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Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler
Kinsler with the Rangers
MLB Player information
NameIan Kinsler
PositionSecond baseman
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutApril 3, 2006 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
Batting average.275
Home runs124
Runs batted in395
Runs558
Stolen bases136
Teams
*Texas Rangers (2006 present)
* 2× All-Star selection (2008, 2010) *2× AL Player of the Week (April 2007 & April 2009) *Ranked # 24 on the Sporting News list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball (2009) *Hit for the cycle (2009) *3× 20 20 club (2007, 2009, 2011) *2× 30-30 club (2009, 2011) *Majors-best 25-game hit streak (2008) *Led major league 2B in range factor (5.77, 2008) *2× led AL 2B in range factor (5.58, 2006; 5.69, 2007) *Led major league 2B in double plays (123, 2008) *Led AL in power-speed # (31.0, 2009) *Rangers Rookie of the Year (2006) *Rangers record for career steals of third (21, 2009) *Rangers record for career leadoff home runs (9, 2009) *Tied Rangers record for home runs in April (9, 2007) *Rangers record for hits in 9-inning game (6, 2009) *Tied Rangers record for runs in a game (5, 2009) *Tied Rangers record for extra base hits in a game (4, 2009) *Tied Rangers record for double plays in a game (5, 2006)

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Ian Michael Kinsler (born June 22, 1982, in Tucson, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball All-Star second baseman for the Texas Rangers.

Despite having been drafted in only the 17th round out of college, Kinsler has risen to become a two-time All Star, and a member of the Sporting News
2009 list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball. He is known as a five-tool player, hitting for average and power, and excelling in baserunning, throwing, and fielding.

Kinsler has twice hit 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in the same season (2009 and 2011), and is one of 12 ballplayers in major league history who have had multiple 30-30 club seasons. In 2011, he also joined the 20 20 club for the third time, one season shy of the major league record for a second baseman. He hit for the cycle in a game in 2009, while getting hits in all six of his at bats.

Through 2011, he was third in career stolen bases in Rangers history, and had the third-best career stolen-base percentage among active major leaguers. On defense, he had the highest career range factor per game of all active major league second basemen.


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