Andrés Giménez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 161 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/4/1998 (22)
Andrés Giménez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Andrés Giménez News
Cleveland Indians infielder Andres Gimenez has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. The young infielder was a big part of the Francisco Lindor trade earlier this offseason. However, Gimenez was hitting .179/.226/.308 through his first 29 games in Cleveland. The organization will send him to the minors in order for him to get everyday at-bats. Amed Rosario will serve as the primary shortstop for the Indians going forward. Any fantasy managers who were hanging onto Gimenez in the hope he'd turn it around can give up on that.
Cleveland Indians shortstop Andres Gimenez is leading off for the first time this year on Sunday as the team closes out a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. Gimenez has batted ninth in the lineup in five of his six previous starts this year and sixth in the lineup in the other start. Jordan Luplow, who has been the team's primary leadoff hitter, is out of the lineup for the game. Gimenez hit his first home run of the year on Saturday, but he's off to a slow start to the year overall, slashing .176/.222/.353. The Indians are still working out the kinks in their batting order. We'll see if Gimenez can produce well enough to stick at the top.
Cleveland Indians infielder Andres Gimenez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals. This will be his second straight game on the bench- and second straight start for Ahmed Rosario at short- against a left-handed pitcher. It's worth noting that Gimenez did start against a southpaw on Opening Day, so while it doesn't appear to be an even lefty/righty platoon split with Rosario, the former is also not the locked-in starter that fantasy managers perhaps hoped he would be.
Long one of the New York Mets' top prospects, shortstop Andres Gimenez made his debut in 2020, hitting .263/.333/.398 with 3 HR and 8 SB across 49 games at 2B, SS, and 3B. After being one of the pieces moved to Cleveland in the Francisco Lindor trade, there is some optimism around Gimenez in fantasy circles heading into 2021. Last year, as has long been with the case with Gimenez, the left-handed hitter displayed great defensive versatility and 94th-percentile speed, but little in the way of patience (5.3 BB%) or power (.136 ISO). While Gimenez makes contact with above-average consistency, he does little damage with it, finishing in the 20th-percentile in exit velocity and 11th-percentile in barrel rate. His calling card in fantasy will be a defensive versatility that should keep him on the field often in Cleveland and the speed to rack up stolen bases when he gets on base. However, people looking for cheap steals should temper expectations since Gimenez is an aggressive hitter with an above-average Swing% and Chase% who has never put up high walk rates in the minor leagues. He's likely to finish with an average around .250 with 8-10 HR and anywhere between 25-30 SB. That's nothing to turn your nose up at, but he's not going to help much in counting categories or with AVG/OBP, so if pitchers start taking advantage of his aggressiveness and keep him off the bases, thereby driving his SB total down closer to 20, you're not going to be getting a whole lot for his current ADP of 150. Considering Leody Tavares is going around 170, Nick Madrigal has an ADP of 190, and Jon Berti is being taken pick 245, I'd rather wait than take Gimenez at this current cost.