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Jason Kipnis
2B | B/T: L/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 2, #63, Cleveland Indians | Arizona State
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 135 114 13 27 3 16 1 .237 .341 .404 .745
10 Seasons 4984 4404 607 1147 126 545 136 .260 .333 .416 .749
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .237 3 16 1 .745
10 Seasons .260 126 545 136 .749

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2540 468 13 2.8 89.4 106.4 9.2 35.9 .286 .419 .355 .341 .374 38.5 16.7 8.9
2016 29 2758 476 32 6.7 89.9 108.2 14.8 38.2 .265 .441 .347 .338 .393 39.5 21.2 8.7
2017 30 1448 272 13 4.8 86.2 107.8 17.5 37.9 .234 .410 .300 .306 .343 31.6 19 7.5
2018 31 2437 422 28 6.6 86.9 107.4 17.8 34.4 .232 .386 .308 .312 .335 31.6 18.6 10
2019 32 1981 381 21 5.5 88.1 107.1 14.1 33.1 .253 .414 .301 .313 .346 34.4 17.2 7.8
2020 33 593 75 7 9.3 86.2 107 18.2 28 .180 .332 .326 .282 .330 30.7 30.4 13.3
11757 2094 114 5.4 88.2 108.2 14.5 35.6 .253 .412 .326 .322 .360 35.4 19.2 8.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 344 58.2 81 65 20 11 7 1 1 19 48 .308 .221 .492 .416 .392 .338 86.9 19 21.0 18.4
2020 Breaking 179 30.3 41 37 6 3 1 0 2 20 17 .162 .148 .351 .269 .259 .227 82.6 16 43.1 28.2
2020 Offspeed 68 11.5 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 2 9 .091 .061 .091 .076 .132 .114 83.7 7 8.0 12.5
2019 Fastballs 1156 58.7 293 255 69 42 17 1 9 46 215 .271 .277 .451 .449 .338 .346 88.8 15 17.8 16.7
2019 Breaking 528 26.8 135 126 28 18 4 0 6 31 98 .222 .220 .397 .377 .273 .271 85.3 14 24.2 18.3
2019 Offspeed 286 14.5 77 73 15 11 2 0 2 10 65 .205 .241 .315 .379 .227 .277 86.4 8 22.7 12.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.2 18.2 32.5 3.2 33.3 38 28.6 2.6 35.7 19.2 29.5 6.8 2.8
2016 41 21 32.1 5.9 36.6 38.9 24.6 2.7 27.1 24.4 27.9 7.8 6.7
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
2018 34.8 28.7 27.3 9.2 36.3 38.2 25.4 3.6 24.2 32.5 25.1 5 6.6
2019 41.2 26.8 26 6 39.6 36 24.4 3.9 29.7 29.1 23.6 5.8 5.5
2020 38.7 26.7 22.7 12 42.7 30.7 26.7 5.3 30.7 36 14.7 4 9.3
40.4 23.9 28.9 6.8 36.3 37.8 25.8 3.4 29.1 27.2 25.5 6.7 5.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 Splitter -5 0 7 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .062 .069 .06 0
2020 Cutter -2 0 18 3 5 .25 .25 .32 45.5 40 22.2 .051 .056 .178 0
2020 Changeup -3.2 -2 61 10.3 11 .1 .1 .145 8.7 18.2 15.4 .06 .076 .119 12.5
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 80 13.5 15 .167 .25 .283 30.8 40 22.2 .186 .247 .29 33.3
2020 Sinker 4.7 5 96 16.2 21 .389 .667 .486 7.1 9.5 8.3 .387 .754 .515 50
2020 Slider -1.2 -1 101 17 27 .154 .385 .274 47.9 51.9 31.1 .126 .269 .185 16.7
2020 4-Seamer 0.5 1 230 38.8 55 .279 .442 .385 22.2 27.3 21.4 .167 .309 .284 33.3
2019 Splitter -2.7 -1 32 1.6 7 0 0 0 40 28.6 16.7 .123 .154 .121 20
2019 Cutter -1.4 -2 109 5.5 25 .25 .458 .316 22.4 16 19 .323 .549 .376 45
2019 Curveball 1.7 4 232 11.7 48 .273 .409 .351 11.5 14.6 10 .236 .39 .292 28.9
2019 Changeup -2.1 -5 254 12.8 70 .227 .348 .258 20.7 11.4 11.6 .254 .403 .294 28.3
2019 Slider -1.2 -4 297 15 88 .193 .386 .26 30.8 28.4 25 .209 .365 .256 40
2019 Sinker 1.8 5 298 15 91 .338 .55 .425 13.5 8.8 16.7 .3 .455 .352 29.3
2019 4-Seamer -1.1 -8 749 37.8 177 .238 .397 .323 18.8 19.2 16.5 .257 .43 .34 38.3
2018 Knuckleball -7.9 0 4 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .073 .111 .088 0
2018 Splitter -4.1 -1 24 1 6 .167 .167 .15 40 33.3 25 .156 .234 .165 0
2018 Cutter -2.2 -3 131 5.4 28 .192 .231 .223 24.6 25 15.9 .275 .326 .296 21.1
2018 Curveball 1.1 3 238 9.8 47 .256 .349 .32 24.4 25.5 16.2 .279 .365 .316 22.6
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 255 10.5 67 .22 .356 .301 31.9 17.9 17.4 .187 .289 .266 12.8
2018 Slider -0.3 -1 381 15.6 102 .14 .258 .208 32.2 37.3 24.2 .161 .3 .241 28.6
2018 Sinker -1 -5 505 20.7 140 .244 .333 .32 11 7.1 11.4 .282 .44 .354 38.6
2018 4-Seamer 1.5 13 845 34.7 197 .28 .571 .407 15 15.2 13.3 .249 .474 .358 37.9
2018 N/A 1 0
2017 Splitter -1.5 0 25 1.7 12 .182 .182 .208 26.7 25 18.8 .254 .297 .28 25
2017 Cutter -3.4 -3 84 5.8 16 .214 .214 .213 15.4 18.8 11.5 .224 .329 .286 41.7
2017 Changeup -0.5 -1 127 8.8 36 .235 .412 .299 30.3 16.7 16.2 .201 .319 .244 35.7
2017 Curveball -2.3 -4 160 11 44 .146 .293 .224 32 27.3 23.1 .153 .259 .215 20
2017 Slider -1 -2 224 15.5 66 .213 .328 .285 33.3 28.8 23.8 .221 .375 .276 27.9
2017 Sinker 1.7 5 317 21.9 86 .284 .635 .422 15.2 17.4 21.7 .273 .582 .395 37.7
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 510 35.2 113 .248 .406 .322 12.3 11.5 12.1 .256 .42 .322 31.1
2017 N/A 1 0.1 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 2 1 3 4
2012 668 2632 0 -24 19 11 6
2013 657 2769 -4 -6 18 11 19
2014 553 2231 -14 -31 17 10 -17
2015 634 2517 -13 -1 18 10 14
2016 752 2994 -4 -9 15 13 15
2017 395 1522 -18 -4 9 5 -7
2018 597 2430 -6 -18 18 12 5
2019 506 1971 -17 -12 11 8 -10
2020 139 613 3 -9 2 4 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 2540 49.2 61.4 89.6 25.8 64.8 42.3 14.4 43.3 16.8 8.2 67.9
2016 2758 49.8 61.1 87.6 25.5 60.9 42.8 12.6 43.3 19.6 7.7 62.7
2017 1448 51.2 64.3 83.9 27.2 63 43.4 19.8 46.2 21.1 7.5 78
2018 2437 48.1 61.4 85.8 25.8 62.5 43.2 13.8 43 20.8 8.2 69.2
2019 1981 49.8 65.8 87.9 26.7 57.2 42.1 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 26.2 5.2 54.8
11757 49.4 62.3 87.1 25.9 61 42.7 15.6 43.9 19.9 7.8 68.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 78 95 65 42 92 33 25 62 67 62 67 78 59
2016 70 70 64 55 68 68 49 65 65 38 59 66 58
2017 29 17 40 53 16 20 33 19 28 58 37 62 56 18
2018 38 22 33 42 45 58 45 15 23 65 67 69 50 11
2019 32 45 34 28 34 34 26 27 27 74 36 76 49 2
2020 10 2 9 37 18 27 59 12 13 12 82 48 67 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 %
2019 23.2 17 15.9 1 14 11 7 41.2
2020 23.7 3 4.4 -1 3 2 3 100

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 18 22 15 19 17 15 18 15 15 23 15 10 16 14 18 12 18 12 16 9 14 14 15 14 20 16 13 19 15 20
2020 3 6 5 3 5 4 0 6 4 3 6 5 3 4 3 4 4 7 3 4 3 4 5 5 4 5 5 3 5 3 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.4 89.9 0.5 86.2 -3.7 86.9 0.7 88.1 1.2 86.2 -1.9 undefined
Launch Angle 9.2 14.8 5.6 17.5 2.7 17.8 0.3 14.1 -3.7 18.2 4.1 undefined
Barrel % 2.8 6.7 3.9 4.8 -1.9 6.6 1.8 5.5 -1.1 9.3 3.8 undefined
Hard Hit % 38.5 39.5 1 31.6 -7.9 31.6 0 34.4 2.8 30.7 -3.7 undefined
Sweet Spot % 35.9 38.2 2.3 37.9 -0.3 34.4 -3.5 33.1 -1.3 28 -5.1 undefined
xBA .286 .265 -0.021 .234 -0.031 .232 -0.002 .253 0.021 .18 -0.073 undefined
BA .303 .275 -0.028 .232 -0.043 .23 -0.002 .245 0.015 .237 -0.008 undefined
xwOBA .341 .338 -0.003 .306 -0.032 .312 0.006 .313 0.001 .282 -0.031 undefined
wOBA .355 .347 -0.008 .3 -0.047 .308 0.008 .301 -0.007 .326 0.025 undefined
xSLG .419 .441 0.022 .41 -0.031 .386 -0.024 .414 0.028 .332 -0.082 undefined
SLG .451 .469 0.018 .414 -0.055 .389 -0.025 .41 0.021 .404 -0.006 undefined
K% 16.7 21.2 4.5 19 -2.2 18.6 -0.4 17.2 -1.4 30.4 13.2 undefined
BB% 8.9 8.7 -0.2 7.5 -1.2 10 2.5 7.8 -2.2 13.3 5.5 undefined
Swing % 43.3 43.3 0 46.2 2.9 43 -3.2 46.3 3.3 40 -6.3 undefined
Whiff% 16.8 19.6 2.8 21.1 1.5 20.8 -0.3 20.3 -0.5 26.2 5.9 undefined
In Zone % 49.2 49.8 0.6 51.2 1.4 48.1 -3.1 49.8 1.7 47.2 -2.6 undefined
Out of Zone % 50.8 50.2 -0.6 48.8 -1.4 51.9 3.1 50.2 -1.7 52.8 2.6 undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 25.8 25.5 -0.3 27.2 1.7 25.8 -1.4 26.7 0.9 23.3 -3.4 undefined
First Pitch Swing % 14.4 12.6 -1.8 19.8 7.2 13.8 -6 19.4 5.6 17.8 -1.6 undefined
First Pitch Strike % 56.2 55.2 -1 59.2 4 52.7 -6.5 56.9 4.2 53.3 -3.6 undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 673 61 9.1 .342 .408
2017 L 373 68 18.2 .298 .312
2018 L 588 188 32.0 .324 .282
2019 L 509 265 52.1 .329 .276
2020 L 135 90 66.7 .274 .351

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