Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 2 days ago

Kipnis went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran second baseman was leading off for the first time all season, and was able to plate Lonnie Chisenall on a third-inning sacrifice fly and fifth-inning single. Kipnis has been an RBI machine for the Indians over the last five games, driving in seven runs over that span. He's also got a nine-game hitting streak at the moment, and is up to a .274/.319/.440 line over 84 at-bats.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 3 days ago

Kipnis will bat leadoff against the Phillies on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Terry Francona has been experimenting with Carlos Santana atop the order against right-handers in recent weeks, but he will give Kipnis a chance to set the table against Jerad Eickhoff on Saturday. It marks Kipnis' first time leading off this season. Kipnis started 121 games in the leadoff spot last year, slashing .311/.385/.476 over 562 plate appearances.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 1 week ago

Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a walk in Saturday's 10-1 victory over the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran second baseman extended his current hitting streak to a modest three games, and has now hit safely in six of his last eight. Kipnis continues to serve as a solid source of offense from the two-hole, and is slashing a .281/.338/.404 line through his first 57 at-bats.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Kipnis was 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The All-Star second baseman has been alternating productive outings, now having tallied multi-hit games in three of his last five contests. Kipnis is doing a typically solid job of getting on base overall, drawing five walks and managing nine hits, including three doubles and a homer, over his first 29 at-bats of 2016. He's slashing a .310/.400/.517 line that is currently an improvement on the respective figures he posted during his remarkable 2015 campaign.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Kipnis collected two hits -- including his first home run of the season -- during Wednesday's 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The second baseman hadn't done much in the early going this season for his fantasy owners, so it was nice to see him go yard in this one. It was only a solo shot, but still a positive sign, as Kipnis is trying to rebound from a couple of down power seasons. He hasn't hit double-digit home runs since his 17 in 2013.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 2 months ago

Kipnis homered for the second consecutive game Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kipnis rebounded nicely last season from an injury-plagued 2014 season and appears fully healthy this spring. The injury situation to Michael Brantley may have Kipnis moving among the top three spots in the batting order when the season starts but it looks like all systems go for the veteran.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 7 months ago

Kipnis is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox, Zack Meisel of The Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kipnis received multiple days off down the stretch with the Indians out of contention, and that's the case again Sunday. Jose Ramirez will replace him at second base, batting fifth for the Indians.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 7 months ago

Kipnis is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears to just be a regular day off for Kipnis, which will be the second time in five games he'll be held out of the lineup. Jose Ramirez will take over at the keystone and lead off in his place.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 7 months ago

Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kipnis posted his second consecutive two-hit outing and maintained his average over .300. After enduring a fairly rough first half of September, Kipnis is now hitting .385 (5-for-13) over his last three games.

Jason Kipnis 2B/DH CLE 7 months ago

Kipnis went 2-for-5 with an RBI in an 8-4 loss to the Royals on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kipnis got his average back up to .300 with the performance and he may be getting hot again. Over his last four games, Kipnis has a homer, three RBI and two runs scored. The second baseman was one of the best stories in the first half and a dreadful second half may be due to the accumulation of injuries he has suffered. He'll look to put in a strong last few weeks to make one final push at the playoffs for the tribe.