Gimenez has been a godsend for the Guardians thus far, hitting .291 with nine home runs and 40 RBI.
The 23-year-old also earned an All-Star Game selection this year.
But he seems to do most of his damage late in ballgames.
MLB Network tweeted a graphic of some stats Gimenez has posted at the plate in the ninth inning or later.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) July 12, 2022
Who You Gonna Call?
When the game is on the line, this is one of the guys that you’ll want hitting for your team.
This is only Gimenez’s first full season in the big leagues, yet he has already earned an All-Star Game nod and is making Guardians fans forget all about Lindor.
When you look at who won the deal or who lost it, you can’t say the Guardians were the losers.
Those stats in the ninth inning or later are very impressive and indicative of the kind of player he is turning into.
This guy has a chance to become a perennial All-Star and help lead the way for the Guardians in the future.
His .531 average, 13 RBI, and four home runs in the ninth inning or later all rank first among qualified hitters in all of baseball.
He’s a threat at the plate and somebody that you do not want to face in the ninth inning or later if you’re a pitcher.
All of that has contributed to him earning his first All-Star nod.