Isiah Kiner-Falefa Flexes Power With Homer, Double rotoballer.com Sun 4/11/21 8:23 AM

Texas Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa showed off some rare power during Saturday's 7-4 loss against the San Diego Padres. The former catcher went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. He also drove in three runs. Kiner-Falefa has consistently been one of the club's best hitters so far this season with nine hits in 33 at-bats (.273). The power output has been a pleasant surprise with four of his hits going for extra bases including two home runs (.515 slugging percentage). Kiner-Falefa's ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Has Three Hits, Homers rotoballer.com Sun 4/4/21 9:17 PM

Texas Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa banged out three hits and slugged his first home run of the season during a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. He also drove in three runs. The former catcher and third baseman is now 4-for-13 (.308) with two extra-base hits to start the season. The early power display has been a nice surprise from a player that saw just 10 of his 59 hits go for extra bases in 2020. Kiner-Falefa has also been hitting at the top of the order right in ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa Triples In Second Straight Game rotoballer.com Thu 3/18/21 8:48 AM

Texas Rangers shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-2 with a triple on Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was his second triple in as many games. The catcher-turned-shortstop is on a recent hot streak and is 4-for-9 with three extra-base hits over his past three games. For the season, Kiner-Falefa is 7-for-22 (.318) with a BB-K of 5-4. After receiving a Gold Glove Award at third base last year, he's expected to play shortstop every day for the Rangers. His offensive contributions ...

Isiah Kiner-Falefa To Be Starting Shortstop In 2021 rotoballer.com Tue 12/1/20 10:31 PM

The Texas Rangers plan to give Gold Glove-winning third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa the chance to be the starting shortstop next season and have told former shortstop Elvis Andrus to prepare to play all infield positions. The 32-year-old Andrus is the longest-tenured Ranger after 12 seasons and is the only player left from back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011. But Kiner-Falefa would still have to earn the starting spot. Andrus played in just 29 games last year due to back ...

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 ...