ANDRÉS ALFONSO GIMÉNEZ OSORIO...Married, Rogerlys Amaya...Son, Andrés, Jr. (12/28/21)...Learned English by taking classes as part of the Mets Academy...Is an avid video gamer...Was introduced to baseball by his mom and grandmother...His favorite music genres are salsa, merengue and reggaeton...Favorite players growing up were Omar Vizquel and Carlos Gonzalez...Likes to paint and draw in his spare time.
Enjoyed a breakout season, posting the third-highest bWAR (7.4) in the AL behind Aaron Judge (10.7) and Shohei Ohtani (9.6)…sixth-highest in MLB overall and fourth-highest in MLB among position players behind Judge, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado...Won his first career Rawlings Gold Glove Award, leading MLB second basemen with 16 DRS...Was second in the AL in total chances (554) and third with a .807 zone rating (*at 2B)…Third winner in club history at 2B (R Alomar, C Hernandez)…Also made 14 starts at SS in addition to his 120 starts at 2B...Posted the highest bWAR (7.2) by an MLB 2B in age 23-season (or younger) since Hall of Famer Eddie Collins (10.5) in 1910 for PHI(AL), the third-highest overall in the modern era (also Collins 1909)…Also the second-highest bWAR by a Cleveland batter 23 or younger in club history behind Shoeless Joe Jackson’s 9.2 in 1911...Earned his first All-Star Game selection and started the game in LA in place of José Altuve, becoming the youngest Clevelander to start (23.319) an All-Star Game since Bob Feller in 1941 (22.248)…Also the youngest to start in the ASG at 2B since Roberto Alomar in 1992 (24.161) and the first Cleveland player to start at second in the contest since Alomar represented the club in 2000...His 25 HBP broke Ryan Garko’s 2007 club record (20), which led the AL and was second in MLB (NYM Mark Canha 28)…Reached in his last 19 games via hit or walk despite playing the last month of the season and postseason with a fracture in his right thumb...Was third in the AL in avg with RISP-2outs (.387, 24/62), hitting .309 (47/152) overall with two-outs…Was 21-for-56 (.375) w/4 HR, 14 RBI after the eighth inning (and 5-for-10 in extra innings)…Only one CLE batter since 1987 has recorded four hits/three steals in one game (Lofton, 9/3/2000 vs. BAL).
Was the club's Opening Day shortstop, struggled offensively over the first six weeks of the season before being optioned to Triple-A Columbus on May 18, spending nearly two months with the Clippers before being recalled Aug. 7, spending the remainder of the campaign in Cleveland... Batted .287 (60-for-209) for Columbus with 13 2B, 10 HR and 31 RBI in 52 games after his May 18 option (.342/.502/.844) …Was 11th in the Triple-A Northeast in average and 13th in slg. pct. during his AAA tenure...Missed two weeks, July 4-19, w/a left heel contusion…He batted .380 (19-for-50) over last 12 games, July 23-August 6, with 4 2B, HR, 7 RBI…HR’d in 6 straight games, June 13-19, and 7 of 8 games, June 13-22, at AAA...Batted .179 (14-for-78) over 29 games with Cleveland over first stint (4 2B, 2HR, 5 RBI), April 1-May 17... Overall in his second stint, he batted .245 (27-for-110) with 6 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI and 13 runs in 39 games (.702 OPS), hitting .342 (13-for-38) over his last 13 games after Sept. 16 (2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 6 runs), including a season-long seven-game hitting streak, Sept. 20-Oct. 2...At Triple-A he hit .317 (45-for-142) off RHP, .338 (27-for-80) with runners on and .333 (13-for-39) with RISP...Appeared in 42 games (36 starts) at shortstop and 25 games at second base (23 starts) at the Major League level... Compiled a .965 fielding at SS (6E/171TC) and was credited with six Defensive Runs Saved...At Triple-A he appeared in 32 games at SS (30 GS, .980 fielding pct.) and 17 starts/games at second base...Batted .271 (19-for-70) from Sept. 1 thru the end of the season (23G, 10R, 4 2B, 3 HR, 9RBI)...Perfect 11-for-11 in stolen bases on the year.
Received one third-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year, spending his entire rookie campaign with the Mets, compiling a WAR of 1.1...Ranked tied for 10th in the NL with eight steals and two triples and was tied for eighth with six HBP...Ranked seventh among NL rookies with 31 hits, was tied for second with two triples and third with 22 runs scored...Tied for ninth among NL rookies with three home runs and was 10th with 12 RBI...Made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement at second base on Opening Day...Took his first major league at-bat on July 25 vs. Atlanta...Went 2-for-4 in his first ML start on July 29 vs. Boston, including a go-ahead RBI triple... Collected his first major league hits and RBI in that game...Hit his first career home run on Sept. 1 at Baltimore...All three of his home runs were game-tying blasts... Recorded a .987 fielding pct. with one defensive run saved in 22 starts at shortstop...He also made four starts at second base (19 games) and three starts at third base (10 games) for the Mets... Entered the 2020 campaign as the 84th-ranked prospect in Major League Baseball (MLB Pipeline).
Slugged a career-high nine home runs for Binghamton (AA)... Was named a top-100 prospect by MLB Pipeline (No. 84) and Baseball Prospectus (No. 90)... Batted .320 (39-122) against left-handed pitchers... Led the Arizona Fall League with a .371 (26-70) average and .999 OPS in 18 games with Scottsdale...Was the shortstop on MLB Pipeline's 2019 All-AFL Team.
Was the Sterling Award (team MVP) recipient for St. Lucie (A)... Was named a MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...MLB Pipeline named him the shortstop for 2019's All-Defense team...Represented the Mets for the World Team in the SiriusXM Futures Game in Washington...Was promoted to Binghamton (AA) on 7/23...At age 19, was one of just four teenagers to play in the Eastern League in 2018...Set a career-high with 38 steals...Had the third-most stolen bases (28) in the Florida State League despite being promoted in July...Was named to the FSL post-season All-Star team...Played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League...Hit .125 (6-48) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, seven RBI and seven runs scored in 19 games...Was named to the Rising Stars Game.
Spent the entire season with Columbia (A) of the South Atlantic League.
Was named the Sterling Award winner for the Dominican Summer League Mets (R), emblematic of the team's MVP... Batted .350 (75-214) and reached base at a .469 clip in his first professional season...His .469 OBP led the league and his .350 average was the second-best in the DSL...Also ranked among league leaders in doubles (20, second), slugging percentage (.523, third) and runs scored (52, fourth).