Gilberto Jimenez DSL Red Sox  |  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)

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Physical Description: Extremely loose and athletic. Projectable frame, athleticism stands out on the field.

Hit: Only recently started switch hitting. Plus bat speed and very quick hands. Left-handed swing is a work in progress. Starts crouched and open from the left-side. 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 from the right-side. 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 him around 4.0 seconds to first from the left side. Baserunning instincts and reads jumps need improvement.

Career Notes: Named the organization's Latin Program Player of the year in 2018. Participated in the 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: One of the most exciting young outfielders in the system. Athleticism stands out and 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. Can dream on 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
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox Latin Program Position Player of the Year (2018)
SoxProspects.com Awards
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