Jason Kipnis
2B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2009 | Rd: 2, #63, Cleveland Indians | Arizona State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 601 530 65 122 18 7 .230 .315 .389 .704
2019 511 458 52 112 17 7 .245 .304 .410 .714
2020 135 114 13 27 3 1 .237 .341 .404 .745
10 Seasons 4,984 4,404 607 1,147 126 136 .260 .333 .416 .749
AVG HR SB OPS
2018 .230 18 7 .704
2019 .245 17 7 .714
2020 .237 3 1 .745
10 Seasons .260 126 136 .749
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2540 468 13 2.8 2.0 89.4 106.4 9.2 35.9 .293 .429 .355 .349 .386 38.5 16.7 8.9
2016 29 2758 476 32 6.7 4.7 89.9 108.2 14.8 38.2 .270 .453 .347 .345 .405 39.5 21.2 8.7
2017 30 1448 272 13 4.8 3.5 86.2 107.8 17.5 37.9 .234 .410 .300 .306 .343 31.6 19.0 7.5
2018 31 2437 422 28 6.6 4.7 86.9 107.4 17.8 34.4 .237 .394 .308 .318 .345 31.6 18.6 10.0
2019 32 1981 381 21 5.5 4.1 88.1 107.1 14.1 33.1 .256 .419 .301 .316 .351 34.4 17.2 7.8
2020 33 593 75 7 9.3 5.2 86.2 107.0 18.2 28.0 .180 .332 .326 .282 .330 30.7 30.4 13.3
Player 11757 2094 114 5.4 3.9 88.2 108.2 14.5 35.6 .257 .419 .326 .327 .368 35.4 19.2 8.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 46.2 18.2 32.5 3.2 33.3 38.0 28.6 2.6 35.7 19.2 29.5 6.8 2.8 2.0
2016 41.0 21.0 32.1 5.9 36.6 38.9 24.6 2.7 27.1 24.4 27.9 7.8 6.7 4.7
2017 37.5 26.8 25.4 10.3 34.9 39.7 25.4 4.4 27.6 32.7 20.6 9.2 4.8 3.5
2018 34.8 28.7 27.3 9.2 36.3 38.2 25.4 3.6 24.2 32.5 25.1 5.0 6.6 4.7
2019 41.2 26.8 26.0 6.0 39.6 36.0 24.4 3.9 29.7 29.1 23.6 5.8 5.5 4.1
2020 38.7 32.0 17.3 12.0 42.7 30.7 26.7 5.3 30.7 36.0 14.7 4.0 9.3 5.2
Player 40.4 24.1 28.7 6.8 36.3 37.8 25.8 3.4 29.1 27.2 25.5 6.7 5.4 3.9
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.4 1 237 40.0 57 .267 .422 .371 22.8 28.1 21.9 .160 .295 .274 32.3
2020 Slider -1.4 -1 102 17.2 27 .154 .385 .274 46.9 51.9 31.8 .126 .269 .185 16.7
2020 Sinker 5.2 5 89 15.0 19 .438 .750 .537 3.8 5.3 4.8 .435 .848 .569 53.3
2020 Curveball -1.3 -1 71 12.0 13 .100 .100 .231 36.4 46.2 23.1 .169 .195 .285 25.0
2020 Changeup -3.2 -2 61 10.3 11 .100 .100 .145 8.7 18.2 15.4 .060 .076 .119 12.5
2020 Cutter -2.0 0 18 3.0 5 .250 .250 .320 45.5 40.0 22.2 .051 .056 .178 0.0
2020 Split-Finger -6.0 0 7 1.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .062 .069 .060 0.0
2020 Slurve -2.8 0 4 0.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 Sweeper -2.4 0 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .007 .007 .006 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -8 752 38.0 180 .242 .399 .326 18.7 18.9 16.1 .263 .435 .346 38.5
2019 Sinker 2.1 6 295 14.9 88 .333 .551 .426 13.7 9.1 18.6 .293 .452 .345 28.8
2019 Slider -1.2 -3 278 14.0 82 .195 .403 .268 29.1 26.8 23.4 .211 .356 .256 36.8
2019 Changeup -1.5 -4 253 12.8 69 .231 .354 .266 20.9 11.6 11.6 .258 .411 .299 27.1
2019 Curveball 1.8 4 216 10.9 45 .268 .415 .354 12.9 15.6 11.5 .247 .411 .306 31.4
2019 Cutter -1.4 -2 110 5.6 25 .250 .458 .316 22.4 16.0 19.0 .323 .549 .376 45.0
2019 Split-Finger -3.7 -1 33 1.7 8 .000 .000 .000 37.5 25.0 16.7 .139 .172 .134 33.3
2019 Slurve 0.1 0 20 1.0 3 .333 .333 .300 0.0 0.0 0.0 .091 .097 .081 0.0
2019 Sweeper -4.0 -1 14 0.7 6 .167 .167 .150 60.0 50.0 50.0 .173 .483 .263 100.0
2018 4-Seam Fastball 1.4 12 846 34.7 199 .276 .565 .401 15.0 15.1 13.4 .251 .475 .359 38.0
2018 Sinker -1.0 -5 504 20.7 138 .248 .339 .320 11.1 7.2 11.2 .284 .445 .358 38.4
2018 Slider -0.9 -3 373 15.3 98 .135 .225 .196 31.8 36.7 23.4 .153 .274 .230 25.9
2018 Changeup 0.4 1 249 10.2 65 .228 .368 .311 30.3 15.4 14.9 .194 .300 .275 12.8
2018 Curveball 1.0 2 228 9.4 46 .256 .349 .312 23.5 26.1 17.4 .279 .365 .308 22.6
2018 Cutter -2.2 -3 132 5.4 28 .192 .231 .223 25.8 25.0 15.9 .275 .326 .296 21.1
2018 Split-Finger -4.5 -1 30 1.2 8 .125 .125 .113 47.4 50.0 40.0 .117 .176 .123 0.0
2018 Slurve 0.6 0 9 0.4 2 .000 .000 .350 40.0 50.0 16.7 -- -- .350 --
2018 Sweeper 26.6 2 8 0.3 3 .333 1.333 .667 33.3 33.3 50.0 .455 1.193 .687 100.0
2018 Knuckleball -7.9 0 4 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .073 .111 .088 0.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 -1 500 34.5 111 .242 .394 .317 11.1 11.7 12.4 .251 .403 .315 29.5
2017 Sinker 1.8 6 326 22.5 88 .289 .645 .426 16.7 17.0 21.1 .280 .600 .402 39.7
2017 Slider -0.8 -2 211 14.6 62 .228 .351 .289 36.1 30.6 26.0 .214 .361 .269 25.6
2017 Curveball -2.3 -4 155 10.7 43 .150 .300 .230 32.4 27.9 24.5 .157 .265 .220 20.7
2017 Changeup -0.5 -1 127 8.8 36 .235 .412 .299 30.3 16.7 16.2 .201 .319 .244 35.7
2017 Cutter -3.5 -3 88 6.1 17 .200 .200 .200 14.6 17.6 10.7 .221 .320 .278 38.5
2017 Split-Finger -1.5 0 25 1.7 12 .182 .182 .208 26.7 25.0 18.8 .254 .297 .280 25.0
2017 Slurve -6.6 -1 12 0.8 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .226 .265 .214 33.3
2017 Sweeper 11.5 0 3 0.2 1 .000 .000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .473 1.327 .755 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 150 595 -2 1 1 3 4
2012 668 2,632 -1 -25 19 12 4
2013 657 2,769 -4 -5 18 11 20
2014 553 2,231 -13 -29 17 10 -16
2015 634 2,517 -12 -1 18 10 16
2016 752 2,994 -2 -7 15 13 19
2017 395 1,522 -18 -4 9 5 -8
2018 597 2,430 -6 -20 18 12 4
2019 506 1,971 -15 -13 11 8 -9
2020 139 613 3 -9 2 5 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,540 49.3 61.5 89.6 25.6 64.4 42.5 14.4 43.3 16.8 8.2 67.5
2016 2,758 49.6 61.0 87.7 25.8 61.2 42.9 12.6 43.3 19.6 7.7 63.0
2017 1,448 51.2 64.3 83.9 27.2 63.0 43.3 19.8 46.2 21.1 7.5 78.0
2018 2,437 48.0 61.3 85.8 25.9 62.6 43.2 13.8 43.0 20.8 8.2 69.4
2019 1,981 49.8 65.8 87.9 26.7 57.2 41.8 19.4 46.3 20.3 7.8 73.9
2020 593 47.2 58.6 84.1 23.3 46.6 42.5 17.8 40.0 26.2 5.2 54.8
Player 11,757 49.3 62.3 87.1 25.9 61.0 42.7 15.6 43.9 19.9 7.8 68.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 81 96 67 43 93 33 25 62 50 67 63 67 78 71 62
2016 72 72 65 58 70 68 49 64 61 65 38 59 66 67 60 56
2017 26 15 40 52 12 20 33 19 58 28 59 37 62 50 57 22
2018 40 27 35 43 51 59 46 16 55 21 65 67 69 63 50 13
2019 32 46 35 29 35 33 26 27 50 26 74 36 76 65 49 3
2020 9 2 9 37 16 27 59 11 41 13 12 82 48 74 67 5 4
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.1 27 28.3 -1 15 23 10 37.0
2017 23.2 12 11.3 1 11 11 4 33.3
2018 23.0 18 15.5 3 14 15 3 16.7
2019 23.2 17 16.2 1 12 13 6 35.3
2020 23.7 3 4.2 -1 5 2 3 100.0
Player 23.1 77 75.5 2 57 64 26 33.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 27 26 26 31 27 25 31 28 22 22 26 38 30 26 25 33 19 25 29 33 28 23 35 37 30 26 30 38 32 29 18
2017 12 12 7 15 14 11 15 12 9 7 9 18 10 10 12 12 10 10 12 11 10 8 17 12 11 9 12 18 13 10 4
2018 18 23 13 15 14 13 16 20 9 9 12 20 20 14 13 20 16 15 14 18 19 13 22 18 15 10 10 19 21 15 9
2019 17 21 13 20 19 16 19 15 16 9 11 19 21 15 16 17 14 14 15 17 15 21 20 17 13 13 16 19 21 14 9
2020 3 6 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 5 5 3 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 7 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 3
Player 77 88 63 88 78 69 85 79 60 50 61 100 86 68 71 86 63 69 74 84 76 70 101 87 73 61 72 98 91 71 43
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.4 89.9 0.5 86.2 -3.7 86.9 0.7 88.1 1.2 86.2 -1.9
Launch Angle 9.2 14.8 5.6 17.5 2.7 17.8 0.3 14.1 -3.7 18.2 4.1
Barrel % 2.8 6.7 3.9 4.8 -1.9 6.6 1.8 5.5 -1.1 9.3 3.8
Hard Hit % 38.5 39.5 1.0 31.6 -7.9 31.6 0.0 34.4 2.8 30.7 -3.7
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.9 38.2 2.3 37.9 -0.3 34.4 -3.5 33.1 -1.3 28.0 -5.1
xBA .293 .270 -0.023 .234 -0.036 .237 0.003 .256 0.019 .180 -0.076
BA .303 .275 -0.028 .232 -0.043 .230 -0.002 .245 0.015 .237 -0.008
xwOBA .349 .345 -0.004 .306 -0.039 .318 0.012 .316 -0.002 .282 -0.034
wOBA .355 .347 -0.008 .300 -0.047 .308 0.008 .301 -0.007 .326 0.025
xSLG .429 .453 0.024 .410 -0.043 .394 -0.016 .419 0.025 .332 -0.087
SLG .451 .469 0.018 .414 -0.055 .389 -0.025 .410 0.021 .404 -0.006
K% 16.7 21.2 4.5 19.0 -2.2 18.6 -0.4 17.2 -1.4 30.4 13.2
BB% 8.9 8.7 -0.2 7.5 -1.2 10.0 2.5 7.8 -2.2 13.3 5.5
Swing % 43.3 43.3 0.0 46.2 2.9 43.0 -3.2 46.3 3.3 40.0 -6.3
Whiff% 16.8 19.6 2.8 21.1 1.5 20.8 -0.3 20.3 -0.5 26.2 5.9
In Zone % 49.3 49.6 0.3 51.2 1.6 48.0 -3.2 49.8 1.8 47.2 -2.6
Out of Zone % 50.7 50.4 -0.3 48.8 -1.6 52.0 3.2 50.2 -1.8 52.8 2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 25.6 25.8 0.2 27.2 1.4 25.9 -1.3 26.7 0.8 23.3 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 14.4 12.6 -1.8 19.8 7.2 13.8 -6.0 19.4 5.6 17.8 -1.6
First Pitch Strike % 56.2 55.2 -1.0 59.2 4.0 52.8 -6.4 57.1 4.3 53.3 -3.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 673 78 11.6 .340 .406
2017 Shifts L 373 86 23.1 .304 .287
2018 Shifts L 588 227 38.6 .316 .302
2019 Shifts L 509 284 55.8 .307 .297
2020 Shifts L 135 105 77.8 .234 .352
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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