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Jason Kipnis    \kip-NISS\

Jason Michael Kipnis (twitter: @TheJK_Kid)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: April 3, 1987 in Northbrook, IL
High School: Glenbrook North HS (Northbrook, IL)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 2009. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 22, 2011 (Age 24.110, 17,623rd in MLB history)   vs. CHW 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Team: Indians 2011-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$52.5M (14-19) & 20 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.069, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Beverly Hills Sports Council [*]
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Standard Batting

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
2011 24 CLE AL 36 150 136 24 37 9 1 7 19 5 0 11 34 .272 .333 .507 .841 133 69 0 2 0 1 0 4
2012 25 CLE AL 152 672 591 86 152 22 4 14 76 31 7 67 109 .257 .335 .379 .714 102 224 12 5 3 6 2 *4/D
2013 ★ 26 CLE AL 149 658 564 86 160 36 4 17 84 30 7 76 143 .284 .366 .452 .818 130 255 10 3 5 10 3 *4/D AS,MVP-11
2014 27 CLE AL 129 555 500 61 120 25 1 6 41 22 3 50 100 .240 .310 .330 .640 83 165 15 2 1 2 2 *4/D
2015 28 CLE AL 40 189 165 28 54 10 3 4 17 5 2 15 22 .327 .396 .497 .893 150 82 1 5 2 2 1 *4
5 Yrs 506 2224 1956 285 523 102 13 48 237 93 19 219 408 .267 .343 .406 .749 112 795 38 17 11 21 8
162 Game Avg. 162 712 626 91 167 33 4 15 76 30 6 70 131 .267 .343 .406 .749 112 255 12 5 4 7 3

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
2011 24 CLE AL 36 150 6 1 1 -2 1 6 0.6 6 12 1.2 .517 .504 1.4 -0.1 14 4
2012 25 CLE AL 152 672 3 3 3 3 3 15 1.5 24 39 3.9 .510 .509 3.7 0.6 36 $482,100 *4/D
2013 ★ 26 CLE AL 149 658 26 2 1 -1 4 31 3.5 23 54 5.7 .522 .520 5.6 0.4 55 $509,400 *4/D AS,MVP-11
2014 27 CLE AL 129 555 -9 5 -1 -11 3 -13 -1.2 20 6 0.7 .489 .491 1.8 -0.7 17 $2,166,666 *4/D
2015 28 CLE AL 40 189 10 2 1 2 1 16 1.8 6 22 2.4 .543 .511 2.1 0.4 20 $4,166,666 *4
5 Seasons 506 2224 36 12 4 -9 11 55 6.3 78 133 13.8 .511 .508 14.6 0.6 142 $7,324,832

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2011 24 CLE AL 150 100 25 6.7 94 .313 .272 .251 .333 .315 .507 .398 .841 .713 133 .664 6.0 0.6 .879 .353 .235 5.8
2012 25 CLE AL 672 467 80 4.6 94 .291 .257 .249 .335 .313 .379 .401 .714 .713 102 .501 3.4 0.3 .699 .276 .122 19.3
2013 26 CLE AL 658 436 101 6.2 93 .345 .284 .251 .366 .314 .452 .396 .818 .711 130 .640 26.9 2.6 .848 .344 .168 21.7
2014 27 CLE AL 555 401 53 3.6 92 .288 .240 .253 .310 .315 .330 .390 .640 .705 83 .412 -10.3 -1.0 .593 .228 .090 9.4
2015 28 CLE AL 189 118 34 7.7 94 .355 .327 .251 .396 .316 .497 .399 .893 .715 150 .733 11.5 1.1 .921 .279 .170 4.4
5 Yrs 2224 1522 293 5.2 93 .312 .267 .251 .343 .314 .406 .396 .749 .711 112 .563 37.6 3.7 .742 .289 .139 63.3
162 Game Avg. 712 487 94 5.2 93 .312 .267 .251 .343 .314 .406 .396 .749 .711 112 .563 12 1 .742 .289 .139 20

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
2013 26 CLE AL ALWC TBR L 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 CLE AL 26 DNP 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 2 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2011 24 CLE AL 150 4.7% 22.7% 7.3% 11.3% 46% 3.09 4.0 19.4 7.2 0.85 1.50 64% 20% 14.6% 11%
2012 25 CLE AL 672 2.1% 16.2% 10.0% 6.0% 26% 1.63 5.4 42.2 7.8 0.91 1.22 71% 21% 6.1% 9%
2013 26 CLE AL 658 2.6% 21.7% 11.6% 8.7% 36% 1.88 3.9 33.2 6.7 0.76 1.17 63% 27% 7.5% 6%
2014 27 CLE AL 555 1.1% 18.0% 9.0% 5.8% 27% 2.00 5.0 83.3 12.2 0.87 1.21 71% 25% 3.1% 9%
2015 28 CLE AL 189 2.1% 11.6% 7.9% 9.0% 32% 1.47 7.5 41.3 9.7 0.82 1.24 75% 29% 5.6% 10%
5 Yrs 2224 2.2% 18.4% 9.9% 7.3% 31% 1.86 4.8 40.8 8.3 0.85 1.22 68% 24% 6.2% 8%
MLB Averages 2.5% 19.7% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 2.49 4.6 36.1 8.5 0.83 1.10 68% 21% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2011 24 CLE AL 6.0 0.6 155 -0.2 2.6 -2.8 1.05 0.5 -0.7 5.5 0.5 0.86 6.5 2.40 1
2012 25 CLE AL 3.4 0.3 721 2.1 12.7 -10.6 .98 0.6 1.6 18.1 1.8 0.97 7.3 0.86 1
2013 26 CLE AL 27.8 2.7 706 3.7 13.2 -9.6 .96 3.2 0.7 34.9 3.5 0.92 28.7 1.52 1
2014 27 CLE AL -9.0 -0.9 584 -0.8 9.5 -10.3 1.09 -0.8 0.0 -9.9 -1.0 0.97 -10.3 1.77 2
2015 28 CLE AL 11.5 1.1 209 1.4 3.7 -2.3 .85 1.4 0.2 12.0 1.2 0.93 14.0 0
5 Yrs 39.8 3.9 2375 6.1 41.8 -35.6 .99 4.8 1.4 60.7 6.1 0.95 46.3 1.66 5

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2011 24 CLE AL 1 0 40% 54 5 0 100% 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 54% 7 3 4 1 0 1 5 3 2
2012 25 CLE AL 5 0 34% 271 31 7 82% 30 7 1 0 0 0 3 3 6 3 1 0 2 19 41% 39 24 14 11 7 4 20 7 11
2013 26 CLE AL 7 0 31% 270 30 7 81% 26 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 7 3 2 1 1 15 36% 38 30 7 9 5 4 20 7 13
2014 27 CLE AL 6 0 33% 199 22 3 88% 20 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 0 1 1 13 55% 22 15 7 6 2 4 23 5 17
2015 28 CLE AL 1 0 34% 105 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9 36% 10 9 1 7 4 3 8 2 5
5 Yrs 20 0 33% 899 93 19 83% 85 18 8 1 0 0 5 5 19 8 3 3 5 57 43% 116 81 33 34 18 16 76 24 48

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2011 24 CLE AL 150 71% 37 3 2 1 0 0 0 2.40 7 0 4 6 1 3 4 0 0 0 12 0 0% 8 5 63% 69 12 17% 3 3 100% 4 1 25% 0
2012 25 CLE AL 672 64% 152 19 6 1 0 0 1 0.86 14 1 17 12 2 5 9 0 6 3 50% 146 12 8% 76 31 41% 403 63 16% 40 27 68% 34 22 65% 0
2013 26 CLE AL 658 66% 160 12 5 1 0 0 0 1.52 17 0 11 13 4 7 10 1 8 5 63% 130 10 8% 58 23 40% 387 69 18% 38 24 63% 29 18 62% 0
2014 27 CLE AL 555 67% 120 14 4 2 0 0 0 1.77 6 0 12 5 1 3 3 0 3 1 33% 106 15 14% 52 14 27% 341 37 11% 24 11 46% 24 14 58% 0
2015 28 CLE AL 189 58% 54 6 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 3 1 3 1 0 3 2 67% 25 1 4% 17 10 59% 86 13 15% 9 5 56% 9 9 100% 0
5 Yrs 2224 66% 523 54 18 5 0 0 1 1.66 48 1 47 39 9 21 27 1 20 11 55% 419 38 9% 211 83 39% 1286 194 15% 114 70 61% 100 64 64% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2011 24 CLE AL 150 598 3.99 373 62.4% 34.9% 14.5% 23.1% 27.6% 65.1% 0.0% 40.6% 77.8% 20.7% 4.7% 7 0 16.7% 25 10 10.7% 16 4 11 23 32.4% 0 0 0
2012 25 CLE AL 675 2645 3.92 1641 62.2% 33.6% 11.6% 24.8% 29.9% 66.4% 0.8% 41.3% 82.5% 18.5% 7.4% 50 1 16.0% 108 33 10.5% 71 38 36 73 33.0% 0 0 0
2013 26 CLE AL 661 2763 4.18 1642 59.6% 34.9% 12.8% 25.8% 26.6% 65.1% 0.8% 38.8% 80.4% 13.0% 5.9% 39 0 18.0% 119 49 12.0% 79 46 45 98 31.5% 0 0 0
2014 27 CLE AL 556 2238 4.03 1401 62.7% 32.8% 13.0% 25.5% 28.8% 67.2% 0.6% 42.2% 80.7% 16.5% 6.7% 37 1 14.6% 81 24 9.7% 54 31 24 76 24.0% 0 0 0
2015 28 CLE AL 189 725 3.84 457 63.3% 31.7% 7.9% 28.2% 32.2% 68.3% 1.1% 43.2% 88.5% 16.4% 3.7% 7 0 14.8% 28 9 6.9% 13 4 5 17 22.7% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 2231 8969 4.02 5514 61.7% 33.7% 12.2% 25.4% 28.7% 66.3% 0.7% 40.9% 81.6% 16.4% 6.3% 140 2 16.2% 361 125 10.4% 233 123 121 287 29.7% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.9% 27.6% 15.9% 27.1% 29.4% 72.4% 1.4% 46.2% 78.1% 27.0% 4.6% 13.8% 8.3% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 24 36 150 136 24 37 9 1 7 19 5 0 11 34 .272 .333 .507 .841 133 69 0 2 0 1 0
2012 25 188 822 727 110 189 31 5 21 95 36 7 78 143 .260 .335 .403 .738 108 293 12 7 3 7 2
2013 26 337 1480 1291 196 349 67 9 38 179 66 14 154 286 .270 .349 .424 .773 118 548 22 10 8 17 5
2014 27 466 2035 1791 257 469 92 10 44 220 88 17 204 386 .262 .338 .398 .736 108 713 37 12 9 19 7
2015 28 506 2224 1956 285 523 102 13 48 237 93 19 219 408 .267 .343 .406 .749 112 795 38 17 11 21 8

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2011 24 36 153 138 27 39 9 1 7 21 5 12 34 .283 .346 .514 .861 25 36
2012 25 152 688 602 97 163 24 4 15 86 33 72 109 .271 .350 .399 .749 84 152
2013 26 149 679 578 99 174 39 4 18 96 33 83 143 .301 .386 .476 .862 108 149
2014 27 129 569 510 69 130 27 1 6 47 24 54 100 .255 .327 .347 .675 58 129
2015 28 40 195 170 32 59 11 3 4 19 5 16 22 .347 .415 .518 .932 36 40
5 Yrs 506 2284 1998 324 565 110 13 50 269 100 237 408 .283 .360 .426 .786 311 506
162 Game Avg. 162 731 640 104 181 35 4 16 86 32 76 131 .283 .360 .426 .786 100 506



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (11, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (1049th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2013 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Jun 16th AL Player of the Week
2013 Jun 30th AL Player of the Week
2014 Jul 20th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2015 AL  2.4 (6th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2013 AL  5.9 (10th)
2015 AL  2.4 (4th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  5.8 (7th)
2015 AL  2.1 (3rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
2015 AL  .327 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2015 AL  .396 (8th)

At Bats s c a p y
2015 AL  165 (6th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2015 AL  189 (2nd)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2015 AL  28 (8th)

Hits s c a p y
2015 AL  54 (2nd)

Total Bases s c a p y
2015 AL  82 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
2015 AL  10 (10th)

Triples s c a p y
2015 AL  3 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 AL  76 (7th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2012 AL  31 (6th)
2013 AL  30 (9th)

Singles s c a p y
2015 AL  37 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2015 AL  150 (10th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2015 AL  34 (4th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  12 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  1.1 (8th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2015 AL  74 (2nd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2015 AL  .733 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2015 AL  5 (5th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2015 AL  2 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 AL  10 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2012 AL  7 (10th)

SB % s c a p y
2014 AL  88.00 (7th)
Active  83.04 (11th)
Career  83.04 (23rd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2012 AL  19.3 (8th)
2013 AL  21.7 (3rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  34.93 (9th)
2015 AL  12.05 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.7 (7th)
2015 AL  1.4 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.2 (10th)
2015 AL  1.4 (5th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.5 (9th)
2015 AL  1.2 (9th)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 20 (1055), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1719), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1733), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (151st), 13.8 career WAR/13.8 7yr-peak WAR/13.8 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.4 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

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