Leonardo Joel Jimenez... Signed with the Blue Jays as an international free agent July 2, 2017... His favorite player growing up was Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter... Can become the fourth Toronto player born in Panama, joining Juan Berenguer, Davis Romero and Julio Mosquera... Ranked by Baseball America as Toronto’s No. 16 prospect in 2021 and its 10th-best prospect entering the 2022 season.
Spent the campaign with High-A Vancouver...Batted .230 (56-for-244) over 69 games with career-highs in doubles (14), triples (3), home runs (6), RBI (40) and stolen bases (7)... On July 16 vs. HIL, notched multiple triples in a single game for the first time in his professional career...Finished the game 3-for-4 with two triples, a home run and two RBI, while scoring four times.
Appeared in eight Spring Training games, going 3-for-6 (.500) with two runs, a double and a strikeout... Played five games for FCL Blue Jays before spending the rest of the year with Low-A Dunedin... Combined to play 59 games, batting .320 with 10 doubles, a home run, 21 RBI and a 54BB/36K ratio (.523 OBP, 1.138 OPS)... Was hit by a pitch 21 times in 54 games with Dunedin, the fifth most among all Minor League baseball players... Played 15 games for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, batting .237 (9-for-38) with four extra-base hits, four RBI, eight walks and eight strikeouts... Added to Toronto’s 40-man roster at the end of the year to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.
Spent the shutdown working out at a facility near his home in Panama... Made his way to Dunedin, FL, at the end of the summer to take part in the Fall Development League.
Began his 2019 campaign with Rookie-level Bluefield where he hit .298 with a .754 OPS...Promoted to Class-A Lansing for a pair of games at the end of the season and picked up one hit in six at-bats...Combined for 40 games at shortstop, 17 games at second base and one contest at third.