Joe Jimenez
23-Year-Old PitcherRP
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Being tabbed "closer of the future" doesn't carry quite the same doom and gloom as the Madden curse, but the number of those who have succeeded is a short list. Jimenez is being groomed for ninth-inning duties, picking up saves at every level since he started in rookie ball in 2013 at the tender age of 18. The fire-balling rookie had a rather inauspicious major-league debut in 2017, recording an unsightly 12.32 ERA and 2.11 WHIP in 19 innings for the Tigers. Jimenez surrendered 15 of his 26 earned runs allowed in just four efforts. In the other 20 appearances, Jimenez recorded a still poor but more palatable 4.86 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. Obviously, Jimenez is still a work in progress, but fanning 241 with only 52 walks in 167.1 minor-league innings portends patience yielding a fruitful payoff. With Detroit in rebuilding mode, stashing Jimenez has potential long-term rewards, and who knows -- short-term benefits aren't out of the question. Read Past Outlooks
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Implodes in loss to White Sox
PDetroit Tigers
August 24, 2018
Jimenez (4-3) took the loss Friday against the White Sox. He retired just a single batter and allowed four earned runs on three hits and a walk.
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Jimenez started the eighth inning with a strikeout, but he then allowed back-to-back singles, a walk and a double before getting the hook. The 23-year-old reliever, who made his first All-Star Game appearance in July, now has a 4.22 ERA for the season. He's really struggled since the All-Star break, as he's now allowed 12 earned runs over 10.1 innings of work.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-55%
BAA vs LHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .203 155 45 19 27 7 1 5
Since 2016vs Right .289 197 45 11 52 13 0 4
2018vs Left .202 116 39 15 20 5 1 4
2018vs Right .220 137 34 6 28 8 0 1
2017vs Left .206 39 6 4 7 2 0 1
2017vs Right .453 60 11 5 24 5 0 3
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-26%
ERA at Home
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 5.82 1.34 43.1 2 2 2 9.1 3.3 0.6
Since 2016Away 6.56 1.43 35.2 2 4 1 11.6 3.5 1.5
2018Home 3.56 1.02 30.1 2 2 2 10.1 2.7 0.3
2018Away 4.85 1.28 29.2 2 2 1 11.8 3.6 1.2
2017Home 11.08 2.08 13.0 0 0 0 6.9 4.8 1.4
2017Away 15.00 2.17 6.0 0 2 0 10.5 3.0 3.0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Joe Jimenez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
3.48
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
95.6 mph
 
ERA
4.20
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.309
 
GB/FB
0.97
 
Strand %
64.1%
 
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Allows two runs in relief
PDetroit Tigers
August 19, 2018
Jimenez allowed two earned runs on a hit and two walks while retiring two batters in Saturday's win over the Twins.
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Gives up two more runs in loss
PDetroit Tigers
August 5, 2018
Jimenez allowed two earned runs in an inning of work during Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Athletics.
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Notches hold Saturday
PDetroit Tigers
July 28, 2018
Jimenez recorded the hold in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Indians, as he worked around a walk to toss a scoreless eighth inning.
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Headed back to setup role
PDetroit Tigers
July 12, 2018
Jimenez is expected to return to an eighth-inning setup role beginning Friday, when the Tigers intend to activate closer Shane Greene (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Nails down third save
PDetroit Tigers
July 6, 2018
Jimenez allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to pick up his third save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Rangers.
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