It wouldn't be farfetched to describe Jason Kipnis' time in Cleveland as a rollercoaster.
While the versatile second baseman had some fantastic seasons with the Indians, he hit rock bottom last year, finishing 2017 with a .232 batting average and only 12 homers.
His production dropped off so much that the Indians had no problems throwing his name into trade conversations as a SALARY DUMP.
Fast forward to MLB Spring Training, and Kipnis has found his old form, hitting six home runs already.
Jason Kipnis' 6 homers are tied for the most by an Indians player in Cactus League play since the team moved to Goodyear in 2009. Also done by Yan Gomes (2016) and Shelley Duncan (2012).— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 6, 2018
Kipnis isn't just showing that he can still play at a high level, but he's making the Indians regret all the doubts they had about him for 2018.
Most importantly, Kipnis is motivated now more than ever to insert himself into Cleveland's list of stars as the team hopes to get back to the World Series in 2018.
We've seen Spring Training surges come and go in the MLB, yet this run by Kipnis feels different due to all of the factors involved.
Perhaps the two-time All-Star has found his touch again, which would take the Indians to the next level and possibly lead them to finally winning their first World Series since 1948.