Second Baseman Andrés Giménez Blossomed Into Core Piece for Guardians
Giménez, also nominated for a Silver Slugger, beat out Detroit’s Jonathan Schoop and Texas’ Marcus Semien to win his first Gold Glove. The now-24-year-old, in his third major-league season, blossomed in a huge way with both the bat and the glove this year, also making his first All-Star team. A major part of the trade return from the Mets for Francisco Lindor, Giménez gives the Guardians another young, controllable two-way star to build around.
Defensively in 2022, Giménez actually posted his lowest fielding percentage at second base (.984) in 552 total chances. That translated into 16 total Defensive Runs Saved, which ranked second best among second basemen this year. His range was also rated as elite, showing a significant improvement over last year at the keystone. Giménez is still young enough that this could be a floor for him, and he could continue to develop into the star that made him a highly-touted prospect coming up through the Mets’ system.