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Jason KipnisTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Cleveland Indians MLB Years: 2011-2018
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Positions2B-1016, DH-32, LF-18, CF-18Position when DraftedCFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJason Michael Kipnis
Height5-10Weight175BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateApril 3,1987 [31.078]PlaceEvanston,Illinois
High SchoolGlenbrook North (Northbrook,IL)
CollegeUniversity of Kentucky (Lexington,KY), Arizona State University (Tempe,AZ)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (63rd overall) of the 2009 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 4th round (135th overall) of the 2008 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$575,000Signing ScoutsByron EwingService Time6.069 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2010-CLE-#10 ... 2011-MLB-#54 ... 2011-CLE-#3
MLB DebutJuly 22,2011 [24.110]
OrganizationsCLE [10] Awards17Awards Voting2-48
TBC Player ID23668Retrosheet IDkipnj001MLBAM ID543401
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed67Power74Contact58XBH78RBIs55Runs56Hitting61Durability58Team.559Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007KentuckySECNCAA-1So152b2034104283555627111182267301.337.450.6541.1046816138.367.317.587.46113.0415.941.224.3517.3345.71
2008Arizona StatePac10NCAA-1Jr282b216223776881661473244514196803.371.485.6671.15215836311.389.296.595.48316.4013.180.804.5016.9340.91
2009Arizona StatePac10NCAA-1Sr282b226323776912141671276513286403.384.500.7091.20916841306.389.325.629.50616.6710.460.635.2314.8145.05
2009Mahoning Valley ScrappersNYPLA-cle8lf222911119348311933151810211.306.388.459.8475112129.351.153.288.36811.6313.951.200.78111.0035.29
2010Kinston IndiansCaroA+cle82b2354203336112363123244662215.300.387.478.8659721237.359.178.291.38010.1319.411.922.5333.8334.43
2010Akron AerosEastAAcle72b237931563982051043713161720115.311.385.502.88715835355.361.191.308.3888.7317.181.972.8231.5035.71
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13351896159328167494551071342220.307.386.492.87825556592.360.185.301.3859.2918.071.952.7032.3835.22
2011Columbus ClippersILAAAcle92b249234365961691255121447235515.280.362.484.84616637400.318.204.364.36611.0018.001.643.0028.5838.54
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle222b243613624379171950113420100.272.333.507.8406917150.313.235.353.3647.3322.673.094.6719.4345.95
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle222b2515259186152224147631767109536212.257.335.379.71422440672.291.122.276.3159.9716.221.632.0842.2126.32
2013Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle222b26149564861603641784307761433510310.284.366.452.81825557658.345.168.344.35711.5521.731.882.5833.1835.63
2014Columbus ClippersILAAAcle122b2739110013000200000.111.111.444.555419.000.333.333.2370.0022.220.0011.119.00100.00
2014Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle222b271295006112025164122350100212215.240.310.330.64016532555.288.090.228.2899.0118.022.001.0883.3326.67
2015Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle222b28141565861714379521285710794665.303.372.451.82325559641.356.148.257.3558.8916.691.881.4062.7834.50
2016Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle222b2915661091168414238215360146675021.275.344.469.81328668688.325.194.311.3488.7221.222.433.3426.5240.48
2017Akron RubberDucksEastAAcle222b30514120011000610000.143.200.357.5575115.143.214.214.2390.0040.000.006.6714.0050.00
2017Columbus ClippersILAAAcle232b30622142102001400000.182.217.364.5818323.222.182.227.2434.3517.394.000.000.0075.00
2017Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         11362621130011010000.167.211.361.57213438.200.194.222.2412.6326.3210.002.6336.0066.67
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle222b30903364378250123562287122500.232.291.414.70513937373.256.182.277.3007.5119.032.543.2228.0047.44
2018Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2b3167260285414052721265821103.208.284.319.6038319290.247.111.215.2698.9720.002.231.7252.0035.19
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter92035625059402152193416123313757683123361366.264.336.414.75014763294027.309.150.282.0009.3119.072.052.3138.3035.00
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter26810171832965821311542481152091899426.291.370.481.8514891101168.337.190.319.0009.8517.891.822.6532.8137.16
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1013746710118101360121457835515.270.349.476.82517841432.306.206.356.00010.4218.061.733.0128.7740.59
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter84329641002051144713167820115.304.378.495.87316336370.355.191.304.0008.3818.112.162.9729.9136.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter54203336112363123244662215.300.387.478.8659721237.359.178.291.00010.1319.411.922.5333.8334.43
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2911119348311933151810211.306.388.459.8475112129.351.153.288.00011.6313.951.200.78111.0035.29
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter15957818021442153617162111209523191507.370.485.6821.16739493755.385.312.607.00015.8912.580.794.7716.0643.46
Cleveland Indians Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter92035625059402152193416123313757683123361366.264.336.414.75014763294027.309.150.282.0009.3119.072.052.3138.3035.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16262789166384167322566135546212.264.336.414.75026058709.309.150.282.0009.3119.072.052.3138.3035.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16261511117935131993155701261155216.291.370.481.85129666706.337.190.319.0009.8517.891.822.6532.8137.16

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2009Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle22LF18--39---39391.0002.17------2962.123.7
2009Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle22CF7--9---991.0001.29------2924.19.2
2010Kinston Indians CaroA+cle232B46--1041311039245235.9595.11------5485.232.9
2010Akron Aeros EastAAcle232B75--1272261358366353.9644.71------7994.952.8
2011Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle242B80--1342371153382371.9714.64------9287.055.6
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle242B363430558100616164158.9634.390.52-----36100.022.2
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle252B1461451293241440694687681.9914.660.53-----15296.190.1
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25DH4---------------1522.62.5
2013Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle262B14714612922423951291649637.9824.330.49-----14998.790.7
2013Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26DH1---------------1490.70.6
2014Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle272B3--441298.8892.67------3100.02.1
2014Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle272B1231211075181347663534528.9894.290.49-----12995.375.9
2014Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27DH5---------------1293.93.1
2015Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle282B1241241082203311769521514.9874.150.48-----14187.977.0
2015Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28DH16---------------14111.39.9
2016Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle292B15115113091984221270632620.9814.110.47-----15696.893.8
2016Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29DH4---------------1562.62.5
2017Akron RubberDucks EastAAcle302B4--42-2661.0001.50------580.02.9
2017Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle302B6--1011-221211.0003.50------6100.04.2
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle302B7574620107171741285278.9753.710.45-----9083.346.3
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30CF11117114---14141.0001.270.20-----9012.26.8
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30DH2---------------902.21.2
MLB Totals for 2B - 7 season(s)-   2B8027956976123021865644434723416.9844.260.49-----8020.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 6 season(s)-   DH32---------------320.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF11117114---14141.0001.270.20-----110.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B89--1482521257412400.9714.49------890.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B79--1312281360372359.9654.54------790.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B46--1041311039245235.9595.11------460.00.0
A- Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF18--39---39391.0002.17------180.00.0
A- Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF7--9---991.0001.29------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2009Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle22------187---
2010Kinston Indians CaroA+cle23---46-------
2010Akron Aeros EastAAcle23---75-------
2011Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle24---80-------
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle24---36-------
2012Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25---146------4
2013Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle26---147------1
2014Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle27---3-------
2014Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle27---123------5
2015Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle28---124------16
2016Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle29---151------4
2017Akron RubberDucks EastAAcle30---4-------
2017Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle30---6-------
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30---75---11--2

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Cotuit KettleersCape Cod LeagueCollege213714020376021562203222005.264.364.350.714498164.330.086.25712.2019.511.601.2270.0021.62
2010Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor2319781323113319205900000.295.337.628.965491783.303.333.4236.0210.841.803.6126.0073.91
2011Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB24918330112002400001.167.250.444.6948220.154.277.38910.0020.002.005.0018.0066.67
2012Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB25236671840272251710100.273.329.424.75328673.333.151.2276.8523.293.402.7433.0033.33
2013Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB26215651030271131210104.179.230.339.56919561.186.160.2144.9219.674.003.2828.0050.00
2013Cleveland IndiansWild CardMLB2614000000000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2014Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB2720561420312131081210002.357.446.5541.00031665.429.197.35712.3118.461.503.0828.0030.00
2015Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB281335682013107801002.229.357.371.72813343.269.142.37116.2818.601.142.3335.0037.50
2016Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB292160101431312108700001.233.324.467.79128768.220.234.38311.7610.290.884.4120.0050.00
2016Cleveland IndiansDiv SeriesMLB29311140013001400000.364.417.6361.0537112.500.272.3648.3333.334.008.3311.0025.00
2016Cleveland IndiansChamp. SeriesMLB29519210011001300001.053.100.211.3114120.000.158.2115.0015.003.005.0019.00100.00
2016Cleveland IndiansWorld SeriesMLB29731693024000910000.290.313.581.89418532.350.291.2900.0028.130.006.2515.5055.56
2017Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB3025020000001200000.400.500.400.900206.667.000.20016.6733.332.000.000.000.00
2017Cleveland IndiansDiv SeriesMLB30522040101000800000.182.182.273.4556122.286.091.0910.0036.360.000.000.0025.00
2018Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB311952121821612007901001.346.424.7691.19340960.324.423.55811.6715.001.2910.008.6750.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs19781323113319205900000.295.337.628.965491783.303.333.4236.0210.841.803.6126.0073.91
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs3714020376021562203222005.264.364.350.714498164.330.086.25712.2019.511.601.2270.0021.62
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs12834857931741756634171322011.267.348.486.83416938396.290.219.34510.3517.931.734.2920.4740.86
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 1 yrs14000000000000000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs8331801140011200000.242.265.394.65913234.350.152.1822.9435.2912.002.9433.0025.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs519210011001300001.053.100.211.3114120.000.158.2115.0015.003.005.0019.00100.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs731693024000910000.290.313.581.89418532.350.291.2900.0028.130.006.2515.5055.56

Awards [17]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20083rd Team College All-American (OF) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (OF) ... Pacific 10 Conference Newcomer of the Year3
20091st Team College All-American (OF) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (OF) ... Pacific 10 Conference Player of the Year3
2010Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (2B) ... Cleveland Indians Minor League Player of the Year ... Double-A All-Star (2B)3
2011Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (2B) ... International League All-Star Team (2B) ... Triple A All-Star Team (2B)3
2013AL Player of the Month (June) ... American League Player of the Week (June 10-June 16) ... American League Player of the Week (June 24-June 30)3
2014American League Player of the Week (July 7-July 20)1
2015AL Player of the Month (May)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-09-172BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.167Team Roster on 2017-09-17
2017-08-232BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Recurring strained right hamstring30.142Team Roster on 2017-08-23
2017-08-062BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.125Team Roster on 2017-08-06
2017-08-042BCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Columbus (AAA) for rehab30.123Team Roster on 2017-08-04
2017-08-012BCleveland IndiansAkron (AA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Akron (AA) for rehab30.120Team Roster on 2017-08-01
2017-07-302BCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Columbus (AAA) for rehab30.118Team Roster on 2017-07-30
2017-07-082BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Strained right hamstring30.096Team Roster on 2017-07-08
2017-04-212BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.018Team Roster on 2017-04-21
2017-04-152BCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Columbus (AAA) for rehab30.012Team Roster on 2017-04-15
2017-04-092BCleveland IndiansAkron (AA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Akron (AA) for rehab30.006Team Roster on 2017-04-09
2017-04-022BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right shoulder inflammation29.365Team Roster on 2017-04-02
2015-08-182BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.137Team Roster on 2015-08-18
2015-08-042B-DHCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder inflammation28.123Team Roster on 2015-08-04
2014-05-282B-DHCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.055Team Roster on 2014-05-28
2014-05-282bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from minor league rehab assignment27.055Team Roster on 2014-05-28
2014-05-262bCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list27.053Team Roster on 2014-05-26
2014-05-022bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right oblique27.029Team Roster on 2014-05-02
2014-04-042bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 6-year contract for 2014-2019 ($52.5m) Option year for 202027.001Team Roster on 2014-04-04
2014-04-042bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveContractSigned ( 2014-2019; Opt 2020)(six-year extension)27.001Team Roster on 2014-04-04
2014-04-042bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveContractSigned ( 2014-2019; Opt 2020)(six-year extension)27.001Team Roster on 2014-04-04
2013-03-112bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.5094m)25.343Team Roster on 2013-03-11
2012-05-052bCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActive--25.032Team Roster on 2012-05-05
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-09-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-08-19InjuredDisabled -- Right Hamstring Strain 
2009-07-23ContractSigned by Indians 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2009Cleveland Indians-22575,000-------575,000Signing Bonus out of 2009 Draft (2nd round - 63rd overall)
2011Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll24414,000-78933-2,722,607414,000989,000
2012Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25482,100-71426212,954,887480,0001,471,100
2013Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll26509,400-55124393,023,990490,0001,980,5002013-03-11 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.5094m)
2014Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll27554,900-50819443,256,497500,0002,535,4002014-04-04 - Signed ( 2014-2019; Opt 2020)(six-year extension)
2014-04-04 - Signed ( 2014-2019; Opt 2020)(six-year extension)
2014-04-04 - Signed to 6-year contract for 2014-2019 ($52.5m) Option year for 2020
2015Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll284,166,6664.069263871++3,571,283507,5006,702,066
2016Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll296,000,0005.069202678++3,498,245507,50012,702,066
2017Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll309,000,0006.069133486++3,651,709535,00021,702,066
2018Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll3113,500,000-74291++4,360,045545,00035,202,066
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red