2 Cleveland Guardians whose hot streaks will continue and 1 who will fade

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2. Andres Gimenez will keep it going at the plate

The offense of the Cleveland Guardians is so much better when Andres Gimenez is locked in at the plate, and that is what has been seen from him through the first handful of games to start the year.

Like the previously mentioned Steven Kwan, Gimenez is rebounding from a down year in 2023, which saw his slash line drop across the board from .297/.371/.466 in 2022 to last year's .251/.314/.399. So far, Gimenez has a more than solid .300/.405/.500 slash line to go with four doubles and one triple in eight games.

Gimenez is hitting the ball harder much more consistently than in previous years, with a soft contact. rate of just 14.3%, the lowest of his career. This has played a factor in his line drive percentage sitting at a career-best 28.6%, while his ground ball percentage is at 39.3%, nearly seven percent lower than his career average (46%). These are two areas that indicate more future success for Gimenez moving forward, and that will make a world of difference for the Guardians' offense this season. as having someone produce ahead of Jose Ramirez in the lineup will make things much easier for him and everyone who follows him in the lineup.