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A.J. Jimenez

26-Year-Old Catcher – Texas Rangers

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 5/1/1990   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Blue Jays in February of 2017.

February 17, 2017  –  A.J. Jimenez News

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Jimenez agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training with the Rangers on Friday.

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A.J. Jimenez 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
2010 20 A LAN 70 292 262 35 80 26 22 0 4 54 16 4 18 56 1 8 3 .305 .347 .435 .782
2010 20 A+ DUN 2 9 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .555
2011 21 A+ DUN 102 422 379 49 115 34 29 1 4 52 11 2 28 60 8 4 3 .303 .353 .417 .770
2012 22 AA NEW 27 112 104 14 27 7 4 1 2 10 2 3 5 13 1 1 1 .260 .297 .375 .672
2013 23 A+ DUN 9 29 28 5 12 4 3 0 1 9 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .429 .448 .643 1.091
2013 23 AA NEW 50 223 203 28 56 18 15 0 3 29 1 2 16 37 0 3 1 .276 .327 .394 .721
2013 23 AAA BUF 8 31 30 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 .233 .258 .267 .525
2014 24 AA NEW 25 102 94 11 21 9 8 0 1 13 1 0 6 19 0 1 1 .223 .275 .340 .615
2014 24 AAA BUF 58 237 219 21 57 16 13 1 2 24 1 1 13 33 0 5 0 .260 .295 .356 .651
2015 25 AA NEW 5 21 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .095 .095 .095 .190
2015 25 AAA BUF 23 98 87 6 19 8 7 1 0 9 2 0 9 12 0 1 1 .218 .296 .322 .618
2016 26 AAA BUF 67 248 228 24 55 22 17 1 4 28 1 1 13 33 0 3 4 .241 .290 .377 .667
2017 Spring Training 27   TEX 11 26 23 2 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .261 .346 .304 .651

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A.J. Jimenez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 20 A LAN 292 262 6.2% 19.2% 0.32 79% .376 .130
2010 20 A+ DUN 9 9 0% 55.6% 0.00 44% .000 .333
2011 21 A+ DUN 422 379 6.6% 14.2% 0.47 84% .352 .114
2012 22 AA NEW 112 104 4.5% 11.6% 0.38 88% .281 .115
2013 23 A+ DUN 29 28 3.4% 10.3% 0.33 89% .458 .214
2013 23 AA NEW 223 203 7.2% 16.6% 0.43 82% .325 .118
2013 23 AAA BUF 31 30 3.2% 6.5% 0.50 93% .250 .034
2014 24 AA NEW 102 94 5.9% 18.6% 0.32 80% .270 .117
2014 24 AAA BUF 237 219 5.5% 13.9% 0.39 85% .299 .096
2015 25 AA NEW 21 21 0% 28.6% 0.00 71% .133 .000
2015 25 AAA BUF 98 87 9.2% 12.2% 0.75 86% .253 .104
2016 26 AAA BUF 248 228 5.2% 13.3% 0.39 86% .267 .136

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A.J. Jimenez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jimenez was released by the Blue Jays on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Jimenez was designated for assignment Thursday, Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

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Jimenez will enter camp as the team's backup catcher, MLB.com reports.

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Jimenez is in line to be the Blue Jays' backup catcher behind Russell Martin in 2017, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Jimenez was added to the Blue Jays' 40-man roster Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Jimenez cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.

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Jimenez was designated for assignment Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

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Jimenez was sent down to minor league camp, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Jimenez, 23, is 5-for-8 (.625) with three RBI through his first two games at Double-A New Hampshire.

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Jimenez is dealing with nerve irritation in his throwing elbow and is out indefinitely, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for A.J. Jimenez.

2016

Jimenez suffered through yet another injury-plagued season, something that's quickly becoming a recurring problem for the promising catcher prospect. He played in Double-A and Triple-A last season, hitting a combined .194/.261/.278 line in just 28 games. Jimenez had surgery on his left wrist in June and missed the remainder of the 2015 season, and he has never played in more than 102 games in a minor league season with just 2015 games played over the past four seasons, with a laundry list of injuries that includes Tommy John surgery in 2012. Once one of the team's most promising prospects, he's no longer listed among their top-30 prospects. He's likely to start in Triple-A, but with Max Pentecost and Dan Jansen coming up through the system and Russell Martin signed to a long-term deal, Jimenez's path to the big leagues is exceedingly crowded. Furthermore, he hasn't hit above .260 at any level since 2013, which means that he will need to pick up his production at the plate if he wants to see a role at the major league level.

2015

A 2008 ninth-round pick, Jimenez has done well to advance so far up the Blue Jaysí organizational ladder, finishing 2014 with 58 games at Triple-A Buffalo. His defensive chops are the primary reason he has continued to rise through the minor league ranks. Jimenez hosed 42 percent of would-be base stealers at Triple-A, and figures to be an above-average catcher in all respects defensively. Sadly, the bat lags behind the defensive profile. The 24-year-old slashed .249/.289/.351 with four home runs in 339 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A in 2014. The Blue Jays have clearly taken note of Jimenezís offensive struggles, signing Russell Martin to a long-term deal this offseason, essentially wrapping up the everyday job behind the plate for the foreseeable future. While Jimenez may carve out a role as Martinís backup in the coming years, he is unlikely to bring much to the table from a fantasy standpoint.

2014

Jimenez spent most of 2013 with Double-A New Hampshire, slashing .276/.327/.394 with three home runs and one stolen base in 223 plate appearances. He earned a brief promotion to Triple-A Buffalo at the end of the season, indicating that he could open 2014 at the highest level of the minors. While a lack of power limits his upside, Jimenez shows good enough bat control to potentially make it as a backup in the majors. The addition of Dioner Navarro and Erik Kratz during the offseason will likely afford Jimenez to get a full season in as a starter at Triple-A.