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Tigers | Ian Kinsler still in two-spot

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 13:59:19 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler will remain near the top of the lineup Saturday, June 6, against the Chicago White Sox. Kinsler will hit second once again, this time against LHP John Danks.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is 3-for-9 in his last two games, but he is hitting just .220 off lefties for the season. Kinsler is a career .302 hitter against southpaws, but he'll carry some measure of risk on FantasyScore until he finally overcomes his early-season struggles. That said, while hitting immediately in front of Miguel Cabrera, Kinsler will have a high ceiling, making it difficult to fade him completely.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler up, Jose Iglesias down

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:58:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is returning to the two-hole in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Friday, June 5, while SS Jose Iglesias moves back down to the No. 9 spot in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) had two hits yesterday to break out of his funk, but he's still hitting .111 (5-for-45) with seven strikeouts since May 22. A move back to the top of the order may help him continue to turn things around, and he's more attractive there to FantasyScore players. You may want to be safe and continue sitting him tonight, though, since he's just 10-for-46 (.217) with no homers and one RBI against lefties this year. Iglesias ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 10-for-31 (.323) since May 22 but has only one home run and an RBI in that span. He's due for more correction on his inflated average this summer, and hitting at the bottom of the lineup makes him a weak play.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler moved in lineup

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:49:41 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is batting second against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, June 3. 2B Ian Kinsler is hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Iglesias ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) usually bats at the bottom of the lineup and Kinsler ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has hit second, but Chris Iott of MLive.com reports manager Brad Ausmus is shaking up the lineup. These two will still contribute, but Iglesias' value may have risen a bit because of where he is in the lineup.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler dropped to fifth

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:59:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is hitting fifth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman Tuesday, June 2.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is hitting just .111 (5-for-45) with 10 strikeouts and one home run since May 19, and the lineup shuffle is likely an effort to get him out of his funk. It'll give him a better opportunity to drive in runs, but until he breaks out of his slump, you may want to avoid him in daily games.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler resting Tuesday

Tue, 26 May 2015 16:10:36 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler will rest Tuesday, May 26, against the Oakland Athletics. 2B Hernan Perez will start at second in his place and bat ninth in the order. OF Rajai Davis will serve as the designated hitter and move into the two-spot in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Perez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just two hits in 27 plate appearances this year, and he shouldn't garner any consideration on FantasyScore. Davis ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has 11 stolen bases on the season, and he can be considered for play in GPP tournaments despite his low .262 average against right-handed pitchers.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler bangs out four hits

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20:45:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs in a 9-6 win over the Cleveland Indians Saturday, April 11.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is off to a strong start, and he is hitting .455 with eight runs scored and seven RBIs through five games. Keep riding him at FantasyScore until he and the Tigers cool off.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler stays hot

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:04:48 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler went 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBI in a win over the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 8, and he has started the season hitting .500 with a .444 on-base percentage.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is off to a good start in 2015. It wouldn't be a bad idea to keep running with him at FantasyScore Thursday against Twins starter Kyle Gibson.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler injury update

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:42:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler (shoulder) isn't expected to miss more than a couple days after straining and re-straining his left shoulder lifting, according to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler is one of the top players at second base and projects to hit leadoff for a talented offensive squad. As long as his shoulder injury doesn't linger, he'll remain one of the first second basemen off the board in fantasy drafts.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler scratched from spring game

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:24:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler (shoulder) was scratched from the spring training game Friday, March 13.

Fantasy Tip: Gamers will want to keep tabs on Kinsler's injury before deciding whether to move him down draft boards.

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Tigers | Detroit's leadoff options

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:27:23 -0800

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is expected to bat leadoff this year against right-handed pitchers, with OF Rajai Davis in the leadoff spot against lefties.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler is no longer an option in the first couple of rounds of fantasy drafts, but he remains a very consistent top-level option at the keystone. Davis is a late-round target for stolen bases, but be aware that he is likely to lose some playing time to Anthony Gose eventually.

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