Originally written July 23, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
We kicked off this series with a review of first base, so it seems like second base is the natural progression across the diamond. This is an interesting look, mostly because it features the player who has inarguably been the Indians best hitter this season. Slash Lines 2011 - Orlando Cabrera  .247/.279/.330 309 PA2012 - Jason Kipnis .277/.345/.419 370 PA2013 - Jason Kipnis  .301/.383/.514 341 PA Bonus points for those who off the top of their head remembered Orlando Cabrera's run in Cleveland where his biggest credit was in helping Asdrubal to be a better, more aggressive hitter. I don't know how much I believe that story but he got a ton of praise and credit for Asdrubal's break out year in 2011. It's not hard to see the improvement. Orlando Cabrera was well below average as a player, where as last year Kipnis was well above average. This year he has exploded and is a legitimate MVP candidate based on these numbers. It's pretty clearly the best season this team...
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