Andres Gimenez
21-Year-Old ShortstopSS
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gimenez's dynasty-league stock peaked at High-A in 2018 (124 wRC+, 24 steals in 85 games), but his offensive limitations have started to become glaringly apparent in the upper levels. He has a .257/.317/.380 slash line with nine home runs, a 124:33 K:BB and a 66.7% success rate on stolen-base attempts in 154 games at Double-A. It seems unlikely that he will ever walk much, and he doesn't have the high-end speed or instincts to realistically profile as more than a 15-to-20 steal guy in the majors. He hit .371/.413/.586 with two home runs and two steals in 18 games in a repeat trip to the Arizona Fall League. However, the large sample of middling performance at Double-A is a better gauge of his long-term upside. He is just 21 years old, but Gimenez's offensive skill set is starting to look similar to that of Orlando Arcia, and unlike Arcia, Gimenez's glove profiles best at second base. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Mets in March of 2020.
Adds fourth stolen base
SSNew York Mets
August 12, 2020
Gimenez went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 11-6 win over the Nationals.
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While Gimenez didn't cross home plate, he did notch another steal, his fourth in as many attempts with the big club this season. Gimenez was caught 16 times in 44 attempts on the basepaths at Double-A last year. He's also starting to hit a little bit, but Robinson Cano (groin) is facing live pitching at the alternate site and his eventual return figures to push Gimenez to the bench.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+32%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+32%
OPS vs RHP
2019
No Stats
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .579 16 1 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267
Since 2018vs Right .764 32 5 0 2 4 .290 .313 .452
2020vs Left .579 16 1 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267
2020vs Right .764 32 5 0 2 4 .290 .313 .452
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2019
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2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .680 30 4 0 2 3 .241 .267 .414
Since 2018Away .742 18 2 0 0 1 .353 .389 .353
2020Home .680 30 4 0 2 3 .241 .267 .414
2020Away .742 18 2 0 0 1 .353 .389 .353
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Andres Gimenez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.25
 
BB Rate
3.8%
 
K Rate
15.4%
 
BABIP
.341
 
ISO
.102
 
AVG
.286
 
OBP
.327
 
SLG
.388
 
OPS
.715
 
wOBA
.309
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
29.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
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Gimenez stole 38 bases and hit .281 across stops at High-A and Double-A, all before turning 20 in early September. His perceived speed and ascension to the upper levels at such a young age resulted in his dynasty-league stock soaring. Baseball America ranked Gimenez the No. 2 prospect in the 2015 July 2 international class, behind Vlad Guerrero Jr., so what amounted to a breakout campaign in 2018 was confirmation of what many had always expected to see from him. He uses the whole field and makes contact at a solid clip (18.3 K%), so he should be able to maintain fairly high batting averages as he moves up the ladder. However, his slight 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame does not lend itself to much power, he lacks patience (6.2 BB%) and while his stolen-base totals suggest he is a burner, he is actually only a 55-grade runner. He should stick up the middle, likely moving to second base in the big leagues, but is slightly overrated in dynasty leagues.
The third youngest hitter in the Sally League last year, Gimenez was not overmatched at the plate (107 wRC+) while showing plus speed and the defensive chops to stick at shortstop. He finally struck out more than he walked -- something he hadn’t done in rookie ball -- but his 15.3 percent strikeout rate was the 11th best rate in the league, so making contact remains a very strong skill. The overall package projects to be very similar to J.P. Crawford, as Gimenez will always be ranked higher on real life lists than fantasy lists, because so much of his value is tied to his defense and shortstop. He won’t offer much power and may not offer 20-steal speed by the time he reaches the majors. Still, a player who will remain on top-100 lists for the next several years while hitting for a high average and qualifying at shortstop has value in almost all dynasty leagues.
Gimenez is unlikely to ever be a top-five fantasy shortstop, but he is a good bet to someday be ranked as a top-10 real life prospect. Plus hitters with outstanding defense at shortstop typically tend to rate well in the prospect industry. Dansby Swanson and J.P. Crawford headline this year's batch -- surefire shortstops with plus hitting ability and unspectacular power/speed combinations. That could very well be Gimenez in three or four years. It is typically wise to gamble on tools when investing in rookie level hitters in deep dynasty leagues, but Gimenez is the rare prospect whose polish at a young age makes him exciting. That is not to say he will be a non-contributor in the power/speed departments. Like Swanson and Crawford, he has the potential to notch double-digit homers and steals in his peak seasons, likely falling short of 20. He could get a taste of the New York-Penn League before the end of his age-18 season, so this offseason may represent the last chance to acquire him without a top-100 prospect price tag attached.
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Scores three times in win
SSNew York Mets
August 9, 2020
Gimenez went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and one stolen base in Sunday's win against the Marlins.
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Helping fill in for Cano
SSNew York Mets
August 9, 2020
Gimenez will start at second base and bat eighth Sunday against the Marlins.
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Impresses in first big-league start
SSNew York Mets
July 30, 2020
Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.
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Gets first start
SSNew York Mets
July 29, 2020
Gimenez is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth Wednesday against the Red Sox, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
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Nabs spot on Opening Day roster
SSNew York Mets
July 23, 2020
The Mets named Gimenez to their Opening Day roster Thursday. Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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