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2015 IBI PREVIEW CAPSULES: 2B JASON KIPNIS (1.28.15)

01 Feb

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is second baseman Jason Kipnis.

Jason Kipnis, 2B

Bats: Left — Throws: Right — Entering his age-28 season — Contract: $4.0 million in 2015 ($6.0 million in 2016, $9.0 million in 2017, $13.5 million in 2018, $14.5 million in 2019, team option in 2020 for $16.5 million)

2014 Overview: Following back-to-back above-average seasons and an All-Star bid in 2013, the sky came crashing down on Kipnis in 2014, with some combination of injuries and underperformance leading to the second baseman’s first extended struggles in the majors. With his on-base ability, his power, and his defense all taking steps back in 2014, Kipnis has plenty of areas to improve upon to make last year a blip in the radar as opposed to a downward trend. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 28, 2015

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