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9 Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B

Texas Rangers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
66%57%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
530.321294
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019TEX652022348121144930.299.322.238
2020TEX1553917024841.379.434.321

Player Updates

August 8, 2020 11:36 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Swipes bag in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 4-3 win over the Angels.

Kiner-Falefa scored the tying run in the fourth inning on a throwing error by Angels pitcher Griffin Canning. He also got aboard with a single in the sixth, then recorded his fourth stolen base of the year. Kiner-Falefa has hit safely in five straight games, going 9-for-18 with two steals and four runs scored in that span. For the year, he's hitting .353 with an RBI, six runs scored and two triples. The hot hitting is making a case for the 25-year-old to hit higher in the order.

August 6, 2020 10:56 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Triples in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Athletics.

Kiner-Falefa is one of the few bats in the Rangers' lineup hitting with regularity. He leads the team's starters with a .333 average. While he's driven in just one run, Kiner-Falefa is making an impact on the bases with three steals and five runs scored.

August 6, 2020 01:12 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Picks up third steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Athletics.

Kiner-Falefa knocked in Robinson Chirinos with an infield single in the fourth inning, then stole second with two outs, but the 25-year-old couldn't come around to score. Kiner-Falefa has seen regular time at third base recently. He's hitting .269 with three steals, one RBI and three runs scored in eight games this season.

July 30, 2020 12:08 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Swipes two bags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk during Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

The 25-year-old missed two games with the hamstring injury to start the week, but he showed no signs of the injury with the two steals Wednesday. Kiner-Falefa is 2-for-8 with a triple, two runs, two stolen bases and two walks through three games.

July 29, 2020 08:00 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Hitless in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 0-for-3 and left two men on base in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Kiner-Falefa, who had missed two games with a hamstring injury, returned to the lineup Tuesday. His return moved Todd Frazier back to first base, where he started the first game of the season.

July 28, 2020 04:40 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Returns as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa (hamstring) will bat ninth and play third base Tuesday against Arizona.

Kiner-Falefa was the team's Opening Day third baseman but missed the last two games with hamstring tightness. He returns as expected Tuesday, pushing Todd Frazier back to first base.

July 27, 2020 07:48 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Expected back Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rangers manager Chris Woodward expects Kiner-Falefa (hamstring) to return Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Kiner-Falefa has experienced discomfort since running out a triple in the season-opener Friday. He was held out of games over the weekend and gets a team day off Monday, which may be enough time for a return. "He's better," Woodward said Sunday morning. "I think he'll be ready after the off-day. It's more of a precaution, not trying to make something that was not a big deal. Right now, I'm hopeful he'll be 100 percent after the off-day." Todd Frazier moved across the diamond from first base to start at third base over the weekend, while Ronald Guzman (Saturday) and Rob Refsnyder (Sunday) filled in at first base.

July 27, 2020 12:32 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Remains out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

The 25-year-old was scratched from Saturday's starting nine with left hamstring tightness, and he won't return to the lineup for the series finale. The Rangers have a scheduled off day Monday, so the team may just be exercising caution with the early season injury. Todd Frazier will move to third base Sunday while Rob Refsnyder receives the start at first base.

July 25, 2020 01:08 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Scratched from lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa was scratched from Saturday's lineup with left hamstring tightness.

Kiner-Falefa was slated to make his second consecutive start Saturday after logging a triple Friday, but left hamstring tightness will prevent him from doing so. It's unclear how much time he could miss as a result. Todd Frazier will shift to third base with Ronald Guzman starting at first base and batting eighth Saturday.

July 25, 2020 08:20 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Starts at third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa started at third base and went 1-for-2 with a walk and a triple in Friday's season-opening 1-0 win over the Rockies.

Kiner-Falefa won a spot in the starting lineup on the strength of his bat, which was improved in both spring training and summer camp. He slotted in at ninth in the order and had one of the team's three hits.

July 21, 2020 09:36 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Poised to start at third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa is expected to open the season as the Rangers' starting third baseman, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

The 25-year-old hit .378 with four homers in spring training and .295 with two homers in summer training, prompting manager Chris Woodward to provide him with the starting opportunity. The previous expected starter at third base, Todd Frazier, will move across the diamond and see most of the playing time at first base.

July 15, 2020 04:28 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Inside track on starting gig
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Chris Woodward said Kiner-Falefa has the "edge" in the competition for a starting corner-infield spot, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. "He's been our best guy, honestly," Woodward noted.

Kiner-Falefa's impressive spring has vaulted him ahead of Greg Bird and Ronald Guzman in the battle for a spot in the Rangers' starting infield. Should the 25-year-old lock up his place in the starting lineup, Todd Frazier would shift to first base while Kiner-Falefa steps in at third.

July 8, 2020 11:48 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Stays hot at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa has six hits in 11 at-bats over five intra-squad games in summer camp, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Kiner-Falefa, who was the hottest-hitting Ranger during spring training, picked up this summer where he left off before the season was suspended in March. The Rangers are looking at the corner infield spots, which are not set with two weeks before Opening Day, and Kiner-Falefa's bat puts him in the mix at third base. If that happens, manager Chris Woodward could move Todd Frazier to first base where neither Ronald Guzman nor Greg Bird are seizing that position.

July 2, 2020 11:44 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Considered for third base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa's productive spring has the Rangers considering him as the starting third baseman, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Todd Frazier was the presumptive starter at the hot corner when he signed with Texas, but Kiner-Falefa put a charge into the ball during spring training, going 14-for-37 (.378) with four home runs and 11 RBI over 15 games. If the team is confident the changes Kiner-Falefa made to his stance result in improved production going forward, then manager Chris Woodward can move Frazier to first base and scrap the competition between Ronald Guzman and Greg Bird.

March 8, 2020 09:56 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Adjusts stance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa changed his batting stance during the offseason, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Instead of an open stance, Kiner-Falefa is now more square to the plate. He feels it puts his legs in better position to drive the ball. "I always felt I could hit, but it was a lot harder to time the ball when I was open," Kiner-Falefa said. "I pretty much had to be perfect. Now when the pitcher comes at me, I can just fire my legs. Now that I am square, I am ready." The improvement has been remarkable. The utility infielder went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI and a run scored Sunday and is batting .419 (13-for-31) with five extra-base hits, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored over 13 Cactus League appearances.

March 4, 2020 01:24 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Goes yard again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-2 with a home run and a walk in Tuesday's spring game against the Giants.

Kiner-Falefa is tearing it up in camp, posting a 1.075 OPS with three home runs and five RBI over a team-leading 22 spring at-bats. He started at third base Tuesday, his fourth start at the hot corner, but he also has starts at second base and shortstop. He's expected to make the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder.

March 2, 2020 07:24 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Hits second spring HR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Sunday's spring game against the Dodgers.

Kiner-Falefa started at shortstop, the fourth time during spring training he's manned that position. He's also played third base three times and second base once. The experiment with him at catcher is on hold for now, so he'll need to make the team as a utility infielder. If shortstop Elvis Andrus' production continues to slide, as it did in 2019, Kiner-Falefa could be in line for regular duty.

September 29, 2019 10:24 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Collects two hits Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 9-4 win over the Yankees.

Kiner-Falefa started at third base while Nick Solak got the day off. With the third base position wide open entering 2020, Kiner-Falefa will be competing for the job next spring, although Solak's impressive stint since being called up in August gives him a leg up.

September 23, 2019 11:08 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Behind dish Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa started at catcher and went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 12-3 loss to the Athletics.

With the chances of Jeff Mathis (back) playing again this season dwindling, the Rangers had Kiner-Falefa behind the plate for the first time since June 6. It's surprising to see him catching again. The Rangers arranged their roster to add Tim Federowicz as backup insurance, and the club appeared committed to having Kiner-Falefa focus on his infield work.

August 30, 2019 02:32 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Starts again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa started at third base and went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Mariners.

Kiner-Falefa has started two straight games since being called up, as manager Chris Woodward and the front office are in full evaluation mode over the final month of the season. Third base is wide open without a clear frontrunner heading into 2020, and Kiner-Falefa will be given an opportunity to earn that role.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York630 .571 .500 .500
vs Green (Career)100000
vs RHP135341 .320 .341 .252
Last 7 Games
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8/12SEA3110010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TEX1553917024841.321.379.4340.813
2019TEX652022348121144930.238.299.3220.620
2018TEX1113564393434286275.261.325.3570.681
Total1916117515855746119146.259.321.3520.673
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TEX15222300101
2019TEX651216511409
2018TEX111182127156114
Total1913252152611124
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Azl Rangers411493648500111524123.322.388.356
2014R-Azl Rangers28120000----01.250.250.250
2014ASX-Spokane Indians58223275882016193424.260.329.314
2014AFX-Hickory Crawdads1962812000061210.194.275.194
2015AFX-Hickory Crawdads38125163461013142273.272.354.336
2015AFA-High Desert Maverick6023338726102792843.309.357.343
2016R-AZL Rangers310210001--110.100.182.100
2016AA-Frisco1084025510382027415166.256.341.286
2017AA-Frisco RoughRiders129513581483135484172176.288.350.390
2018AAA-Round Rock Express5152300013310.200.333.200
2019AAA-Nashville Sounds9343530021610.147.216.235
2019AAX-Frisco RoughRiders1760717402118910.283.380.450
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/176
Birthdate:
3/23/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Honolulu, HI
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
3