4. Cleveland Indians SS Andres Gimenez
Were unfair expectations put on Andres Gimenez, maybe a little ,but let’s not forget. He had a great spring. He won the shortstop job, beating out Amed Rosario for the second time in two seasons.
Once the games started to count, Gimenez had trouble at the plate, in addition to a some mishaps in the field. The Tribe recently sent him down. Keep in mind, he had never played in Triple A until his demotion. He skipped over Triple A when he was with the Mets because they badly needed help at shortstop.
I’m not sure how much of a difference it will make, but I do wonder how Gimenez would’ve performed if he wasn’t swapped out with Amed Rosario. The Indians moved Rosario to center, but they’d also have him start a couple games at short.
Alas, Gimenez was given enough opportunities and didn’t hit (.179, .534 OPS). He’s only 22, which is also the age of one of the Tribe’s top prospects, Gabriel Arias. Arias was acquired in the Clevinger trade.
Arias is off to a decent start, bating .262 (.838 OPS).