Chris Gimenez

#38 C / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 34 College: Nevada Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Gimenez is slashing .196/.323/.366 with five home runs and 11 home runs in 112 at-bats during his first season in Minnesota. Despite the low average, the on-base percentage is an impressive mark for a backup catcher, actually surpassing the .314 mark of normal starting backstop Jason Castro. That said, as a 34-year-old catcher, Gimenez isn't likely to show another level and gain fantasy relevance.

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    • Gimenez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Monday's loss to Boston. Gimenez also homered Sunday, so the backstop might be kick-starting a hot stretch. While his fantasy value is limited because he doesn't play regularly, Gimenez's .334 wOBA and .767 OPS are decent marks for a catcher.

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    • Gimenez went 1-for-4 with his fourth home run in Saturday's win over Cleveland. He started in left field, his first start in the outfield since September 2011. With Max Kepler out with a foot injury and Eddie Rosario sick, Gimenez got a rare start in the outfield. He's made 27 appearances in the outfield in his career. Despite hitting .209, Gimenez has a decent .735 OPS for a catcher. He's also made six appearances as a relief pitcher in blowouts.

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    • Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI during Thursday's victory over the Mariners. Gimenez receives sporadic playing time behind the dish as the backup catcher to Jason Castro. While his output Thursday assisted in the Twins' victory, it likely doesn't do much for his fantasy outlook moving forward. Although his showing Thursday boosted his stats, he's still hitting at just a .230/.374/.405 clip this season and will likely remain the team's backup option.

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    • Gimenez is batting .214 with one home run and three RBI from his backup catching spot this season. The journeyman backstopper, who is on his third team in as many seasons, has struggled behind starter Jason Castro this season. His batting average is on pace to be his worst since 2011, when he hit .203 with Seattle. On the plus side, the 2004 draft pick is getting on base at a clip of .368, but he's going to have to do more if he wants to earn more consistent playing time for the division-leading Twins.

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    Stats

    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2017 MIN 49 130 15 25 5 11 21 42 1 .192
    2016 CLE 68 139 17 30 4 11 10 41 0 .215
    2015 TEX 36 98 19 25 5 14 10 19 2 .255
    TOTAL 338 814 98 174 20 77 97 227 4

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    Next Matchup

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    vs RHP 15/79 .190 2 6 1 15 28

    Last 7 Games

    DATEOppABRHHRRBIBBKOSB
    8/15
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    8/13
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    8/12
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    8/11
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    8/10
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    8/09
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    8/08
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    Upcoming Games

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    8/16
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    8:10 PM Carlos Carrasco
    8/17
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    1:10 PM Mike Clevinger
    8/18
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    8:10 PM Zack Godley
    8/19
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    7:10 PM Zack Greinke
    8/20
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    2:10 PM Anthony Banda
    8/21
    5:10 PM Reynaldo Lopez
    8/22
    8:10 PM James Shields

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