Gilberto Jimenez

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I couldn't find a thread on this kid. I really don't pay too much attention to the mL's other than the top tier talent that looks like they're heading to Boston within the year. Only 19 years old- just recently turned 19!
He's got a decent report on Sox Prospects: I was just looking at the farm and this kid jumped out at me as his line looks pretty impressive: .393OBP/.470SLG for a young CF'er. Anyone have anything else on him? I imagine he'll be at Greenville next season to start, possibly Salem by mid season.
 

jon abbey

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He is Boston's 7th ranked prospect on mlb.com, here's their writeup:

"The Red Sox have high hopes for their 2017 international class, which included 66 signees and what looks like an absolute steal at $10,000 in Jimenez. Solely a right-handed hitter when he signed out of the Dominican Republic, he began switch-hitting after turning pro and fared better as a lefty (.350/.416/.478) than a righty (.204/.259/.204) while earning the organization's Latin program position player of the year award for his 2018 debut. He's both extremely raw and one of the best athletes in the system.

Jimenez's game is built around plus-plus speed, though he's still in the early stages of figuring out how to use it. He has the quickness to be a prolific basestealer yet was caught 14 times in 30 attempts last year. He needs to improve his reads and jumps on the bases and in center field, where he can cover a lot of ground and shows average to solid arm strength.

Jimenez has a slappy approach at the plate and is an extreme ground-ball hitter whose speed creates a lot of infield hits. He probably won't have much power, with 10 homers a year being a realistic ceiling, so he'll need to concentrate on getting on base. He already makes consistent contact from both sides of the plate but needs to draw more walks."