As he's moved around the Ranger lineup the last few seasons, Kinsler has taken on many forms as a player.
In 2008, he was a consummate top-of-the-order hitter, hitting .319 with 26 steals and rarely striking out. The next season, the average dropped substantially (.253), but in addition to 31 steals, he hit 31 home runs.
No matter how he does it, when he's healthy, Kinsler gets it done.
He may have joined the 30-30 club in 2009, but his 2008 season was quite impressive as well. That year, he set career highs in H (165), 2B (41), AVG (.319) and SLG (.517), all of which still stand today as career bests.
Kinsler has no issues getting on base (.382 OBP in 2010), and he makes things happen on the bases. For his career, he is averaging 28 SB (and just five CS) per season.
The knock on Kinsler and the one thing holding him back is his inability to stay healthy. In five full seasons in the majors, he's played in more than 140 games only once. His style of play is certainly conducive to injuries.
With a stretch of seasons like his 2009 campaign, Chase Utley and Robinson Cano would have a little more company in the best second baseman in baseball debate.