I’ve been a fan of both of these men who were involved in this trade for awhile. I would say Ian Kinsler longer only because of the time he spent with the Clinton LumberKings. My Grandfather used to take me and my little brothers to a bunch of games growing up, so I was able to watch Kinsler play for a little while before he moved onto the next level.
Anyways, Detroit’s second baseman is excited about the fresh start and is focused on improving his game at the same time. Ian has hit 20 plus home runs and has stolen 20 plus bases in the same season only three times in his eight year career in the Majors.
In his last year with the Texas Rangers, he stole only 15 bases while hitting 13 home runs. According to the Detroit Free Press, Kinsler is looking to collect more than 15 stolen bases in 2014.
“A little bit of a weird year for me running-wise as far as stolen bases are concern.” Ian Kinsler on his stolen bases dropping in 2013.
Kinsler had a career high in stolen bases in 2009 where he swiped 31 bags. I see him picking up at least 23-24 this year with the Tigers.