After a disappointing first half, Jason Kipnis has come out swinging, literally.
The JK Kid was named American League Player of the Week for his performance during a four-game series in Detroit.
— MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) July 21, 2014
Kipnis hit .333 with six RBIs, as the Indians pulled to within 5 1/2 games of the Central leading Tigers. He also clubbed two homers, July 18, which is a good sign that maybe Kipnis’ second half will have a little more power, considering he just three before the All-Star break.
The Tribe’s second baseman hadn’t homered since April 21. He hit leadoff during the entire series in Detroit, which could be a sign of things to come with Michael Bourn on the disabled list.
His slugging percentage (.371) is the lowest it’s ever been at any point in his career in the Indians’ organization (both minors and majors).