Ian Kinsler
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 22, 1982 in Tucson, AZ USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 03, 2006
  • Final Game: August 12, 2019
  • Gold Glove - 2016
  • MVP - 2008
  • MVP - 2009
  • MVP - 2011
  • MVP - 2015
  • Rookie of the Year - 2006
 
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Ian Kinsler made his first appearance in the Majors with the Texas Rangers in 2006, and he quickly cemented himself as one of the better Second Basemen in the American League.

Over his career, Kinsler showed power and speed with four 20-plus HR seasons, blasting 257 in total with 1,999 career Hits.  He nearly matched his HR tallies in Stolen Bases, swiping 243 bags, and was underappreciated defensively.  Kinsler did win two Gold Gloves but could have won more, as the ones he did land were later in his career, and he had better defensive metrics in other years, namely with three 2-plus Defensive bWAR seasons.

Kinsler went to three All-Star Games with the Rangers and was traded to Detroit in 2014, where he continued to display the same skills.  Again, he was an All-Star that year and remained vital for three years before he declined and finished off his career with Los Angeles (AL), Boston, and San Diego.  Notably, he won his only World Series Ring in his brief run with the Red Sox in 2018.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2025
  • Position: Second Base
  • Played For: Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Gold Glove (2) (AL) (2016 & 2018)
    Wilson Defensive Player (1) (2014)
    All-Star (4) (2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014)
    Most At Bats (1) (AL) (2014)
    Most Plate Appearances (1) (AL) (2014)
    Highest Power-Speed # (1) (AL) (2009)
    World Series Rings (1) (Boston Red Sox 2018) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    1 Top Ten Finish (On Base Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Walks)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Extra Base Hits)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Base Percentage)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Offensive bWAR)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Championship Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    52. Power-Speed #: 249.8

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