Isiah Kiner-Falefa Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/23/1995 (28)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Isiah Kiner-Falefa News
New York Yankees outfielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored in a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. The 28-year-old has been buried on New York's depth chart despite positional versatility and a myriad of injuries to their roster over the course of the season. He was certainly the biggest loser of top-prospect Anthony Volpe's call-up and preservation of his roster spot to this point. Harrison Bader's recent activation and strong play may also restrict whatever hope Kiner-Falefa had of seeing consistent playing time in center field. Despite Tuesday's display, consider it just a blip on the radar. Kiner-Falefa has a scant .531 OPS with just three RBI across 80 at-bats, so continue to ignore him on waiver wires.
New York Yankees utilityman Isiah Kiner-Falefa is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against left-hander Matt Strahm and the Philadelphia Phillies. Kiner-Falefa is starting in center field again and hitting seventh in the batting order. The 28-year-old has started in center field in two of the last three games. Aaron Hicks is in left field and Giancarlo Stanton is in right, with Aaron Judge serving as the designated hitter. IKF has played in just two games to begin the year, and he's gone 0-for-4 at the plate. He'll be looking for his first knock of the 2023 campaign and probably won't be in too many DFS lineups on Tuesday against the Phillies.
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that he plans to start utilityman Isiah Kiner-Falefa in center field this upcoming weekend. The 27-year-old made 131 starts at shortstop and four at third base last season while slashing .261/.314/.327 with four home runs, 48 RBI, and 22 stolen bases. IKF entered this spring competing with prospects Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe for the starting role at shortstop. The Yankees are currently dealing with a number of injuries and Falefa has shown the ability to play a number of positions over the course of his career. While multi-position eligibility is a plus, IKF really only contributes steals and average to fantasy managers, and even that contribution could be limited depending on his playing time.