MLB News: Jason Kipnis named AL player of the week

Major League Baseball announced today that Indians’ second baseman Jason Kipnis was the player of the week for the period ending June 30th. Per MLB:

“This marks Jason’s second career weekly honor and his second in the month of June after sharing the award with teammate Corey Kluber for the week ending June 17th. Tribe teammates Ryan Raburn and Justin Masterson have also been tabbed with A.L. Player of the Week Awards this season, winning for the periods ending May 5th and May 19th, respectively. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Kipnis batted .478 (11-for-23) with four doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and nine runs scored over the week, hitting safely in all seven games he played. Among Major League leaders, Kipnis finished tops in walks and on-base percentage (.606), was tied for first in RBI and doubles and was second in runs scored. Jason also tied for the A.L. lead in hits, was second in batting average and total bases (24), was third in slugging percentage (1.043) and was tied for fourth in homers.”

Even though this is Jason’s second player of the month award in June, he may not beat out Baltimore’s Chris Davis for player of the month honors. In June Davis hit .290 with 12 home runs, 7 doubles and 30 RBI with a 1.028 OPS and a .692 slugging percentage.

Jason is not among the leading vote getters at second base for the MLB All-Star game.

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  • Tim K.

    You’d think if you won Player of the Week 2 times in one month, you’d have a good shot at Player of the Month. Let’s hope he brings it home, but my guess is Davis will get it.