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Jason Kipnis

#22 | 2B
Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians
Jason Kipnis
Name: Jason Michael Kipnis
Born: Apr 3, 1987 in Evanston, Ill. USA
College: Arizona State
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019461.245.306.41417
Career4,293.261.333.417123
Drafted in the 2nd round (63rd overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2009 (signed for $575,000)
Kipnis turned down fourth-round money from the Padres last year as a draft-eligible sophomore, and it's looking like a good decision, as he'll likely be a higher selection this time around. Kipnis redshirted at Kentucky as a freshman and was suspended from the team as a sophomore, but he has impressed the Sun Devils with his work ethic and was Pac-10 newcomer of the year in 2008. He has been even better this season, leading the team in batting, on-base percentage and slugging, as well as stolen bases. Kipnis doesn't have one standout tool, but can do a little bit of everything. He has a patient approach and a line-drive swing. He has shown he can hit quality pitching, though he doesn't profile for big power with a wood bat, making him a potential tweener. While his defense in center field has improved, he doesn't have the range to stay there long-term--yet he might not hit enough to man a corner spot. He may also get a chance to try second base.
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