AL (26, 0%)
2011 AL (11, 6%)
0.06 Career Shares (1081st)

Assistss c a p y
2009 AL  451 (2nd)
Active  3,135 (20th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2008 AL  18 (3rd)
2012 AL  18 (4th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2011 AL  144 (4th)
2012 AL  144 (4th)
Active  1,040 (7th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2007 AL  283 (4th)
2008 AL  292 (3rd)
2009 AL  249 (5th)
2011 AL  268 (4th)
Active  1,955 (7th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2006 AL  393 (2nd)
2007 AL  436 (5th)
2009 AL  451 (2nd)
2011 AL  398 (4th)
Active  3,135 (8th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
2006 AL  18 (1st)
2007 AL  17 (1st)
2008 AL  18 (1st)
2009 AL  11 (4th)
2011 AL  11 (2nd)
2012 AL  18 (1st)
2013 AL  13 (1st)
Active  113 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2006 AL  94 (5th)
2008 AL  123 (1st)
2009 AL  100 (4th)
2011 AL  103 (1st)
2013 AL  89 (5th)
Active  758 (7th)
Career  758 (75th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2009 AL  17 (1st)
2010 AL  6 (4th)
2011 AL  10 (3rd)
2013 AL  9 (2nd)
Active  36 (6th)
Career  36 (33rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2006 AL  5.58 (1st)
2007 AL  5.69 (1st)
2008 AL  5.77 (1st)
2009 AL  5.01 (3rd)
2013 AL  4.78 (5th)
Active  5.02 (3rd)
Career  5.02 (72nd)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
2006 AL  5.38 (1st)
2007 AL  5.53 (1st)
2008 AL  5.64 (1st)
2009 AL  4.86 (2nd)
2011 AL  4.63 (4th)
2013 AL  4.69 (3rd)
Active  4.89 (1st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2009 AL  .985 (4th)
2014 AL  1.000 (1st)
Active  .978 (15th)

                                         

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