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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 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
2011 CLE AL 24 2B 36 34 32 305.0 164 58 100 6 16 .963 -2 -2 -9 -8 4.66 4.39 .984 4.76 4.73
2012 CLE AL 25 2B 146 145 142 1293.1 687 241 440 6 94 .991 10 3 9 3 4.74 4.66 .983 4.63 4.60
2012 CLE AL 25 DH 4 3
2013 CLE AL 26 2B 147 146 141 1292.1 649 242 395 12 91 .982 3 -1 3 -1 4.44 4.33 .985 4.64 4.62 AS,MVP-11
2013 CLE AL 26 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-11
2014 CLE AL 27 2B 123 121 113 1075.0 534 181 347 6 63 .989 6 -11 7 -12 4.42 4.29 .984 4.61 4.60
2014 CLE AL 27 DH 5 5
2015 CLE AL 28 2B 45 45 45 398.0 192 76 114 2 26 .990 -2 3 -6 9 4.30 4.22 .984 4.54 4.50
5 Seasons 2B 497 491 473 4363.2 2226 798 1396 32 290 .986 14 -8 4 -2 4.53 4.41 .984 4.63 4.61
3 Seasons DH 10 9
5 Seasons TOT 497 491 473 4363.2 2226 798 1396 32 290 .986 14 -8 4 -2 4.53 4.41 .984 4.63 4.61
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
2011 CLE AL 24 2B -2 -9 -1 1 -3 -1 -2 -8 -1 -1
2012 CLE AL 25 2B 10 9 9 7 2 1 3 3 4 1
2013 CLE AL 26 2B 3 3 2 -1 2 1 -1 -1 1 -1
2014 CLE AL 27 2B 6 7 6 9 -3 0 -11 -12 -6 -2
2015 CLE AL 28 2B -2 -6 -3 -0 -2 0 3 9 3 0
5 Seasons 2B 14 4 13 17 -4 1 -8 -2 1 -3
5 Seasons TOT 14 4 13 17 -4 1 -8 -2 1 -3

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2011 CLE AL 24 36 34 36 36 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 CLE AL 25 152 148 152 146 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0
2013 CLE AL 26 149 147 149 147 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2014 CLE AL 27 129 126 129 123 0 0 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0
2015 CLE AL 28 45 45 45 45 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Seasons 511 500 511 497 0 0 0 497 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 0
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
2011 CLE AL 24 1318 54% 78% 34% 125 93% 2 58 27 23 8 100 81 14 1 2 6 2 2 2 2 16 5 2 6 0 13 6 7 2 2 0
2012 CLE AL 25 5644 49% 77% 33% 507 94% 4 241 93 120 28 440 369 64 0 3 6 0 2 4 3 94 27 20 40 4 93 44 47 1 0 1
2013 CLE AL 26 5524 50% 71% 30% 474 92% 3 242 95 110 37 395 324 60 0 13 12 0 6 6 8 91 21 23 41 1 87 43 44 4 2 0
2014 CLE AL 27 4512 52% 71% 32% 409 93% 0 181 68 84 30 347 303 37 0 4 6 1 3 2 3 63 19 5 25 3 59 30 27 2 2 0
2015 CLE AL 28 1703 56% 70% 30% 130 92% 0 76 24 37 15 114 98 11 0 6 2 0 0 2 2 26 7 7 9 1 25 10 14 1 0 0
5 Seasons 18701 51% 73% 32% 1645 93% 9 798 307 374 118 1396 1175 186 1 28 32 3 13 16 18 290 79 57 121 9 277 133 139 10 6 1
MLB Averages 56% 75% 32% 92%



* - 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))
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

Assistss c a p y
2012 AL  440 (2nd)

Def. Games as 2B s c a p y
2012 AL  146 (3rd)
2013 AL  147 (3rd)
2015 AL  45 (3rd)
Active  497 (18th)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2012 AL  241 (4th)
2013 AL  242 (5th)
Active  798 (20th)

Assists as 2B s c a p y
2012 AL  440 (1st)
2013 AL  395 (4th)
2015 AL  114 (5th)
Active  1,396 (15th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
2013 AL  12 (2nd)
Active  32 (19th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2012 AL  94 (4th)
2013 AL  91 (4th)
2015 AL  26 (4th)
Active  290 (19th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2012 AL  10 (2nd)
Active  14 (14th)
Career  14 (96th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2012 AL  4.74 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
2012 AL  4.66 (2nd)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2012 AL  .991 (3rd)
2014 AL  .989 (2nd)

                           

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