Gilberto Jimenez XST  |  Outfield


Age: 18
Born: July 8, 2000
San Cristobal, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (Aug. 2017)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor Links
Spring Training Video of Gilberto Jimenez 1 (3.22.19)
Spring Training Video of Gilberto Jimenez 2 (3.22.19)

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.

Arm: Above-average arm strength. Plenty of arm for any outfield position.

Field: Plus range and speed make up for lack of instincts. Jumps need work and needs to improve tracking the ball.

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

Career 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 2018 Fall Instructional League.

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.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in regular season game action.

  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 16 67 257 42 82 10 8 0 22 108 19 40 16 14 0.319 0.384 0.420 0.804
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 1, 2017 by Eddie Romero & Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: June 2, 2018 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
Red Sox Latin Program Position Player of the Year (2018) Awards
2019 Pre-Season All-Star






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