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.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:26:51 -0800
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is considered the most obvious option to hit second for the Tigers, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck, but Beck expects Kinsler to hit leadoff. Beck describes Tigers SS Jose Iglesias as the candidate with the best skill set to bat second. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus also mentioned Tigers C Alex Avila for consideration to hit second.
Fantasy Tip: Kinsler is one of the top second baseman in fantasy regardless of whether he hits leadoff or second for the Tigers. Iglesias would become an AL-only league consideration for fantasy teams if he were to win the job batting second, and Avila would move firmly into C2 territory in two-catcher formats if he hits second.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:04:06 -0800
Former Detroit Tigers SS Alan Trammell will report to the club's spring training camp when position players arrive and remain there until camp is over. He is expected to spend much of his time working with SS Jose Iglesias and 2B Ian Kinsler.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:45:15 -0700
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler has been added to the American League roster for the 2014 All-Star Game in place of Tigers DH Victor Martinez (back).
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:03:34 -0700
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler (undisclosed) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 29.
Wed, 28 May 2014 07:48:21 -0700
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler's hitting streak was snapped at 11 games Tuesday, May 27.
Sun, 25 May 2014 07:35:54 -0700
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler extended his hitting streak to 10 games Saturday, May 24.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:19:57 -0700
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs Thursday, April 17.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:14:21 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he's "95 percent sure" that 1B Miguel Cabrera and DH Victor Martinez will hit third and fourth, respectively, this season but that he is "not solid on anyone anywhere" else in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Watch to see how the lineup arrangement will affect the run and RBI totals of hitters like Ian Kinsler, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson. Drafters will have to adjust their expectations based on their slots.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:13:22 -0800
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler ripped Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels in a recent interview for ESPN The Magazine. "Daniels is a sleazeball," Kinsler said. "He got in good with the owners and straight pushed Ryan out. He thought all the things he should get credit for, Ryan got credit for. It's just ego. Once we went to the World Series, everybody's ego got huge, except for Nolan's."