Jimenez has given up three runs while striking out 15 over his last 11 appearances spanning 9.1 innings.
After serving up three runs in one inning in his second appearance of the season March 31 to get tagged with a blown save, Jimenez has asserted himself as the clear top setup option for closer Shane Greene. Along with the big strikeout totals, Jimenez has already racked up six holds, giving him an added boost in leagues that count that statistic as a category. With Greene going a perfect 12-for-12 in his save opportunities to date, Jimenez isn't a serious threat for the ninth-inning role yet. That said, Greene is a prime candidate to get moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, assuming the 13-15 Tigers gradually fade from the playoff picture.
Jimenez allowed two hits but pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Royals to record a hold.
Jimenez allowed three earned runs in his second appearance of the season, but the 24-year-old has otherwise kept the opponent off the board in five games this season, and he has three holds to show for it. Detroit closer Shane Greene is off to an amazing start, with seven saves and a 0.00 ERA through 10 team games, so Jimenez is unlikely to supplant the incumbent anytime soon, though Greene is a trade candidate if the Tigers begin to struggle.
Jimenez pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a walk and two strikeouts to earn a hold in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Yankees.
Jimenez now has a hold and a win this season, and he's held the opponent scoreless in three of his four appearances. However, he allowed three earned runs in his other appearance, which has his ERA inflated to 6.75. The 24-year-old should continue to serve as the setup man to closer Shane Greene, but he figures to be next in line for save opportunities if Greene is traded at any point this season.
Jimenez (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a strikeout and recorded the win in Tuesday's game against the Yankees.
Jimenez breezed through three New York hitters on just 11 pitches (nine for strikes), then grabbed his first win of the year when Detroit scored twice in the top of the ninth to pull ahead 3-1. The 24-year-old is still stuck behind Shane Greene in Detroit's bullpen pecking order, but that could change if the latter struggles or gets traded at some point this season.
Jimenez has a 1.29 ERA and 0.43 WHIP through seven innings this spring to go along with nine strikeouts.
The 24-year-old has been sharp this spring as he looks to build on a 2018 campaign that started strong but ended with a thud, as he compiled a 7.78 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over his final 22 outings. Jimenez will of course look for more consistent results in 2019, and he could take over as the team's closer if incumbent Shane Greene is traded, or if he simply outperforms Greene and the rebuilding Tigers opt for the younger option.
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|2015||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||5||1||1.47||40||0||0||0||17||43.0||23||8||7||2||0||11||61|
|2016||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||0||0||0.00||17||0||0||0||10||17.1||5||0||0||0||2||5||28|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||0||1||2.30||17||0||0||0||8||15.2||9||5||4||1||0||4||16|
|2017||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||0||0||0.00||1||1||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1|
|2017||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||1||1||1.44||26||0||0||0||4||25.0||19||4||4||1||0||12||36|