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Andres Gimenez

Born: 09/04/1998 (Age: 18)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 176
Primary Position: SS
Physical/Health
Big butt and legs, 6-foot might be a bit of a stretch, fireplug frame. Underdeveloped upper body, room to add strength.
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 05/31/2017
Dates Seen 5/15 (DH), 5/16
Affiliate Columbia Fireflies (Low A, Mets)
Makeup

Appears to be adjusting well to aggressive assignment. Unflappable, goes about his business.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2020 High 55 50; Everyday middle infielder No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Wide stance, simple load and toe tap, bat stays in the zone a long time, but isn't physically strong enough to drive the ball consistently yet. Good at-bats, doesn't get beat. Stays in well against spin and same-side pitching. Tracks breaking stuff well already.
Power 30 Gap-to-gap line drives at present. May add more doubles as he gets stronger, but not enough loft out of the swing to project significant pop.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Run times all over the place. A couple 4.1s in the mix, and looked like a present 55 or 60 runner underway. Suspect it plays more to average as the frame fills out.
Glove 50 Good actions/instincts, knows what he wants to do, but can try to do too much too quickly. Struggles with game speed at times. A step slower than you'd like coming in on balls. Tools are there to be an above-average shortstop, but this is a hedge based on uncertainty on what the body looks like in five years.
Arm 60 Above-average arm strength, can make all the throws. Accurate on the move and from the 5.5 hole.
Overall

Gimenez is a very polished middle infielder for his age both at the plate and in the field. Needs to add strength for the offensive profile to play up, and may lack a carrying tool in the end. Being able to play everyday at shortstop would be a big boon for the profile. Check back on that in two years as the body matures.

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