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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, 17,623rd 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 2011-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$52.5M (14-19) & 20 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 4.069, 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 72 319 288 37 77 13 4 10 42 4 1 25 67 .267 .323 .444 .767 97 128 10 0 3 3 0 *4/D
6 Yrs 679 2995 2644 380 717 148 21 63 314 104 26 286 560 .271 .344 .415 .758 109 1096 52 21 16 28 13
162 Game Avg. 162 715 631 91 171 35 5 15 75 25 6 68 134 .271 .344 .415 .758 109 261 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 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 72 319 -1 0 -2 2 2 1 0.3 11 12 1.3 .502 .501 1.1 0.4 10 *4/D
6 Seasons 679 2995 40 13 4 -8 14 62 7.3 105 167 17.4 .510 .508 18.1 1.0 175 $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 319 228 40 4.7 110 .313 .267 .269 .323 .335 .444 .442 .767 .777 97 .490 -2.0 -0.2 .703 .274 .177 5.7
6 Yrs 2995 2049 398 5.2 98 .319 .271 .256 .344 .320 .415 .409 .758 .729 109 .564 39.5 3.8 .739 .281 .143 78.5
162 Game Avg. 715 489 95 5.2 98 .319 .271 .256 .344 .320 .415 .409 .758 .729 109 .564 9 1 .739 .281 .143 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
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 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 319 3.1% 21.0% 7.8% 8.5% 35% 2.68 4.3 28.8 6.9 0.70 1.15 67% 30% 8.2% 7%
6 Yrs 2995 2.1% 18.7% 9.6% 7.8% 32% 1.96 4.7 42.0 8.4 0.83 1.23 68% 26% 6.0% 8%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.9% 7.9% 7.5% 33% 2.52 4.5 35.0 8.5 0.84 1.11 68% 22% 7.7% 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 -2.0 -0.2 324 0.4 6.1 -5.7 .99 0.5 -0.1 5.6 0.5 0.93 5.5 0
6 Yrs 40.2 3.9 3175 6.9 55.4 -48.5 .99 5.8 1.1 75.3 7.4 0.94 59.4 1.20 7

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 3 0 29% 112 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 4 40% 17 12 5 4 2 2 4 1 3
6 Yrs 27 0 33% 1203 104 26 80% 96 25 8 1 0 0 7 6 27 10 5 4 8 71 45% 153 105 45 45 23 22 102 31 67

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 319 68% 77 5 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 6 8 2 4 6 0 4 3 75% 55 10 18% 36 12 33% 178 32 18% 13 5 38% 23 13 57% 0
6 Yrs 2995 66% 717 67 20 7 0 0 1 1.20 63 1 65 50 13 28 35 1 26 16 62% 543 52 10% 275 105 38% 1689 258 15% 146 86 59% 131 83 63% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 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 320 1330 4.16 842 63.3% 32.8% 13.2% 27.1% 27.0% 67.2% 0.0% 42.6% 80.4% 6.9% 7.5% 24 0 14.7% 47 13 12.2% 39 20 9 58 13.4% 0 0 0
6 Yrs 3003 12114 4.03 7506 62.2% 33.3% 12.4% 25.9% 28.4% 66.7% 0.9% 41.5% 81.4% 14.9% 6.3% 190 2 16.0% 481 153 10.7% 320 175 151 409 27.0% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.9% 27.4% 16.1% 27.2% 29.3% 72.6% 1.4% 46.4% 77.8% 27.4% 4.6% 13.7% 8.3% 23.9%

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 29 679 2995 2644 380 717 148 21 63 314 104 26 286 560 .271 .344 .415 .758 109 1096 52 21 16 28 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 72 316 286 35 75 13 4 10 40 4 24 67 .262 .316 .441 .757 40 72
6 Yrs 679 3021 2661 397 734 151 21 65 329 109 295 560 .276 .349 .422 .771 393 679
162 Game Avg. 162 721 635 95 175 36 5 16 78 26 70 134 .276 .349 .422 .771 94 679



* - 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 (925th)

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)

Triples s c a p y
2016 AL  4 (4th)

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 Hits s c a p y
2016 AL  3 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 AL  10 (2nd)
2016 AL  3 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2016 AL  10 (7th)

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)
Active  80.00 (27th)
Career  80.00 (53rd)

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  228 (9th)

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 - 13 (1317), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1197), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (108th), 17.4 career WAR/17.4 7yr-peak WAR/17.4 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 20) = 69.3 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/56.9 JAWS

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