Gilberto Jimenez Lowell Spinners Outfield

Age: 19
Born: July 8, 2000
Birthplace: San Cristobal, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent (Aug. 2017)
College: -
High School: -
ETA: 2023 

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Gilberto Jimenez photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: heel-BARE-toe
First Pro Contract: August 1, 2017 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Eddie Romero & Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $10,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Pro Debut: June 2, 2018 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/20): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
Twitter: -
Instagram: -

  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Extremely loose and athletic. Projectable frame. Standout athleticism.

Hit: Plus bat speed and very quick hands. Left-handed swing is a work in progress. Starts crouched and open. Uses a toe-tap. Swing is short and direct to the ball. Tends to slap at it, looking to put the ball in play rather than drive it. Swing is more fluid from the right side of the plate. Utilizes a leg kick and keeps the barrel in the zone longer. Generates more hard contact. Approach and pitch recognition are raw.

Power: Not a major part of his game at present, but will flash some raw power from the right side of the plate. Swing is more designed for hard line drives in the gaps than over-the-fence power.

Run: Plus-plus speed. Have timed around 4.0 seconds to first from the left side. Baserunning instincts, reads, and jumps need improvement.

Field: Plus range and speed make up for lack of instincts. Jumps need work and needs to improve tracking the ball.
  Arm: Above-average arm strength. Plenty of arm for any outfield position.

Notes: Natrually a right-handed hitter, only started switch hitting during 2017 Dominican Instructional League. Still, hit better from the left side than the right in his pro debut. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019.

Summation: One of the most exciting young outfielders in the system. Athleticism stands out. Shows potential for a plus hit tool to go along with plus-plus speed. Needs work defensively, but has the tools to develop into an above-average defender. Will flash four average tools at least, but very raw at present and has a long way to go developmentally. Possesses great work ethic. Can dream on him as a potential everyday player in the future, but years away from reaching his potential.

Spring Training Video of Gilberto Jimenez 1 (3.22.19)
Spring Training Video of Gilberto Jimenez 2 (3.22.19)
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2018 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 67 257 42 82 10 8 0 22 108 19 40 16 14 0.319 0.384 0.420 0.804
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 59 234 35 84 11 3 3 19 110 13 38 14 6 0.359 0.393 0.470 0.873
    2020 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2020 - - - - 19     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  Red Sox Latin Program Position Player of the Year (2018)
2019 New York-Penn League All-Star
  2019 Pre-Season All-Star
2019 All-Star
2019 Breakout Player of the Year

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