Andrés Giménez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 161 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/4/1998 (24)
Andrés Giménez Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Andrés Giménez News
Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez earned his first career Gold Glove Award Tuesday, one of four Guardians players to be recognized. The 24-year-old also contributed offensively in 2022, slashing .297/.371/.466 with 17 home runs, 69 RBI, and 20 stolen bases. His power potential is limited compared to other options at second base, but he will offer a nice overall floor and an upside in steals for fantasy managers in 2023 if he can reproduce his performance.
Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andres Gimenez (thumb) was dealing with a non-displaced fracture in his left thumb over the last month of the season, but he won't need surgery and is expected to fully heal in a couple of weeks. Gimenez was hit by 25 pitches this year, which was the most in the American League. It helps explain why he went just 5-for-28 (.179) with no homers, one RBI and 14 strikeouts in seven postseason games after he slashed a strong .297/.371/.466 with an .837 OPS, 17 home runs, 69 RBI, 66 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 491 regular season at-bats for the Guardians. The 24-year-old Venezuelan infielder should be ready to go for the 2023 season and will be a highly coveted fantasy commodity.
Cleveland Guardians infielder Andres Gimenez is batting seventh and starting at second base on Tuesday against the New York Yankees. The infielder moves down a spot in the order after hitting sixth in three of the first four games in the series. Gabriel Arias is batting sixth instead and starting at first base. Gimenez and Arias switching places in the order is the only lineup change for Cleveland as they get set to take on New York and left-handed starter Nestor Cortes. During the regular season, Gimenez hit .320 with five home runs and four stolen bases in 135 plate appearances when batting seventh.
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!