Ian Kinsler
2B DET
17 hours ago

Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers' leadoff hitter did a little bit of everything in a 9-6 win. While his average is lagging behind last year's .288 mark, Kinsler's power-speed combo atop the Detroit order makes him a valuable fantasy commodity, especially at the relatively thin second base position.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
4 days ago

Kinsler went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI during Thursday's loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

With an underwhelming .244/.326/.401 slash line, fantasy owners have been waiting for Kinsler to find a groove at the dish. The veteran now sports a modest five-game hitting streak with five extra-base hits, three RBI and four runs, and a rebound in the second half could already be in its beginning stages.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
1 week ago

Kinsler went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, a run and an RBI in Monday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Kinsler led the game off with a double, then tripled in a run in the second before coming around to score on Nick Castellanos' home run. He added a single in the third, putting himself a home run shy of the cycle with six innings to play. Unfortunately for him, he came up empty in three at-bats after struggling starter Jason Vargas was lifted.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
1 week ago

Kinsler (illness) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Kinsler was forced to miss Friday's game due to flu-like symptoms, but is back in his typical spot at second base while batting leadoff for Saturday's affair. During the first half of the season, Kinsler hit .240/.323/.387 with nine home runs, 23 RBI and 49 runs scored.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
1 week ago

Kinsler is not in Friday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners can rest easy knowing this isn't a recurrence of a left hamstring strain that sidelined Kinsler earlier this season, but he could miss a couple games while getting back to full strength. Consider him day-to-day for now, and look for Andrew Romine to take over as the regular second baseman in his absence.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
1 week ago

Kinsler is not in the starting lineup for Friday's series opener with the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Kinsler is rarely absent from the starting lineup, so it's unclear as to the purpose for his day off, though the team will likely provide an update in due time. The veteran second baseman has already missed multiple periods of time this season with a nagging left hamstring injury. Andrew Romine will take over at the keystone, and Alex Presley will lead off in Kinsler's stead.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
2 weeks ago

Kinsler went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Friday's loss to the Indians. He was also caught stealing.

EDGE Analysis

Kinsler was caught stealing for the third time this season, versus six successful attempts. At 35 years old, Kinsler doesn't run like he used to, but he should still get to double digits in the category, something he's done every year of his career so far. He had 14 steals a season ago on 20 attempts.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
3 weeks ago

Kinsler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

After recording just one hit in nine at-bats while playing in both ends of Saturday's doubleheader, Kinsler will get a breather Sunday, along with an additional day of rest Monday with the Tigers off the schedule. Dixon Machado will fill in for Kinsler at the keystone and bat ninth in the series finale.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
4 weeks ago

Kinsler went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and three runs scored in Thursday's win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

He's hit five homers in June, exceeding his total from the first two months combined. Kinsler's also chipped in five steals this month after going 1-for-3 on the basepaths in April and May. The 35-year-old's contract includes a $12 million team option for 2018.

Ian Kinsler
2B DET
1 month ago

Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Kinsler is on a power surge, as the second baseman has home runs in three straight games and four out of his last seven. Despite missing some time with a hamstring injury, Kinsler could make a run at the 28 home runs he hit a season ago if he keeps this type of performance up.