Cleveland Indians: 5 Untouchable Players This Offseason

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Aug 4, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) and shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrate Lindor
Aug 4, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) and shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrate Lindor /
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Nov 2, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) reacts after scoring on a wild pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 2, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (22) reacts after scoring on a wild pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Jason Kipnis – 2B

Since arriving in Cleveland in 2011, Jason Kipnis has become the face of the franchise. Indians fans know that no player represents the team as a whole better than the second baseman.

Hard working, energetic, gritty and passionate are all words that can be used to describe Kipnis, and the same can be said for the team around him.

Now a clubhouse leader, Kipnis is one of the central figures for the team. His leadership and demeanor are traits which young players, such as Francisco Lindor, can look up to.

Kipnis can get it done everywhere on the field. He is a proficient base stealer, a plus defender and hits for a high average at the top of the Indians lineup. This past season Kipnis even displayed some power, slugging 23 home runs.

It is hard to imagine Kipnis in any uniform other than one with Chief Wahoo on the sleeve.

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