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Chris Gimenez

34-Year-Old Catcher – Minnesota Twins

2017 Stats

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.212

HR

6

RBI

15

R

24

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It's all relative, but Gimenez has discovered a touch of power over the past two seasons. After knocking six home runs over his first six years and 508 plate appearances of partial play, he has hit ni...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 12/27/1982   BORN: Gilroy, CA   COLLEGE: Nevada   DRAFTED: 19th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Gimenez Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Twins in January of 2017 that includes an invite to spring training.

September 18, 2017  –  Chris Gimenez News

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Gimenez is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Chris Gimenez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 24 A KIN 83 319 269 56 76 35 14 1 20 54 3 2 50 55 0 0 0 .283 .406 .565 .971
2007 24 AA AKR 30 123 113 20 25 12 6 0 6 12 1 0 9 31 0 0 1 .221 .285 .434 .719
2008 25 AA AKR 55 233 177 46 60 22 15 1 6 26 0 1 52 33 1 2 1 .339 .487 .537 1.024
2008 25 AAA BUF 54 229 195 23 53 13 9 1 3 19 2 1 23 60 3 4 4 .272 .354 .374 .728
2009 26 AAA COL 39 157 136 20 32 14 8 0 6 15 0 0 15 40 2 1 3 .235 .323 .426 .749
2009 26 MAJ CLE 45 130 111 12 16 5 2 0 3 7 1 1 17 36 1 1 0 .144 .256 .243 .499
2010 27 AAA COL 55 219 196 32 54 19 10 0 9 32 1 1 20 38 2 1 0 .276 .341 .464 .805
2010 27 MAJ CLE 28 67 58 6 11 6 5 0 1 8 0 0 8 22 1 0 0 .190 .288 .328 .615
2011 28 AAA TAC 13 56 49 8 13 2 1 0 1 4 0 1 7 13 0 0 0 .265 .357 .347 .704
2011 28 MAJ SEA 24 70 59 6 12 2 1 0 1 6 0 1 10 13 0 1 0 .203 .314 .271 .585
2012 29 AAA DUR 71 301 261 39 81 25 15 0 10 49 0 3 33 57 0 4 3 .310 .389 .483 .872
2012 29 MAJ TB 42 109 100 10 26 5 4 0 1 9 0 0 8 24 1 0 0 .260 .315 .330 .645
2013 30 AAA DUR 95 375 308 43 69 19 16 0 3 22 1 1 57 63 4 2 4 .224 .350 .305 .655
2013 30 MAJ TB 4 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
2014 31 AAA ROU 39 156 134 18 38 12 4 2 6 22 0 1 19 30 0 3 0 .284 .365 .478 .843
2014 31 MAJ TEX 34 118 107 13 28 10 10 0 0 11 0 1 11 26 0 0 0 .262 .331 .355 .686
2014 31 MAJ CLE 8 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/CLE 42 128 116 13 28 10 10 0 0 11 0 1 12 29 0 0 0 .241 .313 .328 .640
2015 32 AAA ROU 69 277 247 28 60 16 10 0 6 33 2 0 24 62 1 2 3 .243 .315 .356 .671
2015 32 MAJ TEX 36 113 98 19 25 12 6 1 5 14 2 0 10 19 4 0 1 .255 .330 .490 .820
2016 33 AA FRI 7 29 25 3 6 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 .240 .345 .360 .705
2016 33 MAJ CLE 68 155 139 17 30 8 4 0 4 11 0 0 10 41 4 1 1 .216 .272 .331 .603
2017 34 MAJ MIN 72 215 179 24 38 14 8 0 6 15 1 0 31 57 2 0 3 .212 .338 .358 .696
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3-Year Averages     48 129 117 16 27 9 6 0 3 12 0 0 10 29 2 0 0 .231 .291 .359 .650
Career  (View All)     361 991 863 107 187 63 41 1 21 81 4 3 107 242 13 3 5 .217 .306 .340 .645

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Chris Gimenez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 23 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .338 .358 .696
Sep. 21 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .344 .366 .710
Sep. 19 @NYY 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .344 .366 .710
Sep. 18 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .341 .357 .698
Sep. 17 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 16 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 15 Tor 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .341 .357 .698
Sep. 14 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 13 SD Did not play.
Sep. 12 SD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .337 .355 .692
Sep. 10 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .337 .355 .692
Sep. 9 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 8 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 7 @KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .338 .358 .696
Sep. 6 @TB 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .338 .358 .696
Sep. 5 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .330 .352 .682
Sep. 4 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 3 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .330 .352 .682
Sep. 2 KC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .337 .361 .698
Sep. 1 KC Did not play.
Aug. 31 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .335 .368 .703
Aug. 30 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .330 .370 .700
Aug. 29 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .326 .370 .696
Aug. 27 @Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .326 .375 .701
Aug. 26 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 25 @Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .322 .376 .698
Aug. 24 @CWS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .324 .372 .696
Aug. 23 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .325 .369 .694
Last 7 Games 8 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Last 14 Games 14 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690
Last 30 Games 39 6 9 3 0 0 1 9 12 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .375 .308 .683

Chris Gimenez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 56 7 1 4 4
2016 59 4 3 1
2015 36
2014 28 10 1 1
2013 1 1 1
2012 39 1 1 1 1 1
2011 20 2 3 3
2010 24 2 1 1 1
2009 8 18 20 14 7

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Chris Gimenez: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 26 20 9 3

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Chris Gimenez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20177512370.213.387.701
2016357220.229.429.736
20152610270.269.6541.095

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201710012381.220.350.716
201610410290.212.298.557
2015729372.250.431.711

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201783164100.217.410.766
2016619130.230.344.638
20155913392.271.475.803

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017928251.217.326.659
2016788380.205.321.574
2015396250.231.513.846
Chris Gimenez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Buck Farmer DET 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Chris Gimenez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 24 A KIN 319 269 15.7% 17.2% 0.91 80% .289 .282
2007 24 AA AKR 123 113 7.3% 25.2% 0.29 73% .250 .213
2008 25 AA AKR 233 177 22.3% 14.2% 1.58 81% .386 .198
2008 25 AAA BUF 229 195 10% 26.2% 0.38 69% .368 .102
2009 26 AAA COL 157 136 9.6% 25.5% 0.38 71% .286 .191
2009 26 MAJ CLE 130 111 13.1% 27.7% 0.47 68% .178 .099
2010 27 AAA COL 219 196 9.1% 17.4% 0.53 81% .300 .188
2010 27 MAJ CLE 67 58 11.9% 32.8% 0.36 62% .286 .138
2011 28 AAA TAC 56 49 12.5% 23.2% 0.54 73% .343 .082
2011 28 MAJ SEA 70 59 14.3% 18.6% 0.77 78% .239 .068
2012 29 AAA DUR 301 261 11% 18.9% 0.58 78% .359 .173
2012 29 MAJ TB 109 100 7.3% 22% 0.33 76% .333 .070
2013 30 AAA DUR 375 308 15.2% 16.8% 0.90 80% .270 .081
2013 30 MAJ TB 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .334
2014 31 AAA ROU 156 134 12.2% 19.2% 0.63 78% .317 .194
2014 31 MAJ TEX 118 107 9.3% 22% 0.42 76% .346 .093
2014 31 MAJ CLE 10 9 10% 30% 0.33 67% .000 .000
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ TEX/CLE 128 116 9.4% 22.7% 0.41 75% .322 .087
2015 32 AAA ROU 277 247 8.7% 22.4% 0.39 75% .298 .113
2015 32 MAJ TEX 113 98 8.8% 16.8% 0.53 81% .270 .235
2016 33 AA FRI 29 25 10.3% 27.6% 0.38 68% .313 .120
2016 33 MAJ CLE 155 139 6.5% 26.5% 0.24 71% .274 .115
2017 34 MAJ MIN 215 179 14.4% 26.5% 0.54 68% .276 .146
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3-Year Averages     129 117 7.8% 22.5% 0.34 75% .282 .128
Career     991 863 10.8% 24.4% 0.44 72% .275 .123

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Chris Gimenez Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 279 0 0 0 0 166 0 143 0
2016 P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 389.7 0 0 0 0 187 0 19 0
2016 1B 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 3B 9.7 -1 3 -1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0
2017 P 5 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0
2017 C 439.7 0 0 0 0 230 0 86 0
2017 1B 24 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 16 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 11 1 4 1 1 2 0 1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 1 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -4
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 1 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 -4
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C -1 1 0 0 -1 0 0 -1
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Gimenez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.54 BB/K
GOOD
14.4% BB Rate
ELITE
26.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.696 OPS
POOR
.338 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.212 AVG
TERRIBLE
.276 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.358 SLG
TERRIBLE
.146 ISO
WEAK

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Chris Gimenez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gimenez is not in the lineup against the Blue Jays on Saturday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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Gimenez went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, two RBI and three runs scored during Sunday's win over Arizona.

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Gimenez is slashing .196/.323/.366 with five home runs and 11 home runs in 112 at-bats during his first season in Minnesota.

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Gimenez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Monday's loss to Boston.

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Gimenez went 1-for-4 with his fourth home run in Saturday's win over Cleveland. He started in left field, his first start in the outfield since September 2011.

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Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI during Thursday's victory over the Mariners.

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Gimenez is batting .214 with one home run and three RBI from his backup catching spot this season.

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Gimenez went 1-for-4 with his first home run of the season in the second game of Sunday's split doubleheader against Kansas City.

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Gimenez is batting fifth for the Twins against the White Sox on Saturday.

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Gimenez had his contracted purchased by the Twins on Sunday.

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Gimenez has won Minnesota's backup catcher job and may also serve as the backup at first base with Kennys Vargas dealing with a toe injury and Byungho Park sent to the minors, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Gimenez was called up in late July and got in 36 games down the stretch as injuries thinned Texas' catching depth, and he proceeded to slug .490 with five homers and 10 walks in 98 at-bats. It was way out of line with anything he had done in the majors prior, but it was enough for Texas to bring him back on a one-year contract for 2016. He figures to open the year in the role of backup catcher, as the Rangers thinned out their organizational depth with the trading of Jorge Alfaro to Philadelphia. Gimenez has been Yu Darvish's personal catcher in the past, which could also work towards his sticking on the big league roster all season.

2015

The Rangers plucked Gimenez off waivers from the A's days before the start of the season, seeking depth after Geovany Soto went down with a knee injury. GM Jon Daniels was forced to designated Gimenez for assignment less than a week later following another waiver acquisition, but he brought him back on a minor league deal shortly thereafter, and Gimenez would earn a promotion to the big club in late May. Serving as the exclusive catcher for Yu Darvish and backup to Robinson Chirinos, Gimenez hit .262/.331/.355 in 34 games before being sent to Cleveland in a post-deadline waiver deal. He went 0-for-9 while with the Indians, but the Rangers liked him enough to bring him back on another minor league deal in November, perhaps to serve as Darvish's personal catcher yet again. As a 24-year-old in 2007, Gimenez hit 26 homers in the lower levels of the minors, but the power has all but evaporated in recent years and he's unlikely to have fantasy utility in such a limited role.

2014

Gimenez essentially served as the third catcher for the Rays, playing all but four games with Triple-A Durham in 2013. He took a step back and struggled at the plate, hitting .224/.350/.305 with three home runs and 22 RBI, but showed solid plate discipline by taking 57 walks in 375 plate appearances. Claimed off waivers by the A's in December, Gimenez will attempt to stick around at the big league level, despite a crowded depth chart behind the plate in Oakland.

2013

Gimenez spent the majority of 2012 at Triple-A Durham as the third catcher in the Rays' system. In the minors he had a strong year, hitting .310/.389/.483 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI. In addition to catching, he has experience playing both corner outfield and infield spots. He did not have his best performance in the beginning of the season at the big league level filling in for an injured Jose Lobaton, but returned in a September callup with a hot bat (1.066 OPS in 18 games). The Rays could look into adding a veteran catcher, but for now Gimenez will likely stay around Triple-A with Jose Molina and Jose Lobaton ahead of him on the organizational depth chart.

2012

Gimenez provided quality catching depth for the Mariners last season and likely will reprise that role again this year. With Miguel Olivo and John Jaso handling the catching duty, though, Giminez likely will have to hang out at Triple-A Tacoma until he's needed (discounting the unlikely event that Mariners carry three catchers). Adam Moore, who missed nearly all last season with an injury, is in the mix, as well.

2010

Gimenez had been playing the role of organizational soldier, serving every role other than team barber, for the better part of five years before finally getting the call in 2009. He's a career .267/.380/.463 hitter in the minors, but hasn't done any damage above Double-A and hit just .144 in 111 at-bats for the Indians. He can play catcher, first base, third base and the corner outfield spots without embarrassing himself so he figures to give the Indians a cheap, jack-of-all-trades option in a utility role.