Andrés Giménez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 161 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/4/1998 (25)
Andrés Giménez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Andrés Giménez News
Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez will return to the starting lineup Wednesday afternoon versus the San Francisco Giants and left-hander Kyle Harrison. Gimenez didn't start Cleveland's 3-1 win on Tuesday night but he did strike out in a pinch-hitting appearance in the ninth inning. The 25-year-old has taken a step back at the plate this season, hitting .242 with 12 home runs, 27 stolen base, and a .691 OPS across 139 games after hitting a hefty .297 with 17 HR, 20 SB, and an .837 OPS across 146 contests a season ago. He continues to get nearly everyday reps at the keystone given his highly-regarded glove work while his power/speed combination is respectable at the second-base position.
Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez lit up the box score on Sunday in the win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Gimenez hit a home run, stole a base, collected three singles, and scored twice. Gimenez hasn't been much of a fantasy force for most of the year, but he's hitting .278/.361/.481 over his last 15 games.
Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, two doubles, and an additional run scored in Friday's 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. The 24-year-old's first-inning double allowed him to come around and score courtesy of a Jose Ramirez single. Gimenez then belted a two-run dinger during the fifth frame after attempting to bunt Steven Kwan over to second base earlier in the at-bat. Gimenez then laced another double down the right-field line in the seventh to cap off a much-needed big night at the dish for the struggling infielder. After heating up a bit in early July, Gimenez recently got mired in an 0-for-17 skid from July 28 to Aug. 1. Fantasy managers hope the 2022 All-Star gets back on track soon, as he's still slashing a weak .239/.309/.696 with 10 big flies, 42 RBI, and 17 stolen bases through 277 at-bats on the campaign.
Gimenez took a step forward in 2022, slashing .295/.369/.464 with 17 homers and 21 steals. That was a quite useful fantasy season from the young guy, who at the age of just 24 has a lot of years ahead of him. Gimenez significantly increased his barrel rate (3.6% to 6.2%), contact rate (70.6% to 73.6%), and xwOBA (.243 to .302) while cutting five points off of his strikeout rate (25.7% to 20.3%). None of that is easy to do in one year and is assuredly a sign of a talented young player coming into form. As for 2023, the power upside is probably limited here. A 20-homer projection seems about right unless he pushes his barrel rate up even further, but the guy can definitely post a great batting average and contribute a good amount of steals. He is more than useful for what he is as a middle infielder, and there is still untapped upside here given the age and the improvements we've already seen. We could be looking at a top-30 player next year if he takes another step forward, so I see no problem buying him at his current ADP around pick 85. The floor is great, and the ceiling may be higher than we think!