Kipnis named Ohio Cup Most Outstanding Player

In a "landslide media vote," Cleveland Indians’ second baseman Jason Kipnis was named the Ohio Cup’s Most Outstanding Player. The Indians took home the Ohio Cup this year, taking five of six games from the Cincinnati Reds.

In six games, the Kipnis hit .458 with a .533 OBP and .542 SLG. The second baseman had 11 hits in 24 at-bats, 2 doubles, 1 stolen base and 3 RBIs. 

For the season, Kipnis is hitting .326 with a .405 OBP and .485 SLG. He has 27 doubles, 6 triples, 6 home runs and 38 RBI. Kipnis has totaled 5.0 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) this season, surpassing his 2013 season total of 4.7 WAR. 

Previous winners of the season series’ Most Outstanding Player award, as voted by Reds and Indians media are Reds’ OF Adam Dunn (2008), Reds’ C Ramon Hernandez (2009), Indians OF Shin-Soo Choo (2010), Indians’ SS Asdrubal Cabrera (2011) and Reds’ 2B Kristopher Negron (2014).

No award was given in 2012 or 2013.