A three-year letterwinner at Saginaw Heritage High School. Kinley was named to the 2010 Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 1 All-State First Team and was selected to play in the annual MHSBCA All-Star Classic at Comerica Park .
He is a two-time Saginaw Valley League MVP and earned first-team All-League honors as a junior and senior, and took in second-team honors as a sophomore. His junior year Kinley punched out 74 in 51.2 innings, walking just 25 and allowing 34 hits and 13 earned runs for a 1.76 ERA.
Kinley hit .483 with 10 doubles, four triples, three homers and 35 RBIs while scoring 38 runs. A three-time academic All-League selection.