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Game MVP: Jason Kipnis [5/15/13]


Continuing the MVP series, Wednesday’s MVP is once again Jason Kipnis. To get your new Jason Kipnis MVP virtual card, send me an e-mail to [email protected], with the phrase “TheJKkid” in the subject line.

Jason Kipnis

MVP Status: Hero

Game Stats:

-3 hits in 4 at bats (.750 batting average)

-Reached base 4 times in 5 plate appearances (.800 OBP)

-2 doubles + 1 home run = 8 total bases (2.000 slugging percentage)

-3 RBI (18th, 19th and 20th of the year)

-3 runs scored (16th, 17th and 18th of the year)

-Perfect defense (0 errors)

Details:

The 63rd overall pick in the 2009 draft, Jason Kipnis first reached the majors as a second baseman in 2011. He has been spectacular on defense and above average on offense ever since.

In Wednesday’s game, Kipnis continued his torrid comeback from an early-season slump with a spectacular performance that raised his slash line to .236/.303/.476 on the year. He ripped his 6th home run and knocked in his 20th RBI, crossing the plate 3 times in the process. As usual, his defense was flawless. Kipnis is a big part of the Tribe’s future. If he keeps coming back at this rate, he may even make the all-star team.

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