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Ian Kinsler    \KENS-luhr\

Ian Michael Kinsler (twitter: @IKinsler3)

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 23.285)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #335. Pete Browning… #336. Hughie Jennings… #337. Al Dark… #338. IAN KINSLER… #339. Paul Konerko… #340. Andres Galarraga… #341. Tim Wallach… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2006 24 TEX AL 120 474 423 65 121 27 1 14 55 11 4 40 64 .286 .347 .454 .801 105 192 12 3 1 7 1 *4 RoY-7
2007 25 TEX AL 130 566 483 96 127 22 2 20 61 23 2 62 83 .263 .355 .441 .796 108 213 14 9 8 4 2 *4
2008 ★ 26 TEX AL 121 583 518 102 165 41 4 18 71 26 2 45 67 .319 .375 .517 .892 134 268 12 6 7 7 1 *4 AS,MVP-20
2009 27 TEX AL 144 640 566 101 143 32 4 31 86 31 5 59 77 .253 .327 .488 .814 107 276 9 6 3 6 0 *4 MVP-26
2010 ★ 28 TEX AL 103 460 391 73 112 20 1 9 45 15 5 56 57 .286 .382 .412 .794 110 161 11 7 2 4 2 4 AS
2011 29 TEX AL 155 723 620 121 158 34 4 32 77 30 4 89 71 .255 .355 .477 .832 118 296 17 8 4 2 2 *4D MVP-11
2012 ★ 30 TEX AL 157 731 655 105 168 42 5 19 72 21 9 60 90 .256 .326 .423 .749 97 277 14 10 1 5 0 *4D/5 AS
2013 31 TEX AL 136 614 545 85 151 31 2 13 72 15 11 51 59 .277 .344 .413 .757 105 225 5 8 3 7 0 *4D
2014 ★ 32 DET AL 154 696 656 96 180 39 4 16 86 15 3 27 77 .274 .306 .419 .725 99 275 18 5 3 5 1 *4 AS
9 Yrs 1220 5487 4857 844 1325 288 27 172 625 187 45 489 645 .273 .344 .449 .793 109 2183 112 62 32 47 9
162 Game Avg. 162 729 645 112 176 38 4 23 83 25 6 65 86 .273 .344 .449 .793 109 290 15 8 4 6 1
TEX (8 yrs) 1066 4791 4201 748 1145 249 23 156 539 172 42 462 568 .273 .349 .454 .804 110 1908 94 57 29 42 8
DET (1 yr) 154 696 656 96 180 39 4 16 86 15 3 27 77 .274 .306 .419 .725 99 275 18 5 3 5 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2006 24 TEX AL 120 474 2 1 -1 -3 3 1 0.2 18 19 1.9 .501 .501 2.2 0.0 22 $327,000 *4 RoY-7
2007 25 TEX AL 130 566 7 7 -0 4 3 21 2.1 21 42 4.1 .516 .513 3.7 0.8 38 $390,708 *4
2008 ★ 26 TEX AL 121 583 26 9 -1 -9 3 27 2.8 19 46 4.7 .522 .516 5.5 -0.5 55 $700,000 *4 AS,MVP-20
2009 27 TEX AL 144 640 7 4 1 22 3 37 3.8 23 60 6.0 .526 .523 3.8 2.6 38 $3,200,000 *4 MVP-26
2010 ★ 28 TEX AL 103 460 9 4 -1 7 2 22 2.4 16 38 4.0 .522 .514 3.2 1.0 31 $4,200,000 4 AS
2011 29 TEX AL 155 723 18 8 -2 18 2 45 4.8 25 70 7.1 .530 .529 5.3 2.2 52 $6,200,000 *4D MVP-11
2012 ★ 30 TEX AL 157 731 -4 1 -1 1 2 -0 -0.0 25 24 2.4 .500 .500 2.4 0.3 24 $7,000,000 *4D/5 AS
2013 31 TEX AL 136 614 10 -2 0 11 2 21 2.5 21 42 4.5 .517 .514 3.2 1.5 31 $13,000,000 *4D
2014 ★ 32 DET AL 154 696 -2 4 -3 19 4 22 2.8 23 46 5.0 .516 .515 2.8 2.8 27 $16,000,000 *4 AS
9 Seasons 1220 5487 74 36 -9 70 26 196 21.4 191 386 39.6 .517 .514 31.9 10.7 317 $51,017,708
TEX (8 yrs) 1066 4791 75 31 -6 51 22 174 18.6 167 341 34.6 .517 .514 29.1 8.0 290 $35,017,708
DET (1 yr) 154 696 -2 4 -3 19 4 22 2.8 23 46 5.0 .516 .515 2.8 2.8 27 $16,000,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 28 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 5 20 18 5 8 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 2 .444 .500 .944 1.444 17 0 0 0 0 0
2010 28 TEX AL ALCS NYY W 6 25 20 1 5 1 1 0 3 2 1 3 3 .250 .333 .400 .733 8 0 0 1 1 0
2010 28 TEX AL WS SFG L 5 19 16 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .188 .316 .250 .566 4 1 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 4 19 16 2 4 2 0 1 3 1 0 3 3 .250 .368 .563 .931 9 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 TEX AL ALCS DET W 6 29 24 6 7 2 0 0 6 1 1 4 2 .292 .414 .375 .789 9 1 1 0 0 0
2011 29 TEX AL WS STL L 7 32 25 2 9 1 0 0 2 1 3 7 4 .360 .500 .400 .900 10 0 0 0 0 1
2012 30 TEX AL ALWC BAL L 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 2 1 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 34 148 122 18 38 7 1 4 20 6 5 23 16 .311 .422 .484 .905 59 3 1 1 1 1
1 ALWC 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 2 1 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 9 39 34 7 12 2 0 4 9 1 0 5 5 .353 .436 .765 1.201 26 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 12 54 44 7 12 3 1 0 9 3 2 7 5 .273 .377 .386 .764 17 1 1 1 1 0
2 WS 12 51 41 3 12 2 0 0 2 2 3 10 6 .293 .431 .341 .773 14 1 0 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

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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 153 153 137 1353.0 734 273 453 8 101 .989 15 19 13 17 4.83 4.75 .984 4.63 4.61 AS
9 Seasons 2B 1182 1176 1125 10378.1 5893 2216 3556 121 853 .979 51 69 6 7 5.01 4.88 .985 4.78 4.74
3 Seasons DH 35 34
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 1183 1176 1125 10380.1 5893 2216 3556 121 853 .979 52 69 6 7 5.00 4.88 .985 4.78 4.74
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

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)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2007 Apr 15th AL Player of the Week
2009 Apr 19th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
Active  39.6 (33rd)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2009 AL  6.0 (9th)
2011 AL  7.0 (8th)
Active  39.6 (22nd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2008 AL  5.4 (6th)
Active  31.9 (37th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2009 AL  2.6 (3rd)
2011 AL  2.2 (7th)
2014 AL  2.8 (1st)
Active  10.8 (19th)
Career  10.8 (185th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2008 AL  .319 (4th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2008 AL  .892 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
2014 AL  154 (3rd)

At Bats s c a p y
2011 AL  620 (10th)
2012 AL  655 (3rd)
2014 AL  656 (1st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2011 AL  723 (3rd)
2012 AL  731 (2nd)
2014 AL  696 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2008 AL  102 (8th)
2009 AL  101 (10th)
2011 AL  121 (2nd)
2012 AL  105 (3rd)
2014 AL  96 (4th)
Active  844 (31st)

Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  180 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
2012 AL  42 (6th)
2014 AL  39 (5th)
Active  288 (48th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 AL  32 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  89 (5th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2008 AL  26 (10th)
2009 AL  31 (7th)
2011 AL  30 (9th)
Active  187 (26th)

Singles s c a p y
2014 AL  121 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2008 AL  134 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
Active  773 (50th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2011 AL  70 (9th)
2012 AL  66 (10th)
Active  487 (49th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2011 AL  255 (8th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2008 AL  .674 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (8th)
2013 AL  8 (10th)
Active  62 (37th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2007 AL  8 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
Active  47 (40th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2012 AL  9 (4th)
2013 AL  11 (3rd)
Active  45 (34th)

SB % s c a p y
2007 AL  92.00 (2nd)
2008 AL  92.86 (2nd)
2009 AL  86.11 (4th)
2011 AL  88.24 (2nd)
Active  80.60 (23rd)
Career  80.60 (45th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2007 AL  21.4 (7th)
2008 AL  21.3 (4th)
2009 AL  31.0 (1st)
2011 AL  31.0 (3rd)
2012 AL  20.0 (5th)
2014 AL  15.5 (7th)
Active  179.2 (15th)
Career  179.2 (118th)

AB per SO s c a p y
2011 AL  8.7 (8th)
2013 AL  9.2 (5th)
2014 AL  8.5 (9th)
Active  7.5 (24th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2011 AL  489 (4th)
2012 AL  516 (2nd)
2014 AL  505 (1st)

Assistss c a p y
2009 AL  451 (2nd)
2014 AL  453 (3rd)
Active  3,556 (17th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2008 AL  18 (3rd)
2012 AL  18 (4th)
Active  121 (24th)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2011 AL  144 (4th)
2012 AL  144 (4th)
2014 AL  153 (1st)
Active  1,182 (7th)
Career  1,182 (85th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2007 AL  283 (4th)
2008 AL  292 (3rd)
2009 AL  249 (5th)
2011 AL  268 (4th)
2014 AL  273 (1st)
Active  2,216 (6th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2006 AL  393 (2nd)
2007 AL  436 (5th)
2009 AL  451 (2nd)
2011 AL  398 (4th)
2014 AL  453 (2nd)
Active  3,556 (6th)
Career  3,556 (76th)

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  121 (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)
2014 AL  101 (3rd)
Active  853 (4th)
Career  853 (47th)

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)
2014 AL  15 (2nd)
Active  51 (6th)
Career  51 (22nd)

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  5.01 (2nd)
Career  5.01 (71st)

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)
2014 AL  4.75 (4th)
Active  4.88 (1st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2009 AL  .985 (4th)
2014 AL  .989 (2nd)
Active  .979 (16th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 42 (604), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 40 (482), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 24 (570), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (33rd), 39.6 career WAR/35.3 7yr-peak WAR/37.5 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2006 24 Texas Rangers $327,000 ?
2007 25 Texas Rangers $390,708 ?
2008 26 Texas Rangers $700,000 ?
2009 27 Texas Rangers $3,200,000 ?
2010 28 Texas Rangers $4,200,000 4.000
2011 29 Texas Rangers $6,200,000 ?
2012 30 Texas Rangers $7,000,000 6.000 contracts
2013 31 Texas Rangers $13,000,000 7.000 contracts
2014 32 Detroit Tigers $16,000,000 8.000
201533Detroit Tigers$16,000,000
201634Detroit Tigers$14,000,000
201735Detroit Tigers$11,000,000
201836Detroit Tigers*$12,000,000$12M Team Option, $5M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$51,017,708Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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