Ian Kinsler is offensive catalyst

Rangers leadoff man produces runs his own way -- with power and speed

Updated: March 16, 2012, 12:45 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Ian Kinsler isn't a prototypical slap-hitting leadoff hitter. Maybe that's why so many folks obsess over his batting average. Or have a conniption every time he flies out.

Get over it. It's completely irrelevant.

Kinsler and Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury are the American League's two best leadoff hitters.

End of discussion.

The Texas Rangers' lineup is full of big boppers, but Kinsler is the offensive catalyst. What else would you expect from one of ...

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