Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Mon 5/3/21 8:29 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and a second run scored in Sunday's 5-3 win over Boston.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa teed off on Boston pitching during the four-game series, launching three home runs and a triple while knocking in four runs. Sunday's two-hit performance extended his hit streak to five games, during which he's gone 8-for-19.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sat 5/1/21 11:04 PM

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs batted in during Saturday's victory over the Red Sox.
EDGE Analysis
The right-had hitter smashed a solo shot in the fifth inning off Eduardo Rodriguez and then knocked in teammate Charlie Culberson on a triple in the fourth. The 26-year-old is slashing .267/.303/.422 in 2021.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Fri 4/30/21 12:36 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Thursday's 4-1 win over Boston.
EDGE Analysis
Returning to his customary role atop the lineup, Kiner-Falefa took reliever Hirokazu Sawamura deep in the seventh to extend Texas' lead. It was the infielders first long ball in nearly three weeks.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Wed 4/28/21 5:12 PM

Kiner-Falefa will bat seventh and start at shortstop Wednesday against the Angels.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa has batted either first or second in all 23 of his starts to date, but he'll drop all the way to the bottom third of the order with right-hander Alex Cobb on the hill for the Angels in the series finale. The plunge down the lineup is likely less of a demotion for Kiner-Falefa and more of a promotion for Nick Solak, who will climb up to the two hole after batting .400 with six home runs over his last 12 games. During that same stretch, Kiner-Falefa is slashing a much more modest .265/.294/.306.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sun 4/25/21 6:51 PM

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the White Sox.
EDGE Analysis
All three of Kiner-Falefa's hits were singles. He added a stolen base in the first inning. In the sixth inning, he scored on an Adolis Garcia groundout. The 26-year-old Kiner-Falefa is slashing .258/.289/.366 with four stolen bases, two home runs, eight RBI and 13 runs scored across 98 plate appearances.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sat 4/24/21 12:24 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa swiped his third base of the season in the fifth inning before coming around to score on an Adolis Garcia homer. He then drove in the game-tying run in the sixth. The 26-year-old raised his season average to .238 in 84 at-bats.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sat 4/17/21 3:27 PM

Kiner-Falefa isn't starting Saturday's game against the Orioles.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa had started each of the first 14 games of the season and hit .233 with two home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases. Charlie Culberson will take over as the shortstop Saturday, batting eighth.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Wed 4/14/21 7:47 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI in Tuesday's 8-3 win over Tampa Bay.
EDGE Analysis
The Rangers were coming off a 22-inning scoreless streak and got contributions up and down the order, including Kiner-Falefa, who delivered multiple hits for the second time in the last four games and pilfered his second bag of the season. He's not a freaky speed guy, but Kiner-Falefa stole eight bases in 58 games last season and is on pace for double digits in 2021.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Sun 4/11/21 3:12 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in the 7-4 loss to the Padres on Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa continues to be a bright spot in a lackluster Rangers offense, leading the team in batting average (.273). Besides teammate Nate Lowe, Kiner-Falefa is the only one producing runs on the Rangers, with six RBI and seven runs scored in eight games. The 26-year-old will get a lot of at-bats as the primary leadoff hitter, but the Rangers aren't expected to score as many runs as most teams.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
SS/3B TEX
Tue 4/6/21 7:01 AM

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays.
EDGE Analysis
Kiner-Falefa has been a bright spot as the leadoff hitter for the 1-3 Rangers, going 6-for-17 with a walk and five runs scored over four games. He took over at leadoff during spring training and slashed .351/.415/.514 atop the order in Cactus League play. Given the way he's started the regular season, he should remain locked into that role.