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This is obviously my opinion, but I would like to think it is correct. The scouting report is out on him and everyone is picking up on his weaknesses. He is the most overrated 2B in the game. Don't listen to all these "Yahoo Experts" defend him in their weekly blogs and shuffle ups. Kipnis is not in a sophomore slump. You would of had to be productive in the previous year to be eligible for a slump. These are his stats over the past 77 games, that is since the all star break last season and this season so far.
.221, 34 R, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 11 SB, 63 K's.
Realistically, he will play in about 154 games so double those figures.
.221, 68 R, 6 HR, 58 RBI, 22 SB, 126 K's
Is that a top five or six 2B to you? Seriously, is that even top ten?
It kills me because I had huge hopes for him but bottom line is...he had a good half. That's it. He has been absolute trash since last July. I thought he was going to be a star player and the biggest offensive player in the Tribes lineup but I watch every single game and he makes me more disgusted each and every AB. He has had A TON of at bats this year with RISP and he can't do anything. He couldn't hit a beachball if you threw it at him. If you own some Kipnis stock, I would seriously trade his #$%$ away before he is completely without value.
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