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9 Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS

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June 10, 2021 01:24 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Involved in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-innings win over San Francisco.

Kiner-Falefa played a key role in the win. He plated the Rangers' first run on an RBI-groundout in the sixth inning, then came around to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth after a leadoff single and stolen base. Later, his walk was part of an 11th-inning rally that led to Brock Holt's walkoff single. Kiner-Falefa is batting .291/.327/.410 with 11 steals, five home runs and 21 RBI through 63 games. He's also working on a nice little eight-game hitting streak.

June 3, 2021 09:16 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Produces two hits in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run Wednesday in the Rangers' 6-3 loss to the Rockies.

Kiner-Falefa has now gone 10 games without a home run or stolen base, but he's at least brought value to fantasy managers with a .293 average, five RBI and four runs over that span. The 26-year-old has already banked five home runs and 10 steals on the season to go along with a stellar .283 batting average, making him a major source of profit for those who invested a late-round pick or early season waiver pickup into him. And in leagues where he's eligible at catcher after starting in 31 games at the position in 2019, Kiner-Falefa's value is enhanced even further.

May 23, 2021 01:16 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Collects three hits, two RBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored during Saturday's 8-4 win against Houston.

The 26-year-old has multi-hit efforts in the first two games of the series after going 0-for-10 over the previous three contests. Kiner-Falefa has a .291/.332/.439 slash line with five homers, nine doubles, 20 RBI, 10 stolen bases and 29 runs in 48 games in 2021.

May 22, 2021 06:32 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Reaches double-digit steals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases in Friday's 7-5 win over Houston.

The two steals give Kiner-Falefa an MLB career-high 10 through 47 games. His previous high at any level is the 17 bags he swiped over 129 games at Double-A Frisco in 2017. Kiner-Falefa's well on his way to a 20-steal season.

May 15, 2021 10:16 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Scores twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in Friday's 10-4 loss to Houston.

Kiner-Falefa has now racked up six multi-hit games during May, raising his season average from .252 to .296 in the process. On the season, he's collected 14 extra-base hits and 27 runs scored alongside an .802 OPS.

May 12, 2021 08:08 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Steals bag in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-3, was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored a run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Giants.

Kiner-Falefa swiped his seventh bag of the season, putting him one shy of his MLB career high recorded in 2020. He's not known as a pure base stealer but reached double digits in the minors a couple of times, albeit with a low percentage. The success rate is what's noteworthy thus far, as he's been caught just once in eight attempts.

May 9, 2021 09:28 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Has another productive day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 and scored three times during Sunday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.

Kiner-Falefa reached base on four of his at-bats and came around to score three times as the Rangers piled on 10 runs in their best offensive performance of the season. The 26-year-old has been incredibly productive in May, as he has five multi-hit performances to go along with two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored in nine games. He's proving to be one of the better leadoff hitters in the league and will look to keep up his high level of play when the team travels to San Francisco for a quick two-game series against the Giants.

May 9, 2021 07:56 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Knocks in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's 9-8 win over the Mariners.

Kiner-Falefa has hit safely in three straight, going 5-for-11 with four RBI and a run scored during that stretch. He's knocked in 17 runs in 2021, third on the team behind Nate Lowe and Adolis Garcia, and seven more than he posted over 58 games in 2020.

May 3, 2021 03:08 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Powers up against Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and a second run scored in Sunday's 5-3 win over Boston.

Kiner-Falefa teed off on Boston pitching during the four-game series, launching three home runs and a triple while knocking in four runs. Sunday's two-hit performance extended his hit streak to five games, during which he's gone 8-for-19.

May 2, 2021 10:28 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Smashes fourth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs batted in during Saturday's victory over the Red Sox.

The right-handed hitter smashed a solo shot in the fifth inning off Eduardo Rodriguez and then knocked in teammate Charlie Culberson on a triple in the fourth. The 26-year-old IKF is slashing .267/.303/.422 in 2021.

April 30, 2021 03:40 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Mashes third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Thursday's 4-1 win over Boston.

Returning to his customary role atop the lineup, Kiner-Falefa took reliever Hirokazu Sawamura deep in the seventh to extend Texas' lead. It was the infielder's first long ball in nearly three weeks.

April 28, 2021 05:16 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Drops in order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa will bat seventh and start at shortstop Wednesday against the Angels.

Kiner-Falefa has batted either first or second in all 23 of his starts to date, but he'll drop all the way to the bottom third of the order with right-hander Alex Cobb on the hill for the Angels in the series finale. The plunge down the lineup is likely less of a demotion for Kiner-Falefa and more of a promotion for Nick Solak, who will climb up to the two hole after batting .400 with six home runs over his last 12 games. During that same stretch, Kiner-Falefa is slashing a much more modest .265/.294/.306.

April 25, 2021 06:52 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Swipes bag Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the White Sox.

All three of Kiner-Falefa's hits were singles. He added a stolen base in the first inning. In the sixth inning, he scored on an Adolis Garcia groundout. The 26-year-old Kiner-Falefa is slashing .258/.289/.366 with four stolen bases, two home runs, eight RBI and 13 runs scored across 98 plate appearances.

April 24, 2021 12:24 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Singles three times, steals base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.

Kiner-Falefa swiped his third base of the season in the fifth inning before coming around to score on an Adolis Garcia homer. He then drove in the game-tying run in the sixth. The 26-year-old raised his season average to .238 in 84 at-bats.

April 17, 2021 03:28 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Retreats to bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa isn't starting Saturday's game against the Orioles.

Kiner-Falefa had started each of the first 14 games of the season and hit .233 with two home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases. Charlie Culberson will take over as the shortstop Saturday, batting eighth.

April 14, 2021 12:36 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Logs two hits, steal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and an RBI in Tuesday's 8-3 win over Tampa Bay.

The Rangers were coming off a 22-inning scoreless streak and got contributions up and down the order, including Kiner-Falefa, who delivered multiple hits for the second time in the last four games and pilfered his second bag of the season. He's not a freaky speed guy, but Kiner-Falefa stole eight bases in 58 games last season and is on pace for double digits in 2021.

April 11, 2021 11:12 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Goes yard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in the 7-4 loss to the Padres on Saturday.

Kiner-Falefa continues to be a bright spot in a lackluster Rangers offense, leading the team in batting average (.273). Besides teammate Nate Lowe, Kiner-Falefa is the only one producing runs on the Rangers, with six RBI and seven runs scored in eight games. The 26-year-old will get a lot of at-bats as the primary leadoff hitter, but the Rangers aren't expected to score as many runs as most teams.

April 6, 2021 09:36 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Thrives at leadoff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Kiner-Falefa has been a bright spot as the leadoff hitter for the 1-3 Rangers, going 6-for-17 with a walk and five runs scored over four games. He took over at leadoff during spring training and slashed .351/.415/.514 atop the order in Cactus League play. Given the way he's started the regular season, he should remain locked into that role.

April 5, 2021 03:28 AM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Big day at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Royals.

Kiner-Falefa contributed a two-run single in the fourth inning and a solo shot in the ninth. The 26-year-old infielder has opened 2021 as the Rangers' primary shortstop. He went 4-for-13 (.308) with a homer, three RBI, four runs scored and a double in the three-game series versus the Royals over the first weekend of the season. Kiner-Falefa hit leadoff in all three games, and he has the ability to put up decent run totals and add a few stolen bases if he remains in that spot, though he's yet to attempt a steal in 2021.

March 15, 2021 03:40 PM
Rangers' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Raps second spring double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-2 with a double in Sunday's spring game against the Rockies.

Kiner-Falefa is 4-for-16 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored over eight Cactus League games. It's a less eventful spring than in 2020, when the infielder was the hitting star of camp, bashing four home runs with 11 RBI and a 1.069 OPS. He didn't have a set role entering spring training last season, but the productive camp led to a gig as the primary third baseman and eventually to his role as the team's starter at shortstop for 2021. With a .670 OPS over 846 plate appearances at the major-league level, Kiner-Falefa projects modest production more suited to shortstop than third base.

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