Joe Jimenez

Age 25 RP
  • Born 01/17/1995
  • Bats R
  • Team: Detroit Tigers
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
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2018
2019
Changeup
5.8% Thrown 89.2 MPH 21.3 CSW%
Four-Seamer
68.3% Thrown 95.1 MPH 34.1 CSW%
Slider
25.9% Thrown 86.2 MPH 33 CSW%

Jimenez only threw a changeup 5.78% of the time, resulting in terrible results and a wRC+ of 328. Look for him to abandon the pitch in 2020.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren

Another power pitcher, Jimenez throws his fastball over 68% of the time and averages over 95 mph. He gets a lot of strikeouts with it, as evident by a 31.8% K rate.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren

His main secondary pitch, Jimenez uses his slider almost 26% of the time and held opponents to a wRC+ of 46. It’s an extremely effective weapon at the back end of the Tigers’ bullpen.

GIF made by Andy Patton. Blurb written by Zach Lindgren
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
67.2% Thrown 95.5 MPH
Slider
22.1% Thrown 85.4 MPH
Changeup
10.6% Thrown 89.1 MPH

Jimenez’s mainstay pitch, his fastball was good for him in 2018, registering a whopping 9.1 pVal while limiting hitters to a .196 BAA and a 7.8 HR/FB%. It added a slight uptick in velocity (nearly reaching 99 mph at times) and gained three points in swinging-strike rate, which helped Jimenez nearly double the pitch’s K rate from 19.3% to an incredible 32.0%.

A -2.2 pVal pitch in 2018, Jimenez’s slider made decent strides in 2018 by cutting its walk rate, HR/FB%, and wRC+ nearly in half. With a .372 BABIP, the pitch may have been the victim of some bad luck as well.

Barely a negative pitch (-0.5 pVal) in 2018, Jimenez’s changeup may have suffered a bit from some bad BABIP luck as it leaped from .250 in 2017 to .316 in 2018. It showed improvement in O-swing%, SwStr%, and GB%; it also didn’t give up a single HR.

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