Isiah Kiner-Falefa Picks Up Three Hits On Tuesday rotoballer.com Tue 9/1/20 11:56 PM

Texas Rangers infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa continued his hot hitting against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. In a comeback win for Texas, IKF was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. The infielder is slashing .385/.407/.500 in his last seven games and is kicking off the second half of the season in terrific form. The team didn't make any moves to block a path for Kiner-Falefa to continue to get playing time, so it should be full steam ahead for the catcher-available hitter. On the season, the ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Hits Game-Winning Home Run rotoballer.com Tue 8/25/20 8:01 AM

Texas Rangers infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a solo shot in the second inning to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead over the Oakland Athletics on Monday, and that was all they would need as they held on to halt an eight-game losing skid. It was IKF's first home run of the season, and it came at a great moment for himself and the Rangers. Kiner-Falefa has five stolen bases this season, but the lack of power has him with a .697 OPS halfway through the season. He is catcher eligible in most leagues, so...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Starting At Shortstop On Wednesday rotoballer.com Wed 8/19/20 8:30 PM

Texas Rangers utility player Isiah Kiner-Falefa is starting at shortstop for his third consecutive game on Wednesday, and the 25-year-old should pick up shortstop eligibility soon in most leagues. Kiner-Falefa hasnt had a particularly productive start to the season with a .695 OPS over his first 20 games, but hes picked up five stolen bases already and has gotten on base at a solid .342 clip thanks to a reasonably aggressive plate approach (50.4% swing rate) and strong contact skills (7.9% ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Collects Two More Hits rotoballer.com Wed 8/12/20 8:27 AM

Texas Rangers third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa continued his hot-hitting 2020 season against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday. In a 4-2 Rangers win, IKF went 2-for-4 with a double. His season-long slash line sits at .320/.358/.440, but he's been even better than that over the last week. The catcher-eligible infielder is 10-for-28 with three extra-base hits and two stolen bases in his previous seven games and is returning great value on his draft day cost for his fantasy managers. The 25-year-old...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa (C, 3B, TEX) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Sat 8/8/20 6:45 PM

BALLER MOVE:Add in 12+ Team LeaguesOWNED IN: 15% of leaguesANALYSIS:Isiah Kiner-Falefahas catcher eligibility despite having not caught a game for the Texas Rangers in 2020. All ten of his appearances this year have come at third base but being able to start him in the catcher position of your fantasy lineups as an everyday player immediately gives you an edge on most other teams with the larger accumulation from more plate appearances in the position. That only works if Kiner-Falefa produces at...

Champ or Chump: Isiah Kiner-Falefa rotoballer.com Sat 8/1/20 8:30 AM

Roughly a week into the season, no fewer than 20 percent of MLB teams are shelved due to coronavirus concerns. In all probability, your roster has a ton of players who are too good to drop yet aren't playing in the immediate future. Most of the affected players haven't been placed on the IL yet either, so you can't use it to alleviate the roster crunch even if your commissioner had the foresight to provide more slots.This problem illustrates a key tenet of fantasy baseball: volume matters. If ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Swipes Two Bags rotoballer.com Wed 7/29/20 8:04 PM

Texas Rangers third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa showed off his wheels on Wednesday afternoon with his first two stolen bases of the 2020 season. IKF went 1-for-3 with one walk and two runs in a 7-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. He ranked in the 74th percentile for sprint speed last season and unleashed it on Wednesday. It was only his third game of the season, but hopefully, these positive results will give Rangers manager Chris Woodward more reasons to write his name on the lineup sheet. ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Pulled From Starting Lineup Saturday rotoballer.com Sat 7/25/20 2:54 PM

Texas Rangers catcher/third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa had originally been slated to man third base during Saturdays contest versus the Colorado Rockies, but has since been scratched due to left hamstring tightness. The move will allow veteran Todd Frazier to shift back to his longtime position at the hot corner, while also slotting the slugging first baseman Ronald Guzman into the lineup. Texas has shown a desire to get Kiner-Falefas bat in the lineup during the first few games of the ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa (C/3B, TEX) Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups rotoballer.com Tue 7/21/20 8:05 AM

BALLER MOVE:Add in two-catcher leaguesOWNED IN:5% of leaguesANALYSIS: Isiah Kiner-Falefa got pushed down the catcher rankings before a majority of drafts. That makes a lot of sense, as he only showed a meager ability to hit the long ball -- only five career home runs in 618 plate appearances is very underwhelming.Another factor that hindered him was that he would be splitting at-bats with other catchers in Texas. Currently, the Rangers were rostering too many options at catcher: Robinson ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Has Edge At Hot Corner rotoballer.com Wed 7/15/20 10:44 PM

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward said that infielder/catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa has the "edge" to be a starting corner infielder, which would mean Todd Frazier would shift from third base to first base. Woodward said that Kiner-Falefa "has been out best guy" in summer camp. This is bad news for Greg Bird and Ronald Guzman, who figured to platoon at first base in 2020. IKF is 25 years old and was also having a hot spring training before things were shut down due to COVID-19. He's hit ...