Not sure, but overall, this is just a cool streak, partly because his LD's are down, and also partly because everything he puts in play is finding a glove.
Hope your right because kinsler is hitting .222 since his 6-6 cycle night I own kinsler in almost every league including my dynasty and money league so i hope kinsler starts figuring things out real soon.
I guess part of my rationale behind nothing being wrong with Kinsler is having watched his AB's as well (like almost all of his AB's... I have no cable, just the MLB package on my laptop so lets just say I'm watching a ton of games ). I'm not a scout or coach or anything of that sort, but he seems to be taking a fine approach, he's taking balls, working counts, and squaring the ball up. I can think of some warning track shots and balls he's hit hard at fielders and foul, all in all, I think he'll be fine. I guess for comparisons sake, I'd be more concerned about Josh Hamilton when he comes back from injury, bc watching his AB's he was looking lost on breaking balls and just flipping his bat at a ton of them, Kinsler is having no such problems.
B-Chad wrote:I guess part of my rationale behind nothing being wrong with Kinsler is having watched his AB's as well (like almost all of his AB's... I have no cable, just the MLB package on my laptop so lets just say I'm watching a ton of games ). I'm not a scout or coach or anything of that sort, but he seems to be taking a fine approach, he's taking balls, working counts, and squaring the ball up. I can think of some warning track shots and balls he's hit hard at fielders and foul, all in all, I think he'll be fine. .
you should check RANGERS Mlb and Espn Board
they are really worried about how Kinsler changed his swing compared to last year
here some examples:
I'm afraid to say it, but it looks as though Kinsler is turning into Hank Blalock before our very eyes. Remember what a great hitter Blalock used to be at the beginning of his career, back when he hit for average and power? Then he hit that HR off Gagne in the All-Star Game, and it was almost like that was the turning point of his career. I read a report done a few years back that talked about how Hank Blalock had changed to an almost exclusive upper-cut swing, like he was trying to hit a HR in every at-bat. I noticed it as well, as I'm sure most of you did too. It was like after he hit that HR off Gagne, he wanted to try to hit one in every at-bat, like he thought he should be able to or something. Fast-forward to 2009 Ian Kinsler. He started off the year hitting everything in sight. But he wasn't swinging for the fences every time. He was getting singles, doubles, spraying the ball all over the field. It was really only on the inside pitches where he would turn on the ball and golf them out to left field. But now he has the most grotesque upper cut swing he's ever had, like it's home run or bust every at-bat. His overall plate discipline is still pretty good, but he is popping out at a rapidly increasing rate because he's swinging under the ball every time. His K's are up too because of his approach as well. It's like he got caught up in the HR fever like Blalock did and now that's all he cares about hitting. Line drives, Ian, line drives.
He went from swinging hard with a level swing, to swinging hard with an uppercut homerun swing. Now it either goes out, or goes straight up. He needs to realize hrs aren't the goal, and start leveling that swing out again. A lot of those mile high pop ups might be looping liners if he stopped with the uppercut swings. A pop up is an automatic out. A looping liner still has a chance to be a hit.
2B Ian Kinsler is struggling to keep the ball on the ground. Kinsler had three fly ball outs Friday, dropping his batting average to .259. Kinsler, hitting .172 (5-for-29) on the current homestand also has a groundball-to-flyball rate of .59-to-1. It is the third worst in the AL, behind only Carlos Pena and David Ortiz. Those are supposed to be big power/big strikeout hitters. Kinsler is not. While he has good power, he's a leadoff guy. (Yahoo! Sports)