Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Sat 8/8/20 1:13 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 4-3 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa scored the tying run in the fourth inning on a throwing error by Angels pitcher Griffin Canning. He also got aboard with a single in the sixth, and then recorded his fourth stolen base of the year. Kiner-Falefa has hit safely in five straight games, going 9-for-18 with two steals and four runs scored in that span. For the year, he's hitting .353 with an RBI, six runs scored and two triples. The hot hitting is making a case for the 25-year-old to hit higher in the order.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Thu 8/6/20 10:51 PM

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa is one of the few bats in the Rangers' lineup hitting with regularity. He leads the team's starters with a .333 average. While he's driven in just one run, Kiner-Falefa is making an impact on the bases with three steals and five runs scored.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Thu 8/6/20 1:11 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa knocked in Robinson Chirinos with an infield single in the fourth inning, then stole second with two outs, but the 25-year-old couldn't come around to score. Kiner-Falefa has seen regular time at third base recently. He's hitting .269 with three steals, one RBI and three runs scored in eight games this season.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Thu 7/30/20 12:04 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk during Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old missed two games with the hamstring injury to start the week, but he showed no signs of the injury with the two steals Wednesday. Kiner-Falefa is 2-for-8 with a triple, two runs, two stolen bases and two walks through three games.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Wed 7/29/20 7:31 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 0-for-3 and left two men on base in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa, who had missed two games with a hamstring injury, returned to the lineup Tuesday. His return moved Todd Frazier back to first base, where he started the first game of the season.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Tue 7/28/20 4:36 PM

Kiner-Falefa (hamstring) will bat ninth and play third base Tuesday against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa was the team's Opening Day third baseman but missed the last two games with hamstring tightness. He returns as expected Tuesday, pushing Todd Frazier back to first base.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Mon 7/27/20 7:34 AM

Rangers manager Chris Woodward expects Kiner-Falefa (hamstring) to return Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa has experienced discomfort since running out a triple in the season-opener Friday. He was held out of games over the weekend and gets a team day off Monday, which may be enough time for a return. "He's better," Woodward said Sunday morning. "I think he'll be ready after the off-day. It's more of a precaution, not trying to make something that was not a big deal. Right now, I'm hopeful he'll be 100 percent after the off-day." Todd Frazier moved across the diamond from first base to start at third base over the weekend, while Ronald Guzman (Saturday) and Rob Refsnyder (Sunday) filled in at first base.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Sun 7/26/20 12:01 PM

Kiner-Falefa (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old was scratched from Saturday's starting nine with left hamstring tightness, and he won't return to the lineup for the series finale. The Rangers have a scheduled off day Monday, so the team may just be exercising caution with the early season injury. Todd Frazier will move to third base Sunday while Rob Refsnyder receives the start at first base.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Sat 7/25/20 1:07 PM

Kiner-Falefa was scratched from Saturday's lineup with left hamstring tightness.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa was slated to make his second consecutive start Saturday after logging a triple Friday, but left hamstring tightness will prevent him from doing so. It's unclear how much time he could miss as a result. Todd Frazier will shift to third base with Ronald Guzman starting at first base and batting eighth Saturday.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/3B TEX
Sat 7/25/20 8:16 AM

Kiner-Falefa started at third base and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a triple in Friday's season-opening 1-0 win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa won a spot in the starting lineup on the strength of his bat, which was improved in both spring training and summer camp. He slotted in at ninth in the order and had one of the team's three hits.