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Why We Go To WAR: The Use of Modern Stats For Evaluating Defense

This is the final part of a three part series detailing the use of advanced metrics on by explaining their value in evaluating players on a deeper level. During the second part (found here) I covered the pitchers side of the game, focusing on FIP and more advanced analysis of thrown baseballs. Today, it’s time to head into the field as we take a comprehensive...
Via Burning River Baseball
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Injury Update: Jason Kipnis has finger surgery

The Cleveland Indians head into the winter coming off an 85-win season, good for third in the American League Central. At 11th in the league in runs scored and 14th in ERA, the Indians look to improve at bit in both areas to help them reach the post season in 2015. One player who looks to step up is second baseman Jason Kipnis, who underwent finger surgery and should be ready for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kipnis has surgery to repair damaged tendon on left ring finger

The Indians announced on Wednesday that second baseman Jason Kipnis underwent surgery at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday to repair a damaged extensor tendon in his left ring finger. Dr. Thomas Graham performed the procedure. Kipnis sustained the injury while performing offseason workouts in Chicago. He was seen last weekend by the Indians medical staff, who recommended surgery. Kipnis...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Guy who asked Jason Kipnis for tickets in tweet got these seats

Despite an off season, Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has become quite the fan favorite. First, it was Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall attempting to bring back the mustache…one lip sweater at a time. Next, it’s this. @zwalker_157 Deal.. How many tickets do you need? — Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) September 23, 2014 They’ll be at will call b4 the game! #havefun...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis still bothered by oblique

  Jason Kipnis was named the American League Player of the week on Monday, but readily admitted that he has not felt the same since straining his oblique muscle back in April. “I wouldn’t use the word progress, I’d use the word adjustment,” said Kipnis. “As far as the oblique goes, it’s going to be there all year. It’s not going to go away until the offseason. What...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kipnis earns AL Player of the Week honor

For the third time in his career, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been named the American League Player of the Week. Kipnis was 5 for 15 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored in this past weekend's series at Detroit as the Tribe took three of four. The RBI were a league best for the past week. In Friday's 9-3 win over Detroit, Kipnis' three-run homer was part...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kipnis homers in rehab start

COLUMBUS -- Jason Kipnis made another step toward returning to the Indians' lineup as he played seven innings on Saturday and homered in Columbus' 5-2 loss to Durham. Kipnis, who has placed on the disabled list on May 2 after straining his right oblique in an April 29 game against the Los Angeles Angels, went 1 for 3 and played seven innings. In the fourth inning, he hit a 0-1 fastball...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Kipnis 'felt healthy' in first rehab game, anxious to re-join team

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 0-for-2 with an RBI in his first rehab appearance with the Columbus Clippers on Friday. Kipnis contributed an RBI with a broken-bat groundout in the first inning of the 3-1 loss to the Durham Bulls. He left the game after five innings, per his rehab plan. Defensively, he started an inning-ending double play in the fifth. It was the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Indians begin process of extending Kipnis

According to a report from CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the Cleveland Indians are starting to kick the tires on extending All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis. Heyman writes: “The Indians have broached the subject of a contract extension with star second baseman Jason Kipnis, sources said.” Kipnis also hinted that he was open to talks of an extension during January’s...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians could begin extension talks with Kipnis this spring

The Indians and Jason Kipnis could begin discussing a contract extension as early as Spring Training, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer. The All-Star second baseman spoke with local media during Tribe Fest, saying that he would be "open" to a long-term extension. Kipnis won't be arbitration eligible until 2015, but there's a good chance the Indians will try and lock him...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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