Ian Kinsler Speaker Profile
Ian Kinsler Biography
All-Star second baseman for the Texas Rangers, Ian Kinsler was born June 22, 1982 in Tucson, Arizona. Kinsler was named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending April 15. He batted .476 (10-for-21) with four home runs, eight RBI, and seven runs scored. His nine home runs in April tied a team record for that month.
In 2007, Kinsler had 20 home runs (leading all AL second basemen), and was 23-2 in stolen base attempts. He was one of only 6 batters in the AL to have at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, along with Alex Rodriguez, Gary Sheffield, Grady Sizemore, B.J. Upton, and Curtis Granderson. It was the seventh time in franchise history a player reached the 20-20 plateau. He did this despite a stress fracture in his left foot, which kept him under 500 at-bats.
Kinsler finished the year 7th in the American League in power/speed number (21.4), 9th in sacrifice hits (8), and tied for 10th in bunt hits (5). On defense, Kinsler led all major league second basemen in range factor (5.69), leading the league for the second straight year.
In 2008, despite missing the last 6 weeks of the season, Kinsler was 4th in the American League in batting average (.319) and power/speed number (21.3), 8th in runs (102) and OPS (.892), 9th in sacrifice hits (8), and 10th in stolen bases (26). He hit .413 with runners in scoring position. He was one of only 3 batters in the AL to have at least 18 home runs and 18 stolen bases in both 2007 and 2008, along with Alex Rodriguez and Grady Sizemore. In the field, he led all major league second basemen with a 5.77 range factor and 123 double plays, but also in errors with 18.
Kinsler was mentioned as an MVP candidate before his injury by writers at ESPN, the Dallas News, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. Kinsler could have conceivably rivaled Dustin Pedroia for MVP if not for the sports hernia that cut his 2008 campaign short by a month and a half. In the end, he received a single 10-place vote from Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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