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Jason Kipnis    \kip-NISS\

Jason Michael Kipnis (Dirtbag or Kip) (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, 17,621st 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 2011-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$52.5M (14-19) & 20 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 5.069, 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 80 165 15 2 1 2 2 *4/D
2015 ★ 28 CLE AL 141 641 565 86 171 43 7 9 52 12 8 57 107 .303 .372 .451 .823 120 255 5 9 4 6 6 *4D AS,MVP-16
2016 29 CLE AL 156 688 610 91 168 41 4 23 82 15 3 60 146 .275 .343 .469 .811 107 286 21 6 5 7 0 *4/D
6 Yrs 763 3364 2966 434 808 176 21 76 354 115 28 321 639 .272 .345 .423 .768 110 1254 63 27 18 32 13
162 Game Avg. 162 714 630 92 172 37 4 16 75 24 6 68 136 .272 .345 .423 .768 110 266 13 6 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 141 641 15 3 2 1 2 22 2.5 22 44 4.6 .517 .515 4.5 0.4 43 $4,166,666 *4D AS,MVP-16
2016 29 CLE AL 156 688 7 3 -3 4 3 15 1.7 24 39 4.1 .510 .510 3.6 0.9 35 *4/D
6 Seasons 763 3364 48 16 3 -6 16 76 8.8 118 194 20.1 .510 .509 20.7 1.5 200 $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 95 .288 .240 .257 .310 .320 .330 .397 .640 .717 80 .412 -12.8 -1.3 .593 .228 .090 9.4
2015 28 CLE AL 641 417 99 6.4 104 .356 .303 .264 .372 .327 .451 .426 .823 .753 120 .650 17.9 1.8 .799 .257 .149 10.3
2016 29 CLE AL 688 478 97 5.4 112 .324 .275 .271 .343 .337 .469 .446 .811 .782 107 .564 6.8 0.7 .781 .311 .193 18.2
6 Yrs 3364 2299 455 5.3 99 .321 .272 .258 .345 .322 .423 .413 .768 .735 110 .570 48.2 4.7 .751 .288 .150 91.5
162 Game Avg. 714 488 97 5.3 99 .321 .272 .258 .345 .322 .423 .413 .768 .735 110 .570 10 1 .751 .288 .150 19

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
2016 29 CLE AL ALDS BOS W 3 12 11 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 .364 .417 .636 1.053 7 0 0 0 0 0
2016 29 CLE AL ALCS TOR W 5 20 19 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 .053 .100 .211 .311 4 1 0 0 0 0
2016 29 CLE AL WS CHC L 7 32 31 6 9 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 9 .290 .313 .581 .893 18 0 1 0 0 0
2 Yrs (4 Series) 16 68 65 9 14 3 0 4 8 0 0 2 16 .215 .250 .446 .696 29 1 1 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
1 ALDS 3 12 11 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 .364 .417 .636 1.053 7 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 5 20 19 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 .053 .100 .211 .311 4 1 0 0 0 0
1 WS 7 32 31 6 9 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 9 .290 .313 .581 .893 18 0 1 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 1 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
2015 CLE AL 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 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 641 1.4% 16.7% 8.9% 9.2% 35% 1.88 5.3 62.8 10.9 0.83 1.32 71% 32% 3.9% 8%
2016 29 CLE AL 688 3.3% 21.2% 8.7% 9.9% 41% 2.43 4.2 26.5 7.4 0.67 1.04 65% 32% 9.1% 10%
6 Yrs 3364 2.3% 19.0% 9.5% 8.1% 34% 1.99 4.6 39.0 8.4 0.81 1.20 68% 27% 6.4% 8%
MLB Averages 2.6% 20.0% 7.9% 7.6% 33% 2.53 4.5 34.4 8.4 0.83 1.11 68% 23% 7.9% 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 26.9 2.6 706 3.6 13.2 -9.6 .96 3.1 0.6 34.5 3.5 0.92 28.2 1.53 1
2014 27 CLE AL -12.8 -1.3 584 -1.0 9.4 -10.4 1.10 -1.0 0.1 -11.5 -1.2 0.97 -12.0 1.80 2
2015 28 CLE AL 18.6 1.8 685 1.9 11.4 -9.4 .93 2.2 -0.1 23.1 2.2 0.94 23.9 0.00 2
2016 29 CLE AL 6.8 0.7 712 1.6 14.0 -12.4 1.01 1.7 -0.1 14.7 1.3 0.93 19.2 7.16 1
6 Yrs 48.9 4.8 3563 8.1 63.3 -55.3 1.00 7.0 1.1 84.4 8.2 0.94 73.0 1.94 8

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 5 0 34% 297 12 8 60% 11 8 1 0 0 0 2 1 6 1 1 1 3 19 49% 30 21 8 14 7 7 30 8 21
2016 29 CLE AL 6 0 32% 264 15 3 83% 14 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 1 0 2 23 38% 41 29 12 7 2 4 20 9 10
6 Yrs 30 0 33% 1355 115 28 80% 106 27 9 1 0 0 8 7 28 10 5 4 9 90 44% 177 122 52 48 23 24 118 39 74

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 1.53 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 1.80 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 641 63% 171 14 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 9 0 15 6 3 6 3 0 5 4 80% 94 5 5% 45 20 44% 311 45 14% 28 16 57% 17 15 88% 0
2016 29 CLE AL 688 67% 168 10 1 1 0 0 0 7.16 23 0 17 16 7 13 10 0 8 5 63% 133 21 16% 81 21 26% 388 60 15% 32 14 44% 43 23 53% 0
6 Yrs 3364 66% 808 72 20 8 0 0 1 1.94 76 1 76 58 18 37 39 1 30 18 60% 621 63 10% 320 114 36% 1899 286 15% 165 95 58% 151 93 62% 0
MLB Averages 54% 66% 11% 31% 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 641 2540 3.96 1607 63.8% 31.6% 11.5% 27.8% 29.1% 68.4% 2.3% 43.6% 83.2% 14.4% 5.1% 33 0 15.8% 101 24 9.5% 61 36 26 81 24.3% 0 0 0
2016 29 CLE AL 689 2758 4.00 1743 63.2% 31.6% 13.4% 27.7% 27.3% 68.4% 0.0% 43.3% 80.4% 12.6% 6.8% 47 0 15.5% 107 34 11.2% 77 40 27 119 18.5% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 3372 13542 4.02 8407 62.3% 33.0% 12.6% 26.2% 28.3% 67.0% 0.8% 41.7% 81.3% 15.2% 6.3% 213 2 16.0% 541 174 10.6% 358 195 169 470 26.4% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.9% 27.3% 16.3% 27.3% 29.2% 72.7% 1.4% 46.5% 77.6% 27.5% 4.6% 13.8% 8.3% 23.8%

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 .736 107 713 37 12 9 19 7
2015 28 607 2676 2356 343 640 135 17 53 272 100 25 261 493 .272 .346 .411 .757 110 968 42 21 13 25 13
2016 29 763 3364 2966 434 808 176 21 76 354 115 28 321 639 .272 .345 .423 .768 110 1254 63 27 18 32 13

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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 36 151 137 26 38 9 1 7 20 5 11 34 .277 .338 .511 .849 24 36
2012 25 152 684 599 93 160 23 4 15 83 33 71 109 .267 .347 .394 .741 81 152
2013 26 149 673 574 95 170 38 4 18 93 32 81 143 .296 .380 .470 .851 104 149
2014 27 129 561 504 65 124 26 1 6 43 23 52 100 .246 .318 .337 .655 54 129
2015 28 141 636 561 83 167 42 7 9 50 12 56 107 .298 .367 .446 .813 90 141
2016 29 156 673 599 81 157 38 4 21 73 14 56 146 .262 .328 .444 .772 87 156
6 Yrs 763 3378 2974 443 816 176 21 76 362 119 327 639 .274 .348 .424 .773 440 763
162 Game Avg. 162 717 631 94 173 37 4 16 77 25 69 136 .274 .348 .424 .773 93 763



* - 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 1930 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))
2013 AL (11, 7%)
2015 AL (16, 4%)
0.11 Career Shares (931st)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2013 June AL Player of the Month
2015 May 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

Offensive WARs c a p y
2013 AL  5.6 (7th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2015 AL  .303 (7th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2015 AL  .372 (7th)

Doubles s c a p y
2015 AL  43 (2nd)
2016 AL  41 (6th)

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)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 AL  10 (2nd)
2016 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2016 AL  21 (6th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2012 AL  7 (10th)
2015 AL  8 (7th)

SB % s c a p y
2014 AL  88.00 (7th)
2016 AL  83.33 (5th)
Active  80.42 (25th)
Career  80.42 (50th)

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

Outs Made s c a p y
2016 AL  478 (8th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  34.48 (9th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.6 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.1 (10th)

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

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 14 (1277), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 14 (1038), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1666), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (91st), 20.1 career WAR/20.1 7yr-peak WAR/20.1 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

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