Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
3 weeks ago

Kiner-Falefa started at third base and went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa has started two straight games since being called up, as manager Chris Woodward and the front office are in full evaluation mode over the final month of the season. Third base is wide open without a clear frontrunner heading into 2020, and Kiner-Falefa will be given an opportunity to earn that role.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
3 weeks ago

Kiner-Falefa started at third base and went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa's two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Rangers breathing room. It was his first start since being called up earlier this week and with third base an unsettled spot, he could get regular opportunities over the final month. After IKF has been yo-yo'd between third base and catcher, and the minors and the majors, the Rangers could do him and themselves some good by giving the 24-year-old the regular gig at the hot corner.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
3 weeks ago

Kiner-Falefa was recalled by the Rangers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa will replace Hunter Pence, who landed on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain. He'll likely fill a bench role down the stretch.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
4 weeks ago

Kiner-Falefa was optioned to Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa will head to Triple-A Nashville after playing with Frisco on Wednesday. The utility man has struggled since returning from the minors at the beginning of August, slashing .225/.289/.275 with zero home runs and one stolen base in 13 games. Locke St. John was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move, while Logan Forsythe is a candidate to see time at the hot corner in place of Kiner-Falefa, who figures to rejoin the Rangers once rosters expand in September.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
4 weeks ago

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa will head to the bench for the fourth time in five games as Logan Forsythe picks up another start at the hot corner in his place. Over his past 10 appearances, Kiner-Falefa is slashing .241/.324/.276 with one extra-base hit (a double) and a stolen base.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
1 month ago

Kiner-Falefa isn't in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa went 0-for-3 in the first half of the twin bill. Logan Forsythe draws the start at third base and is set to bat sixth with Kiner-Falefa riding the pine.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
1 month ago

Kiner-Falefa is not starting Monday against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kiner-Falefa will sit for a second straight game with another left-hander in Dillon Peters starting for the opposition. Danny Santana is manning the hot corner in this one, with Scott Heineman starting at first base.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
1 month ago

Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Logan Forsythe will settle in at third base while Kiner-Falefa takes a seat after back-to-back starts. Since receiving a callup from Triple-A Nashville earlier this month, Kiner-Falefa has hit .242 with no home runs, a stolen base, three runs and two RBI in 11 games.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
1 month ago

Kiner-Falefa is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

In his nine games since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville at the end of July, the 24-year-old carries an on-base percentage of .300, but will ride the bench Thursday. Logan Forsythe will start at third base, batting eighth.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
C/2B/3B TEX
1 month ago

Kiner-Falefa isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville at the end of July, Kiner-Falefa is hitting .217 with an RBI and three strikeouts over eight contests. He'll head to the bench for the second matchup of the series, opening the door for Logan Forsythe to draw the start at the hot corner and bat seventh.