2022 Player Outlook
After a strong spring in 2021, there was plenty of buzz surrounding Gimenez and thanks to some strong minor league stolen base numbers, he started to climb up draft boards with the belief that he would see regular at-bats and be a strong category contributor for those in need of some speed. Unfortunately, he was slashing just .200/.254/.382 by the end of April and falling into a platoon role. By mid-May he was in the minors. The club brought him back in August where his struggles continued, but he did improve his plate discipline numbers and received a solid opportunity to close out the season in the majors. He slashed .271/.307/.457 in September which will likely be the reason he'll get another chance to compete for a starting middle infield job this spring. The team does have some prospects on the horizon, but with a half-decent season in 2022, Gimenez may be able to hold them off. Keep an eye on him this spring, but don't let yourself get duped by spring numbers or any flashes of speed. His approach at the plate still needs some refinement.