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53 Chris Gimenez C

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
240.125111
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017MIN61862841716336010.350.382.220
2018CHC12413013610.214.125.125

Player Updates

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Cubs' Chris Gimenez: Gets start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gimenez is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Pirates.

The Cubs are giving Willson Contreras a day off, so Gimenez will slide into the lineup for the series finale. The veteran backstop is primarily known for his defense, so he's really only a fantasy option in deeper formats.

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Cubs' Chris Gimenez: Called up from Iowa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gimenez was called up to the big-league team Saturday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

Gimenez has been struggling offensively at Triple-A Iowa, batting .224/.316/.276 in 136 plate appearances, but he is very familiar with Yu Darvish and it seems the Cubs want to make life a little easier for their $126 million pitcher. With Victor Caratini sent down in a corresponding move, Gimenez is in line to serve the primary backup in addition to being Darvish's personal catcher.

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Cubs' Chris Gimenez: Expected to open year in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gimenez is expected to open the season at Triple-A Iowa, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Gimenez was the favorite to break camp as the Cubs' backup catcher, but a strong showing in camp by prospect Victor Caratini prompted the Cubs to send the veteran to the minors to open the season. It's possible he could take over as the team's backup if Caratini is sent back to the minors for more regular playing time, but he'll report to Iowa for now. Gimenez has an opt out in his contract if he isn't on the major-league roster by June 1.

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Cubs' Chris Gimenez: Looking like backup catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gimenez will likely be the Cubs' backup catcher, with Victor Caratini being sent to Triple-A, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Manager Joe Maddon seems to favor Gimenez's experience and wants to see Caratini get regular playing time, which he can't do at the MLB level with Willson Contreras entrenched as the starter. If Contreras went down with injury, it wouldn't be surprising to see Caratini leap past Gimenez, however, and snag the starting job, as Gimenez is best served in a part-time role. That gives the veteran limited fantasy appeal heading into the season.

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Cubs' Chris Gimenez: Hits first spring home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gimenez, who is batting .318 through 22 Cactus League at-bats, hit his first spring training home run in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

The veteran catcher is making a push to be the team's backup catcher. Victor Caratini entered the offseason as the presumptive backup to Willson Contreras, but the club may want the 24-year-old to get more playing time at Triple-A. Gimenez has experience catching Yu Darvish from his Texas days and is considered a good clubhouse presence, but he doesn't offer much from a fantasy perspective.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cincinnati400 .000 .000 .000
vs Romano (Career)000000
vs RHP2430 .185 .125 .125
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
6/7PHI3110000
6/10PIT3000000
6/13@MIL3000011
6/15@STL0000110
6/19LAD3000010
6/22@CIN3000000
6/23@CIN1000000
Two Week Schedule
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009CLE45111121637173611 .256 .243 .144
2010CLE28586111882200 .288 .328 .190
2011SEA245961216101301 .314 .271 .203
2012TB4210010261982400 .315 .330 .260
2013TB4301001100 .500 .667 .333
2014TEX-CLE421161328011122901 .313 .328 .241
2015TEX36981925514101920 .330 .490 .255
2016TEX-CLE681391730411104100 .272 .331 .216
2017MIN771862841716336010 .350 .382 .220
2018CHC102413013610 .214 .125 .125
Total 376894112193228311225153 .306 .339 .216
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009CLE1B1813138133416 .993
2009CLEOF201328280001.000
2009CLEC8640364001.000
2010CLEOF20110001.000
2010CLEC24191241091412 .992
2011SEA1B2216151051.000
2011SEAOF3100000 ---
2011SEAC20171201119021.000
2012TB1B10220011.000
2012TB3B1000000 ---
2012TBOF10110001.000
2012TBC39312772621232 .989
2013TB1B10330001.000
2013TB3B10101001.000
2013TBC10110001.000
2014TEX-CLE1B10640391051.000
2014CLE3B1000000 ---
2014TEX-CLEC28262182041221 .991
2014TEXP1000000 ---
2015TEXC36322462301333 .988
2016CLE1B40330011.000
2016CLE3B31312011.000
2016CLEC59423843552632 .992
2016CLEP2000000 ---
2017MIN1B7219181011.000
2017MIN3B10101001.000
2017MINOF51660001.000
2017MINC59544454182615 .998
2017MINP60101001.000
2018CHCC875651410 .982
2018CHCP1000000 ---
Total  364273217420271321537 .993
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009CLE202711003
2010CLE501901001
2011SEA101610001
2012TB403301004
2013TB10200001
2014TEX-CLE1003800013
2015TEX614804102
2016TEX-CLE404614108
2017MIN907102403
2018CHC00310000
Total 4213034136126
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015TEX2812000100 .250 .250 .250
2017MIN1000000000 --- --- ---
Total 3812000100 .250 .250 .250
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004 A-Mahoning Vy7126040782331038306222 .419 .527 .300
2005 A-Lake County11238454902411366489043 .354 .404 .234
2006 A-Lake County9132955842511140337268 .364 .438 .255
2007 AA-Akron3011320256061293110 .285 .434 .221
2007 A-Kinston8326956761412054505532 .406 .565 .283
2008AAA-Buffalo54195235391319236021 .354 .374 .272
2008 AA-Akron551774660151626523301 .487 .537 .339
2009AAA-Columbus39136203280615154000 .323 .426 .235
2010AAA-Columbus Clippers551963254100932203811 .341 .464 .276
2011AAA-Tacoma Rainiers1349813101471301 .357 .347 .265
2012AAA-Durham Bulls7126139811501049335703 .389 .483 .310
2013AAA-Durham Bulls953084369160322576311 .350 .305 .224
2014AAA-Round Rock Express39134183842622193001 .365 .478 .284
2015AAA-Round Rock Express692472860100633246220 .315 .356 .243
2016AA-Frisco7253600143800 .345 .360 .240
Total 8843083485819180101114364237142224 .366 .439 .266
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
12/27/1982
Age:
35
Hometown:
Gilroy, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
Nevada
MLB Experience:
10