Jason Kipnis

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  • 2B
  • B/T: L/R
  • 5' 11"/195
  • Age: 28


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Jason Kipnis Stats

.303 9 52 12 .823

Jason Kipnis MLB Career Stats

.272 53 272 100 .757

Jason Kipnis Bio

  • Full Name: Jason Michael Kipnis
  • Pronunciation: kip-NISS
  • Born: 4/3/1987 in Northbrook, IL
  • Draft: 2009, Cleveland Indians, 2nd rd. (63rd overall)
  • College: Arizona State
  • Debut: July 22, 2011
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2015 Stats 565 86 171 9 52 12 .303 .372 .823
MLB Career Stats 2356 343 640 53 272 100 .272 .346 .757

Jason Kipnis Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Indians AL 641 415 90.15 214.79 1.83 8.67 29.78
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38


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October 9, 2015 at 1:22 PM ET

Kipnis sparks Cleveland in 2015

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis finished the 2015 regular season with a .303 batting average, nine home runs, 52 RBIs, 86 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.

September 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Kipnis has good matchup on Monday

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis, a DraftKings Daily Pick, may excel on Monday against the Twins.


Jason Kipnis Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Cleveland AL
2015 Cleveland AL

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2012 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
06/2013 Cleveland AL
05/2015 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/17/2013 Cleveland AL
07/01/2013 Cleveland AL
07/21/2014 Cleveland AL

MLBPAA Indians Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2012 Cleveland AL
2013 Cleveland AL
2015 Cleveland AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2011 Columbus INT

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2010 Peo Javelinas AFL

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Akron EAS

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Cleveland AL

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Columbus INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Columbus INT

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/04/2011 Columbus INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Columbus INT

Jason Kipnis Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2013 .284 25th in AL
2015 .303 7th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2013 84 16th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 31 6th in AL
2013 30 9th in AL
2014 22 12th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2013 .818 18th in AL
2015 .823 18th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2013 .366 14th in AL
2015 .372 7th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2013 .452 20th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2012 86 17th in AL
2013 86 18th in AL
2015 86 18th in AL


Season BB Rank
2012 67 14th in AL
2013 76 7th in AL
2015 57 23rd in AL


Season H Rank
2015 171 15th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2013 36 15th in AL
2015 43 2nd in AL


Season 3B Rank
2012 4 23rd in AL
2013 4 16th in AL
2015 7 11th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2012 591 22nd in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2012 672 14th in AL
2013 658 25th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2013 255 24th in AL


Season SO Rank
2013 143 11th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2012 7 10th in AL
2013 7 13th in AL
2015 8 7th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2015 9 15th in AL

Jason Kipnis Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 18, 2015 Cleveland Indians activated 2B Jason Kipnis from the 15-day disabled list.
August 3, 2015 Cleveland Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 2, 2015. Right Shoulder Inflammation
May 28, 2014 Cleveland Indians activated 2B Jason Kipnis from the 15-day disabled list.
May 23, 2014 Cleveland Indians sent 2B Jason Kipnis on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
May 2, 2014 Cleveland Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2014. strained right oblique
September 6, 2011 Cleveland Indians activated 2B Jason Kipnis from the 15-day disabled list.
August 19, 2011 Cleveland Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 14, 2011. Right hamstring strain.
July 22, 2011 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of 2B Jason Kipnis from Columbus Clippers.
January 13, 2011 Cleveland Indians invited non-roster 2B Jason Kipnis to spring training.
September 14, 2010 Jason Kipnis assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron Aeros.
June 10, 2010 Jason Kipnis assigned to Akron Aeros from Kinston Indians.
April 3, 2010 Jason Kipnis assigned to Kinston Indians from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
August 3, 2009 Jason Kipnis assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers from Cleveland Indians.
July 8, 2009 Cleveland Indians signed OF Jason Kipnis.

Jason Michael Kipnis Bio Info

Full name JASON MICHAEL KIPNIS...Single...2005 graduate of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois...Earned three letters in baseball and two in football...Earned First Team All-State honors and was the Central Suburban League Most Valuable Player as a senior...Was an All-Conference wide receiver, setting school records for catches, yards and TDs in a season...Was the 2012 club Roberto Clemente Award Nominee for his work with youth baseball camps and his participation in the Baseball Tomorrow Fund/Equipment Drive...2013-14 TribeFest participant...Was the club's 2013 recipient of the MLB Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Heart and Hustle Award...The esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and tradition of the game (only MLB award voted on by former players). In 2014, Jason became a charter member of the Taylor Hooton Foundation's "Advisory Board" of active Major-League players...The Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against the use of p erformance and appearance-enhancing drugs by the youth of America.


Did not approach 2013 A.L. All-Star levels in 2014 as he was limited the four months of the season after a late-April strained right oblique that forced him to the 15-day Disabled List for the second time in his career from April 30-May 27, an injury suffered on April 29 at the LA Angels... At the time of his injury was hitting .234 (22-94) w/12 runs, 6 double, 3 home runs and 12 RBI in 27 games (.354OB/.394SLG /.748OPS, T 6th in the A.L. in walks w/17) .... Upon his return from the D.L. he hit .241 (98-406) with 19 2B, 3 HR and 29 RBI in 102 games (.299/.315/.615) ... Finished 11th among American League second basemen in RBI and 7th in OPS among 8 A.L. 2B batting Qualifiers. Enjoyed his second career multi-home run game on July 18 at Detroit (2-5, 2HR, 4RBI)… Batted in 35 games in the lead -off spot in July when Michael Bourn was on the D.L., hitting .230 (34-148) with 22 runs scored...Hit in a season high 10 straight games, June 2-12: 14-42 (.333), 2B, 7R, 9RBI ... His 22 steals were 2nd-most on the team and were 12th-most in the American League ... Finished T -4th on the team with 61 runs scored...Hit his last home run on July 31 and did not homer over his season's final 48 games (186 at bats). Made 121 starts at second base (123 games) and posted a fielding pct. of .989 (6E, 534TC), good for 2nd among American League second basemen...Ended season with a 35-game errorless streak ... Did not hit over .261 in any single month of the season (highest monthly OPS was .666 in July)...Removed from Sept.18 game at Houston with a strained right hamstring and did not appear at second base the rest of the season (3GS at DH, shut down last two days of the season) ... Underwent surgery to his left ring finger on December 16 in Cleveland to repair a damaged extensor tendon (Dr. Thomas Graham) after off-season weight room workout (exptected to be ready for start of 2015 regular season).


The 2013 American League All-Star established himself as one of the top second basemen in the AL, spending his second full season in the Major Leagues...Finished the year hitting .284 (160-564, 2nd on team) while leading the team in runs (86), hits (160), RBI (84) and steals (30)... Finished among American League leaders in walks (T7th, 76), steals (T9th, 30), RBI (T16th, 84) and on-base pct (14th, .366)...Among Major League second basemen he finished 3rd in OPS (.818), 2nd in steals and T3rd in RBI...His 84RBI were the most by an Indians second baseman since Roberto Alomar (100) in 2001 as he became the first Indians second baseman to enjoy the outright team RBI lead since Joe Gordon in 1948...After a solid May in which he finished tied for 7th in MLB in RBI (22) and tied for 6th in runs (21), Jason won the American League Player of the Month award for June after hitting .419 (39-for-93) with 12 2B, 4HR, 25RBI, 17 runs and 30BB in 27 games, the first such honor for an Indians player since Choo in Sept 2008...Led AL in June batting average, on-base pct. (.517) and was T1st in hits and 2nd in RBI, doubles, slugging% and extra-base hits...His All-Star push was also buoyed by a 36-game streak of reaching base (via hit/walk) from May 26-July 5, the longest by an Indians batter since Victor Martinez did so in 45 straight over the 2005-06 seasons...Also in that span he hit in a club season-high and career-high 16 straight games from June 18-July 5, over which he hit .446 (25-56) with 4HR & 20RBI...From June 5 thru the end of the season he hit .307 (114-371) with 25 doubles, 9 home runs & 58 RBI/57 runs in 100 games....Hit just .200 (14-70) in April with 3 2B, 1HR & 4RBI in 17 April games as season average was as low as .220 on May 14...Fell off somewhat in the second half, hitting .256 (60-234) with 30 runs, 13 doubles, 2 homers and 22 RBI from July 22 thru the end of the season (.683OPS, 62 games)...Indians were 48-17 (.738) when he scored a run... Doubled in a run off Craig Kimbrel in his first All-Star appearance and caught the game's final out to preserve a 3-0 American League win....Hit .427 (32-75) vs. Minnesota in 2013 with 6 2B, 4 3B, 4HR & 24RBI in 19 games (16RS), tied for 3rd most RBI vs. the Twins in a single-season since they moved to Minnesota in 1961...Had another solid season at second base, making 146 starts (147 games) while posting a fielding pct. of .982 (12E, 649TC), the 8th-highest fielding % among AL second basemen...Had a higher batting average (.308 to .270) and OPS (.850 to .801) against left-handed pitching than RHP after hitting .215 with a .581OPS in 2012...Hit .300 (79-237) with runners on base and .304 (17-56) with RISP-2outs...Hit safely in the last 7 games of the season after Sept 21, hitting .464 (13-38) with 3 2B, 1 3B, 4RBI and 7 runs to end the season and raise his avg ten points...Was T2nd in the AL with 10 sac flies, T7th with 2755 pitches seen, 7th in first-pitch swing % (12.7) and 10th in pitches per plate appearance (4.19).

2012 Spent his first full-season in the Major Leagues, finished tied for the team lead in RBI (76) and stolen bases (31)... Finished tied for 6th in the American League in steals (31 in 38 attempts/82%)...Also finished tied for 17th in the AL in runs (86), T14th in walks (67) and T18th in multi-hit games (47)...Season got off to a fine start and spent much of the first half leading the team and ranked in the top 20 in the AL in home runs, RBI, runs, hits and steals before falling off the last three and a half months of the season....Finished 2nd among AL second basemen in RBI (73), 5th in the Majors at the position. Was one of 3 players in the Majors in 2012 with 70+RBI, 80+RS, 10+HR and 25+SB (Kipnis, Mike Trout, Ryan Braun)... Those plateaus were only reached 8 times previously (by 5 players) in Indians history, the last coming in 2007 and 2008 (Sizemore)...Was just the 2nd player in Indians history w/ 10 HR & 20 SBs prior to All-Star break (Sizemore, '07-'08), according to STATS LLC. Thru games of June 10 was hitting .285 (68-239) with 6 2B, 3 3B, 10HR & 39RBI in 59 games (.805OPS)....In the second half he hit .233 (61-262) with 14 2B, 3HR & 27 RBI in 69 games (.651OPS) and did not homer from June 18-August 18 (206PAs)...Hit .274 (31-113) in 28 games in Sept/Oct to conclude the season on a strong note (6 2B, 1 3B, HR, 11RBI, 19RS) after entering September with a batting average of .253...Also drew 17 walks for the month to post a .369 onbase pct.and drove in 9 runs the last 13 games to tie Santana for the team lead in RBI. Made 145 starts at second and 3 starts at DH while making starts at 5 spots in the batting order. (hit 2nd or 3rd in 117 games)...Swiped a career-high 3 bases on 8/26 vNYY...Was successful on 18 straight SBs, 4/24-7/1... Hit .287 (72-251) with runners on base and led the team with a .303 average with RISP...Missed 4 games of August 9-12 vs BOS (stiff neck). Was very good defensively at second base, posting the 3rd-best fielding pct among American League second basemen (146 games, 6 errors, 687 total chances)...Had a 57-game errorless streak from May 29-August 7 and had just 3 errors the last 98 games of the season after May 28th. 2011 Had a very promising season in just his third professional campaign and 2009 draft pick spent the second half of the season in the Major Leagues around a three and a half week trip to the disabled list in August/September..Began the season in AAA Columbus out of spring training and hit .279 (95-341) with 64 runs, 15 doubles, 9 triples, 12HR, 55RBI and 12 stolen bases in 91 games (.361OBP/.481SLG/.842OPS) with AAA Columbus before he was promoted to Cleveland on July 21...Was 12 for 13 in SB attempts at AAA...At the time of his July 21 promotion he was leading the International League in triples (9), was 2nd in runs (64), T12th in RBI (55) and T17th in stolen bases (12) and he hit .316 (52-95) with runners in scoring position...Combined in May/June he hit .319 (69-216) w/12 2B, 6 3B, 9HR & 39RBI in 57 games...He started at second base in the Triple A All-Star game and homered in the XM Futures Game... Prior to the 2011 season, he was named the best prospect in the Indians organization by Baseball Prospectus and was also selected to the International League post-season all-star team, the Baseball America Triple A All-Star Team and was named Indians Minor League Player of the Year for 2nd straight year...Contract purchased from AAA Columbus on July 21 and made his MLB debut the next night vs. the Chicago White Sox (0-2, HBP)... Collected his first Major League hit on July 25 vs. the LA Angels, a walk-off 9th inning game-winner off Hisanori Takahashi...Only Indian since the RBI became an official statistic to produce his first MLB hit in walk-off fashion (Elias) and just the 5th MLB player since 2002 to do it...Hit his first Major League home run on July 31 off Kansas City's Danny Duffy...Homered in an Indians season-high 4 straight games from July 31-August 3, equaling the club record for HR in consecutive games by a Rookie (Al Rosen, June 1950)...Was the first player in major-league history to homer in four consecutive games within two weeks of his debut and first Indians batter with HR in 4 straight since Travis Hafner in August 2006...First Indians 2B to HR in 4 straight games in 111-year history of franchise...Last rookie with HR in 4 straight games, PIT OF Garrett Jones 2009...Last MLB batter to HR in 4 straight w/in first 10 games of his MLB career was Graig Nettles in 1968 with Minnesota (ELIAS)...Went 5 for 5 w/4RS, HR, 2B & 3RBI on August 10 vs. Detroit, becoming the first Indians rookie and 14th overall since 1920 to collect 5hits, 4RS & 3RBI in the same game...2nd Indian ever w/6HR in first 16 career games (Luis Medina, 1988)...Did not play from August 13-17 with a strained right oblique and was in the lineup of August 18 at Chicago-AL before injuring his right hamstring in pre-game stretching and was placed on the 15-day DL the next day...Was on the 15-day DL from August 13-September 5...Upon activation hit .265 (18-68) with 5 2B, 1HR & 8RBI in 18 games the last month of the season...Made 34 starts (36G) at second base and compiled a fielding % of .963 (164TC, 6E)...Hit .294 (33-116) with 8 2B, 7HR & 18RBI in 28 starts when batting 2nd in the order (.901OPS). 2010 In his 2nd professional season hit a combined .307 (159-518) with 96 runs scored, 32 doubles, 8 triples, 16HR and 74RBI in 133 games between Kinston and Akron and was named the Tribe's Minor League Player of the Year (Lou Boudreau Award) and was named a Baseball America Minor League All-Star, all while making the transition from outfield to second base...Following the completion of the Aeros season, Kipnis joined the AAA Columbus Clippers for their playoffs and batted .455 (10-22) with 9 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2HR and 3RBI in 5 games as the Clippers were International League and Triple-A Champions...Hit for the cycle in the International League championship game vs. Durham on Sept. 17 and was a single short of the cycle (3-4, 3RS) in the Triple-A Championship Game vs. Tacoma on Sept. 21... Was named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars game as well after the season and hit .295 (23-78) with 11 2B, 3HR & 19RBI in 19 games for Peoria (Was T5th in the AFL in RBI and 9th with a .966 OPS)...Jason began his season at Kinston where he batted .300 (61-203) with 33 runs scored, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 6HR and 31RBI in 54 games before being promoted to AA Akron in early June...While at Akron he hit .311 (98-315) with 63 runs scored, 20 doubles, 5 triples, 10HR and 32RBI in 79 games...Kipnis led the entire Indians minor league system in hits (159) and runs scored (96) and ranked T3rd in triples (8), 4th in doubles (32), T5th in HR (16) and T5th in RBI (74)...Following the season he was named the 9th best prospect in the Eastern League by Baseball America (3rd best prospect in the Indians system entering 2011)...Kipnis committed just 13 errors in 366 chances (.964 fielding%) playing in 75 games at second base for the Aeros...Began the year at A Kinston where he hit .380 (27-71) in 19 April games with 4 2B, 3HR & 9RBI and had 5 games where he had 3 or more hits...Drove in 19 runs in 27 May games and was promoted to AA Akron on June 10 and spent the rest of the regular season with the Aeros...Reached base via hit or walk in his first 18 games with the Aeros and had a stretch from July 15-20 where he had 6 straight multi-hit games and had 2HR & 4RBI on July 20 vs. Altoona...Hit .324 off LHP while at Akron (36-111, .863OPS)... Combined on the year he hit .448 (107-239) off RHP, .327 (85-260) with runners on base and .331 (43-130) with RISP. 2009 Was named 10th best prospect in the Indians system by Baseball America entering 2010 and 9th best prospect in the New York-Penn League at the end of 2009.