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Player Outlook
Isiah Kiner-Falefa's time in New York finally came to an end after a two-year run which saw him lose his starting job while he also did everything but pitch and catch on the field. The disappointing thing for fantasy managers is that IKF was not able to take full advantage of the new stolen base market after a two-year run which saw him succeed in 42 of his 51 stolen base attempts. Power was never in the picture and living in the bottom of the lineup was always the plan, but even the Yankees could no longer tolerate the lack of production from Kiner-Falefa as he struggled to hit in 2023. The six percentage point jump in his strikeout rate was uncharacteristic for him and the impact of that is seen in his batting average. He lacks the power that fantasy managers want to see from a 3B/OF eligible player but we also expect IKF to pick up another position or two in-season. It would not surprise us if he has a bounceback season of sorts away from the pressures of The Bronx.

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2024 351.8 5 1 5 4 2 .259
2023 2061.8 39 6 37 28 14 .242
2022 3162.2 66 4 48 35 22 .261
3y Avg. 301.52.2 60 6 46 30 19 .262
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Retreats to bench Wednesday

    Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees. Kiner-Falefa will get a breather after he made starts at either third base or second base in each of Toronto's last five games. Cavan Biggio will get the nod at the hot corner Wednesday while Davis Schneider mans the keystone.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Pops first homer of year

    Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Rockies. Getting the start at third base and batting eighth, Kiner-Falefa took Tyler Kinley deep in the ninth inning, although the Blue Jays were in a 12-2 hole at the time. The utility player has already made appearances in six games at second base and eight games at the hot corner, batting .306 (11-for-36) through 13 contests with one homer, one steal, three RBI and four runs.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Hits bench Wednesday

    Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Kiner-Falefa will retreat to the bench for the series finale after he went 6-for-12 with two doubles, two RBI, two runs and one stolen base while starting each of Toronto's last three games. Ernie Clement will spell Kiner-Falefa at the hot corner.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Three hits against Seattle

    Kiner-Falefa went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mariners. It's the first three-hit performance of the season for Kiner-Falefa, and he's gone 6-for-12 over the last three games. The 29-year-old utility player is batting .313 (10-for-32) on the season after the surge, but he has only one steal, two RBI and three runs to show for it as he's mainly hit eighth in the order when he's been in the lineup.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: First stolen base of 2024

    Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a run batted in and a steal during Monday's win over the Mariners. Kiner-Falefa picked up his second multi-hit game of the new season and plated Daulton Varsho in the eighth on a single for his first RBI of 2024. Through 10 appearances, Kiner-Falefa is slashing .250/.344/.286.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Not starting Saturday

    Kiner-Falefa is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees. Kiner-Falefa will begin Saturday's game in the dugout after starting in each of the last five games. He's gone 4-for-23 with one run, three walks and three strikeouts to start the season. Justin Turner will shift to third base, while left-handed batter Daniel Vogelbach gets the start at DH against Yankees right-hander Clarke Schmidt.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: On base three times in win

    Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Rays. The 29-year-old utility player has started three of Toronto's first four games, but after two games at third base, Kiner-Falefa shifted to second base Sunday. He's hit eighth or ninth in all three contests, going 3-for-9, and Sunday's run has been his only counting-stat contribution so far. IKF's versatility has value in deeper fantasy formats and he'd stolen at least 14 bags in three straight seasons coming into 2024, but his overall offensive upside is limited.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Heads to bench Saturday

    Kiner-Falefa is not in the Blue Jays' lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays. Kiner-Falefa started the first two games of the season, going 1-for-6 over that span. Ernie Clement will get the nod at third base Saturday and bat sixth against Rays right-hander Zack Littell.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Opening Day nod at third base

    Kiner-Falefa will start at third base and bat eighth in Thursday's season opener against the Rays. Blue Jays manager John Schneider never named his starters at third base or second base, but he's been telegraphing that it would be Kiner-Falefa and Cavan Biggio at those spots versus righties and, sure enough, that's how things are set up on Opening Day. Kiner-Falefa has a slick glove but has never posted even a .700 OPS in any of his six major-league seasons, so he's certainly an atypical starting third baseman.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Strong start to spring

    Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers. The 28-year-old signed a somewhat head-scratching two-year, $15 million contract with the Blue Jays in December, but the organization views him as a useful utility player who can help plug the hole at third base until a prospect like Orelvis Martinez is ready to step up. Kiner-Falefa got the start at shortstop in Thursday's contest however, and through six Grapefruit League games he'd seen only half his action at the hot corner while also playing a second contest at short and one at second base. Wherever he's been stationed on the diamond, he's been making good contact, going 5-for-12 (.417) with a steal and a 2:1 BB:K, although all five hits have been singles.
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  • Blue Jays' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Lands $15 million deal from Toronto

    Kiner-Falefa signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports. He can earn an additional $1 million in incentives. Kiner-Falefa has never even posted a .700 OPS in any of his six major-league seasons, but he nonetheless seemed to have a strong market this winter. The utility player would currently appear to be in line to see ample time at second and third base for Toronto but, of course, offers the ability to bounce around to a variety of positions.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Sitting in second straight

    Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals. Kiner-Falefa had been receiving fairly steady playing time at third base over the past two weeks, but he looks like he'll fade into more of a utility role moving forward after the Yankees called up infield prospect Oswald Peraza from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. Peraza will draw a second straight start at third base Wednesday while Kiner-Falefa remains on the bench.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Increasing production

    Over Kiner-Falefa's past five games, he has gone 6-for-21 (.286) with five RBI and a stolen base. Kiner-Falefa has notched at least one hit in each of the five contests and has picked up at least one RBI in all but one of them. While the recent numbers don't make him a must-add fantasy asset, they're a vast improvement over his previous eight games, when he hit just .192 with a single RBI. Kiner-Falefa's theft Sunday was his 10th of the season, giving him double-digit steals in three straight campaigns, but his other numbers (.253/.321/.366 slash line, six homers, 34 RBI and 36 runs) keep him off the fantasy radar outside of deeper formats.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Getting everyday look

    Kiner-Falefa will start in left field and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Astros. Kiner-Falefa will make his sixth consecutive start Sunday and appears set to take over as the Yankees' primary option in left field while Jake Bauers shifts to first base as a replacement for Anthony Rizzo (concussion), who was placed on the injured list Thursday. Even though the lefty-hitting Billy McKinney would make for a natural platoon partner in left field, the right-handed-hitting Kiner-Falefa will stick in the lineup against Astros right-hander Jose Urquidy on Sunday. Kiner-Falefa has recorded exactly one hit in nine of his last 10 games and is getting on base at a .371 clip during that stretch.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Homers in loss

    Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-3 loss against the Astros. Kiner-Falefa's fifth-inning blast off Astros starter Hunter Brown was his sixth of the season and first since June 29. The utility man led off and started in right field in place of a resting Aaron Judge for the Yankees. Kiner-Falefa has now handled the leadoff role in two of the four games since Gleyber Torres was moved down to the three-hole in the Yankees' lineup. If Torres' position in the batting order holds, whomever gets regular work for the Yankees in the leadoff spot should prove to be a quality source for runs scored.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Batting leadoff Wednesday

    Kiner-Falefa is starting in left field and batting leadoff Wednesday versus the Mets. It's his first start in more than a week and the first time this season that he's batted higher than fifth for the Yankees. Kiner-Falefa did reach base in both plate appearances off the bench Tuesday and has reached eight times across his last 15 trips to the dish.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Heads to bench Sunday

    Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs. He'll sit for the second time in the series and could be at risk of moving into more of a part-time role while the Yankees have been deploying designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton in the corner outfield more frequently of late. After posting a 1.029 OPS over an eight-game stretch from June 28 to July 5, Kiner-Falefa has fallen back to earth of late with an 0-for-5 showing over his past two starts.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Strong showing in doubleheader

    Kiner-Falefa went 4-for-7 with two walks and three runs scored over both games of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Cardinals. Kiner-Falefa went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run in Game 1, then followed it up by getting on base in all four of his plate appearances in Game 2. He's been in the lineup for six of the last eight games after initially losing some playing time to Harrison Bader. Kiner-Falefa's unlikely to have one steady spot in the lineup -- he played in right field and center field Saturday and has also seen time in left field and at third base over the last week. The versatile 28-year-old is slashing a reasonable .260/.306/.387 with five home runs, 22 RBI, 26 runs scored and eight stolen bases through 187 plate appearances this season.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Homers, drives in three in win

    Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Thursday's victory over Oakland. Kiner-Falefa got the Yankees on the board with a solo shot off Hogan Harris in the second inning, tying the game 1-1. He'd drive in two more runs on a sac fly and a base hit later in the contest. Kiner-Falefa is now 6-for-15 (.400) over his last six games while starting sporadically in a utility role. He's now slashing .247/.288/.380 with five homers, 22 RBI, 23 runs scored and eight steals through 178 plate appearances this season.
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  • Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa: Losing playing time with Bader back

    Kiner-Falefa is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Kiner-Falefa will sit for the fourth time in five games and appears to have moved back into a reserve role in the wake of Harrison Bader's recent return from the injured list. The Yankees still have openings at the corner-outfield spots with Aaron Judge (toe) on the shelf, but Billy McKinney and Jake Bauers appear to be manager Aaron Boone's preferred options in left field and right field, respectively, at the moment.
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